Reviews for Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
Very nice spin-offlucasart | Nov. 25, 2013 | See all lucasart's reviews »
The strongest supporters of Might & Magic series might turn up their noses at such a sudden change of gender, but on balance this Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is a spinoff to be cute and, surprisingly, a product of great value. More like a Puzzle Quest that to any of the titles in the franchise, this title presents a game system easy to govern but absolutely deep and fitted with numerous variables, with mechanics that take a while 'from RPG, a little' by strategic. Absolutely recommended to all lovers of the genre and not, shame about the story, that smacks of originality, combined with stereotypical characters and a clear linearity.
Not MaM so far, but still good gameRadovanh | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all Radovanh's reviews »
Clash of Heroes isnt some Might and Magic or Heroes of Might and Magic game. But it is still good game with strategy and working principles. You are making formations, filling special units and this game is still working and you must use your brain to win. Small spin off to a big series. Try it and you this game not will dissapoint you. And the principle is this small - take one unit and give it on another place. Brilliant game.
Wonderful, especially in multiplayerShav | June 19, 2013 | See all Shav's reviews »
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes has almost nothing in common with traditional Might and Magic games. The story, graphic style and combat is completely different, yet it is very fun to play. While the main campaign in singleplayer can get boring at parts - especially that it takes over 30 hours to complete, the multiplayer is truely a blast to play. You are choosing from few different characters, with different armies, and have to beat your opponent. While it may seem like a simple puzzler, it requires a lot of strategy and planning. Pretty good game, and really cheap.
Good spinoff to main serieDemilisz | June 11, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »
Clash of Heroes is good, enjoyable, but rather short spin off to main HoMM serie (counting from HoMM V upward). It is obvious that DS was a main platform for this game, so it lacks a lot of feature. You don;t have castle to build, resources are almost non existent, maps are small and linear. The battle system is similiar ot Puzzle Qquest, only you try to arrange your own units rather than generic jewels. It is quiet fun when you play it first time, but when you finish it there is really not much to return to.
The game takes place 40 years before HoMM V, so fans has a chance to meet their favourite characters when they was much younger (though some of them , like Nicolai or Zephyr, aren't born yet - but you are able to meet their parents).
Never has a NDS port been this good.McDoenerKing | June 4, 2013 | See all McDoenerKing's reviews »
It was initially released for the NDS and later ported to the pc, so I didn't really trust the game to begin with, but as I found out years later it was a big mistake. Here is why: This game is addictingly fun! I love puzzles now and then. Since I haven't played a puzzle game in recent time, I picked this title up while on sale and had a blast. The single player story is well told and the learning curve is very nice. Sometimes you will hit enemies you just can't beat and have to go fighting other enemies, but you want your revenge at some point! I promise! ;) The gameplay mechanics over really nice and different tactics depending on who you are facing. The different races and units are well done and offering nice abilities. I didn't like the leveling system much it felt a bit alienated though.
If you are on a dry road, when it comes to puzzle games, pick this game up and thank me later! Playing time is varying between 25-40 hours depending on your puzzle skills and number of sessions.
Throwing armies never was this funHarbinger_87 | May 31, 2013 | See all Harbinger_87's reviews »
Imagine standing on the battlefield opposite your nemesis, picking up single soldiers and throwing them at the back of your other troops to build chains of three congruent units, since one or two of those guys can't charge the enemy, no sir, it has to be three. Sounds weird, right? Now immagine, your opponent on the other side of the battlefield does the exact same thing. Sounds like "Might & Magic: Clash Of Heroes". Split up into five distinct campaigns, this mixture of puzzle and RPG-game puts you in the shoes of five young heroes of Ashan that have to prevent a demon from destroying their homes. The story is a quite chlichéd affair, but you'll want to see it through nonetheless, since the five heroes are a quite likeable cast of characters. The gameplay itself is an interresting match-3-variation that lets you pick up and destroy your own units to build chains of creatures that will charge the enemy lines once they've been composed as such and had time to charge up their attacks. There's quite some strategy involved, although you might find yourself out of luck, just because that one unit you'd need most just won't appear (or that might be just me, since I really really suck at this game, as a lot of multiplayer-matches brought forth...). The RPG-part consists of you getting new creatures, your creatures advancing in levels gathering artifacts that bestow you with unique abillities and so forth. It's all quite light but not without it's charm. And on top of this, it's quite a lengthy game, taking you about 20+ hours to finish. So if you like tactical RPG-hybrids, you should at least try out "Might & Magic: Clash Of Heroes". It's worth it.
Fun and Addicting Puzzle RPGgeorgecopos | Feb. 27, 2013 | See all georgecopos's reviews »
It's a combination that does not seem like it should work, but puzzle game play as a combat system for a RPG makes for a very entertaining game - if you like puzzle games like Bejeweled. Puzzle Quest is the pioneer of this kind of RPG puzzle game (as far as I know) and a hallmark title that you should play. Clash of Heroes has a very similar feel but the puzzle gameplay is slightly more complex than a "match 3" game. You still match rows and columns of pieces, but instead of swapping or rotating them in a grid you slide them in and out of columns. Matching 3 or more in a row creates a wall (defensive structure) while matching 3 in a column creates an attack formation. At its core it is that simple, but there are advanced elements that enhance the gameplay: linking like-colored formations together to enhance their power, forming multiple walls/formations in a single move to gain additional moves, and so on.
You command 5 different heroes, each with his/her own special power and unique set of creatures to command. The game is paced quite well. Higher strength creatures are meted out over the course of each character's story arc, giving you something to look forward to as you progress. You switch between characters throughout the campaign, which keeps things fresh. I have not played any of the multiplayer games, but the single player campaign is very entertaining.
Clash of Heroes is an great casual game that you can play in short 15 minutes intervals, or for extended sessions. It was originally designed for the Nintendo DS and it shows in how the user interface is designed, but it plays just fine on the PC using a mouse. I highly recommend it if you like puzzle games. The addition of role-playing elements adds a fun purpose to the puzzle gameplay and provides a rewarding story arc that gives you a sense of accomplishment.
Nice mix of puzzle and RPGoginer | Dec. 11, 2012 | See all oginer's reviews »
This game is very enjoyable and addictive. The battle system is just great, the base of it is a 3-in-a-row type of puzzle but when you combine get 3 units in a row, they don't disappear, instead they start an attack against the opponent or form a barrier to protect yourself. There are also special units, that are bigger and do more powerful attacks. All in all a very interesting idea.
It may look confusing at the beginning, I highly recommend to play the tutorial.
Then the world map is similar to other games of this kind, like Puzzle Quest, where you basically move your character between fixed points through the map (looks kind of like a board game).
Unusual Concept but Fun to Playnibblemonkey | May 21, 2012 | See all nibblemonkey's reviews »
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes is a spin off of the Might and Magic series and is a really interesting game, at first it looks confusing and will only make sense straight away if you go through the tutorial (Which I skipped so I didn't get what I was doing) but once you work out how the various units work it is an enjoyable game that requires you to keep thinking about what you're going to do in your next turn. Overall the game is presented really nice way; the graphics are nice and colourful, the story is fairly interesting (Not the best but still interesting) and the game does a good job at splitting up the game (By giving your variations of the game do do such as a puzzle version where you have to complete a game in a set amount of moves with the units given). This is a good game with multiple features to keep you playing.
A success.DolevSan | Oct. 11, 2011 | See all DolevSan's reviews »
The developers of the game, change the platform from nintendo to pc so smoothly, you can barely know it is not an pc game originally.
The gameplay is perfect, right on start you get a clear view of how to play the game, the rules and the advantage of each one of the forces.
It's not enough to build the most powerful combination, you have to know how to play your moves in order to win.
The single player is perfect indeed. It's worth the money for the single player alone that promise you at least 30 hours of interesting stradegy and puzzles. It's not too hard or easy. In some parts you will have to go back and fight a bit more before you deal with the boss.
The storyline is very interesting and you will have hard time stop playing untill the end of each part.
The multiplayer is stable, you need a reliable player against you in order to enjoy it, but in the end, it was done nicely, and it's the gamers responsibility to carry it on fairly.
This game made a huge jump from a simple console to the pc, and indeed it was a successful transition.