8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Ah, Heroes of Might and Magic 5: Tribes of the East. It was my favourite game during childhood.
In overall, if you learn how to play it, you gonna pay HOURS, which you arent going to regret. It may sound as expansion pack, but its actually something more than that, not like SR4. It is standalone expansion pack, which does not require original game, and it offers a new line of campaign as several races, and singleplayer maps if feeling bored. It also includes random map generator in-case you played all maps already.
I never got to test multiplayer, but I managed to try LAN and Hotseat. I am not sure about Ubi.com option, but make sure to check out and let me know.
For first time, HOMM5 included adjustable 3D camera, which makes it with ease to see around corners and pick up that annoying pile of wood behind rocks.
The difference from original HOMM5, it includes new race known as Orcs, and TWO types of upgrades for creatures, instead of just 1. And also of course, new maps and campaign.
In overall :
+3D Adjustable Camera
+Very time consuming once you get into it
+Does not actually require UPlay (Its so annoying =m=)
+Updated graphics and art make it look terrific.
+If played previous series, its very easy to get grip on HOMM5.
and of course, nothing comes without negatives.
-Poor sound, but music makes it up.
-Boring battles at first campaign mission.
-Graphical bugs on individual video cards (just like on mine, but its still playable.)
8/10 . Give it a spin.