February 21, 2006

General Contagion Returns

There may be a slight decrease in my commenting and posting over the next couple of months. Ktreva decided that I needed to have Age of Empires 3, so she bought it for me. I love strategy games, absolutely love them. There is nothing better then massing up armies to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women. Many an innocent villager has fallen to my desire to conquer in similar games. Some of them even have a life-like scream as the citizens die.

The best thing about Age of Empires 3 is that it revolves around the exploration and colonization of the Americas. A lot of the units appear to be ones from the French and Indian war era. In case you don’t remember, that is the time period I re-enact. Of course there is little to no historical accuracy in the game, but it’s still interesting. I love the sound of musket lines firing into enemies and artillery barrages hitting the houses. They did a good job with the sound effects. The musket fire actually sounds like musket fire, albeit at a distance. It’s nowhere near as loud as actual musket fire.

Monday I loaded up the game and was just going to play with it a little to see what it was like. Ktreva asked to use the computer later so she could make a post and I told her as soon as my skirmish game was over she could. The next thing I know she is saying goodnight. She decided to go to bed early and wasn’t going to wait the 10 minutes for the game to be over (I was pummeling the heck out of the Portuguese, the game was almost finished.) Since it was only a little after 8:00 I decided I could get another quick skirmish game in. When I looked at the clock next it was almost 11:00 PM! Damn, I have to work in the morning!

When I finally fell asleep I spent the night dreaming of raising armies and crushing other Empires. There where dreams of tactics, battle plans, troop movements and ratios. Do I want to go as heavy on the Dragoons or get more musketeers? Is it worth it to have as many falconets as I did? Would six mortars be that much more useful than five? (They are expensive and take up a lot of resources) Oh, that gives me an idea!

You’ll have to excuse me; I need to go destroy some Spaniards.

Posted by Contagion in Shenanigans at February 21, 2006 03:58 PM | TrackBack

Had the same problem with age of mythology, except I would play online with some friends and spend hours wuppin up on em.

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at February 21, 2006 02:53 PM

I understand. Just wish I had a game like that to play. Then again, I would never get the house clean and the boxes unpacked.

Posted by: vw bug at February 21, 2006 06:03 PM

I've done the same with Diablo II and Battlefield 1942. Heheheh... I played Diablo one night for the whole night. I wondered why my eyes were burning so badly!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at February 22, 2006 10:58 AM