The number 7 in a title of Might & Magic Heroes VII clearly states that glory days of the series are far behind and only repetition with unlucky experiments waits in future. Sadly, but Heroes of M&M does not belong to exclusive classical strategies anymore, they are more like ordinary game series now. Nonsense lays in fact that game’s genre and a principal of serial production are incompatible: so many requirements to a game mechanics you cannot find anywhere else.
Might & Magic Heroes VII will be released exlusively to PC on September 2015.
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Developer team always tries to keep in touch with a gaming community while in a process of game creation. Devs gave players a right to choose 2 game factions. Total 6 factions are planned. Devs have already chosen 4 of them – Haven, Necropolis, Academy and Stronghold. Two last factions are being chosen by fans via vote on an official game website. Fans already made one choice – fifth faction will be Sylvan. At the moment Inferno and Dungeon are battling over the right to be included in Might & Magic Heroes VII.
The hero was hardened on the anvil of war
All the distinctive features of the game series are not touched. No free-to-play, haters gonna hate as always: so no impact of Heroes Online on Might & Magic Heroes VII. The essence is the same – turned based gameplay with a limited number of moves during your turn. It has been announced that there will be 7 types of resources (3 of them are previously unseen). New features are presented too, something like interactive objects: in shown demo player was rebuilding a destroyed river bridge and attacked titans raiding a castle with a catapult, even without entering battle mode.
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Battles are going in a familiar way: controllable creatures are moving on a chess-like board, making their moves and using abilities, and hero helps his creatures by using spells. Battlefield now has huge variety of obstacles in it, which can be used to hide your troops from enemy’s range attacks.
New feature considering battle mode was added and it`s called – flank attacks. Damage done to the side or from behind is multiplied now, so you have to position your troops more carefully. The other factors that are important during a battle, as always, are luck and morals level of your troops. If elves squad witnesses the death of their brothers on a battlefield from a hand of a mountain giant, they will be deeply depressed by their loss and get characteristics decreased. But this works in an opposite way too, success on a battlefield will raise morals level and they will be more likely to win.
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Heroes series development states that the best games in Heroes series are released only every other time. Third and fifth Heroes were brilliant, fourth and sixth are a bit worse. According to tradition Might & Magic Heroes VII should be a delightful surprise for a gaming community. There is no reason for being skeptical, Might & Magic Heroes VII are developed according to a game series standards.