Video Game Rewind: Age of Mythology

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I started playing the remastered edition of Age of Mythology again this weekend and it brought back a lot of memories. My dad was the one who introduced me to the game more than a decade ago if I’m not mistaken. It’s basically a real-time strategy games with characters and locations from Greek, Norse, and Egyptian myths. Yes, imagine Anubis warriors and Minotaurs going at it! It was fun playing the game regardless of what mode you chose: online, campaign, or simply a random map.

Let’s go back and reminisce about what made Age of Mythology a timeless video game.

The campaign was extremely fun and interesting. I definitely recommend it to anyone who’s a fan of myths. You traverse to different types and stories so it’s not limited to just the popular Greek myths. The fun part is that you get to role-play some of these through the campaign. Remember the Trojan Horse? Well, you’ll be able to build it and invade Troy for yourself. You’ll even get the chance to play as pigs as famously told in the Odyssey. Not everything is familiar though because there are deviations in the story that will keep things fresh even for players who are thoroughly informed about myth.

It’s funny because I actually thought that the main character Arkantos was a part of Greek mythology. The story was so convincing and he fit quite well into the story. It’s also the type of campaign that players won’t get tired over regardless of how many times they’ve played through it. There’s variety as well since you play different types of civilization with their own things to offer in terms of army, buildings, and many other things.

Aside from the campaign, playing random maps on your own could consume you. I kind of have a sadistic streak going on when it comes to how I play. I would often decimate my foe, but not to the point that I’ll win. I’d wipe them out until only one settlement is left and then I leave. I get this bizarre satisfaction of watching this cycle of destruction and restoration. Plus, I wouldn’t want to start over after I’ve built my civilization. Victories taste sweeter when you take your time.

Nobody can talk about Age of Mythology without talking about the awesome Anubis warriors in the game. They were everyone’s favorite type of warriors especially since you could wipe out an entire army with a handful of them. Forget the infantry, archers, and the other type of soldiers because the Anubis warriors were the only thing you’d need if you were the Egyptians.

I feel like this game is such a timeless classic. I’ve never stopped playing the game even before the remastered edition came out. It never feels outdated to me and it’s still loads of fun. Maybe you guys should revisit the game again.

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  1. Lucas Tetrault September 22, 2014
    • Sasquatch300 September 22, 2014

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