One of the innovations in Age III not found in previous Age games is the concept of the Home City—a European port-of-call that you can occasional request additional resources from, be them bodies, food, weapons or more, so you can constantly keep replenishing your dwindling stocks. You can also establish trading posts in your new home, earning regular payments of resources, eventually upgrading them to get even more. This flexible approach to unit management frees you up from some of the aspects of micromanagement that strategy game players occasionally find onerous.
Each civilization features unique unit types—Russian Cossacks, for example, figure as a light, highly mobile cavalry, while the Ottomans possess the Great Bombard, a building-leveling artillery unit. The game gets pretty complicated pretty fast, especially for a real-time strategy game, but fortunately MacSoft has included a printed Quick Reference Guide that offers you a visual technology tree, reminders of hot keys, and information on what sort of military units each civilization has.
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A robust printed manual is also included with the game. Rather than pony up the cost, MacSoft used a different approach—its game conversion specialists ended up gutting Havok all together, substituting it with a significantly less expensive technology called PhysX, developed by Ageia. The net result is that Age of Empires III on the Mac still sports remarkable 3-D graphics complete with realistic physics - cannonballs will bounce and ricochet, for example.
The environments are destructible, too. Age of Empires III is, by far, the best looking game in the series—realistic shadows, tone mapping, and photorealistic water effects all help to complete the effect.
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