Just wanted to transfer the discussion of this game from the FS thread...
AoE3? I'm still playing AoE2CONQ
Is it better? What's different about it?
Honest answer, I prefered AoE II, AoE III is more story based and it's a bit...I don't know. The gameplay is pretty similar, just obviously a few hundred years later, but it didn't hook me as well as II did. For the price it is new even now, though, it's well worth having a go to see if it clicks with you.