When I first started playing Age of Empires in the 90s, I absolutely fell in love with it. I had not played that type of game before (RTS or Real Time Strategy). It was one of those games that I kept playing and kept getting better at it. I searched for and consumed any and all how-to guides on playing the game. I had the process down — how many villagers to put on food, then wood, then stone, gold, etc. I could beat the computer about 9 out of 10 times, and I loved playing against my friends (I only had one friend that could even beat me on a regular basis, and he was my cousin that was more like a brother than anything else).
So, when Microsoft announced Age of Empires IV, I knew I had to play it. Boy! Am I rusty!!!
This video is a skirmish attempt which lasts a little under 40 minutes. Me against the machine with the A.I. on Easy; I thought I had a chance. I was wrong. This is just game play; I didn’t record me saying anything during the session.
Donovan Adkisson is a published author and Internet broadcaster from South Georgia with over thirty years of experience in the technology fields of computer networking, digital telephone systems and broadband communications. He is the owner of SouthTech Network Solutions, LLC.