OK, I have some money burning a hole in my pocket. I'm considering buying Dust or Age or Empires III. Currently i'm leaning towards AoE3 due to feedback on Board Geek, (rated pretty high), and I'm familiar with the the franchise. But the description of Dust is very intriguing. (Of course its FFG Marketing's job to make it sound interesting.) So I ask the community;
If you could only buy one, which game would you buy? And niether is an option. If you know a better strategy game of similar vien which outshines these two don't hesitate to mention it.
All I ask is that responders should be someone who has played the games in question, not just fans who are all about one or the other. Games today are pricey enough without getting stuck with a $50+ game you never play.