Minmataro Sep 20, 2013 @ 7:16pm
Completely new to this sub-genre, Did i pick the right franchise to start with?
I purchased The complete set of King's Bounty games. I've always been intimidated by strategy games. Recently got into Xcom (yes i know its a different type of game) and while i enjoy it i read that King's Bounty was very good.

So i picked the franchise up and find that the battles are kind of rough. Maybe I should start with an easier type of turn based strategy? or maybe im going about the franchise the wrong way?

I don't want to give up on the game but if its specifically designed for Hardcore strategy gamers then ill gladly go play a easier game series and come back to this one.

Any advice for a new startegy player thats kind of frustrated?
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sethmage Sep 20, 2013 @ 10:15pm 
There are few guides in the guides section, see if you can handle.
Have you ever played Heroes of Might and Magic? They are like sisters

This game is a little rough at the beginning and if you can pass the spider on the 4th island then you can finish the game.

About strategy? Hmmm... it's kind of personal taste, myself I cannot see anything else playing only Soothsayer. My advice, explore and try different combination of the units and never forget that every unit has some ability that can do extra damage/buff/debuff and what have you.
.//slayer Sep 21, 2013 @ 3:32am 
KB series is a great starting place for beginners, since it mixes strategy with some heavy RPG elements, thus making the game more versatile and fitting for wider audience, while also giving players a huge array of options to choose from. I would still recommend you to start with The Legend, since it's the first game in the series, and it keeps things simpler than other chapters. There are less creatures, less artifacts, but it's a perfect starting point to familiarize yourself with the mechanics.

As for difficulty, hard to say until you try it. It's not really a strategy, it's actually a tactics, and your success in it depends on tactical, not strategic thinking. No need to care about stuff like macro-management and such, but you have to treat your troops with care. If you experience difficulties, try playing in such a manner as to not lose as much troops. Search for creatures and abilities with resurrection, try to find some bigger and sturdier warriors instead of cheap ones. It usually comes wtih time, all you need is to figure out the mechanics.
Lambertman Sep 21, 2013 @ 3:43am 
I've loved the series, the only 'bad' aspect is that the games a quite long .. I think I logged almost 80 hours into armoured princess
dw0rd Sep 21, 2013 @ 7:01pm 
A great aspect of the series is it's flexiblity. A new game generates different artifacts, units, etc. in different locations. Playing different hero types and difficulties adds more variables. You can try different tactics with different units depending on what hand the game deals you.

I find the interface on many rpgs too compex to be fun but King's Bounty is fun without being too simplistic. Start out by playing The Legend as a warrior at Normal or lower and don't be afraid to restart. Save often and remember to F5 for a quick save before trying anything and then F8 if you want to try again. Later you can develop your own style of play with your own strategies.

Don't forget to read the manual and then the web if you have a problem. See the 1C (Katari) website and enroll in their forum too.

I see the length of the games as a plus. The price per hour of play is astounding and if you can't get into it after a fair trial you won't have lost a lot of money.
Tegga21 Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:34pm 
If you're having a rough time play them in this order, don't be afraid to start on easy

Armored Princess > Warriors in the north > Legends
Juggler Sep 24, 2013 @ 5:29pm 
Originally posted by Lambertman:
I've loved the series, the only 'bad' aspect is that the games a quite long .. I think I logged almost 80 hours into armoured princess

Long game = value for your $. Its a good thing.
Chaos Reborn Sep 24, 2013 @ 7:00pm 
Its a great series I own them all. Have patience find what style works for you.
karmavirus Sep 24, 2013 @ 7:47pm 
I love this series and as for RPG/Tactical it's at the top of my list. Very similar to Heroes of Might & Magic, but I think I like this series a bit better, especially since HMM's latest episode was a disappointment. Other titles which you might like are Elven Legacy which is a little simpler, and Fallen Enchantress which is less exploration and more civilization based with strategy tile battles for attacks.
Chaos Reborn Sep 24, 2013 @ 8:02pm 
I will agree with karmavirus as I also own those titles not a big fan of fallen enchantress though.
Chaos Reborn Sep 24, 2013 @ 8:04pm 
Elven Legacy might be a little easier just not as rewarding as this game.
MUCHAMAM Sep 25, 2013 @ 5:38am 
+1
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