Not really one for single player in these games, I get them merely for some LAN ownage.
So there we are, my cousin and I, whiling away a few nights on 2 player getting to know the game. Aye, like AoE/AoM, only seemingly more detailed. Tidy. Bring on the computer!
So we start a game, both on the same team (Hurons) and set the computer to Easy (Spain) on Islands. Fast forward 2 hours and I'm so fooked off with the relentless attacks that I blow all my buildings up and sarcastically take 20 fish boats over to his base... were upon I cane a good 100 or so troops he had sat on the coast. Meanwhile, my cousin has literally rebuilt the island from 5 men who happened to survive the aftermath. Tidy!..
.. gah, I won't bore you with the details (more than I already have), but suffice to say after 4 hours we were thoroughly cained.
Arses I think, let's go look at his base to se.. WTF! How'd he get all those men and all those buildings etc! Gah. Quit back to the menu to see his stats... 40 peasants. Wha? That can't be right, I'm sure I saw a few... oh, that's peasants who have died. Let's see.. 5000! 5000 fooking peasants. I'm used to like 50 or so in AoE.
Smegging hell, this game is hard. 2 hardened AoE players couldn't out smart easy level