Good morning, penguins!
Hoped to write this earlier. First, I'd like to say that I
have the original Age of Empires. It contains 12 ancient
civilizations (like the Egyptians, Greeks, and Phoenicians)
and there is an add-on (which I don't have) that includes 4
more. AOE2 has 13 more recent civilizations (like the
Celts, Vikings, and Byzantines.) It also has an add-on
(which they have) that includes 5 extras. It's very cool,
but the buildings are a lot bigger. I felt like I couldn't
see enough at a time. Also some of the buildings were so
tall that villagers would hide behind them. Fortunately,
it showed an outline of the villager. Otherwise, I would
be losing them quickly. Not in the sense that they were
dying, but in the sense that I could not find them. I was
also disappointed with the siege weapons.