Reviews and Problems with King's Bounty: Warriors of the North
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23 June 2014
Summary: Not as good and/or fun as the previous titles in the series. Be it the use of the same graphics/engine for the third time, the weird viking units (i'm not a fan of them), the overcomplicated abilities of some units (especially with the Fire and Ice addon), the monotone beggining (with limits both on your troop types and enemy types) or the brutal length of the game (longest KB ever).
Summary: It is by far the wrost title of King's bounty series, in both technical and gameplay perspective. On the technical side, it is now 2014. However, the game is still not yet error free. Random crashes and save corrpution since its launch in 2012 are still present in the game. Expect for even more serious crash and bugs if you also have its DLC. It seems the game still require more patches to work.
Summary: First, I completely sympathize with the argument concerning the price of the game. It's an expansion pack and should probably cost around $20. If you want to wait for a sale on Steam it's understandable. It is however, a dense lengthy, and well thought out expansion. + It's far longer than the average complete $60 game. The first four zones (the start island) can take upwards of 15 hours if you enjoy the story and explore all of the nooks and crannies. It's an adventure.
Summary: Considering my love for the previous Kings bounty game buying this one was a no brainer but my my how wrong I was. This game is riddled with bugs and extremely poor English. A lot of the written stuff in game doesn't even make any sense since the English is broken. Also be prepared to start over again more than once because everytime they fix stuff in a patch you have to restart from the beginning for it to apply to your game.
Summary: This game surprised me unprepared as I didn't know that it's about to come out, so when I found out that the game will be released (it was like 15 hours to release) I purchased Valhalla Edition as pre-order. Got the game for nice 17 Euros and I wasn't thinking too much before I bought it. Now I'll tell you why.
Summary: More than a new game this is another "expansion" / mod to the original, nothing is changed, the graphical engine (still decent though), the interface, the game mechanics are still there. Unfortunately the flaws are still there too, recruiting is boring, having to move back and forth to fill the ranks is just a time sink, the rune system is unfun and redundant, the new crafting system is very weak and not really a crafting either.
Summary: Disappointing. Loved the original Kings Bounty and the sequels, it was what Heroes of Might and Magic should have been. All about strategy, not overwhelming someone with greater numbers.. But this is so so. The 'Rune" selection seems to add nothing to strategy, it's just an extra button to click, making fights more annoying and long winded. The Viking units seem weird. Their abilities don't seem to mesh well together.
Summary: A good game. As a fan of the original series, there are few things that annoy me. First is that for the first 4 islands (at least) your troop selection is very limited, and the enemy is 95% undead, with some bears, snakes and spiders here and there. What made the original game great is that you build your army, and adapt it to a **wide variety of battles**. In the original game, you fought varying armies of neutrals, humans, dwarves, orcs, etc.
Summary: If you liked the first game or Armord Princess you'll love this. the game uses the same engine but the mechanics are evolved. In my opinion this is the best game in the genre right now. If you like strategy games try this out!