Skywitz Games is a mod for Age of Empires II: The Conquerors, adding new units, technology, and strategies not found in the game. I haven’t really played any of Age of Empires before, so it’s hard for me to judge whether or not this mod will add any fun to an Age of Empires II game. If you are an old school gamer who only play Age of Empires II: The Conquerors, and enjoy the strategy aspect of it, then you will probably love Skywitz. If you are brand new to the game and like having your choices reflect historical facts instead of just being “look alike” units, then you’ll probably find this version of Age of Empires II: The Conquerors too limiting and will be disappointed with the results.
In addition to having researched some of the most famous generals of history, the designers at Skywitz Games have put a great deal of effort into producing an army that is unique in every way. Every unit in this game has an attack power, armor rating, speed, health, morale, range, and special abilities. Because each of these areas affects so many different aspects of the game, it is very difficult to win a game without using any of them effectively. This mod makes sure that you can’t.
One of the best parts of Skywitz Games is that their interface is easy to use and intuitive. Most players don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how they want their units to move and how they want to use their abilities. They just use them and see what happens. That’s fine if all you want to do is win a few games, but if you want to be better, you’ll want to spend some time thinking about your strategies. Fortunately, the interface and tutorial guides are easy to follow and cover just about every aspect of the game. If you get stuck at any point, there are a number of forums available on the site where people just like you can get help, and help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The two biggest strengths of Skywitz Games are the historical campaigns and the tactical battles. Because you are controlling a large part of history, it is easy to get engrossed in researching the background of your faction and the individuals who lived in it before you started playing. There are a number of great scenarios that let you get a taste of how things were done back then, too. If nothing else, this could really help you understand why certain decisions were made or are being made now.
Of course, one of the greatest assets of Skywitz Games is the great graphics. The computer game is just gorgeous. The animations are smooth and detailed, the artwork is detailed and colorful, and the menus are easy to use and quick to learn. One of the best things about playing the game is being able to turn the sound off so that you can focus more on the visuals. It is one of the most realistic simulators you can play.
If you love strategy games, but are tired of the same old formula, give Skywitz Games a try. You might be surprised at just what you find. If nothing else, at least you will have an enjoyable time trying out one of the best games on the market. This one has a great value for the money and is one of the best online strategy titles around today.