Posted: March 26
I think HOMM VI on its own, is an acceptable incarnation of the HOMM formula. Most of the basics are there, and you mostly get an OK amount of what you expect, except for the removal of the many resource types. Up to this point I wouldn't have recommended against this game, but I would't have recommended it either. Just OK.
The problem is UPlay however, it's hard to review HOMM VI without reference to UPlay. It's like an average dish served in a plate made of dried diarrhea. You also get some extra icing crap on top of it too.
Be prepared to waste a few hours with pure frustration, trying to get UCrap to start your game without "stopping to respond". The funny thing is, I've ended up installing this otherwise acceptable game to two different computers with different Windows versions, and UCrap failed exactly the same way, and wasted my exactly as many hours trying to get it to work. Don't they ever test their crapware? This is the last game I'm buying that comes with UPlay, (or any other middleware probably).