Excerpt: With a huge fan base to support its efforts, Heroes of Might & Magic is back with a fifth installment. The turn based strategy franchise has had fans worried, with the inclusion of the third dimension and some rather interesting multiplayer aspects. But does it offer enough to keep the fans interested? Or fall short of bringing its followers the full package? If you’ve never played the first four, Heroes is a turn based strategy game, dressed in fantasy garb.
Excerpt: I’ve never been too good at real-time strategy games. While I definitely enjoyed the battles, I was never good at the base-building stuff and deciding what units to build when. Playing Warcraft 3 online was a test to see how long it took my opponents to beat me – I could rarely win.
Excerpt: series takes a leap of faith this year with an all-new game engine and a gameplay which 3DO claims to be a "Reinvention of the Award Winning Franchise". Their latest offering manages to introduce new elements, while keeping familiar grounds for old players in terms of gameplay and strategy.