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My only reservation in buying is eventually learning and realizing my nostalgia for replaying games or reboots or remastered usually wears off pretty quick if they didn't improve the core game beyond some graphical overhaul.
One review mentioned this being their gripe with this remaster in how they didn't improve the AI at all and it doesn't hold up well. I can understand this being a difficult decision from the game developer's standpoint in how any changes to how the core gameplay is going to upset some who wanted a pure reliving experience of the game (with the niceties of animation and bringing resolution up so it doesn't look terrible on today's monitors) and those who wanted it modernized.

It's really costly to make changes to the core game because then things break and there's balancing issues and exploits which becomes a balancing act to get right and many updates to produce.

For those who don't necessarily want to play this series but now are interested in playing a RTS that feels modern and not about just nostalgia, as I am in the same boat so just messaged a friend that's a big RTS guy.

He recommended Company of Heroes which came out in 2006 and is under $5 for an online key. It's supposed to be quite modern in terms of performance and holds up well but is also supposed to be one of the best RTS games made according to fans of the genre. I found the gold edition for $10 which is a rerelease of the game with all the dlc etc.
Good middle ground I found in terms of price.
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They had that in AoE 2
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Playing it now. Kinda miss the original AoE features like lining up troop stances, patrol lanes, etc....... or am I thinking of a different RTS game?
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Playing it now. Kinda miss the original AoE features like lining up troop stances, patrol lanes, etc....... or am I thinking of a different RTS game?
They had that in AoE 2
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Playing it now. Kinda miss the original AoE features like lining up troop stances, patrol lanes, etc....... or am I thinking of a different RTS game?
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My only reservation in buying is eventually learning and realizing my nostalgia for replaying games or reboots or remastered usually wears off pretty quick if they didn't improve the core game beyond some graphical overhaul.
One review mentioned this being their gripe with this remaster in how they didn't improve the AI at all and it doesn't hold up well. I can understand this being a difficult decision from the game developer's standpoint in how any changes to how the core gameplay is going to upset some who wanted a pure reliving experience of the game (with the niceties of animation and bringing resolution up so it doesn't look terrible on today's monitors) and those who wanted it modernized.

It's really costly to make changes to the core game because then things break and there's balancing issues and exploits which becomes a balancing act to get right and many updates to produce.

For those who don't necessarily want to play this series but now are interested in playing a RTS that feels modern and not about just nostalgia, as I am in the same boat so just messaged a friend that's a big RTS guy.

He recommended Company of Heroes which came out in 2006 and is under $5 for an online key. It's supposed to be quite modern in terms of performance and holds up well but is also supposed to be one of the best RTS games made according to fans of the genre. I found the gold edition for $10 which is a rerelease of the game with all the dlc etc.
Good middle ground I found in terms of price.
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The old game works fine. The remaster has better graphics. But the all the game mechanics are exactly the same (ie: no unit formation). The voice overs in the campaigns are terrible, easily the worst I've heard in a game. Also the remaster crashes often enough that I don't even bother playing it anymore.

You want a remaster? Try starcraft remaster, way better than this buggy trash :/
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Gotta be honest....if it were available to play on steam, I'd buy it.
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My only reservation in buying is eventually learning and realizing my nostalgia for replaying games or reboots or remastered usually wears off pretty quick if they didn't improve the core game beyond some graphical overhaul.
One review mentioned this being their gripe with this remaster in how they didn't improve the AI at all and it doesn't hold up well. I can understand this being a difficult decision from the game developer's standpoint in how any changes to how the core gameplay is going to upset some who wanted a pure reliving experience of the game (with the niceties of animation and bringing resolution up so it doesn't look terrible on today's monitors) and those who wanted it modernized.

It's really costly to make changes to the core game because then things break and there's balancing issues and exploits which becomes a balancing act to get right and many updates to produce.

For those who don't necessarily want to play this series but now are interested in playing a RTS that feels modern and not about just nostalgia, as I am in the same boat so just messaged a friend that's a big RTS guy.

He recommended Company of Heroes which came out in 2006 and is under $5 for an online key. It's supposed to be quite modern in terms of performance and holds up well but is also supposed to be one of the best RTS games made according to fans of the genre. I found the gold edition for $10 which is a rerelease of the game with all the dlc etc.
Good middle ground I found in terms of price.
TY man, I love this kind of games and seek CoH after this.
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Gotta be honest....if it were available to play on steam, I'd buy it.
Why only on steam?
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Why only on steam?
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My only reservation in buying is eventually learning and realizing my nostalgia for replaying games or reboots or remastered usually wears off pretty quick if they didn't improve the core game beyond some graphical overhaul.
One review mentioned this being their gripe with this remaster in how they didn't improve the AI at all and it doesn't hold up well. I can understand this being a difficult decision from the game developer's standpoint in how any changes to how the core gameplay is going to upset some who wanted a pure reliving experience of the game (with the niceties of animation and bringing resolution up so it doesn't look terrible on today's monitors) and those who wanted it modernized.

It's really costly to make changes to the core game because then things break and there's balancing issues and exploits which becomes a balancing act to get right and many updates to produce.

For those who don't necessarily want to play this series but now are interested in playing a RTS that feels modern and not about just nostalgia, as I am in the same boat so just messaged a friend that's a big RTS guy.

He recommended Company of Heroes which came out in 2006 and is under $5 for an online key. It's supposed to be quite modern in terms of performance and holds up well but is also supposed to be one of the best RTS games made according to fans of the genre. I found the gold edition for $10 which is a rerelease of the game with all the dlc etc.
Good middle ground I found in terms of price.
The expert ai in COH is fierce.
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My only reservation in buying is eventually learning and realizing my nostalgia for replaying games or reboots or remastered usually wears off pretty quick if they didn't improve the core game beyond some graphical overhaul.
One review mentioned this being their gripe with this remaster in how they didn't improve the AI at all and it doesn't hold up well. I can understand this being a difficult decision from the game developer's standpoint in how any changes to how the core gameplay is going to upset some who wanted a pure reliving experience of the game (with the niceties of animation and bringing resolution up so it doesn't look terrible on today's monitors) and those who wanted it modernized.

It's really costly to make changes to the core game because then things break and there's balancing issues and exploits which becomes a balancing act to get right and many updates to produce.

For those who don't necessarily want to play this series but now are interested in playing a RTS that feels modern and not about just nostalgia, as I am in the same boat so just messaged a friend that's a big RTS guy.

He recommended Company of Heroes which came out in 2006 and is under $5 for an online key. It's supposed to be quite modern in terms of performance and holds up well but is also supposed to be one of the best RTS games made according to fans of the genre. I found the gold edition for $10 which is a rerelease of the game with all the dlc etc.
Good middle ground I found in terms of price.
I'll vouch for CoH. Fantastic series.
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Waiting on the inevitable steam version. Windows 10 is a dealbreaker. Until then my original discs work fine.

And I'm shaking my head at the people complaining that a 20-year-old game looks and plays like a 20-year-old game. For fans of the series, the original game plus expansion, patches, widescreen/os support are all you need. If you want a new game, there are plenty of newer RTS's.
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