cjlee wrote:I don't get it. Do you just install the latest patch, and only have to download 1.5gb in one shot, or are you supposed to install patch after patch, and each new huge patch overwrites the earlier patch?
Knowing how badly they have done their programming, I can imagine that by patch 1.99, you have to install 50 patches one after another, with the latest overwriting everything else. Stuff like this is a big turnoff for buyers.
No, it just updates your game with the latest versions of the files you need. It's not like you have to install one patch after the other. Having said that, when I initially bought the game (downloadable version) it didn't run nor did it run with the first patch. After the second patch I had no problems whatsoever and it runs pretty smoothly. I don't find the bugs to be very distracting, most of them I consider minor. The only thing that bugs me in the current state of the game is the weak AI.
However, this one game has disappointed me most and I will probably not buy another game in the series if Ubisoft does not understand that I don't want to play the same game with better graphics. The game is ok. The battles are nice, units are good and gameplay-wise it's a fine game if it is the first Heroes game that you have ever played. But if you have played other games in the series, particularly H5 and H3, H7 has nothing to offer you. Nothing is new. Nothing. There is 0 innovation. No new factions, no new game logic, no new structures, no new systems... nothing. H6 had many problems from the get go, but with it Black Hole tried their best to create something that ventures into new territories, take risks, introduce new things. Not everything worked out as intended and some things probably looked better on paper, but the game was enjoyable for what it was. It was a true sequel, not a reworked old title.
I don't know if taking no risks and not doing new things was something Ubisoft requested or it was Limbic trying to "stay true" to the series. The outcome however is a game which offers nothing new to keep old players interested. It took me a few days to realise that the game was becoming boring.
Please, if anyone from Limbic or Ubisoft reads this, try to bring something new next time. Maybe an expansion pack will differentiate this game enough, although I don't really believe that.