Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Plodding, bland fair. [July 2009, p.95]
  2. The whole notion of a scored review seems a little arbitrary in the face of the niche and dedicated fanbase this game will attract, and its attempts at populist window-dressing are virtually pointless because for the rest of us, the whole entity is at its most lenient completely mystifying, and at its most uncompromising utterly impenetrable.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Aug 20, 2010
    4
    Being an ardent fan of such turn based titles as HOMM, Disciples, AOW and Warlords I really wanted to like this game. Playing the game on easy mode and getting completely crushed in the second scene of the campaign, however, was quite a surprise. I found success on further attempts but it seems to me the game takes the fun out of exploring each map, as you must move directly to the objective as quickly as possible or get wiped out. Problems still exist though, as these side towns troops end up flanking you or advancing on your tail. This while trying to win at the gold level, which may be overly ambitious for my skills. All in all a major disappointment. Full Review »
  2. Dec 7, 2011
    4
    I really wanted to like this game. I even like the art and graphics (in 2011). But it really is too hard, even on the easiest setting. AI is good, but since you're heavily outnumbered, the game becomes unfair. And there's nothing as disappointing as seeing the AI gang up on your carefully nurtured elite unit and wipe it out in one turn. Full Review »
  3. JohnS.
    Jul 23, 2009
    9
    To keep things short and simple, this game is much more fun than critics have put it out to be. Being a hardcore fan of the genre, I first ignored this game at its release because of the mediocre feedback it was getting. Thanks to Steam's sale on Paradox games, it wasn't until today that I realized how much I had missed out on. All fans of the Heroes series definitely won't be disappointed; old school RPG fans included. Full Review »