Summary: Most of the bugs have been fixed but I get occasional hang when playing on line. You can play local but you don't get all the features. Conflux will occasionally go down due to server problems or maintenance. Game play still good like all HOMM in my opinion, when it works. Be warned some expansions will not work unless you have right video cards. Lists are available if you do web search. Most integrated video adapters will not work on expansions.
Summary: All weaknesses from old games are solved. Everything what I love on Heroes series is retained. Very long game play time is advantage. Small disadvantage is that game is falling sometime if a grifin is attacking your forces. It can by only specific hardware setup issue.
Summary: I use to play HoMM 3 when I was younger and had to buy this one for old memories from when I was a child. this game reminds me a lot of the third one as well. I liked playing through the story lines but I mainly played the hot seat mode with a friend. I was disappointed with the few maps I was able to play on. I was also disappointed with some of the creatures. It seems like they got rid of all the cool ones.
Summary: I'm sorry for purchasing the game without looking to see if it was compatible with my computer model in general by the specs stated on the monitor and the key. The game did on the old phase but a system crypt caused a recalled failure of the reviewed hardware - right hardware failure -visual card graphics displayed bad pictures -improper influiences of my motor skills. ect.
This Game is Playable - Validated in Early Dec, 2013
6 December 2013
Summary: I bought it this Monday and play a few games this week. Here's some catches: - Game quality was great overall, though not as exceptional as HOMM3. I was happy to see "Your dynasty" was not a feature that just asked you to pay Ubi to play new heroes. You just need to accumulate game play points to unlock new things. - Hero might abilities were interesting to research into, though we have significant less spells now. - Town portal for every heroes!
Summary: I have played every single version of HOMM as it is my favorite game. This one is better in some ways to the very good ones and flawed in other ways. First the good - the graphics are really a step up from the other versions so watching the battles is very cool. There are also different monster classes from the others versions which help in the feeling of playing a new game (although with similar strategy as the others).