Just Another Reason I Love AOE 3 !

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Just Another Reason I Love AOE 3 !

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AOE 3 taps into a lot of interests of mine: strategy, military history, European history, foreign languages. We all know the gameplay is awesome and lets you continually re-invent yourself and improve. It just never gets old; I think that's why we keep coming back for more.

But let's not forget that AOE 3 is a very high-end production with great voice talent. I just love listening to the various units' voices. They keep me going. Here is my top ten list of my favorite AOE 3 unit voices... feel free to comment or add your own :D

1. German culverin/horse artillery ("Jaaa! Ja wohl !!! Verstaaaanden!!)

2. Spanish Musketeer ("Siiiiii !!!! A las arrmmaas !!)

3. Abus Gun ("En rin??" "Heidi bakaloo !!" "Oo-zhoom!!")

4. British falconet ("I mean so !!!" "I wiss!!")

5. French Pikeman ("Ouuii? A l'attaque!")

6. Dutch Skirmisher ("O-Kaaay ! Den orloch!")

7. Iron Flail ("Ching chow ming ling," "Chu-faaaa!")

8. Hatamoto Samurai ("Taka-gai...taka ganda!!!")

9. Organ Gun ("A looo-ta!!" "Qual es suo orde?")

10. Strelet ("Shto? Budyet zdelano!!")

And I also think the Japanese monks sound the most hurt when they go down... the Ottoman explorer, on the other hand, sounds strangely amused when he falls over! BTW: I have to give props to the Dutch and French explorers. When they say "attack," THEY MEAN IT :!:
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I very much have to agree with you. However, I think you left off a major voice. How could you forget: Macanbannaniwanna???
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I think you're underestimating German skirmishers. They sound awesome. A little bit like Sean Connery or something.

Landschneckts(sp?) also sound awesome.
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Soccer. Put a line break between your stats images. I get tired of having to scroll right to read posts. ;)

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[quote=""Soccerman771""]I very much have to agree with you. However, I think you left off a major voice. How could you forget: Macanbannaniwanna???[/quote]

You know....that's my LEAST favorite part of the Indian civ.

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LOL there were a lot of runners-up... urumis were up there, and of course the female Indian villager ("Macanvinaliwalla") lmao!

NAV: You know I love German skirms. I just didn't want to seem too German-centered in my list! Honestly I think settler wagons sound like some pretty smooth-talking cats with those low baritone voices ("Hallo?")

Glad you liked the list 8)

Here's a special category: WHINIEST--- this one has to go to the Polish Winged Hussar, followed by the Uhlan.
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Landschneckts definitely take the cake for whiniest voices. :)
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i liek british settlers as i can understand em: commandemont!

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[quote=""kingchrisII""]i liek british settlers as i can understand em: commandemont![/quote]

Yes, those Brit settlers sound so friendly... but has ESO ever told us what version of English they are speaking??? I'm guessing it's 1500s-style Middle English, but who knows :o
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I have no idea how you can think of the sounds the units make off the top of your head. LOL.

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Now this post has made really curious. As you know that I am deaf, I would like to know what sounds those units make. Humour me pls. :D

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[quote=""Soccerman771""]I very much have to agree with you. However, I think you left off a major voice. How could you forget: Macanbannaniwanna???[/quote]

+1 :D

iro villy going on food is funny too: O-worl-unk
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[quote=""36drew""]I have no idea how you can think of the sounds the units make off the top of your head. LOL.[/quote]

:-P I think it's a combination of me: (1) Playing AOE3 all the time; and (2) having an ear for languages... I remember the way things sound after only a few times. A lot of times when I watch replays I just click on various units to hear what they have to say :) When I'm bored at work, they come to my mind!

The last time I was in Berlin, I think I sounded like a settler wagon every time I said "Ja!" to somebody lol.
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A looo-ta!!" "Qual es suo orde

À luta! Qual é a sua ordem?

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Grrrr Sporting u beat me 2 it :(

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PS the most famous/spammed sound of the entire Age of Empires franchise is the taunt Nº 14 from the original game. 14 = "Start the game already" this was just spammed like crazy every single time people took over 2 ses 2 X in.

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