Age Of Mythology review

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In Age of Mythology, the players assume the role of one of nine ancient civilizations.

License: Comercialware
OS: Mac OS X
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Developer: MacSoft
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Price: $19.00
Updated: 23 Aug 2005
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In Age of Mythology, the players assume the role of one of nine ancient civilizations. They must then guide their people to greatness by commanding all aspects of their empire: gathering resources, raising massive armies, waging war against enemies, establishing profitable trade routes, building new settlements, enhancing production or military might with improvements, exploring new frontiers, and advancing through four distinct ages.

Age of Mythology envelops players in a world where heroes battle mythological creatures and gods meddle in the lives of mortal men. Survival is ensured by harnessing the powers of Greek, Norse and Egyptian gods and more than 40 mythological creatures, such as Cyclopes and Minotaurs. Lush cinematic scenes take Age of Mythology players on an epic journey of heroism, action and excitement as they delve into an immense 3-D world that features realistic sunlight shimmering across beautiful oceans and verdant forests. Varied game modes and settings suit fans of all ages and experience levels.

Here are some key features of "Age Of Mythology":
Command all aspects of your empire as you guide one of nine ancient civilizations to greatness. Gather resources, raise massive armies, wage war, establish profitable trade routes, build settlements, explore new frontiers, and advance your people through four distinct ages.
Bolster your army's strength with mythological creatures like Minotaurs and Cyclopes. Call upon the gods for help flattening enemy towns with meteors or scattering opposing troops with lightning storms. Age of Mythology gives you over 30 God Powers and 40 Myth Units through 9 unique major gods and 27 unique minor gods from three distinct cultures: Norse, Greek, and Egyptian.
Mythology is brought to life through a revolutionary new 3D engine created by Ensemble Studios especially for Age of Mythology. While Age of Empires and Age of Kings both used a 2D engine, Age of Mythology offers a rich 3D world filled with realistic terrain, water, and intense special effects. Enjoy lifelike rolling terrain, beautiful waves and water, realistic sunlight, and lush forests. The units roaming these environments are incredibly detailed, move naturally over the terrain, and come to life through hundreds of fluid animations. Amazing special effects change the look of this beautiful world when the gods get involved: all grows dark as an eclipse takes effect, funnel clouds twist and grow as a tornado sends buildings spinning toward the heavens, and meteors streak in from the heavens to send people and armies at the point of impact flying.
Follow Arkantos' journey through ancient lands and epic battles in a 35-Scenario campaign. Guide your forces from the siege at Troy, to the pyramids in Egypt, to the snow covered mountains in the North, to the mythological underworld. As progress is made through the single-player campaign, parts of the story are presented using in-game cinematic interludes, featuring the actual units being played with (and the environments played in) to tell the tale.
Play Age of Mythology against other Macintosh users on the Internet or your Local Area Network.
Age of Mythology features an entertaining tutorial, an intuitive interface, and logical game rules that combine to allow anyone to quickly and easily learn to play. Once started, there is a lot to explore: an epic 35 scenario single-player campaign, easy-to-use multiplayer gaming online, single-player games against the challenging Age of Mythology AI opponents, more than 15 different random map types that help make the game infinitely re-playable, nine highly differentiated civilizations, multiple difficulty levels to allow players of any skill level to have an enjoyable game, and, of course, a fully functional scenario editor. Age of Mythology offers something for everyone: a fun game for any playing style or skill level.
Age of Mythology was created by Ensemble Studios, the makers of Age of Empires and Age of Kings, which together have sold over 11 million units and garnered praise around the globe as two of the best computer games ever created. Age of Mythology preserves the familiar elements popular in previous Age of Empires games. Wonders, civilization bonuses, technology trees, empire building, and large armies clashing on fields of battle are all at the heart of the game. Age of Mythology refines even more what Age of Kings nearly perfected and adds Mythology, creating an entirely new experience.

Macintosh computer with a 450MHz or faster processor, OSX 10.2.6 or higher, 256MB RAM, 16MB RADEON/GeForce2 MX or better video card, and CD-ROM drive.

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