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Posted on 2010.01.15 at 08:25
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Age of Mythology Soundtrack

Being a notorious late-adopter coupled with my son's growing interest in playing video games with his old man and my old system which was *perfect* for 10-year old games but not the more modern ones...I have a lot of catch-up to do. One of these gems I've discovered is Age of Empires III. My only exposure to Real-Time Strategy games have been the Blizzard offerings - which are fantastic - but what rich and intricate worlds are to be found when you widen your scope even a smidgen.

And I was surprised to find that my son also finds this game extraordinary given that its aim is historical accuracy and there are no Zerg or Night Elf to fight off. Someone at work mentioned that if I was enjoying AOE3 I might *really* like Age of Mythology which I'll try my hand at this evening, and if all goes well - this entire weekend. Its wet and rainy outside anyway; not like I'm depriving my son from running around in the sun :P

So I dusted off my Age of Mythology Soundtrack and popped it in to whet the appetite. Besides, any game that has a hot Isis on the cover,* I'm gonna want to check out.

Into battle I go.



Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2010-01-15 14:45 (UTC) (Link)
I must admit, I never got into AoM as much as I got into AoE. I played AoE I/II/III obsessively (I know it's difficult to believe I'd be obsessive, but still), and I bought AoM excitedly, but I never played it like the others, for some mysterious reason.

But now you've made me want some RTS action for a change. Maybe I'll dig up the boxes and reinstall sometime.
ehowton at 2010-01-15 17:02 (UTC) (Link)
I've only ever played the third iteration, and sadly, not obsessively - but that's only been due to time constraints. This mysterious reason you bring up concerns me. With furrowed brow I shall call it forth in an attempt to discover its root,a and flog at it repetitively until I'm sated with either an answer, or a similar conclusion.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-01-15 23:04 (UTC) (Link)
If you like those games you might also like these to play the boy Star Trek Armada and Star Trek Armada II

Edited at 2010-01-15 11:06 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2010-01-15 23:28 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Might have to give those a try.
ehowton at 2010-01-16 18:42 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, so it installed on Win7, but wouldn't run because it thought I didn't have enough memory (6GB) and no pagefile (swap is set to 9GB on my 10k drive - off C) so I was able to launch it in Win98 compatibility mode, but it kept crashing :(
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-01-18 03:49 (UTC) (Link)
The problem lies not in your stars but in your computer.
ehowton at 2010-01-18 04:47 (UTC) (Link)
While I rarely consult the stars, yes - the fault lies withing attempting to load a 9-year old game on a brand-spanking new operating system.

I can't complain though, as I've been pretty luck thus far, and we're enjoying the hell out of the TITAN EXPANSION for Age of Mythology.
thesweetestnote at 2010-01-18 07:54 (UTC) (Link)
I bought "Diplomacy" at a bargain outlet almost two years ago and barely got around to installing it... you think you have catching up to do! ;P
ehowton at 2010-01-18 20:14 (UTC) (Link)
Had to look that one up. My boy's been wanting a non-Starcraft RTS "in space" as a change in pace from the Norse, Atlantean, Greek & Egyptian ruins so we tried Sins of a Solar Empire.

He hated it.
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