|GameRankings||87% (based on 29 reviews)|
|Metacritic||88% (based on 26 reviews)|
8.5/10 (second opinion)
As of 2008, Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots has received a compilation score of 88% on both Game Rankings and Metacritic. In its review, IGN claimed that Thrones and Patriots is "a great game gets better," in reference to its predecessor Rise of Nations. 1UP.com stated that the game is what expansion packs should try to mimic. Game Informer declared that Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots is "one of the essential pieces of any strategy gamer’s collection." GameSpot commented that the game is a terrific experience and it not only provides exceptional content, but that it also improves an already good game.
In the expansion pack, many insignificant changes were introduced to complement the existing game structure, rather than radically alter it, and critics considered the continuing of the original game format to be good. GameSpy claimed that, even with all of Thrones and Patriots' additions, the framework of the game still feels excellent. However, IGN declared that the developers only added many features into the game "in the hopes that it would seem coherent," rather than actually giving the game a "central theme."
Both IGN and GameSpot claimed the game's government mechanics were similar to those of the game series Civilization. However, GameSpy stated the game's artificial intelligence for "managing the individual movements of units and citizens... strategically brain dead." Their review explained that the wide range of upgrades, units, and technology research in different buildings requires micromanagement and the use of hotkeys, especially during online play. The review stated that the game had biased gameplay times in single-player with different nations, such as Lakota having very limited use, and Americans having a massive amount of playtime.
GameSpot stated that the multiplayer functionality of Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots had some lag, even when on a local network. 1UP.com reported problems with stability of the games, with crashes on both the single and multiplayer modes of the games.
In awarding Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots "Best Expansion Pack" of 2004, IGN acclaimed the additions of more playable nations and new government mechanics that Rise of Nations didn't have, and new "Conquer the World" campaigns.
Read more about this topic: Rise Of Nations: Thrones And Patriots
Other articles related to "reception":
... Reception difficulties can arise, however, when the relative delay of multipaths exceeds the OFDM guard interval duration, and there are frequent reports of ... Low power gap-filler transmitters can be added to an SFN as and when desired in order to improve reception quality, although the way SFNs have been implemented in the UK up to now they have ...
... The point to point transmission and reception of TV and radio signals is affected by many variables ... and time of day all affect the signal transmission and the degradation of signal reception ... UHF transmission and reception are enhanced or degraded by tropospheric ducting as the atmosphere warms and cools throughout the day ...
... Wilber is credited with popularizing, if not inventing, the field of Integral Thought, broadening the appeal of a "perennial philosophy" to a much wider audience ... Cultural figures as varied as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Deepak Chopra, and musician Billy Corgan have mentioned his influence ...
... are two times listed on the invitation 恭候 (greeting) and 入席 (reception) ... ready to receive guests and greet them the second one is the time the reception/banquet will start ... However, if the wedding reception takes place in southern China, Hong Kong, Macau, and even parts of Canada (where there is a large Cantonese population), májiàng might still be played before the dinner ...
Famous quotes containing the word reception:
“I gave a speech in Omaha. After the speech I went to a reception elsewhere in town. A sweet old lady came up to me, put her gloved hand in mine, and said, I hear you spoke here tonight. Oh, it was nothing, I replied modestly. Yes, the little old lady nodded, thats what I heard.”
—Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913)
“To the United States the Third World often takes the form of a black woman who has been made pregnant in a moment of passion and who shows up one day in the reception room on the forty-ninth floor threatening to make a scene. The lawyers pay the woman off; sometimes uniformed guards accompany her to the elevators.”
—Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935)
“Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybodys face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind of reception it meets in the world, and that so very few are offended with it.”
—Jonathan Swift (16671745)