Saturday, May 7, 2011
Age of Empires Online: Open Beta
If you happen to be a fan on real-time strategy games, then you have probably heard of Age of Empires. But what you may not know is, that they have a new game coming out this fall and its in open beta right now. Age of Empires Online, is going with the free-to-play model. This will probably make the more casual RTS players, like me, more prone to playing. Its unclear at this point though how much they plan on charging for the content.
The game has a cartoon style which I think goes together really well. Everything looks really well done in game. The buildings have a unique style. The animations are really smooth. The environment in the game has a really fun feel to it. Its not overdone to the point where it feels like a kiddie game. Overall the game is fun to play if you were a fan of any of the previous Age of Empires. It takes a little getting used to, but I found that I like playing the game just as much as I did with the previous ones.
If you want to get check out the open beta check yourself head over to the Games for Windows Live page and download the game. If you give it a try, let me know what you think.