Retro RTS fans, take note: the African Kingdoms expansion for Age of Empires II HD hits at the end of the week. Here’s what that’ll entail.
Age of Empires II is so old it was released in the 20th century. And 15 years into the 21st-century, it’s getting a new expansion.
Guess which classic RTS looks fantastic in Lego form: Age of Empires II! Artizan, the creator, intends to recreate as much of the game as possible. You can see his progress here and even support him if you want to. An ambitious project, but it'd be nice to see those larger buildings (and catapults) next to these.
Games with isometric graphics—a slightly rotated view with a top-down perspective—were a big deal several years ago. Static, isometric maps, mostly used in strategy and role-playing games, allowed the developers to create spectacular, detailed visuals, and most of them have aged really well.
Tales of Middle-Earth is an ambitious mod that seeks to bring the world of Lord of the Rings not to some modern strategy game like Total War, but to one a little older, one that's definitely earned the title of a classic: Age of Empires II.