Agilaz Jan 16, 2013 @ 10:33am
On the fence, help me choose?
I just posted this in the HoMM 6 hub, I decided to post it here as well to get a wider range or replies. The more input, the better!

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So, I'm a big fan of the HoMM series. I played HoMM 1-3 to death back in the day, skipped over 4 due to "old man syndrome", and today I decided to try the HoMM VI demo.

I enjoyed it, though the amount streamlining (aka "dumbing down") is really obvious. Still, it was a good experience and before I knew it, almost two hours had passed.

But now I keep hearing about how the game is still littered with bugs, how the online component sucks and how HoMM 5 is just flat-out the better game, despite HoMM 6 being prettier. But then, HoMM 6 has no map editor and not a large selection of maps. Also, no random map generation?

So I'm kinda torn between getting HoMM 6 (w/ the upcoming expansion) or getting HoMM 5 (w/ Tribes of the East). Which would you guys recommend based on unit/hero/city variety, map variety, online component and community activity?

I might also crosspost this in the HoMM 5 hub, to get a broader range or replies. Thanks in advance!
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Nezer Mar 14, 2013 @ 12:23pm 
Having the same dilemma. ;)
hgwmrnorm Mar 16, 2013 @ 9:24am 
it's a no brainer, HOMM5, I have them both. if you want to get homm6 when it goes on sale again that's up to you but, if you have neither, get homm5 first (with the add-on packs).

I have all the add-ons for homm5 but just the initial release of homm6 (boxed, not steam), it was so messed up I couldn't bring myself to spend more on add-ons for it.
Saggeron Mar 16, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
HoMM 6 has better graphic. But i hate the town screen its messed up really badly.
HoMM 5 has a good graphic too. Towns are just epic. Units are great.
I think HoMM5 and 3 are the best pieces of this series.

PS. Sorry for my bad english :-)
Agilaz Mar 17, 2013 @ 8:07am 
It's been decided for some time now, I got HoMM5 w/ expansions from GOG. Haven't played a lot due to circumstances, but I'm certainly not regretting it!
la_nague Mar 17, 2013 @ 10:49pm 
you only need the last expansion, you can load a mod that ports the other campaigns into it.
The last expansion also has a good AI mod.
Claes Jun 12, 2013 @ 12:33am 
I have enjoyed 5 for dozens of hours now. If you enjoy strategy games, you can't go wrong. Added to which, it often goes on sale so keep an eye out if you are a frugal gamer.
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