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  • Summary: The Gathering Storm includes six entirely new campaigns which tell the tale of five heroes and their quest to defeat a mad wizard named Hexis, whose control of the realms of Nature and Death have begun a chain of events that threaten not just the heroes' own kingdom of Devonshire, but all of the lands of Lodwar. As Hexis's strength grows, so does his negative effect on nature itself. Earthquakes, floods, storms, and more have begun to spread across the kingdom, and it is up to the five heroes to stop Hexis and somehow reverse the damage he has done. [3DO] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. If you love the series this is a must have.
  2. 77
    The game disappoints with a lack of new heroes and new units. I still give this one a recommendation to fans of turn-based fantasy strategy games.
  3. A rather uninspired add-on to a rather uninspired sequel, which could only really garner an uninspired review.
  4. 70
    A fine piece of work, but a little hastily put together...Due to the lack of a random map generator and due to the limited replay value of the maps, the most you can get from the expansion is a week of playing.
  5. Adds a good deal of new content to play through: six massive single-player campaign games and a whopping 30 additional scenarios. But not much else.
  6. 58
    A disappointing expansion for Heroes IV. The few new items available could've easily been available for free, while the biggest change to the game - multiplayer -- is already free.
  7. It's a lot more of the same - the same grinding disenchantment. [Feb 2003, p.80]

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  1. Abrojo
    Nov 1, 2002
    I think the real add-on this game has are the new campaigns which are very good, a LOT better than the ones that came with the original hmm4. Gotta love that each campaign is to prepares one of heros you will use in the for a final battle, this really adds some flavour to the campaign since u have to balance them. Expand