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Preview - Might and Magic: Heroes VI

Severin MiraSeverin Mira News Director/ReviewerRPGamer Staff
edited June 2011 in Latest Updates
One can only imagine the carnage that takes place at the annual Giffin family gatherings. Fortunately this clash of siblings can safely be examined from afar via the upcoming Might and Magic: Heroes VI.

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  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Whoa. We cover HOMM now? I thought that wasn't deemed RPG enough unlike King's Bounty.

    Yay!
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited May 2011
    I used my powers of persuasion to get it covered. :) Plus, it looks like they've got a decent narrative going for this one, and there's a reasonable number of RPG elements in it.
    Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
    Twitter: BeckyCFreelance
  • TheAnimeManTheAnimeMan Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    shoptroll said:
    Whoa. We cover HOMM now? I thought that wasn't deemed RPG enough unlike King's Bounty.

    Yay!

    Kinda surprises me as most of the HOMM games are SRPG's even gonig back to the first
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  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Ocelot said:
    Plus, it looks like they've got a decent narrative going for this one, and there's a reasonable number of RPG elements in it.
    So King's Bounty rubbed off on them a bit?
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited May 2011
    TheAnimeMan said:
    Kinda surprises me as most of the HOMM games are SRPG's even gonig back to the first

    I can't answer for coverage decisions made before I joined staff, but we're covering it now. :)
    Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
    Twitter: BeckyCFreelance
  • EmeraldSuzakuEmeraldSuzaku Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    And there was much rejoicing ^_^
  • 7thCircle7thCircle RPGamer Staff RPGamer Staff
    edited May 2011
    We had the conversation when I was playing HoMM 5 and opened a review blog for it. I didn't end up finishing the game, so it became a moot point, but I think Macstorm was going to let me post a review if I wrote one. HoMM is a turnbased strategy RPG with experience levels and customizable skills. You'd have to create HoMM-specific exclusionary reasons for why it doesn't get covered, but Japanese tactics games do.
    The lesson here is that dreams inevitably lead to hideous implosions.
  • RalsuRalsu Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    I hope this one has a smooth difficulty curve. I found HOMM V to go from beginner-friendly to extreme difficulty in just a few stages. I'll admit I may not be the best player, but I'd at least like adjustable difficulty if we don't get a smooth curve.
  • TheAnimeManTheAnimeMan Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Ralsu said:
    I hope this one has a smooth difficulty curve. I found HOMM V to go from beginner-friendly to extreme difficulty in just a few stages. I'll admit I may not be the best player, but I'd at least like adjustable difficulty if we don't get a smooth curve.

    That was my issue with 5, even 3 (missed out on 4) wasn't quite as brutal as 5 was.
    I am bad and that is good, I will never be good and that's not bad, there's no one I'd rather be than me - Wreck-it-Ralph

    27 years of gaming and still going strong
    and now a Proud if slightly annoyed Father :D
  • KaiserKaiser A smooth flow of thought Full Members
    edited May 2011
    meh the developer isnt nival anymore? meh

    i really loved Etherlords 2 and wanted to play Homm V because they developed it, but the fact that VI isnt developed by them anymore saddens me
    Trance Radiance Infinity

  • OcelotOcelot is not declawed RPGamer Staff
    edited May 2011
    Apparently Nival and Ubisoft had a difference in opinion over the future of the franchise. Seeing as VI seems to stay true to series tradition, the developer change might have been a good thing.
    Becky Cunningham, Staff-at-Large
    Twitter: BeckyCFreelance
  • TheAnimeManTheAnimeMan Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    Kaiser said:
    meh the developer isnt nival anymore? meh

    i really loved Etherlords 2 and wanted to play Homm V because they developed it, but the fact that VI isnt developed by them anymore saddens me

    Well the original company that did 1 -3 (maybe 4 don't know) was New World Entertainment. Honestly felt 5 did the series injustice save the city building (which is what I really like)
    I am bad and that is good, I will never be good and that's not bad, there's no one I'd rather be than me - Wreck-it-Ralph

    27 years of gaming and still going strong
    and now a Proud if slightly annoyed Father :D
  • EmeraldSuzakuEmeraldSuzaku Member Full Members
    edited May 2011
    I still really like the branching dwellings in 4. The way heroes worked was totally exploitable, but the city development was awesome.
  • shoptrollshoptroll Have towel will travel Full Members
    edited May 2011
    TheAnimeMan said:
    Well the original company that did 1 -3 (maybe 4 don't know) was New World Entertainment. Honestly felt 5 did the series injustice save the city building (which is what I really like)

    1-4 was New World Computing. Problem with 4 was that they played with the formula too much and they rushed it out the door. Presumably because 3DO was circling the drain at the time.

    4 still has an awesome Celtic sounding overworld theme though.
    So long & thanks for all the fish!
  • SpartakusSpartakus One Knight Stand Full Members
    edited June 2011
    Yesh! I love this series/franchise. As usual the story they are rigging is awfully trite, but Heroes is all about stimulating tactical and strategic gameplay.
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  • FiremystFiremyst Daddy Dragon II RPGamer Staff
    edited June 2011
    I've never felt HoMM was SRPG, just straight up strategy. I'm still curious why we're covering it now, but I'll live.
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