Why was Age of Empires 2 more popular than its sequel Age of Empires 3? In this video I compare the two games and give my thoughts on why AoE2 has the larger playerbase.
1:05 Home city card system
2:15 Infinite farms and plantations
3:05 Time period (Medieval era vs Colonial era) and how it impacts the counter system
5:40 Battle micro – snare effect and changes in movement speed
6:40 Pace of game / empire building.
8:12 Few civilizations vs many civilizations
9:42 Scouting for treasures
Background music from Epidemic Sound: www.epidemicsound.com
Game: Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition, with Forgotten Empires, African Kingdoms, Rise the Rajas, and Last Khans expansions vs Age of Empires 3 with War Chiefs and Asian Dynasties expansions.