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If you were to review HoMM VI, What rating would you give to the overall experience?

Outstanding!
5
11%
I like it!
24
53%
Meh.
9
20%
I did not like it.
3
7%
Terrible!
4
9%
 
Total votes: 45

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Postby klaymen » Oct 21 2011, 14:38

Panda Tar wrote:This is my thoughts some weeks ago. It loosk like it's 1/3 of the game real fun, but making you having to be connected to have Conflux benefits is not a fair way to appease public approval, combat piracy or please offline customers. Online features shouldn't really bear a high piece of a game such as MMH6. From all new stuff I learned in MMH6, Conflux was the most interesting. Alas, it's also the most glitchy and unstable thing! :drama:


Actually, having to be online is neither the sane way, nor the right way. "Bullying the paying customers" is more proper term.

Even games which used their fabulous DRM, like Assassin's Creed 2 were pirated anyways. Yes, someone may say that at least it prevents piracy in the first days. Sure, it does. But do you honestly expect a purchase from someone who did not want to buy it in the first place?

As I said, bullying your customers is not the way to go. What about the "more bang for your buck" attitude? Add some physical goodies or bonus items (though in-game items are easily "piratable" too) and it may help convince someone about the purchase. And it will please fans even more, since the distributors seem to care about pleasing them. Pirates won't buy it anyways and fanboys will buy it even if it sucked, because of their pride.

But releasing a buggy game, even without proper manual and this online crap? Gah!
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Postby Panda Tar » Oct 21 2011, 14:41

I only hope we won't have to rely only on modding in future. :D
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Postby arthureloi » Oct 21 2011, 15:46

What I find really unsettling is that from what I see, they tried to copy blizzard's battle.net policy with some additions. The problem is that when you're playing Starcraft2 online and it disconnects, it just tells you you're now offline and won't be able to get achievements and other online only content. But that makes sense, because there are some things really meant only for multiplayer and online. Now it seems Ubisoft is forcing users to stay online to even use single player content. That really sucks and in my opinion it doesn't help stopping piracy.

As for my experience with the game, I've played the demo but unfortunately, differently than what I felt with the previous games, I found it really boring and I had to stop. I have hope that the finished, patched up product will prove better, though.
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Postby mr.hackcrag » Oct 22 2011, 4:07

Panda Tar wrote:I only hope we won't have to rely only on modding in future. :D


You know this is precisely what always happens. :|

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Postby Metathron » Oct 22 2011, 14:04

http://www.gamesradar.com/might-magic-heroes-vi-review/ 8/10

You'll love

Major improvements to a fantastic formula
Deep RPG mechanics
Engaging visuals and gorgeous sound design

You'll hate

Overly-familiar combat
Minor balance issues
Uneven voice acting and writing
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Postby Mirez » Oct 22 2011, 15:01

I must say the major changes are welcomed by the critics while they are hated by many players.
I guess it's because they have a more sales-minded view about it, like the developers.
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Postby Sikon » Oct 22 2011, 17:16

Or maybe because the players who post here are not representative of players as a whole.

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Mixed Feelings

Postby Yurian Stonebow » Oct 23 2011, 9:00

Voted "Meh" aka Mixed Feelings.

I think that Heroes VI is a bit unstable at the moment with its bugs and glitches weighing heavily on the otherwise not so bad a product. It seems quite fair to give the game a rating of 3/5 (60%) in its current state. The reviewers aren't, in my humble opinion, being brutal in their opinions nor too "blue-eyed" towards the game's flaws. This indicates a middle path taken which can be summed as "Mixed Feelings".

As for this gamer, I await the patch 1.2.

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Re: Mixed Feelings

Postby arthureloi » Oct 23 2011, 15:07

Yurian Stonebow wrote:Voted "Meh" aka Mixed Feelings.

I think that Heroes VI is a bit unstable at the moment with its bugs and glitches weighing heavily on the otherwise not so bad a product. It seems quite fair to give the game a rating of 3/5 (60%) in its current state. The reviewers aren't, in my humble opinion, being brutal in their opinions nor too "blue-eyed" towards the game's flaws. This indicates a middle path taken which can be summed as "Mixed Feelings".


100% agreed.. I think the reviewers are being pretty fair, and the opinios are solid too.
Unfortunately, I think I'll have to pass this one and wait for the next King's Bounty.
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Postby Groovy » Oct 23 2011, 15:22

Mirez wrote:I must say the major changes are welcomed by the critics while they are hated by many players.
I guess it's because they have a more sales-minded view about it, like the developers.

It could also be a difference in expectations. I suspect that reviewers look more at what the game is, whereas fans are more hung up on what it's not and could have been.

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Postby Metathron » Oct 24 2011, 10:25

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Postby arthureloi » Oct 24 2011, 10:54

Hey, Metathron! Thank you VERY much for the support!
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Postby Metathron » Oct 25 2011, 21:10

No biggie, I just keep an eye on Metacritic. Here's the latest one:

http://www.incgamers.com/Reviews/1252/t ... -vi-review 5/10
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Postby mysticc » Oct 25 2011, 22:07

Metathron wrote:No biggie, I just keep an eye on Metacritic. Here's the latest one:

http://www.incgamers.com/Reviews/1252/t ... -vi-review 5/10


It's hard to take any reviewer seriously when they give this game anything less than a 7.

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Postby Metathron » Oct 25 2011, 22:15

Hardly, considering the unenviable amount of bugs and lack of polish.
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Postby Coldy » Oct 25 2011, 22:19

mysticc wrote:
Metathron wrote:No biggie, I just keep an eye on Metacritic. Here's the latest one:

http://www.incgamers.com/Reviews/1252/t ... -vi-review 5/10


It's hard to take any reviewer seriously when they give this game anything less than a 7.



And why not?

That review pointed out some very good points, both positive and negative.

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Postby mysticc » Oct 25 2011, 23:58

Coldy wrote:
mysticc wrote:
Metathron wrote:No biggie, I just keep an eye on Metacritic. Here's the latest one:

http://www.incgamers.com/Reviews/1252/t ... -vi-review 5/10


It's hard to take any reviewer seriously when they give this game anything less than a 7.



And why not?

That review pointed out some very good points, both positive and negative.


The problem is that he starts in his head with a review of 7, and then starts deducting from there. Even if the bugs were worked out, the best he would give the game is a 6? Really?

I've played 6's. From what I've seen of this game on youtube, it doesn't look like a 6.

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Postby Mozared » Oct 26 2011, 0:42

Not sure, his review seems to make good sense to me - I just don't think a 5 ties in to all he's said. I've always had the following practical viewpoint: if I enjoy playing a game (and that isn't because it's so buggy and bad that it's hilarious), and find myself wanting to play more of it once I've quit, it's worth at least a 6. By that definition, I'd slap a 7 to the end of Metathron's review, even if I agree with almost all of his points. There's plenty of stuff wrong with H6, but overall it's a fairly enjoyable game (if you like the genre). If I imagine it with all the bugs fixed and some additional features (town screens and that jazz) I'd definitely be willing to go up to a 9, seeing as how it would simply be a strong game at that point.

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Postby mysticc » Oct 26 2011, 0:56

Well, that's just it. I don't think he said anything wrong from what I've seen in his review. The score though is totally inaccurate based on what he said.

I would say even despite the uplay problems and the bugs, it's a 7. And yes, if both of those were corrected, I'd say 8.5 to 9 is more like it. A lot of the crap people are complaining about seem like nice features/changes. The game mechanics, art, sound, etc. seem like the least of the game's actual problems.

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Postby Metathron » Oct 26 2011, 7:32

The IGN review finally here! A good score, but all in all a rather sloppy and shallow review.

http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1210600p1.html

8/10
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