Posted: May 25
I just finished the HoMM V after playing it for the first time this weekend.
And loved the game so much I bought the Hammers of Fate expansion as well as HoMM VI and also started playing HoMM Online as well.
Way back in 2002 I had purchased what I believe was HoMM IV, my first HoMM game and I recall within minutes not liking it, deleting it and for the next 13 years avoiding all HoMM titles.
GEEEEEEZZZZZ, what was I thinking!?!
On a whim, I played Kings Bounty for the first time last Friday, "KB: Legend"...I loved it !
And also was happy to find out that HoMM and KB are related.
This got me thinking to give HoMM a 2nd chance, so I bought HoMM V and OMG I love it!
I could not stop playing it!
Although, I finished it, I still have Hammer of Fate to play.
But, that could not stop me from wanting to try HoMM VI with its upgraded graphics.
My initial hesitation on Steam to return to HoMM games was due to mixed reviews regarding the versions of HoMM that require the infamous "UPlay".
But, being a techie I was determined to not let UPlay ruin my fun.
Despite, not being able to play HoMM VI due to a UPlay error, that caused me to RAGE, I was able to get it to run with the help of our Steam forum members.
As a result, I LOVE HoMM VI as well!
1) Updated graphics
2) Beautiful Sound Track
3) Plays just like HoMM V, but with some changes that others complained about, but I do not mind.
My only complaints thus far is that the voice acting is not as good as HoMM V, the Orc sounds downright cheesey. And of course the cinstant connection, Conflux and UPlay all adding to disk usage and duplicating Steam.
if you never played a HoMM game before, let me tell you that the game design is very uniquer and fun and is being imitated by other games.
For me, the allure is the way the game switches from strategic view to tactical view where the battles are fought.