EVERYTHING IS BROKEN - Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition Is A Perfectly Balanced Game W/ Exploits

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aoe 3 definitive edition has just released on steam making it the latest real time strategy game to be released. Now what does the spiffing brit do with brand new rts games well he finds exploits in their perfectly balanced game design however this time EVERYTHING IS BROKEN! As the AI does not even function when given the challenge of moving across water. Age of empires has always been at the forefront of AI design in strategy games however for some reason Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition a 2020 strategy game has been released with AI reminiscent of an early 2000s strategy game. So naturally we will be seeing if Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition Is A Perfectly Balanced Game Without exploits or if perhaps the fact EVERYTHING is broken might upset the perfect game balance necessary in any top strategy game of 2020. I really hope that ahead of age of empires 4 we can get a bit of a magical rework of the AI to get a good challenge out of it on all the map types!
What you have seen here today is part of a fantastic perfectly balanced series on youtube where I go from game to game and break them with wacky exploits to gain things like unlimited gold. If you enjoyed this then be sure to check out more. The style is similar to RT game and callmekevin in parts. A large influence on this series has come from Valefisk and The Killian Experience.
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Title: EVERYTHING IS BROKEN - Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition Is A Perfectly Balanced Game W/ Exploits
#aoe3 #exploit #funny

  • *Welcome to a game with AI is fantastic and perfect for an RTS Game... Released in 2005* P.s. Thanks for the french cyberbullying simulator

    The Spiffing BritThe Spiffing BritUukausi sitten
    • please just for me make a video on Stronghold Crusader II. its alot like this im pretty sure this game is the successor to it aswell

      Roman SQRoman SQ6 päivää sitten
    • Just got the game yesterday

      trololololololololtrolololololololol14 päivää sitten
    • Play the dutch with maxim banks and have infinate money

      Berly LodderBerly Lodder24 päivää sitten
    • The colors are all wrong!! You're not even real brit!

      Tapani KiviojaTapani Kivioja27 päivää sitten
    • I bought AOE 3 DE, it sucks honestly. I have been playing AOE 3 since 2005, (i was 6 or 7). Im honestly more of a fan of AOE 3 than AOE 2.

      Jared BoikeJared Boike29 päivää sitten
  • 10 years ago I seriously pictured we’d be playing better games than this

    Todd TimTodd Tim2 tuntia sitten
  • I want a new AoE game to come out, but give me more "Ages". Let me go from Villagers and Knights to Tanks and Jets or even further. I want to feel like I've put some time in and really progressed. In AoE2 the first age and and final age really don't feel all that different, and there are only like 4 i think?

    Darrell GardnerDarrell Gardner2 päivää sitten
  • Playing a map that is not made to play vs AI + playing vs moderate + playing with perfect deck for the map is not 'BROKEN'. I have seen much better videos by you with actually broken stuff.

    noxious8noxious82 päivää sitten
  • I did end up playing this game but I got it on the game pass for windows so I didn't really pay for it. I did played once 2v2 with bots and it was bad, I steam rolled them with the Russians with barely any units.

    SmexanatorSmexanator2 päivää sitten
  • Ive liked the video, Im now waiting for my reward, make sure the mortar does not aim it at my roofs for the special Express Delivery. thanks

    Ace KittyAce Kitty3 päivää sitten
  • I am French, and good lord do I approve this content

    Monte CrystoMonte Crysto3 päivää sitten
  • Im an AoE3 Player. Not since long but i play it. With friends. And literally everything u say it "broken" is vs. other players unreachable, cause they would attack U before u can attack them or its cause u cant farm enough resources normally cause the AI on moderate IS DUMB. if u would try using ur strats on the heavy AI U would have an enemy thats like nearly an human.

    Micha SchäublinMicha Schäublin4 päivää sitten
  • I was actually drinking 🍵 when watching this. 😆

    Alex BulletAlex Bullet5 päivää sitten
  • What have they done to my country. I mean the DEVs. XD

    kahawalage uthpalakahawalage uthpala5 päivää sitten
  • sure age 3 is by far the worst. but since i never finished the campaigns (which I finally did in Age 2DE) i also got myself 3DE. Best part about its release is that age 4 is now sson to be getting more info. Cant wai to see i this will be better than 3 as 2s successor, althhough th eback t omedieval didnt fit too wlel for me should have played against a better AI then :P

    Mut4ntG4m3rMut4ntG4m3r6 päivää sitten
  • There is nothing wrong with France AI .Its just too realistic they cant even win battles in game...

    Ahmet FatihAhmet Fatih7 päivää sitten
  • Bump it up to the hardest next time and see if the AI is any better

    MitchMitch7 päivää sitten
  • I bought and played aoe3. Its still one of my favorite games since i found out how to zerg people with the portuguese. My whole dec was built around getting to the final age in 5min and then getting final age troop deliveries every 2-3min. That along with the inherent musketeer bonus (which is a unit that had not only ridiculous amounts of health but also advantage against both infantry and cavalry making it essencially both rock and scissors in a rock/paper/scissors game) and the ability to have free heavy cannons every few seconds made it so i could focus absolutely ALL of my resources into research and wall building. Once i was satisfied with the technological advantage i had i would just zerg rush the enemy one at a time until i won. It. Was. Brilliant. Absolutely hated in multiplayer... but brilliant. So brilliant in fact that they nerfed the entire civilization in a later patch XD

    Pedro MouraPedro Moura8 päivää sitten
  • Imagine playing badly against an easy bot, and then calling the game broken lol

    TheAceStrikerTheAceStriker8 päivää sitten
  • i guess there's a bit of sarcasm in here but yeah, some people enjoy this game... You're being so unfair but i get your point, the game was pretty broken at launch. Playing on hard difficulty, now after the first patches, is as enjoyable as the original AOE3 game. Wich is my favourite game since 2005. This DE is a welcome new breath of fresh air for any fan of the game. They just should have release it a few months later because you can't deliver a game with so much bugs

    TheAstriiusTheAstriius8 päivää sitten
  • Spiffco 🧉. 😅

    ReguiemReguiem8 päivää sitten
  • I've played most of the games by Ensemble, including this one. It is enjoyable, you just have to forget that it's part of the AOE franchise.

    Sam MaxwellSam Maxwell9 päivää sitten
  • >moderate difficulty interesting

    inivicaninivican9 päivää sitten
  • And also, the British have more expensive houses, and the French are getting them at 100 wood.

    Miche LelanMiche Lelan10 päivää sitten
  • I'm more experienced in AOE 3 than you and I never thought of this strategy.

    Miche LelanMiche Lelan10 päivää sitten
  • Hi sir, just wanna ask or anyone here if the multiplayer of this game has still a decent amount of players which you can play with? I am planning to buy this one just kinda feel nostalgic since I played AoE3 asian dynasty years back then, responses much appreciated mates

    AppleAoEAppleAoE10 päivää sitten
  • I recieved it as a gift back when game diaks for desktop had windows 7 logos on them, played it a little, couldn't be bothered to read and understand the game because i was 9 or 10, watched ypur videos and almost got motivated enough to reinstall it. I will send you my copy of you need a non upgraded version for an exploit tho because i know that the resulting video will be more entertaining than playing it

    guy gurfeinguy gurfein12 päivää sitten
  • If you're going to play AoE III DE, you can't go multiplayer either, as it's completely bugged and unuseable.

    BiditchounBiditchoun12 päivää sitten
  • I have played this

    Ethan AttenboroughEthan Attenborough13 päivää sitten
  • Just like Jimmy Carr said, Americans have Astronauts, Russians have Cosmonauts, and British have... Balloonists.

    Mr.HellerMr.Heller13 päivää sitten
  • I have not yet played any Age Of Empires games but Age of Mythology is my childhood game

    Jörmun GandrJörmun Gandr14 päivää sitten
  • I played all 3 AOE games and have to say that the 2nd one was the best of them all. The 3rd was by far the weakest in my eyes which was kinda sad as i had hoped it would have been just as good as the previous one.

    MickeyminimeMickeyminime14 päivää sitten
  • Hey spiff, I found an amazing exploit. If you play as dutch and revolt to become South African, there's a card called wanderlust that you can send infinitely which increases your unit hp by 5 percent and villager and wagon speed by 5 percent (as well as health). AND THEY STACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Omar Khaled IbrahimOmar Khaled Ibrahim14 päivää sitten
    • Oh not to mention your villagers become untouchable due to their speed where they go from one side of the map to the other in less than 15 sec. And your units become unkillable tanks

      Omar Khaled IbrahimOmar Khaled Ibrahim14 päivää sitten
  • About to bash the AI in this game and show how stupid it is *Selects the 4th hardest difficulty option* I would like to see you bully the extreme AI though

    Kirill NikonovKirill Nikonov14 päivää sitten
  • love yr eng aktzont verry gay

    Michail KulischovMichail Kulischov15 päivää sitten
  • Spiff! Play *Dead by Daylight*

    Sid MSid M15 päivää sitten
  • 1v1 me baja california

    Tacocat04Tacocat0415 päivää sitten
  • AoE 3 is a massive nostalgia trip for me, haven't picked it up yet but seeing that it's *just as good* as the 05 one I at least know i won't be disappointed with my decision

    Jamison BassettJamison Bassett15 päivää sitten
  • You are playing at moderate difficulty no wander you won try playing on hard or extreme next time

    Hussien TalalHussien Talal16 päivää sitten
  • I played it on the game pass. After one skirmish I uninstalled lol

    NovaNihilNovaNihil16 päivää sitten
  • nobody that seriously plays age of empires, gives a fuck about ai since its an competetive rts game. so i dont know whos the joke here, the ai, or you managing to win against a moderate dificulty ai by abusing a bug.

    ImZennyImZenny16 päivää sitten
  • Yeah, age of empires three was a pretty disappointment. Nice graphics, shallow gameplay. Think I finished the campaign in two days when I was about 10.

    So PhieSo Phie17 päivää sitten
  • not only have i bought this game, but the original was my entire childhood, and i still love it today even if its a broken mess

    meadmead17 päivää sitten
  • I used to play Age of Empires 3 as a kid, when it started to become hard to play age of empires 2 via lan connections, we just moved ot age of empires 3 which frankly i loved, i loved the story and the campaign... i laughed at the AI constantly unless it was in the campaign cause then it was a monster trying to ball doze me with hundreds of ottoman troops. However if played correctly... the japanese were broken

    Ark RoyalArk Royal17 päivää sitten
  • I Love this Guy! XD

    Ficker FriedhelmFicker Friedhelm18 päivää sitten
  • Everything? 🤣 Some things even broken multiple times...

    MinonianMinonian18 päivää sitten
  • When viewing the Attenborough gif my fist thought was "What did Spiff type in google to narrow down the options to that photo?!"...Something like: Sad Attenborough, Attenborough frowning...lol. The work that went into the research had to be almost as humorous as the video itself.

    Daniel BlinderDaniel Blinder18 päivää sitten
  • They havent touched the AI on this map....wow.... At least in Honshu map, she still come at you when you go on small islands

    SaeliäSaeliä18 päivää sitten
  • Did it have some nice ideas? - yes Does it look good? - yes Does it work... at all? - nope

    KalenzKalenz19 päivää sitten
  • you know you can use fishing boats to transport units now right?

    Omar Khaled IbrahimOmar Khaled Ibrahim19 päivää sitten
  • I do enjoy this game, is there any exploits for (one of my favorite games) red alert 2 yuri's revenge?

    Sackos64Sackos6419 päivää sitten
  • Please play and record a 1v1 hard on a Land Map, so we can share the laughter

    Flea chyFlea chy19 päivää sitten
  • when you learn this game its pretty fun online, lots of civs to learn

    Matthew FunderburkMatthew Funderburk19 päivää sitten
  • The game is not broken, you're playing badly against AI on easy mode.

    Lars Van Den BroekLars Van Den Broek20 päivää sitten
    • @Lars Van Den Broek theres 3-4 civs you can play in competitive mp with strats based on rushes of 1 main unit with a few supports if you want to win often... Civs like the dutch or the french remain almost as broken now with asian dynasties as they were in vanilla... I'd call that broken... Anyway... I love it as is and its fun and challenging as heck! Aoe2 is broken too but no one likes to admit it XD

      Pedro MouraPedro Moura7 päivää sitten
    • @Pedro Moura no

      Lars Van Den BroekLars Van Den Broek8 päivää sitten
    • It was. It was an absolutely brilliant game and i loved it for it. But broken as hell XD

      Pedro MouraPedro Moura8 päivää sitten
  • mmmm Food 17:14 Food? 17:27

    The Banana ManThe Banana Man20 päivää sitten
  • The British killing tigers is kinda historically accurate🤣 5:26

    Zalvarton ZZalvarton Z20 päivää sitten
  • Every french vessel you sink only makes the queen happier, the queen will sleep very well today after this game round you just played.

    Jonathan TorresJonathan Torres21 päivä sitten
  • This reminds me of when I was doing some skirmishes against the AI in Warcraft III many many years ago. I picked a map that, like this one, had both players start on small islands and to get anywhere, you had to use the neutral shipyard on your island to expand and creep the other islands on the map. After awhile of expanding I realized that the AI hadn't actually attacked me at all and I hadn't seen them. So after taking a few omore islands, I sent a force looking for their main base. What I found was a full army trying desperately to path into the water to get off their island, running up and down the coast as if the AI was just spam clicking a neighbouring island. And yes, they too had a neutral shipyard (Warcraft III got rid of the naval warfare aspects from Warcraft II where you could build your own shipyard). How a neutral shipyard works is you stand a unit next to it which allows you to click the shipyard and buy transports. The AI in WC III however, doesn't use neutral buildings so they just ended up mining and lumberjacking their island into a barren waste flooded with units that desperately wanted to leave. I know it's not quite a fair comparison for he Warcraft III AI because it just wasn't programmed to be able to handle context sensitive neutral buildings (and honestly making the AI have decision-making for every possible shop and mercenary camp would've been hell). Where this game has no excuse is comparing it to the predecessor Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness. Here, naval warfare was a part of the game and maps commonly had islands so players would need to build transport ships (which they could build from their own buildings) in order to expand. From what I can recall, the AI was able to handle this as it has been a long time since I've played WC2, but I remember seeing island expansions. Warcraft II came out in 1995, two years before the original Age of Empires 1 was even released.

    Tyler van de VenTyler van de Ven21 päivä sitten
  • Who the fack cares about the AI who sits and plays against the AI in any game

    patrick evjepatrick evje21 päivä sitten
  • _"Seal clubbing"_ ... Jesus, Spiff. I love it xD

    Lvl 1 GlaceonLvl 1 Glaceon21 päivä sitten
  • I don't have the definitive edition, but I have about 300 hours in age of empires 3. I'm one of those rare creatures that likes the card system.

    Jesse LeStacheJesse LeStache21 päivä sitten
  • Me eating a baguette and drinking coffee. =D

  • why are the french red and the British blue ?

  • As always they don’t play whith honor

    Jules DalsaceJules Dalsace22 päivää sitten
  • *aztecs quietly in the corner with legit the most powerful land army in the game*

    Bernard DamervalBernard Damerval22 päivää sitten
  • I actually like aoe3?! And still play it. Where my peeps?

    Chris RobertsChris Roberts22 päivää sitten
  • You're not such a great player. AOE3 is not for playing against the AI.

    AnxeLupeAnxeLupe23 päivää sitten
  • Eh The ai is in no way broken, there have always been multiplayer only maps. For the average player it works great and its fun

    Nonna UrbisnessNonna Urbisness23 päivää sitten
  • With this knowledge of the game mechanics, the AI would absolutely destroy you on any other map, however.

    Еремей КудрявцевЕремей Кудрявцев23 päivää sitten
  • How about other difficulties, how about other maps and other civilisations? I mean, this is only medium difficulty ai, doesn't mean the whole game is shit. Also, not having trees isn't an issue as long as they've got working mills and a market, so it's not a given that the enemy doesn't have anymore resources after their natural resources have run out.

    Koala BearKoala Bear23 päivää sitten
  • What I love about this is the historically accurate French Navy. But everyone please note the AI on extreme is more much difficult. There are movement bugs in this game though that need to be fixed!

    KennethKenneth23 päivää sitten
  • 2020 AI Evolution in Games = 0

    matuphonmatuphon24 päivää sitten
  • Now try doing this on expert mode lol

    Dakota SiouxDakota Sioux24 päivää sitten
  • I have played this game a TON! not this latest definitive edition but i do have aoe3 on steam and was messing with it a few months ago. naval strategy is pretty damn broken against the ai, so is just building walls but naval is wayyy more broken, you're not using it nearly to it's fullest potential. You could play it on expert and have their cheating and everything boost up ridiculously, the ai on expert can perform around 200 actions per minute, pretty nuts! anyways, you can very early on, around age 3 get as many combat based ships as possible and basically form a blockade around their island. then they can never send any ships out, they'll pour a ton of resources into building anarmy just to have them drown from their boat being obliterated, that's if you even let them build docks, if you can just position your ships so that their towers cant hit them but you can destroy their docks, then they really can't get of their islands. there's a different island map where everyone's island does have decent resources and you dont have to even worry about colonizing another piece of land, and a map with just a big river you can do a super blockade of. you can totally beat atleast 2 other Ais on expert on the island map, i think it's called the carribean just with naval blockades. also fun little tip is just sending cavalry units into their areas and hyper focusing on thier villagers, every villager you kill compounds itself against their resources since, they spent x amount of food per villager, to then not be able to gather resources, which then cost another x amount of food. it really wrecks their economy. villagers are their lifeblood, don't waste youre time trying to fight their military. when they do send a squad in to defend their villagers, just run away! cavalry are very good at running away. the fastest land units you have. and they can chase down their villagers who are on foot! so in summary, walls, navy, and cavalry are just broken. I didn't know about the infinite coin on whales though. and the spanish hero explorer can train like 7 dogs right from the beginning and you can just send your explorer and dogs to go kill all of their villagers in the beginning and their explorer too, and possibly even siege their town center and win right off the bat.

    Steven BurtonSteven Burton24 päivää sitten
  • My favorite AOE

    Plan APlan A24 päivää sitten
  • 17:18 "Producing 5 food per turn" ,When CIV kicks in :D

    Uldan1988Uldan198824 päivää sitten
  • Since you asked, I too am a fan of RTS games and the AoE series specifically. I have old school disc versions of AoE II, AoM Gold, and AoE III. Only one I never played was the first one, because when I bought it 100 years ago, my PC was already too advanced to play it (Curse you Windows XP!). AoE III was really good, but it doesn't come close to AoE II. Even before I played the DE version, I'd still occasionally go back to play the campaigns on my disc copy. And thanks to this video, I feel motivated to pick up some AoE III tonight, as it has been a while.

    Travis ReiseltTravis Reiselt25 päivää sitten
  • You can have 4 boats of a limit of 2 if you use the card and build 2 at same time

    Alonsir daedraAlonsir daedra26 päivää sitten
  • I love the frenchbashing

    Pascal von DonnPascal von Donn26 päivää sitten
  • What really bothered me was he choose blue for British and red for French. For me it's always 🔴 for 🇬🇧, 🔵 for 🇫🇷 or🇯🇵, 🟡 for 🇪🇸 or 🇨🇳, 🟣 for 🇷🇺 and 🟠 for 🇮🇳

    Deago LowangDeago Lowang26 päivää sitten
  • God save the queen.

    Shorin RyuShorin Ryu26 päivää sitten
  • "RTS AI needs to cheat to be able to compete with players." Age of Empires 2 DE AI: "Cheats?! Look at these losers!" AoE2 playermade AI: "I can win against competent and advanced players and stomp on lesser AI at a regular basis"

    UndernownUndernown26 päivää sitten
  • AOE3 and AOM where my childhood games..

    Spiderrocker26Spiderrocker2626 päivää sitten
  • When the title said "everything is broken" i thought he meant how all the civilizations are op in their own way, but this works as well.

    - Daniel- Daniel26 päivää sitten
  • What about the campaigns? worth it?

    Armando EstradaArmando Estrada27 päivää sitten
    • Yes

      Timmy TurnerTimmy Turner18 päivää sitten
  • I really REALLY tried to like this game but I just couldn't, I find myself sticking to AOE2

    Sharpypus ProductionsSharpypus Productions27 päivää sitten
  • u trolling ensemble studios with a troll comic as a pfp?

    miguel alcantaramiguel alcantara27 päivää sitten
  • I actually loved and own the older version and I ain’t paying for this version lol

    trololololololololtrolololololololol27 päivää sitten
  • Ze baquette is better then tea hon hon hon

    trololololololololtrolololololololol27 päivää sitten
  • This Game is made for multiplayer games.

    nollatoleranssi 1nollatoleranssi 127 päivää sitten
    • Just like your mum Sorry it's just a joke i couldn't help myself 😯

      Timmy TurnerTimmy Turner18 päivää sitten
  • They were too busy getting rid of the city progression

    karrack halcyonkarrack halcyon27 päivää sitten
  • 21:37 um not meaning to kick up a fuss mate, buuuuuuut forts don't cost wood. Forts are built using fort wagons. You can see the fort wagon move to the building site at 21:35

    Mr UrquhartMr Urquhart27 päivää sitten
  • the tower exploit from the very first game still works? thats commitment in a way...

    Auburnt VixenAuburnt Vixen27 päivää sitten
  • The colors are all wrong!! Britain is supposed to be red! I'm not even sure if you are real Brit…

    Tapani KiviojaTapani Kivioja27 päivää sitten
  • i want to see a harder difficulty and another map, because on open land you would've been completely destroyed by even an medium AI...

    Günther SpechtGünther Specht27 päivää sitten
  • There really wasn’t any exploits

    Likeahorse88Likeahorse8827 päivää sitten
  • Tells the AI sucks, when he plays like the biggest noob while thinking he knows how to play the game. This game is meant for multiplayer. It is very competitive and fun. But would lose within 5 minutes were he to play multiplayer

    Miles Bennet DysonMiles Bennet Dyson28 päivää sitten
    • Ofc he doesn't know anything that video is just funny

      JubaJuba27 päivää sitten
  • To be quite honest, you played against the Moderate AI. Give someone who has never heard of AoE before, give him some time, say two hours, to figure out the basics and some hotkeys, and that person will absolutely stomp the Moderate AI every time.

    Nope NopeAgainNope NopeAgain28 päivää sitten
  • I wish Age Of Mythology had a second game. My favorite RTS.

    Daniel CoelhoDaniel Coelho28 päivää sitten
  • Literally just clicked on this video to hear spif say "Age ov Empiahs: Free"

    Alexander MarkgrafAlexander Markgraf28 päivää sitten
  • I do have to agree, 2 was much better after playing both, and to the originals, I prefeed 2 to 3 also.

    Mike BeezleyMike Beezley28 päivää sitten
  • I bought this game and actually enjoy it lol

    Disturbed DucklingDisturbed Duckling28 päivää sitten
  • I have age 2 and 3 didn’t bother with the new one

    Crazy KatCrazy Kat28 päivää sitten
  • Always preferred AoE 2 as well. But nothing is quite as amusing as playing the Dutch and killing everyone with an army entirely comprised of cannons and mortars

    Andrew SykesAndrew Sykes28 päivää sitten