If you liked HOMM5 and you want to play a bit longer - Do it
PrinceofRussia "PrinceofRussia", Amazon
6 December 2010
Summary: The expansion (is actually a stand alone) adds orcs. The orcs are all about always attacking. If you slow down their rage goes down and you don't get special attacks and your units become quite weak. Some of them even join the other side if they get scared :-). Though fun to play, the new race does not offer much to the world of HOMM. The scenario is nice, but short.
Excerpt: The Heroes of Might and Magic series has always been something of great joy for me. A die hard fan all the way! With that said Ubisoft which has a rather good reputation to bringing out good games, has somewhat let down this round. In order to understand why this one was somewhat lacking, one must understand where the others were excelling. The fourth and third HoMM held luscious 2D sprite work which in an age of ruthless 3d modelling was a remarkable relief.
Pros: Great music, powerful city views
Cons: 3D take on many graphics didn't fit, bad story
Excerpt: Heroes of Might and Magic V is a massive game which keeps the spirit of earlier games in the series and a virtually identical interface, but it's presented with more style and much more impressive graphics. It stars off with the marriage of Emperor Nicolai and Lady Isabel - but those pesky demons in the land can always be relied on to try and ruin things, and sure enough along comes an evil beast to break up the happy couple.
Pros: Superb graphics, atmospheric sound, balanced game play, tons of creatures and depth . . .
Cons: . . . requires an enormous time commitment, cut scenes leave a lot to be desired . . .
Excerpt: Heroes of Might and Magic series had never attracted me to it until I got to play the fifth of the series. Talking about this game, this seems to be caught between different genres, as this is not exactly a Role Playing adventure and it has more similiarities to a strategy game, a turn based one. The game even has two expansions already, Hammers of Fate and Tribes of the East which is currently under development.
Pros: cutscenes, presentation, sounds and music, characters
Cons: similiarities to other games, not easy for beginners, sometimes cartoonish
Excerpt: I was delighted to hear that the new heroes of might and magic game was coming out, I am particularly a big fan of the game. I bought this game at my local GAME shop, for £30. The game is a strategy game, the one where you take turns to play with the computer or another player online, you create units in castles, and use them to battle oppenents and capture towns This game has some amazing new features: Graphics: Graphically, the game is superb.
Pros: Graphics have really increased in this version