Age of Empires Online
is a serious departure from past Age of Empire games
: it's cartoony, and features many MMORPG aspects to round out the game's strategic gameplay. The game is still complex and meaty, especially for a free-to-play title. Many games
of this type reach into your pocket as soon as they can. In contrast, AoE Online
could be giving away too much to properly sustain itself. There's much to enjoy before spending a single Microsoft point.