Can you at least get your reviewers a computer that can run the game without stuttering? That was disturbing to watch.
I'd chime in and hate on this review, but everyone else already has. So I'll just point out the dude needs to get rid of room sound on his mic. Doesn't sound like professional review.
While i was watching this... i came up with an idea to start a reviewer review channel. The game aside, this is the most obviously biased and poor review ive ever heard from IGN. I dont know anyhting about Age of Empires, but this review if anything makes me want to play it just to spite this horrible horrible horrible reviewer.
Fellas.. and gal, go out more alright?
I was quite terrified when I saw 3k dislikes (currently I'm typing this comment, 28/10/2020) and thought that everyone hates AoE3 DE turns out IGN is just mocking this masterpiece game that gave most gamers nostalgia from 2005.
This review was actually horrible... Legit just an aoe 3 hater crying that the game is to complicated and bashing random things he dont like lol
1 minute in! why did Jon Bolding do a review for a definite edition of a game he personally dislikes? Im not gonna listen to this when I know he dislikes the original
I was thinking someone should make a channel that review's other channel's reviews.
It doesn't make any sense to have walls, towers and buildings that use stone without the game explaining the reason for not having the collection and the "stone" feature in the game. Negative point of AoE III.
AOE3 might be niche, but niche doesn't mean horrible.
Wc3 reforged : 7 AoE III DE : 6 May i know what crack that you smoked IGN?
Hey Jon Bolding guy... you clearly dont like the original and you didnt put much effort on learning it either...why make a negative review if you are already so negatively biased to the game...Give your job to someone else... If you wanted to give a 6/10, you could give it because of horrible game optimisation, constant crashes and innacurate names/flags in the European Civs... (i guess we are the bad guys in this DE, we dont disurve accurate flags and leaders). The campaign is based on historical events but with a fantasy twist and its better than most of what the market has presented the last 15 years!!
What an absolute clowny review
The guy hates the game and gives his subjective opinions.
Wow this guy definitely is biased towards the original release.
this was painful to watch.
I love how fans defending game and giving this video dislikes! I proud of you lads!
the biggest problem with the original AOE 3 is its distinct lack of being able to command more than 100 units, or even have that many...... it was a cut down, better looking, less enjoyable AOE 2. hopefully this fixed that, if it does, then hell yes..... considering ive played my fair share of AOE 2... even recently.
What happened to age of empires 4
He sounds disinterested
Absolutely slaps?? When talking about the music. Is that slang or something?
This dude has literally no idea what he's talking about... LOL....
It feels like this person played this game maybe for 1 hour.
Wow this guy is a moron.
I would prefer a veteran aoe 3 player (not a part of the development team) to post a review. Someone who has some idea on what parameters to rate the DE on. This is a complex RTS game which can't be appreciated by some on the fly review. This is not to say that the game currently isn't riddled with bugs (which will hopefully be fixed as developers work on them).
I generally don't write comments but this review forced me to. Not only does the narrator have a disparaging tone throughout, but he is also biased and hateful of the game. At the time of writing, the review has just 950 thumbs up but 3K dislikes. This just about sums it up.
Why did he act like the cards are the most confusing thing ever and make it sound more confusing.. lol it's not.
A bit weird that I was able to figure out the strategies for these different civs when I was, you know, 12 and 13 years old.
Ill stick with IGN aslong as you dont stick around
Why they dont do this same with age of mythology?
Like many said: "This guy has no idea what he's talking about..."
Worst review I saw in years, the game is amazing, it just need some bug fixes
how people loves this type of games ?
Is this an out-of-season Aprils Fools' joke?
You hate the game then don't review it and let someone else loved the original review it.
Never played this type of game on PC and I was wondering if I should try this one but the ppl in the comment are saying this is a bad review lol. Im new to these types of games should I still give it a shot?
Yeah bro it’s so fun
There's still time to delete this worthless review IGN...
"The cards are too hard to understand." There is online guides for meta builds if you don't want to figure out the card system brah. Because of the cards it's the most player expressive RTS that anyone cares about where two people can play the same civ but play it miles differently with one person taking more unit shipments or some one taking more upgrades that will last till the end of the game. Often some where in the middle being a lot of people's set ups. When I notice people tend to take about half of the cards that are meta in a deck. It's the swapped out cards that help show who is newer or experienced to the game. With out the cards the play expressions is a matter of who has a better order in AoE2 when 3 having that order can be bad for what you want to do.
This is just a sad sad man
Positive: The game is more sensitive... Negative: The game is complex... Dafuq is this guy problem? This is an old school RTS game... If you want something less taxing for your brain go play Mario or Fortnite Mr. Bolding
Find another job Jon, You clearly dont know wtf you are talking about.
Lol those are basically the graphics of the game my childhood memories include.
people who work at IGN are just some dumb fcuks who dont play games.. go fcuk urself IGN
The review feels like the narrator never managed to win the Morgan Black campaign
The reviewer keeps saying AOE3 is the 'weird' one, but fails to explain the wording. Exactly how it weird? Comparing to which "normal" RTS game? In which aspects? And if he finds the card system complicated, he should not play RTS game let alone "review" it and get payment for this job. Random unexplained words, undefined logic, lack of comprehensibility, totally a garbage review, 9/10 from me.
WTF?! I love this game, and still playing the original.. 6?!
Uploads a review about a 4K remaster @ really average looking 1080P lol
AoE is a childhood memory
Yikes, so biased.. AOE3 is far more strategical than the older games..
the card system is amazing, gives you plenty of customization for your build, unlike Age 2, the first 10 minutes are not the same for every civilization.
wow he attacked one of my favorite games just like that? this game was amazing and is still amazing specially for fans of strategy games.
This game deserves a solid 7 at the very least.Did he really played the game?!1?
Guess he hasn't tried out the online feature yet lol. Incomplete review ign!
IGN should stop letting this guy reviewing any games LOL
You lost me at "slaps"
looking at the comments and the video, I can see the glaring truth that you hate the game for no reason at all and isn't fit to do a review for AOE 3
Three days passed from a sale date. This game has been already performed "a program invasion" of. PvP has an illegal player. The fair game is already impossible!!!!!!
He didn't even review the Definitive Edition but AOE3 itself. Hell it isn't even a review. More of a commentary. Biased as frick. If you hate the game why bother to "review" the DE? Do a proper review or don't do one at all! This is dogshit!
Biggest comment this review made is that the reviewer is too dumb to even understand the game... cmon dude... its a trategy game, suposed to make your head work and not be an easy game, super intuitive and boring after 1 day
IGN, if you don't fire Jon Bolding, you're gonna loose reputation and subs and views.
Do you think I can play this with Ryzen 5 3600 GTX 1050ti 4GB VRAM 16 GB RAM 1080p 60Hz monitor
Ohh boy! What a disastrous review. Smh. Clearly this review is done by someone who hates RTS.
never played this series but i disliked the video anyway.
This review is bad.
The numbers Mason! What do they mean?
That ign put this review online is absolutely barbaric
Worthless review, could of spent a little bit of time talking about how this games balance is broken & what they did to fix it. The rest of the stuff is bad the reviewer doesn't even know the game. BAD!
lol every single time i click on a ign review like once every 3 months it has 90% dislikes. seems like a great review channel.
When you thought IGN couldn't go any lower... lol
is the stutter on my pc or is it the video?game?
Is it on any console?
This review is absolute garbage. IGN wtf¿?
LOL just a review I would expect from a sellout review company.
If you hate the the original dont do a review
How are the cards confusing? It just takes trial and error. IGN please delete this review and let someone who appreciates AOE3 review this.
Who is this guy?
This reviewer is so legitimately unprofessional. I also liked AoE 2 more than 3 but the incessant whining and nitpicking this guy just spewed as a "review" without even backing up a single complaint is laughable.
eh I never even liked the original that much. Age of empires 2 was the best RTS ever made. I still play to this day
Ign dont know what they r doing, first person shooter reviewing strategy games
The multiplayer still has the same problems as the regular edition. You still CANNOT reconnect to multiplayer games due to crashes or lags which are common in long multiplayer games. Dota2 has reconnect.
And this is exactly why people can’t stand IGN.
If you found this game confusing then I'm sorry but you probably aren't all that Intelligent. Stay in school folks so you don't end up writing mediocre biased reviews for ign
Give me liberty or give me coin
LOL WHAT'S WITH THE NEGATIVE THUMB DOWN LOL
He is biased towards aoe 2 and compares it to thos games more then The game itself.
Is this some kind of early April fool joke?
“It’s difficult to strategize” Yes because this is not tic tac toe. It’s a strategy game.
😳 What was that a review i thought it was
very bad review. but not to beat about the bush: IGN cant do better in these days. its as simple as that :) dont take it too serious
This ‘employee’ should be fired. He says the music was made better which is not true, there are major issues throughout the soundtrack if you listen to it. He just wanted to seem like he noted a single positive thing to avoid hate. He’s clearly an AOE2 fanboy who will whine about this game isn’t an AOE 2 2.0. Then, he said that “cavalry charges take down muskets”.... um... no.
Poor review, I very much enjoyed the original AOE 3, and what is he going on about historical inaccuracies, just enjoy the damn game
this review is absolutely ridiculous
What a terrible review and an insult to the fanbase of this game (most of us, millennials). This guy obviously thinks shooter-arena games are the best and putting a guy so weak minded like that reviewing a such superior game like this is a horrible idea. Please, re-do this review and fire this Fortnite fan boy.
IGNs decision making is still awful. How did this review even get the okay. Awful is an understatement. Maybe have someone review it who doesn't hate the game already?
You sound like you were born in 2005. You have no idea what it was like playing AoE growing up. You have no right to do this review. This game is amazing. Please delete this video. I will be unsubscribing until I see this video gone. Everyone boycott IGN. I will be unsubscribing newsletter and will no longer purchase this magazine.
I don't get the hate this game's been getting all these years. I've been consistently playing AoE3 since 2008 and I still find it just as much fun as the first time i played it. do people expect the developer to just recycle the same formula as AoE2 instead of experimenting with new features? Personally i find AoE2's mechanics too tedious and pointless and the economy is too complex for someone who just wants to start training musks and jump straight into action. Also i find the way you manage your deck to play different strategies and experiment with them on each civ very neat and adds tons of replayability value. In addition, the fact that they got rid of the grinding aspect is a great improvement especially for players who have been loyal to the title and don't feel like starting from the bottom.