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Age of Mythology: Titans

This extension is obviously a bit weaker than Zero Hour, although it is also significant. As a bit weaker, the AoM game itself, which is one of the last incarnations of the AgeOfEmpire concept. Also, in general, a rather simplistic arcade game, also pretty much based on the beauty of action – AoM is still not as flagship in the world of fantasy strategies as General – in the world of man-made strategies. Apparently, in this sector the competition is tougher. Nevertheless, the game is good, and if you haven’t yet joined it, then the Titans exit is an excellent occasion, especially since good releases combine both an add-in and a base game within a single disc.

Age of Mythology: Titans
There are not so many changes in the base game – and they are more likely cosmetic, not affecting the players’ well-developed strategies (of the most notable cosmetics – the possibility of launching “endless productions”). So – a handful of new units and “divine powers” (some of the latter, however, are very spectacular). A qualitative change is the only one, and too obvious resembling Warlords Battlecry II – the ending of the game was qualitatively changed by introducing the ability to build the Gate. Where does Titan come from – a huge slow creature that can very effectively destroy buildings and destroy hordes of classic units. Very tenacious (and resistant to “divine powers”) – you can defeat it only with a deliberate long-term attack of a serious army (huge losses are guaranteed), or … with the help of another Titan (fortunately you receive a notification that the enemy has started building the Gate). Unfortunately, unlike the same Warlords Battlecry II – Titans practically do not differ in appearance, they are just “big strong guys”, and nothing more. But each of them is very beautiful in its own way 🙂

Age of Mythology: Titans
But – since they did not begin to deepen the gameplay – there is a decent “expansion in breadth”: namely, the new race of Atlantes. It is around her that the plot of the new single-player campaign is spinning – during which, however, you will still be able to play almost everyone against everyone. She naturally has her own “first-rate deities”: Chronos, Oranos, and Gaia nature. Moreover, the “divine powers” of Chronos (which is responsible for the time, if you remember) include such exotic things as teleportation of buildings and the “deconstruction” of enemy buildings. And Oranos can build “heavenly passages” and quarrel enemy units among themselves. Among the “mythical units” automatons are worth mentioning – it’s something like robots. Also, creatures consisting of a flame and in death decay into two smaller creatures. And also nasty monsters spitting with acid. The Tabor (and each race in AoM extracts this divine energy, as you remember, in its own way) the Atlanteans receive through the expansion of their borders by building new settlements.

Age of Mythology: Titans
In general, this race is not particularly original, and even looks more like simplification – something created more for beginners than for advanced players. It is enough to look at the “improved” peasants, who are more expensive, but more effective than competitors. On the “unified barracks”, and “counter-barracks”, “a single upgrade of the war” and “a single upgrade of the economy.” It’s a pity.

And again, as luck would have it – annoying problems with multiplayer. It comes to the point that the classic version of AoM, installed from the same disk during the installation of Titans, plays on two computers located nearby, while the Titans themselves do not play, stubbornly claiming that they host the game on IP 0.0.0.0. What is the matter and how it is treated and who is to blame – we pass, but we consider it our duty to warn. In general, it’s a shame that our publishers are so dismissive of checking the multiplayer capabilities of their versions.

Age of Mythology: Titans
Total – a good addition mainly for those who are seriously addicted to this game. Or a good start for beginners. If AoM passed you “just like another good thing” – you can safely skip the Titans, they will not bring anything new to your idea of ​​the game.

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