Age of Empires III Maps - Scenarios
The downside to Age of Empires III maps generation system is that at times the output can be boring and flat. All the maps in Age of Empires III skirmishes are random maps, generated from a set of parameters, with each region having slightly different ones. Without the purpose and intention of a creator crafting a map by hand, there can sometimes be the feeling that a map has no real climax to it – lacking that purposefully placed landmark or river, players have nothing of real value to fight over. Where scripts allow some sort of fluidity in the design of the map, a scenario is a set landscape, with every terrain piece intentionally placed by the modeler.
There are plenty of different scenarios available for Age of Empires III. They range from scenarios representing real life historical battles, to flights of fantasy, and even simple stackings of difficulty for or against the player.
The Battle of Gettysburg map is one of the best Age of Empires III maps ever created. It features landmarks from the real life battle and is close to perfect in design and playability.
A World Map is even available, which features much of the world’s land, set up in a mostly playable way. With a few friends it can be great fun, playing out somewhat like a game of risk.