Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:51
Now don't get me wrong I'm super excited about this release and pre-ordered it as soon as I heard about it. I do however have numerous nitpicks:
- They didn't collaborate with the modding community at all, and AoE2 has evolved a lot with this community throughout the years. UserPatch and Forgotten Empires offer many important bugfixes and content updates, none of which are present in AoE2:HD. As a result, players have to choose between a game that has Steam integration and one that's actually improved over the original, rather than having both. Contrast this with the approach Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition took and which is unambiguously a better game than the original.
- I hope this is fixed soon, but in the meantime the game has severe performance issues. The mouse randomly stops responding in the menus, and the framerate in-game feels jerky.
- Many report connectivity issues and desyncs.