Average User Score: 6.0Oct 15, 2011I waited this game for a long time. What can I say, in the first impression is WOW. I like it so much. Now I spend then 20 hour game-play, andI waited this game for a long time. What can I say, in the first impression is WOW. I like it so much. Now I spend then 20 hour game-play, and I feel more depth of tactics and skills. It's very impressed me. They made a fresh air of this franchise, but not lost their soul. When you play and say "just one more turn", that's remind me a good memories! That's what I need (for a heroes fun)!
GRAPHICS 96/100 (in this genre)
Graphics it's amazing, especially the adventure maps (of course in high setting). Some reviewer talking about graphics issue (zoom in, and not looks like Crysis - dude this is not FPS - different technology -and you don't play strategy in fps mode), or glitches (graphic driver problem or lowend PC settings)? I don't understand why. They have bad luck about hardware or driver (or system spam) I think. (UBI referred about bug fix - some people have black screen, or laptop issue - they will fixing). But this is not about game, these are technical problems, what they can fix (Look at Rage - what they got from PC users - on consoles no problem, no tantrums). From that view is not objective the critics. When you can play the game in long time, then you able to discover lot of fun-factor (20 hour not so long to discover every aspect of the game!), and beauty visual.
Units and map visual are closer to the H3, and leave H5 cartoonish style. This create more serious feeling, and more familiar to the adult audience. (Don't forget H1 released 1995 - that children are parents now.)
- When your hero walk over the bridge, and you see cascade seem to fall into the depths.
- You move into the swamp and feels like in sleep hollow movie.
- You don't wanna leave the dungeon because of beauty.
What can I say :)
In this game have lot of different battle area. Some very memorable and some just decent. Effects are nice, but some are very common. I wanted to see some (like in FinalFantasy) huge facedropper effect, or more creative stuff for magic. User interface is ok, very clever and transparent. Icons are nice. BUT I miss the magic book! Scrolling! Of course TOWN SCREEN - what happened, and why? I want full screen town, with lot of detail - come on 2011! (There have rumor about townscreen fix in the future patch - I hope so)
ANIMATIONS 99/100 (in this genre)
I like the units animations. Very detailed, and full of life. There have new animation (which was not previously): defense, or critical hit.
There have humor too. When your troop waiting so long, then start fun animation. :))
On the adventure maps need some critter - create more life!
CUTSCENES 80/100 (ingame - PC games)
Compare to the other AAA hyped title, for example Deus Ex, it's much more decent and polished (especial lipsync). There are lot of them, and not the same at all. Nice touch to story telling, but not every aspect. (-20)
In the 25th anniversary we hear lot of familiar tunes from Might and Magic series. This make me chill, goose-skin, and brake up good memories :) Nice touch.
VOICE AND SOUND (80/100)
Voice acting (in this industry) are very decent. Some a bit over/under played, but the average are good. Sound nothing special, just fine. Maybe some missing (example: ship movement have no sound)
Area control, new (not random) skill system, dynasty ability, new race are fresh and exciting. AI fast and sometimes more challenge. (This AI more complex than before.) Hard mode sometimes insane (Be careful: AI in this mode cheating with more resource and units!)
Town upgrade, and unique buildings are fine (new game tactics for online). Market very clever and easy to use. (Full Townscreen usage more fun.)
There have hotseat and online mode for living AI :) Duel is fun, just need more level, and opportunity to create unique army.
In my machine this game are stable. Graphics smooth. I would like antialising. Save is very fast.
Loading or closing the game sometimes a bit long (somthing online issue I think)
Some dude show about incompetency:
UNIT PLACING BEFORE BATTLE - Is it POSSIBLE, if you have a special skill for that!
THERE IS ALSO NO WAY TO VIEW YOUR NEW UNITS
- Dude where are your eyes? On the Unit window there have a button to show your unit in close, and you can rotate. (OMG)
THE CURSOR IS STILL FLICKERING FOR NO GOOD REASON
- That's just on some configuration, how I saw on some forum. Of course this fix coming, as soon as possible, if you read UBI forum. BIG IMBALANCES IN THE GAME
- That judge in a few hour play? Oh, and what Heroes was balanced in release? I remember H3 needed 3 addon/patch (year after year) and still not so balanced. I take 10 score, because some "kid" playing as troll and crash the normal count. These dude need to live in middle Africa or Afghanistan for a couple of year - or just playing enough to know the depth of the game...… Expand