• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 29, 2015
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  • Summary: The story takes place during a war of succession. The Empress’ murder has left a realm in flames with many ambitious rivals ready to take the throne by force. The Duke Ivan then brings together a prestigious council of six trusted advisers to restore order and end the conflict that setThe story takes place during a war of succession. The Empress’ murder has left a realm in flames with many ambitious rivals ready to take the throne by force. The Duke Ivan then brings together a prestigious council of six trusted advisers to restore order and end the conflict that set ablaze Ashan’s lands. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. Oct 6, 2015
    88
    Fight, level up, explore, conquer, build. Even after 20 years this still manages to glue you to the screen. Incredible.
  2. Sep 29, 2015
    80
    Gameplay-wise, Might & Magic Heroes VII is arguably the "best of the series" game its developers set out to create. However, the experience is marred by inexcusably sluggish performance at times (even in high-end systems equipped with SSDs), and also by the rather uninspiring generic fantasy setting of Ashan, that still can't measure up to the majesty that is the "original" setting of the Might and Magic universe.
  3. Oct 27, 2015
    75
    It does nothing to innovate the series, going back to its roots and eliminating most of the changes made with heroes VI. It's good, with a long campaign and the usual beloved gameplay of old, but it has no courage. None at all.
  4. Sep 30, 2015
    70
    Heroes 7 has a number of problems that completely ruin the experience.
  5. Nov 12, 2015
    68
    If you’re a fan of the franchise, and if you really want to play Heroes VII, then I’d recommend waiting for another month or two, until some more patches have come out and maybe the price has dropped down. If you don’t know anything about the franchise, then Heroes VII definitely isn’t the right version for you to use as your introduction. For you I’d recommend trying out just about any other version of the game, since most of them can be purchased for very little money these days.
  6. Oct 1, 2015
    64
    It manages to scratch a very old PC gaming itch, at least between the awful cutscenes and performance problems.
  7. Nov 1, 2015
    30
    As a reviewer, I was bored, as a gamer I was confused, and as a fan, I was disappointed. Ubisoft’s indifference for a long-running and beloved series is a problem, and I hope they realize that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 143
  2. Negative: 74 out of 143
  1. Sep 29, 2015
    10
    The best of Heroes III and Heroes V combined to a thrilling turn-based strategy-rpg highlight, Heroes VII brings back the great feeling ofThe best of Heroes III and Heroes V combined to a thrilling turn-based strategy-rpg highlight, Heroes VII brings back the great feeling of just one more turn!
    Nice long and motivating campaign containing all 6 factions (haven, sylvaner, dugeon, stronghold, necropilis, academy), offering up to 125 creatures, 100 spells, 60 hero abilities to master and really beautiful 3D graphics (unreal 3 engine). With the return of townviews (in calssic 2D) and again 7 resource types as well as interactive maps and a lot of multiplayer options (online, LAN, hot seat and skirmish) plus an editor there´s so much time to sink in thsi great strategy fgame that I wish I had a few weeks of holiday left....
    A must buy!
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  2. Oct 3, 2015
    10
    This is the best Heroes has ever been. Art design, atmosphere is JUST amazing and magical. Gameplay is addicting and factions are soThis is the best Heroes has ever been. Art design, atmosphere is JUST amazing and magical. Gameplay is addicting and factions are so different. If you are HEROES FAN YOU WILL ENJOY IT GREATLY. Even if you never played Heroes before, if you like chess and TBS - get it now! Expand
  3. Sep 29, 2015
    8
    Firstly, a couple of points. I have played all the Might and Magic Games. I didn't play either of the two Betas that came out for HOMM7.Firstly, a couple of points. I have played all the Might and Magic Games. I didn't play either of the two Betas that came out for HOMM7.

    With that, my first impressions of the game is positive. having only spent a few hours with one faction on their first mission, it was a great way to "trial and error' a few things before going after the faction i love playing the most (Haven).

    Gameplay at times can be slightly clunky. I for one have increased the combat and movement speed, just to hurry things up a little bit without compromising the game. I love the auto resolve button, however at times it's calculations seem to be way off and the need for the good old manual intervention is required.

    The skill tree/wheel is a nice change from the HOMM6 family tree where the same pathway in HOMM6 that lead to winning or higher advantages has been curved.

    The additional resources appears to be a wonderful introduction into the game. Whilst you still require wood and ore for majority of the primary buildings, those unique materials add extra flavour for powerful elite creatures.

    Combat has increased in complexity. rather than good old might is right where the most numbers wins, flanking and backstabbing, combination of spells and combos can really tilt a battle either to your advantage or disadvantage. the impact of Luck and Morale has also been tweaked to add a nice well rounded balance.

    Movement on the map seems a lot more limited than previous HOMM's taking longer turns to move around the map. Artifacts appear to be a lot more importance, particularly boots that grant additional movements. Money at times also appears to "never be enough" which can leave a player with tough choices on who to buy/train.

    Overall i'm thoroughly enjoying HOMM7. There are some things they could have done better, but overall i believe a very solid performance so far.
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  4. Sep 30, 2015
    4
    For me, it feels like, that they shipped a pre-beta version. So many gameplay bugs for example:
    - AoE magic placement is bugged
    - left
    For me, it feels like, that they shipped a pre-beta version. So many gameplay bugs for example:
    - AoE magic placement is bugged
    - left click, right click, sometimes game see no difference between them.
    - battle animation bugs
    - no music change, and no battle sounds in battle
    - city build tree: random reallocation of "building buttons "
    - after game restart config reset to default
    - after finishing mission 1 and exit(seen "video", back to campaign map), the game forgets, that i finished that map, so i had to load from last turn

    Sad facts:
    - no "video" intros, just static pictures (back to 90`s)
    - Heroes 6 looks better, more colorful
    - Hero leveling: after 20 min game-play, both heroes reached max lvl or the map. The mission took me 2-3 hour to finish.....
    - the battles are boring, good thing we have a "fast battle" button
    - OP skills and useless skills in skill tree
    - units are unbalanced: core units very-very weak compared to elite units; pointless ranged units(so low dmg)
    - SLOW and boring
    - etc.

    This game is bad. Do not buy it. I`m sad that i pre-purchased it.
    I played with all HoMM games. I liked all of them. Even the 4th one.
    This game, its current state is bad. Buy HoMM 6 or 5, they are cheaper, nicer and better.
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  5. Oct 27, 2015
    3
    I have played all Heroes games, I like some more than the other, but I have found something interesting in all of them. I love the series.I have played all Heroes games, I like some more than the other, but I have found something interesting in all of them. I love the series. Except Heroes VII. Do not buy this game. Why?
    This game is still in early development state, it is basically an alpha version: there is missing content, there are placeholders, there is no general style, there are lacks in design, some level are just sketches. And bugs... there are so many bugs you can not often play.
    This is not a totally new game, it has reused all assets they could from Heroes VI: units, buildings, resources, music, sounds, UI, illustrations - there is not a single moment when you are not watching at least few assets from previous game.
    This game has moved the series backward in very bad meaning. All good ideas from Heroes IV to VI are gone, but the game is still nothing like Heroes II or III. They get rid of most units abilities, so most of the differ only by few statistic points. They have limited a role of a hero on a battlefield. They have flatten all strategic layer of the game.
    Playing in hot-seat with a friend was annoying because of bugs and boring because there is no depth. Playing campaigns was terrible, because of uneven level of completion of each scenario, really bad voice acting and horrible cutscenes.
    If you are a diehard Heroes fan (like me) do not buy this game. If you simply can not resist wait at least for 2 expansions and buy it on sale.
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  6. Nov 30, 2015
    1
    WARNING!!! Total garbage dont buy!!

    They no longer care about making a quality game. They just want the quick fast buck. Heroes 3 & 5 were
    WARNING!!! Total garbage dont buy!!

    They no longer care about making a quality game. They just want the quick fast buck. Heroes 3 & 5 were by far the best games in the series. When Heroes 6 came out, it was obvious that they didnt care! They regressed! Some of the BEST features of Heroes 5 were now gone. Most importantly was the 360 degree camera and no sim turns. Here I was excited for them to actually improve on sim turns and make them better.. I was hoping they would make sim turns so they didnt break at all during game.. But instead of making the game better, they got lazy and just removed it. Same for the 360 camera which is also MISSING from Heroes 7. Again just to lazy to code it back into the game??

    Another disgusting trend they have been doing is only releasing HALF of a game that includes only half the factions, then expecting you to pay more money to buy the other half of the game to gain access to the rest of the factions. That is like years ago when I seen trucks on the car lots with no back bumper. And when I asked where the bumper was they said it was not part of the standard package that I had to pay extra to get the bumper???? Are you kidding me???

    Most frustrating part is seeing ANY customers paying for this garbage. I wish everyone would boycott them and make them wake up and take pride in the games they produce.

    They only ever focus on the stupid campaigns and never put more then 5 mins thought to multiplayer at all. For years players have been offering ideas and input on how they want to see the Heroes game evolve, and they NEVER listen. They must think they know what is best for a game? Well obviously they havent got a clue.

    I have no choice but to wait and hope and pray that they care about Heroes 8!
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  7. Dec 4, 2015
    0
    Today is the 12th of December and my autosaves are still bugged, my hero lost EVERY SKILL POINT (+spells +boosts) because I reloaded anToday is the 12th of December and my autosaves are still bugged, my hero lost EVERY SKILL POINT (+spells +boosts) because I reloaded an autosave file after playing almost 6 hours non-stop.
    Other issues:
    - animations are terrible
    - sound effects are terrible
    - camera is a piece of a sh**
    - the whole game is a piece of sh**

    I seriously want my money back.
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