14Native Americans, Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs
One of the most definitive real-time strategy games, Age of Empires has always offered players the freedom to redefine moments in history, intricately blending the New World with the
Old World in brilliant detail and immersive game play. But meddling with history is fraught with pitfalls, especially when dealing with timelines charged with conflict and tragedy. An interpretation of history for entertainment value always begs the question, who's the man behind the curtain controlling the narrative?
Ages of Empires III: The WarChiefs plays on tired stereotypes of the Old West. After all, "Native American" is a broad term, representing numerous cultures and tribes, and the stereotypical "Cowboys and Indians" theme means a definitive bad guy – often the bloodthirsty savages. The WarChiefs treads on a fine line of how a civilization should be portrayed, begging the question, if history is written by the victors, who defines your gaming experience?