Damien wrote:I looked into the Demo, as I did enjoy the first two AoE games. And you know what? I'm really sick of developers making games that require a 3,000 dollar computer to play. I have a very nice computer, but it's not, as they say, 'optimized for gaming.' Which means I can only play games on low resolution, and some games I can't play at all. It's lame, especially considering two years ago this machine would have been "top of the line."
Sorry for the mini-rant, had to get that off my chest though. You spend 1,500 dollars on a computer.. you expect to be able to play games with it.. but nooooo.
Hopefully you bought a computer with some modicum of upgradablity. I just drop in a new CPU and/or graphics card - it isn't that expensive (even a new motherboard and CPU isn't that expensive). I just wait for good sales (kinda like LEGO).
Game companies that don't push the state of the art (and therefore the actual equipment) tend to get left behind. For better or worse, it's the consumers that have the latest and greatest that drive the game industry, and it's been that way for over a decade.