The game introduces three new civilizations ; the Chinese , Indians , and the Japanese , as well as several minor characters, campaigns, maps, and game modes. The Asian Dynasties achieved gold status on September 28, , and was released in North America on October 23, In addition, it adds six new minor civilizations: the Sufis , the Shaolin , the Zen , the Udasi , the Bhakti , and the Jesuit. The expansion also introduces Water Treasures that only naval units can gather. A Japanese town.
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The game introduces three new civilizations; The Chinese , Japanese , and Indians , as well as several minor peoples, campaigns, maps, and game modes. The Mac version was released on August 5, The game was generally received well by critics, mostly praising graphics, and sometimes criticizing predictable aspects of the game. Rather than introduce new methods of gameplay, most changes were focused on introducing new content to the game. Export : This special resource only available to the three Asian civilizations is used to hire foreign troops and research technologies from the consulate , where the player can choose a foreign ally or, for the Japanese , isolationism.
Having a third-party developer make the expansion pack for another team's latest magnum opus is hardly an uncommon occurrence. It's an odd practice, but I can understand the thinking behind it - "we spent all this time making this game; can't we just sit back and enjoy the big pots of cash for a while? Hey you, here's a biscuit - go make me some levels. And like Aliens was to Alien, this is flashier and lighter - almost a different prospect entirely.