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Might & Magic: Heroes VI

a.k.a. Heroes 6 / HoMM6

published by Ubisoft in 2011-10-16, developed by Black Hole Entertainment, running on Windows
type: strategy, turn-based
genre: Fantasy
series: Heroes of Might and Magic, Might and Magic
setting: Ashan
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng
3.4/5
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Personal review
A quite disappointing entry in the Might & Magic series. Outside the game looks pretty decent, but when you get to play it, it's just not that good. Most obvious flaw is the voice acting (or dialog writing and voice directing), but it extends to graphics (if you just bother to use the zoom function), story writing, UI design, and so forth. The somewhat expected change in design (probably changed with every game except expansions) is mottled, good in places and bad in others and the basic gameplay is the same as it always was. But in the end, the game just feels cheaply made sequel.

There are some changes to basic concepts of the series' gameplay, most notably the perk system, but it does not redeem the game's other flaws.

# 2012-11-12 14:37:47
Official description
The adventure in Heroes VI, starting 400 years before events in Heroes V, catapults a family of heroes into a fast-paced epic story where Angels plot to end -- once and for all -- an unfinished war with their ancient rivals, the Faceless.

A legendary Archangel General is resurrected, but with his powers crippled. Plagued by horrible memories of the Elder Wars, he plots to recover his powers and take control of Ashan while destroying both Faceless and Demons in a series of carefully orchestrated attacks and betrayals. He underestimates, however, the power of the all-too-human Griffin dynasty.

The destiny of these Griffin heroes will be determined by our players.

Key Features
* Enjoy the critically acclaimed Heroes gameplay, remasterized with the well-known developer, Black Hole, and in close partnership with the game’s numerous fans.
* Experience the unique mix of Turn-Based Strategy & RPG: Explore extra-large adventure maps, collect tons of resources and build extraordinary cities. Perfect your tactics to level-up your heroes, recruit troops & ready them for combat on exclusive battle maps.
* Shape your destiny: Lead the Heroes of the Griffin dynasty through an intriguing scenario. Choose your path, assume your choices and customize your gaming experience thanks to a brand new Reputation system.
* Rediscover the richness of the M&M Universe: Discover fantastic landscapes and creatures from the world of Ashan. Enjoy improved 3D designs and an exclusive new bestiary.
* Share with the community: Post content & compete with your friends using a new and intelligent, online community interface.
# 2011-03-11 22:19:14 - official description
Description
Set about 400 years before the events of HOMMV, but no relation to its plot/events have been identified.
Sanguine # 2010-12-30 10:26:54
Comment
For some reason Ubisoft changed the game title format from "Heroes of Might and Magic" to "Might and Magic: Heroes" for this game. This still belongs to the HoMM series.
Sanguine # 2010-12-30 10:21:08
Technical specs
display: textured polygons
Authors / Staff

management

Olivier Ledroit (art director)
External reviews (2) - average: 78.5%
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IGN2011*8/1080%
Metacritic2011*77/10077%
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