Age of Mythology is an RTS in which you take control of four different civilizations (Greek, Egyptian, Norse and Atlantean) and battle on a map to eradicate your enemies be it alone or with allies. Each civilization has three different Gods you may choose from and each has their own strengths and weaknesses.
In order to get this game working so you can play with Borecase and I, you must follow these easy steps.
One: Download Dameon Tools Lite at it's website.
Two: Download a torrent client if you don't have one.
Three: Download the AoM torrent located at Age of Mythology › isoHunt › the BitTorrent & P2P search engine
Four: Mount AOM_D1.VCD and use the CD key located in the torrent. When it asks for disc two mount AOM_D2.VCD and keep going.
Five: Mount AOMX.VCD and install the Titans expansion.
Six: Next, get the updates from Microsoft. Titans and AoM itself.
Seven: Get suitcase's cracked executables here. and copy them into the main AoM folder. Back up the old executables.
Eight: Download Game Ranger and add Suitcase.
There you have it, brain dead morons (JB I AM LOOKING AT YOU). Now, to cover a little bit of what you do in Age of Mythology:
There are four civilizations and each depend on different things and materials to effectively mass armies. You are required to select a God to worship and build a temple. If your God favors you, you may get Myth units such as a Minotaur or Shade or Anubis. These spawn at your temple. The bareback of the game is the Villager and you rely on them to gather food, chop wood, mine gold and build structures.
Each Civilization is different in it's own respects but all need three common things: Food for the creation of people and building, wood for building and units, and gold for pretty much anything. Later in the game you can build a market to sell your excess materials for gold. Each God also grants different God powers which may be attacks or helpful to you.
Egypt retains their fancy style and can choose from 3 ancient Egyptian gods. Ra, Isis, and Set I believe. Their houses are free and made from mudbricks and they rely heavily on gold to build things. Their soldiers are pretty much like everyone else's with the exception of cavalry. Instead, they have chariots. Instead of worshiping at temples like the Greeks, they gain favor by building monuments. The Egyptians also can hire mercenaries for a short period of time in a pinch.
The Norse are a Gnommish race and their major Gods are Loki, Thor, and Odin. Their villagers are Gnomes which gather material faster than humans but are weaker. The Norse also get the bonus of Ox Carts which serve as drop off points for resources that are mobile instead of taking them to storehouses/the town center. The Norse gain favor by killing and their have several iconic Myth creatures such as the Valkyries. They lack archers and instead have "axemen" who toss the weapons and the infantry build in place of the villagers. They rely heavily on wood.
The Greeks' main Gods are Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The Greeks rely on all materials in place of one heavily as far as I know and their army contains expensive but powerful units, but not as overpowered as the Atlanteans. Another nice attribute to the Greeks is the fact all of their heroes are personally named, such as Ajax or Heracles.
There is no proper video for them as you play them in the tutorial. Try it out.
Atlanteans focus on Quality over Quantity. All of their units are heavily expensive but are much better than their other enemies. The prime example is their citizen: It is the most expensive "villager" but gathers and builds at three times the normal rate. They also have personal donkeys and drop off their supplies at them so they bring in a constant stream of supplies to support their economy. Their main Gods are Kronos, Gaia and Oronos.
Lastly, the game offers a Scenario editor in which you may sculpt a map to your liking and then play upon it. It is fun to toy around with and I suggest you try it. The very first thing you should do is play the tutorial and get a hang of things. It is difficult and I suggest you check out the game itself for any further questions as it offers an "in-game encyclopedia" of everything you can train or upgrade.
It's a fun game and I recommend it to anyone who likes RTSes.
This post has been edited by Susan: 28 November 2010 - 11:56 PM