The Age of Empires series has seen better days
. Days like the year 1999, for instance. That's when Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
charged onto the itsy-bitsy adowwwwable killing fields, and oh what a grand thing it was. It even looked quite nice for the time, eschewing 3D razzle-dazzle in favor of goode ye-olde-fashioned sprites. Times, however, have changed, and monitors have grown wide and voracious in their appetites for tender, succulent resolutions. Thus, Microsoft's deemed it high-time for a re-release, on that newfangled, installation-frisbee-free Steam contraption
that'll probably never catch on, no less. Graphics, however, aren't the only thing getting a modern makeover here.