Video Games Heroes of Might and Magic series...
+ Log in or register to post
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Member
    Magsman (Lvl 14)

    Treebore's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Elfrida, AZ
    Posts
    7,864
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block Treebore


    Friend+
    My communities:

    Heroes of Might and Magic series...

    GOG has the series on sale and I am wondering if they are worth getting. I played Might and Magic back in the day, up to number VI, but never the Heroes series.

    Should I get it? Its just over $30 right now.

  2. #2
    I think they are pretty fun, I own HoMM 1-IV, though I haven't played any in a long while.

    They're scenario based 4x games , you move your hero around and grab stuff, build up your towns, conquer enemies, then when you win a scenario, you start over.

  3. #3
    Member
    The Great Druid (Lvl 17)

    Crothian's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    44,849
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block Crothian


    Friend+
    I really liked them back then. I played them for hours and if I'm thinking of the right games I even designed some scenarios for them and then played them. However, having recently gone back to play Age of Empire games I've found that games I really liked once I don't enjoy so much now.

  4. #4
    Played HOMM2 quite a bit in college, along with MOO2 and Civ2.

    Clearly it was the golden age of games with a 2 in them!

    But anyway, HOMM2 was quite fun. You (usually) start out with a weakling hero and a feeble base-building of some sort. You scour the landscape for resources with which to build up your base, so you can recruit more creatures to fight at your side. You can also meet creatures on the map who will either fight you or, sometimes, join you.

    There are magic geegaws you can find, artifacts you can search for, etc. Your hero gains XP and levels up much like in D&D. Some heroes can cast spells, again taken from D&D.

    Eventually you confront the enemy hero and defeat him. Lather, rinse, repeat.

  5. #5
    Member
    Defender (Lvl 8)



    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    3,626
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block Spatula


    Friend+
    HOMM 1 is kinda fun but it's kinda basic.

    HOMM 2 is a lot of fun but very primitive - you have to micro-manage your side and there are some exploits in the rules. The AI is not great and relies on cheating on the higher difficulty levels to beat you.

    HOMM 3 is probably the best of the series. It's basically HOMM 2 with more factions, troops, features, less micro-management, etc. The only downside (to me) is that the art, while very good, is a different style than HOMM 2's. HOMM 2 is pleasingly cartoony, while HOMM 3 goes for a more photo-realistic look.

    HOMM 4 is a mess.

    HOMM 5 was done by a different studio and is a decent game, but is more like a re-imagining than a sequel.

    Dunno if they ever made any more.

  6. #6
    Member
    Lama (Lvl 13)



    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Decatur, AL
    Posts
    3,036
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block JRRNeiklot


    Friend+
    My communities:

    Lol. I'm playing Heroes 3 as I type this. Been playing it since release. I play online 4 or 5 nights a week. It's the best of the series. It's gone steadily downhill since 3.

+ Log in or register to post

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Similar Threads

  1. [Proposal]: PH Heroes Series 1
    By ukingsken in forum Living Eberron
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: Tuesday, 4th August, 2009, 10:37 AM
  2. Proposal:PH Heroes Series 1
    By ukingsken in forum Living 4th Edition
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: Thursday, 9th July, 2009, 09:08 PM
  3. Might & Magic Series: How Good and Where to Begin?
    By Rl'Halsinor in forum Miscellaneous Geek Talk & Media Lounge
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Saturday, 27th October, 2007, 07:39 PM
  4. Replies: 190
    Last Post: Friday, 23rd September, 2005, 03:03 AM
  5. Spell Chains? Series Magic? Council of Wyrms?
    By Heretic Apostate in forum D&D 5th Edition News, Rules, Homebrews, and House Rules
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Tuesday, 30th December, 2003, 09:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •