How Age of Empires 2 Remains Relevant — Dissecting Design

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For this week’s Dissecting Design, I took an extended look at Age of Empires 2 HD edition to talk about how the RTS has managed to remained popular by focusing on a different form of design compared to the other RTS during the decade.

  • 0:00: Intro
  • 2:45 — A 1 on 1 with the AI Discussing the general strategy and gameplay
  • 53:00 — Age of Empires’ take on faction diversity
  • 1:00:59 — What happened to Age of Empires and Ensemble, and my final thoughts.