A century after the tragic events of Might & Magic Heroes VI, that determined the heroic fate of a dynasty, Shades of Darkness recounts, in two original campaigns, pivotal moments in Ashan’s darker history that will define the future of a decadent underground people and decide the survival of the dying cult of the Spider Queen.Read full description
A century after the tragic events of Might & Magic Heroes VI, that determined the heroic fate of a dynasty, Shades of Darkness recounts, in two original campaigns, pivotal moments in Ashan’s darker history that will define the future of a decadent underground people and decide the survival of the dying cult of the Spider Queen. Determine the fates of two legendary factions; the Dark Elves of Dungeon and the Necromancers of Necropolis.
Master the Powers of Darkness: Lead the new Dungeon faction on a path to define the destiny of the Dark Elves, as they seek to become masters of deception, stealth, and assassination. Their future lies with Malassa, the Dragon Goddess of Darkness. Befriend her mysterious children, the Faceless, and if you dare, awaken her avatars, the legendary Black Dragons!
New Content & Original Tactics: a full new lineup of 7 creatures, new hero classes, a new town and buildings set, a new mount, dozens of new artifacts, abilities and achievements. The Dungeon gameplay is completely original and tactically challenging.
Ashan’s Darkest Paths: Play two original and thrilling campaigns starring two fan-favorite factions and their legendary heroes pitted against villains of mythical stature. Discover the fascinating nuances of Darkness that the rich and proven fantasy setting of Might & Magic is excited to unveil. There is always an even darker path.
The Must-Have Heroes VI Expansion: Shades of Darkness is a compelling conclusion to the Heroes VI experience, and an indispensable addition to every fan’s collection.
Standalone Expansion and Ideal Initiation: an ideal way to discover the critically acclaimed gameplay of Might & Magic Heroes VI. Shades of Darkness is a standalone expansion and ideal epic initiation for first time players.
Experience the unique mix of Turn-Based Strategy and RPG: Explore extra-large adventure maps, collect resources and build extraordinary cities. Perfect your tactics to level-up your heroes, recruit troops and lead them for combat on tactical battle maps
Rediscover the richness of the Might & Magic Universe: Discover fantastic landscapes and creatures from the world of Ashan. Enjoy improved 3D designs and brand new Townscreens.
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Shades of Darkness is first and only major expansion to Heroes of Might and Magic 6. What is worth mentioning is that it is standalone and you don't have to own vanilla version. It adds one new race, Dark Elves, and city with bunch of units and while the city looks great, the units themselves don't feel new, sadly, mostly because it is a remix of HoM&M 3 with minotaurs, manticores and pillars of eyes. Graphics are good, the same as in the vanilla version and soundtrack is really good. The campaign is also pretty solid, having 8 scenarios that are split to 2 - 4 maps you play as Dark Elves, the other 4 you play as the series classic Necropolis. Both of the scenarios are good, although it is a shame Dark Elves campaign is 4 scenarios short. The game can get really challenging until you notice it is better to make your character deafult and as designers planned, because then your OP hero will be mowing down enemies. The quests themselves feel really distinct and there is no repetition at all. Overall, it is really solid expansion, although flawed and is not as much new as I would love to. Still, it is pretty good and worth playing, although "great" rating seems too high, but average seemed to harsh. I would rate it 7/10, good, but wasted potential.
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