Age of Mythology: The Titans is an expansion pack to the real-time strategy video game of Age of Mythology. It was developed by Ensemble Studios and released on September 30, 2003. The Titans adds a fourth culture to the game, the Atlanteans, and three new major gods, plus new units, buildings and god powers. This is a guide for using the Scenario Editor in Age of Mythology. To get to map editor from the main menu you click 'more' then you click 'editor', the landscape starts off completely green first to make the map bigger or smaller click 'world' at the top of your screen a few options will appear.
Age of Mythology is a mythology-based, real-time strategy computer game developed by, and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released on November 1, 2002 in North America and a week later in Europe.In contrast to previous titles in the, it focuses on the myths and legends of the, and cultures. Its campaign follows an admiral, who is forced to travel through the lands of the three civilizations in the game, hunting for a cyclops who seeks to release the titan.Only four months after its release, Age of Mythology sold over 1,000,000 copies.
General manager for PC games at, Stuart Moulder, said that 'The worldwide popularity of the entire franchise continues to grow, while the fans' excitement inspires the development team at Ensemble Studios to create more innovative games each year.' , an expansion to Age of Mythology, was released on September 30, 2003. The expansion contained a new civilization; the Atlanteans, and several new units, including the. Critics and fans received the expansion with enthusiasm, although its ratings were not as high as that of the original version.On May 8, 2014, Age of Mythology: Extended Edition was released on Steam.
It features improved graphics, water, lighting, along with day/night cycles, gamemode, Steam achievements and mod workshop. It however has also suffered from rather average reviews, both by fans and critics, due to lag, bugs, and other issues., a new expansion to Age of Mythology: Extended Edition was released on January 28, 2016. It includes a new civilization; the, a fully voiced campaign, and other new features. The expansion came with huge balance changes to the existing civilizations.
Contents GameplayLike many other real-time strategy games, Age of Mythology is based on building towns, gathering resources, creating armies, and ultimately destroying enemy units and buildings. In this way, players are able to defeat and conquer rival towns and civilizations.
Players advance their tribe through four 'Ages': starting in the, the player may upgrade to the, and, finally, the. Each upgrade to a higher Age unlocks new units and technologies for the player, which strengthens their town.
Conversely, upgrading requires a large amount of resources to be paid, and certain buildings to be built.There are three playable cultures in Age of Mythology: the Greeks, Egyptians, and Norse.Each culture contains three civilizations, based around a 'major god' such as. The player chooses a major god before the game begins, then, every time they advance to the next age, they choose one of two 'minor gods', such as. These gods are generally less significant deities in the mythos than the major ones. All gods have unique, special spell-like abilities that typically damage an opponent or benefit the caster in some way, plus unique technologies and myth units.There are four major resources in Age of Mythology:, and (unlike in the previous Age games stone is not used). These resources are chiefly used to train units, construct buildings, and research technologies. Civilian units — namely, Greek, Norse and, and the Egyptian, and — are used to gather resources. These units can gather food by animals, gathering berries, harvesting livestock,.
Wood is gathered only by chopping down trees, and gold can be gathered by mining at gold mines or from trade. Players can research technologies that increase the rate of gathering these resources. Favor is acquired in different ways by different cultures. Greek players gain favor by having villagers pray at, Egyptian players earn it by building, and Norse players receive it by fighting, or by possessing heroes. Resources can be exchanged at a player's.UnitsFor more details see:Age of Mythology is essentially a war game, so in addition to civilian units, players can train a variety of military units.
The three main groups are, which are more or less historically accurate, divinely inspired and monstrous such as the and.Each of these units takes up a set number of population slots; civilians take one, while some myth units can take up to five. Players start with a limited number of population slots and can then build and to acquire more. Most units can be upgraded, making them better at certain tasks.Units can be subclassified into seven categories:, (human units), and.The rock-paper-scissors model often applies to units in battle.
In general lines, infantry are best against cavalry, cavalry are best against archers and archers are best against infantry. The same applies with the three different types of warship — arrow ships, siege ships and hammer ships. Heroes are extremely effective against myth units, which in turn are devastating to human units – who, in sufficient numbers, can overwhelm heroes. Siege weapons, meanwhile, are best at destroying. Heroes are also able to collect, which grant the player additional economic or military bonuses when garrisoned in the player’s temple. BuildingsBuildings in Age of Mythology can generally be split into three categories; economic buildings, military buildings, and defensive structures. The most important economic building is the Town Center (similar to the building of the same name in other Age of Empires series games).
All Worker units are trained at the Town Center, as are some vital technologies. Most importantly, players advance through the ages at this building. The Town Center provides 15 population slots, and building additional houses will earn the player ten additional slots per house. Other economic buildings include the and Market.All military units are trained at military buildings. These buildings differ in name and usage between cultures, but all are able to train similar units. Military buildings are also used to research military-specific technologies, such as armor upgrades and attack improvements.and are defensive structures; units cannot be trained at them and they are used only for defense and researching pertinent technologies. As in the other games, a is a grand building that represents the pinnacle of architectural achievement.
In certain game modes, once a player builds a wonder, a ten minute countdown begins. If the wonder is still standing after the countdown ends, the player who built the wonder wins. MultiplayerMultiplayer is a highly popular element of Age of Mythology. Most multiplayer games are played through Ensemble Studios Online (ESO), or via a direct LAN or IP connection.Age of Mythology includes one free multiplayer account on ESO. Similar in function to Blizzard Entertainment's Battle.net, ESO allows players to play matches and chat with other players.In multiplayer games, there are seven different game types available:.
Supremacy – standard game, includes randomly generated map and all gameplay aspects. Conquest – similar to Supremacy, but victory is only possible by defeating all other players. Deathmatch – players begin the game with high resources, but the game is otherwise the same as Supremacy. Lightning – similar to Supremacy, but the game plays at double speed. Cat Named Mittens, A (Main Title). Eat Your Potatoes. Chocolate Outline.
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Review scores PublicationScoreCommentsIGN9.3 out of 10OutstandingGamespot9.2 out of 10SuperbNetjak9.3 out of 10Simply divineMetacritic89%Based on 31 reviewsGame Rankings89%Based on 47 media outletsAge of Mythology was well-received by the public, reaching an estimated 1 million units sold within five months of its release.The game was nominated for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' Interactive Achievement Awards for computer game of the year, and strategy computer game of the year.Age of Mythology received a score of 9.3 points out of 10 on IGN. Reviewer Steve Butts stated that 'Age of Mythology is much more polished and gripping than any of their previous efforts' (referring to the Age of Empires Series). He rated the game's presentation as 9.5 points out of 10, commenting the campaign provided an almost perfect gaming experience, whilst the code was solid and stable. The game's graphics scored 9 points out of 10, with Butts declaring that 'Some fantastic effects and believable animations make this one a joy to watch.'
Although he stated that the music was occasionally repetitive, the reviewer still rated it 9 points out of 10, mainly because of its 'first rate voice-acting.' The gameplay was highly applauded (9.5 points out of 10), which Butts simply saying 'I haven't played an RTS this fun in a long, long time.' Gamespot's Greg Kasavin gave the game a 9.2 out of 10; gameplay was ranked 9 out of 10, with Kasavin stating that 'you'll get the impression from Age of Mythology that the designers spent their time further adjusting the gameplay conventions that they themselves have already helped pioneer.' The graphics also scored 9 points out of 10, with the comment that 'Age of Mythology is a great-looking game, filled with bright colors and carefully detailed animations.'
The reviewer was very fond of Age of Mythology's sound, stating that 'it has a stirring musical score that's distinctly different for each of the civilizations, and unit voices are done in the three cultures' native languages,' and ranking it 9 points out of 10. Age of Mythology was rated 10 points out of 10 in the value criteria, with Kasavin stating that 'Age of Mythology offers tremendous lasting value in either its single-player or multiplayer mode.' Finally, the game scored 9 points out of 10 in the tilt criteria, for an average of 9.2 points.Review website Netjak gave Age of Mythology a score of 9.3 points out of 10, praising it as being 'simply divine'.
The gameplay was ranked 10 points out of 10, with the reviewer appreciatively stating that 'the single player campaign is the 'meat' of the game.' The graphics were also rated highly; 9 points out of 10, and the game's 3D animation (as opposed to the 2D animation in the Age of Empires series) was applauded highly. The review complimented the sound for not being overly interfering, but instead providing 'a pleasant backdrop to the action, while managing to not overpower the ambiance.' The game received a replay value score of 9 points out of 10, for an average of 9.3 points.Age of Mythology received a metascore of 89 points out of 100 on Metacritic, based on 31 reviews. This score included five reviews which gave the game a 100% ranking.
30 website users gave the game an average score of 8.2 points. Age of Mythology was ranked similarly highly on Game Rankings, with a score of 89% based on 47 media outlets. All of the reviews presented gave the game a score of at least 70%. Expansions & Re-ReleasesThe first official expansion to Age of Mythology is known as Expansion, or just The Titans for short. It introduced a new faction, the and a 12 scenario campaign featuring Arkantos's son Kastor as he and the surviving Atlanteans struggle to regain their lost glory by following the ancient.On May 8, 2014, Age of Mythology: Extended Edition was released on Steam. It features improved graphics, water, lighting, along with day/night cycles, gamemode, Steam achievements and mod workshop.
Compared to the original release, Extended Edition recieved average reviews (of 70%) due to lag, bad optimisation, and bugs, it is reviewed better however by customers on Steam, recieving around 9/10, however much of the playerbase do not think of the re-release well, and as such a was made by Nakamura one of the former balancers of Tale of Dragon.On September 19, 2015, a new expansion for the Extended Edition of the game, labeled, was announced and planned to be released in January 2016, featuring as a civilization, new random maps, and a new campaign. It was released on January 28.References. ↑. ↑.
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