The best map was Black Forest. I'd just build row after row of towers and walls at the choke points then just sit and build up resources and tech. At the same time let the computer opponents drain there resources fighting eachother and burning up man power against my walls. Then when the time was right kill off a bunch of civilians and just steamroll opponents with massive armies and maxed out tech.
AoE had it's day. The Total War games offer everything I ever wanted I couldn't imagine going back to AoE.
Talk about headline baiting. Had to get 2 paragraphs into the article to find out that the expansion is for the HD remake that was released in April. Headline should be "'Age of Empires II HD' Gets Expansion Pack After 4 Months."
"The Forgotten" SHOULD be free to download and use, if they want anyone at all to shell out money for Age 2 HD...my friends and I will enjoy playing my original Age 2 copy with Forgotten Empires just fine without paying any money for the exact same thing.
Sorry but changing the resolution doesn't make a game HD, they shouldn't be allowed to call it AoE 2 HD. I'm not spending money on something I already have when I can just download mods that are better, lol. Pathetic.
Forgotten Empires is a truly amazing fan made expansion. I really can't believe Microsoft slapped on new resolutions and re-released the game, after this expac was made.... The only good thing about steam is the multiplayer (does it have that?) FE added HD resolutions first, 5 new civs, new campaigns, new units, new maps and new AI and 60 fps limit for smooth playback.
AoE2 still has it's day, 10 times better than AoE3 and this FE xpac is very polished and professional. Clearly I can't praise it enough, these people deserve money.