Advice need on if jME will be a good fit for my game


There are few game engines for Java out there, I'm trying to figure out which to use.  I want to create an Age of Empires like game.  2D would make it a lot easier to get started and get something playable.  I'm wondering if people in this community think the jME engine would be well suited for this type of game.  Consider that online play is key element to this type of game in the future.  I favor playability over graphics, despite knowning how important they are to a successful game.

Also if there is an open start to a game like this in Java, I'd be interested in knowning about that too.

Thank you