Big Huge

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Rise of Nations: Extended Edition • Win on a Big Huge Map • 10G • 18.56% of gamers unlocked this

I’m probably going to play a bit more Skylanders tonight, because I promised my son – but I felt like I had a brief opportunity to grab a PC achievement today in-between business commitments. I actually just really setup a single match using a ‘big huge’ map with a whole heap of allies vs a single opponent and let the thing take care of itself. It’s probably a bit of a cop-out, but it’s still legitimate, so I’m going to take it. And, as I say, there will probably be quite a few more by the time the clock strikes midnight tonight.

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Perhaps what prompted me to venture into today’s game was the announcement that the Age of Empires remaster would be out in February. Finally! I grew up on a healthy diet of AoE … so I’m not sure if the remaster is going to tickle my nostalgia-bones, or whether it will be an underwhelming shock-to-the-system, like so many remasters have been before. For instance, I didn’t really play Rise of Nations until this was remastered and launched on Windows 10, but I can see its appeal. It’s a fun game, that has obviously aged with some mediocrity, so is AoE going to be more-or-less the same thing? I’ll keep the jury out for the time being.

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As I say, I didn’t really do anything in this match – simply set it up and let it go … but I did hit some button that seemed to show me the direction of travel? Or line of sight? for the different characters in-play. I’m not sure what this button does or what use it really is to anyone, but I thought it was an interesting anomaly in an otherwise fairly simply game.

7 vs. 1 is always going to favour everyone who sits on the former side of that divide! It won’t be the last time I use this little trick either!

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