Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. 46
    Let this game serve as a warning to Square Enix: we don't want an RTS for the Mana series. And even if we did, we would only want it if the game wasn't broken from start to finish.
  2. The quality of this game’s interface proves that RTS gameplay can be every bit as compelling on the DS as it is on the PC. Unfortunately, the severe lack of quality in the gameplay itself makes this completely broken RTS a waste of your time and money.
  3. 40
    As mentioned before, the grid-based battlefield is a big part of the problem.
  4. Heroes of Mana feels like Dawn of Mana, take two. It's gorgeous and somewhat interesting, but undermined by basic flaws in its ability to let players see what's going on. Here's hoping there's no take three in the works.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. DrewF.
    Sep 4, 2007
    7
    Not sure why this game is getting so trashed. It's actually a pretty good attempt at an RTS on the DS. Yes there is a minor pathfinding issue (two units cannot occupy the same space at the same time, so sometimes this forces the odd unit to take a RIDICULOUS path to get from one point to the other, and more often then not results in that unit dying), but once you adjust to it it's not that troublesome. If you're an RTS fan, you may want to bump this rating up to an 8. I've been having alot of fun with the game, and it takes ALOT for me to stick with a game all the way thru to the end, lately. Full Review »