In a span of only a few years, Ensemble Studios has conquered the gaming world with its high-quality Age of Empires real-time strategy series. For the past three years, the company has been enriching the genre with its historical, real-world RTS, but soon, Ensemble will be unleashing an entirely new type of real-time strategy game on the public. Many will be quick to label it a fantasy game, especially considering that it offers units such as giants, trolls, and griffons, but to call it such would be a disservice to the ambitions and efforts of the design team. Ensemble Studios’ follow-up to Age of Kings isn’t a direct sequel, even though it builds on the successes of its Age predecessors. It also won’t be a fantasy game, despite some fantastic elements. Instead, the designers at Ensemble are dubbing it a mythology game and calling it Age of Mythology, a game of gods and of the civilizations that worship them. The distinction might be slight to some, but as you dig deeper into Age of Mythology, you’ll find that it isn’t just semantics. Indeed, this game isn’t about spells and monsters, but about ancient civilizations and the fact that their entire… Read full this story
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