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Old 15-04-2005, 11:58 AM   #21
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Originally posted by Mad-E-Fact@Apr 11 2005, 03:32 PM
Might & Magic (the RPG) was the original series, of which Heroes... was a spin-off.
Yes and no. Same "universe," totally different game genre. Might and Magic was an RPG that first appeared in the late 1980s. Heroes of Might and Magic was a turn-based strategy game that first appeared in the mid 1990s.
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Old 16-04-2005, 12:45 AM   #22
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And don't forget that horrid action game, Crusaders of Might and Magic!
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Old 16-04-2005, 05:28 AM   #23
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and was much more popular, what with being better and all, and not being in such an overpopulated genre at the time. HoMM4 is definitely not abandoned - it's still on sale all over the place. The second one might be getting close to abandoned-ness though.
...You mean it isn't already? The thing hasn't been for sale in years and it came out in December of '96, well past the cutoff date. Not to mention the company responsible for the game, New World Computing, was bought out by 3DO. heck, I wonder why no one has tried uploading it already...


Anyways, back on topic. Personally I feel that the series has gone down hill since HoMM2, but I'm willing to give this new one a chance even though it will most likely have little or none of the charm that the first two captured in such large quantities. I doubt a modern game COULD capture such beauty, with the exception of something that comes out of the mind of Molyneux possibly. Nevertheless, I'm sure the game will be good even if it does stink compared to its predecessors.
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Old 16-04-2005, 06:55 AM   #24
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You may have a point there, I couldn't find it for sale anywhere, and H2 Gold is up for download here

Hmm, actually that appears to be some kind of sneaky trial version, so perhaps they are selling it.
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Old 16-04-2005, 07:08 AM   #25
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Sorry to disappoint, but the word in from Tom is that Might And Magic 4/5/6/7 etc, are not abandonware.
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Old 25-04-2005, 06:01 AM   #26
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Some Updates:

There’s been a interview with the games producer Fabrice Cambounet which you can read HERE. Now considering that fact that Heroes IV was rushed out full of bugs, imbalances, and missing features due to 3DO pressuring NWC to finish the game in a short time with little staff & money I was very happy to see the below posts about Ubisoft giving more time, money and people to Nivals Heroes V production.

The announcement was originally supposed to happen last year. What took so long?
Well, the first thing is that we weren’t quite ready. :? Also, Ubisoft decided to increase the commitment and timeframe on the project, to raise the quality bar. That meant we could push back the communication start a bit further. Now we have more time and more people on board, and the contact with fans and journalists will be better.

How far are you into the development of the game? Is it playable at this point?
As I like to tease, I must say that we’ve been able to play for a few months now :? We’re starting to get this “Heroes” feeling quite clearly ! This is really a great opportunity to work on an ambitious project, with a highly motivated team. There is a mountain of work left ahead, but all this time will also be dedicated to tuning and polishing, and its not that frequent in games development.


Five new screenshots have been released at the official website http://www.mightandmagicgame.com.

Here’s 2 that got my attention:

A human hero & army of swordsman, archers (if you go to the website and look at the other pics you’ll see an upgraded swordsman (the good old Crusader) which shows their really going in the Heroes 3 direction once more which is great).




Beautiful shot of a hero in grassland looking across a river into.. hell LOL, reminds me of viewing Mordor from Gondor in LOTR.

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The second screenshot is beatiful, but the first one is :not_ok:
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Old 26-04-2005, 05:37 PM   #28
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I like the new 3D, hope it turns OK.
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Old 21-05-2005, 07:46 PM   #29
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Another Update:

Several Heroes V trailers have been released for E3. There’s several little amazing in-game trailers of the battle, map, and castle screen which are just incredible. But the big one is an amazing CGI FMV (possibly the games intro video) of the forces of Hell attacking a Human castle. You’re treated to a Devil smashing Pikemen in all directions and then a bridge while a powerful human Hero/Crusader summons an Archangel to duel with the devil. When the Archangel fails and the city is falling the hero then summons an undead Bone Dragon out of desperation.

You can get the in-game videos at gamespot HERE.

You can get the movie trailer from the Heroes V site HERE and for those that don’t wish download a 43 meg video I’ve put 18 screens together in 2 pictures from the amazing video below:


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Looks great but also very dark, I still hope it won't need too strong system to play... :whistle:
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