1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Gaming Might and Magic Heroes VI Preview

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 5 Aug 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

    Joined:
    19 May 2004
    Posts:
    916
    Likes Received:
    13
  2. Whindog

    Whindog New Member

    Joined:
    16 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    351
    Likes Received:
    4
    Its been this way with the last few in the series. Holding on to the name and not delivering.

    Cant say im surprised. However it would be nice to play a good Heroes game again.

    Shame. Ah, well. We shall see what the final product delivers. But expectations arent what they once were.

    Nice write up Clive
     
  3. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

    Joined:
    28 Apr 2010
    Posts:
    3,712
    Likes Received:
    156
    Try the King's Bounty series. Just as good, if not better, and it seems little-known in many places.
     
  4. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

    Joined:
    16 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    6,058
    Likes Received:
    238
    I'm really looking forward to it :)
    King's Bounty is a bit different, with the main movement being realtime, thereby making local multiplayer impossible :( (the best bit about heroes for me)
     
  5. Edwards

    Edwards Active Member

    Joined:
    8 Oct 2010
    Posts:
    795
    Likes Received:
    42
    Hmm...

    I'm disappointed, though not overly surprised. Heroes 3 was by far the best of the series. The issues you have with the game (needless animations and critical cut scenes) were present in the last title, and were part of the reason it put me off. I've read that they have put your hero in the background again, ordering the troops and casting spells, rather than being a controllable unit (which didn't work very well, as they made normal troops insignificant half way through a match).

    I'm still looking forward to this, and I'll still pick this up, but I imagine that a few hours in I'll just be pining for number 3 again. Here's hoping that it ends up being a good game though.

    As for the Kings bounty games, the original kings bounty (on the Megadrive) was simply brilliant, and it is where the Heroes games came from. They are great fun to play, but they are much more of a single player campaign, killing scripted bosses as you go along, rather than having competing AI with armies like your own, fighting over resource points and castles etc like the Heroes games do.
     
  6. wiggles

    wiggles Member

    Joined:
    9 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    227
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm still baffled by how HoMM has never managed to better or equal HoMM3.
     
  7. bob_lewis

    bob_lewis Lurker extraordinaire

    Joined:
    9 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    101
    Likes Received:
    5
    Any word on the campaign difficulty? That's the only negative thing I can say about HoMM3; the unbalanced campaign difficulty. Some campaigns were too easy but in the end it got so hard I, sadly, never managed to finish the game. I know, I know, I suck...
     
  8. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

    Joined:
    29 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    691
    Likes Received:
    12
    Yep, heroes are back where they should be.

    Tricky to tell at this point as it's preview code and just getting to grips with all the spells/traits/abilities etc takes ages! I had to use cheat mode to gift myself more troops a few times just to get through some bits, but i put that partially down to n00bish mistakes with micro-managing town upgrades and so on.

    I'd tentatively say that Normal difficulty is fairly challenging, but only because of army attrition rather than amazing AI tactics in battles or on the map.
     
  9. rogerrabbits

    rogerrabbits New Member

    Joined:
    24 May 2011
    Posts:
    577
    Likes Received:
    11
    I agree with them resting on their laurels for a long time. I will stick to AOW2: Shadow Magic until something better comes along. I am quite excited about King Arthur Roleplaying Wargame 2.
     
  10. tozsam

    tozsam New Member

    Joined:
    11 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll second Age of Wonders, best game of this genre
     
  11. Tyrmot

    Tyrmot New Member

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    309
    Likes Received:
    1
    That was indeed the pinnacle, and still a great game now.
     
  12. Nikols

    Nikols New Member

    Joined:
    13 Oct 2009
    Posts:
    443
    Likes Received:
    16
    I just called to say I love you
    I just called to say I care.....

    Sing it with me!!!
     
  13. tupera

    tupera New Member

    Joined:
    1 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll second that. Bought King's Bounty: The Legend and Armored Princess on a whim and have enjoyed it immensly!
     
  14. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

    Joined:
    10 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    3,325
    Likes Received:
    116
    Doubt I will get this. Got just about every thing up to HoMMV. And I wasn't overly impressed with 4 or 5.

    I have been enjoying a romp through my Heroes Chronicles collection recently though. :D
     
  15. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

    Joined:
    16 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    6,058
    Likes Received:
    238
    4 was what got me into the series, since got 5, which I've really enjoyed (got it post expansions, which added a lot)
    Me and my brother are looking forward to this one :D
     
  16. AstralWanderer

    AstralWanderer New Member

    Joined:
    17 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    749
    Likes Received:
    34
    Good timing! GOG have a Might and Magic Universe promotion on (40% off individual titles, 50% off if you get the whole shebang) so anyone wanting to relive the classics can pick up a bargain.

    As for HoMM VI itself, it sounds like it shares some problems with HoMM V (naff voice-overs, overly-complex skill trees) and adds a few more (online message boards in a map, gah! - v1&gr& adverts ahoy!). Did Nival write this one too?

    With Ubisoft publishing, they'll presumably stick in their always-online-DRM just to mess things up.

    I'd add a thumbs up for King's Bounty The Legend (also available on GOG) and the sequel Armored Princess (DRM-free DVD) though the real-time movement on the strategic map does change the gameplay a bit (the Crossworlds followup requires online activation though). RockPaperShotgun has a great review highlighting some of the craziness in KB The Legend.
     
  17. Eiffie

    Eiffie New Member

    Joined:
    11 Oct 2010
    Posts:
    364
    Likes Received:
    2
    Been playing heroes of might and magic 6 since the beta started and even after since the game runs anyway strait from the install folder in my steam common folder. It's quite good. The only other Heroes game I've played was 5 and I did not like it at all. This one is a lot more fun. The armies you build are more fun to use and I like the new Talent System for your hero. It helps me to flesh out what I want before I go into a game. I too was also a big fan of all 3 king's bounty games on steam but I've gotta say, since heroes 6 is open to play, I haven't gone back and touched that series.

    Plus the music in Heroes 6 (which is a lot of heroes 2 + 3 music from what my friends tell me) is god-like!
     
  18. Pinky

    Pinky New Member

    Joined:
    6 Aug 2011
    Posts:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Heroes 4 had the potential to be great but because 3DO was going bankrupt, a lot of the game's developers were moved on to other projects, and the game was released long before it was completed.
     
  19. _Luddite

    _Luddite New Member

    Joined:
    6 Aug 2011
    Posts:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    I am looking forward to this.

    To be begin with, the presentation is very crisp and I like the smooth animations. Although it is in 3D you can't rotate the camera, which I think is preferable to the free camera in V, which was fiddly and just an extra burden. I like the wealth of options while leveling, but 2 things I am apprehensive about is the reduced resources (now only 4) and reduced factions. Also, no true town screen! A real wasted opportunity there.
     
  20. sear

    sear New Member

    Joined:
    2 Aug 2010
    Posts:
    183
    Likes Received:
    9
    Turn-based strategy is slow? You actually have to remember things and master the game mechanics to play well? Gasp! What's next, does it not even feature any mole-popping cover-based shooting action? No iron sights? FFFFFFFFFFF
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page