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King's Bounty: The Legend
8 June 2012
Excerpt: A long time ago (in 1990), King’s Bounty was some sort of predecessor of Heroes of Might & Magic. Anno 2008 we get this sequel which was inspired by that same series. The mutual influence is clearly noticeable which doesn’t mean both are copies of each other but that those that like Heroes will...
Excerpt: When one thinks of Russian made games, images of cheap poorly translated and supported products come to mind. If you were to place bets on what the outcome would be of a small Russian developer making its first game, only those betting on game of the year contender and instant classic would be...
Excerpt: Sometimes, out of nowhere, a jewel, a diamond arises from the ashes of a long forgotten game – and it raises high into the sky of value, surprising everybody around with its huge, glowing aura of greatness: a game of fantasy, a game of might and magic, a game that has all the premises to become one...
Excerpt: Even though King’s Bounty: The Legend is an oldie … for the price, it’s definitely a goodie and best of all, it can be played on a variety ye oldie PC configurations with a minimum 2.7Ghnz Pentium IV or faster.
Excerpt: Back in 1990, a game was quietly launched for early computer models called King's Bounty, which meshed early RPG elements with strategy flavouring. Most RPGamers would likely know the successor to the game, as it went on to spawn an entire series called Heroes of Might and Magic , which eschewed...
Conclusion: Very good games (especially without high marketing budgets) deserve to be praised, so please consider my meager (ahem) review an attempt at a trumpeted call through the winding streets of your village about a game that deserves more recognition.
Excerpt: Whoever first said "less is more" clearly did not play King's Bounty: The Legend – nevermind that whoever said that is probably dead and gone. Might and Magic fans, and, more pertinently, ye olde King's Bounty fans should rejoice if they have not picked up this gem.
Excerpt: King’s Bounty: The Legend is a remake of the spiritual prequel of Ubisoft’s Heroes of Might and Magic series. But can a re-imagining of an eighteen year old turn based game really offer anything in these days of high definition graphics and console instant gratification?
Conclusion: Weak writing, the retro look and other flaws of King's Bounty shouldn't stop you from trying the game out. There's a beautifully presented fantasy world just waiting to be discovered, along with a long single-player game crammed with enough content to guarantee a lot of hours of good clean fun.
Pros: A well-polished and addictive strategy game, effectively utilizes traditional turn-based gameplay mechanics, lengthy single-player campaign, huge world map, beautiful artwork, great soundtrack;
Cons: Retro visuals, story lacks depth, weak characterization, world map needs some additional work, absence multiplayer.