Heroes of Might and Magic® V
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"What it lacks in technological flash it makes up for in smart, well-balanced gameplay. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a kingdom to conquer…" - GameChronicles.com
"I am truly spellbound by the splendor of this game, hooray to Nival for bringing back Heroes of Might and Magic." - StrategyInformer.com
Witness the amazing evolution of the genre-defining strategy game as it becomes a next-generation phenomenon, melding classic deep fantasy with next-generation visuals and gameplay.
In the renowned Might & Magic universe, demon swarms spread chaos over the land in a relentless assault. The fate of the world is at stake and Heroes from a variety of legendary factions must stand up to defend their causes. Live their fate, lead their forces to victory, and unveil the secret goal of the Demon lords.
Become a strategy gaming legend by raising unique hero characters, assembling armies, and defeating enemies using the brand new active-time battle system both offline or online.
Cutting edge visual technology: for the first time, experience the world of Might & Magic in a full breathtaking 3D animated world supported by a consistent and modern graphic style.
Modern sophisticated fantasy universe: includes all features which brought success to the series in a complete revamped and more mature universe with six unique factions and over forty different creatures and over 200 spells.
Complete strategy experience and RPG gameplay: during six campaigns and over thirty missions, explore and conquer territories, manage your cities, recruit armies, raise and upgrade your heroes through a user friendly yet deep turn-based system.
Complete scalable turned-based battle system for challenging and tactical combat: find out the combat system that made the success of the Heroes series or experience the brand new Dynamic Battle system for transforming a chessboard into a lively battlefield.
Competitive and addictive intense multiplayer parts: Five multiplayer modes including the new Ghost Mode.
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This Heroes, was one of the best heroes in the saga, only bested by Heroes III, but this one has a lot of similar and advantages that the other one didn't have.
Story: The campaign follows the fall of a Human Realm, because of the deamons, and the Main Character is the queen Isabela. It's a thrilling and exciting story, brilliantly told for an TBS. Every single race in this Magic World becomes engaged in this conflict
Gameplay: It takes a step back in the addition of heroes to the battlefield as playable units, but the creatures are perfectly balanced and you can master each race with different battle strategies. It's very different to the aggresive and less static combat of Heroes IV, retaining a similar Battle gameplay to Heroes III. Even though, the World Map and the Castle management are inherited from Heroes IV directly.
Graphics: The graphics are STUNNING for a Heroes game, and specially a game from 2006. Guess that year was a great year for gaming, and even better with 2007. The level of detail is amazing both on units and landscapes, and the effects seem like a 2010 or more game.
Music and Sound: The music they've composed and arranged for this game sticks in your mind forever. Sometimes, 8 years before it's launch, I still sing the Main Menu music! The sound of the creatures, though, lacks of grace and falls behind. The Sound effects per se, are great.
Multiplayer: As always, the best way to play heroes on MP is through it's unique "Hot-seat" option, and it's, as always AWESOME!
Difficulty: The campaign is MOTHER*hard. The Inferno campaign, it's the most difficult of them all. It's a great challenge to strategy fans. Multiplayer, on the other hand, is far much more easier than the SP.
Overall: It's a must have for any gamer and specially any Strategy fan. Totally Worth it.