H6 - Is this game worth playing?

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H6 - Is this game worth playing?

Postby Romanov77 » Jan 27 2014, 13:15

This has to be the first ever HOMM game I skipped in my life, as back then, the game ran really bad on my 9800GT.

Now I will get a GTX 660 and I was eyeing the Complete edition...so, is it worth getting?


I really liked H3 and H4, and I could have liked H5 too if it wasn't ruined by the nasty combo "New boring Ashan world + 15 minutes enemy AI turns".
Will I like this new game?

Key points:

-What about AI time?
-Is the AI good or "H4 dumb/H5 scared" style?
-What about custom maps number and quality?
-Soundtrack...any good?
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Postby Magelord » Jan 29 2014, 13:20

Obviously I am not qualified to answer your question as I have not actually played Heroes VI but I would be remiss If I didn't throw in my 2 cents.

I swore never to buy a Heroes game without Black Dragons. Haters are gonna hate but Black Dragons have held a special place in this strategy game since it's inception.

Now all that to say when the Shadows expansion came out I said "ok" lets do this and bought the game with expansion. OMG!

Bug after bug turned the screen dark, Trouble ticket after trouble ticket either ignored or applied totally useless scripted responses that had nothing to do with my issue and worst of all!!!! No one and I mean NO ONE should ever plan to play a game and then have that denied them due to a DRM issue or internet server lag! I bought a game not the internet!

Please don't confuse my rant for anger at the programmers and fine folks at UBISOFT who set out to make a great game, I still LOVE Heroes V (Pretty sure I'm alone there). I just feel that bad judgement was applied by good people for a more complicated than usual type of strategy game that should have held to it's roots as an internet independent entity. Now I had all these issues around April 2012 or whenever it was that the Shadows expansion came out. so it's been quite awhile and yet I had to offer my point of view for your consideration. But hey at least I am not bitter...

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Postby Romanov77 » Jan 29 2014, 16:17

AI turns?
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Postby wimfrits » Jan 30 2014, 16:47

- AI turn length is ok.
- AI is ok overall, positioning just outside your movement radius when weaker; but not smart enough to consider movement boosts and/or town portal. Combat AI is pretty good compared to earlier games.
- Custom maps... don't know. Rarely saw one.
- Music: very good
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Postby Romanov77 » Feb 3 2014, 13:23

So there's no map making community?
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Postby Kalah » Feb 3 2014, 14:29

For H6? No.

That's the short answer.

The long answer is that the editor was too complex for ordinary players to use, meaning that we never really got going in the map making department. We have a total of 4 H6 maps in our database.
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Postby Pol » Feb 3 2014, 15:04

Romanov77 wrote:So there's no map making community?

There are few maps and a few authors - so let say minicommunity.

Game is however unsupported at this date, editor is not mature, neither AI. Long and complex battle scenarios are out of mind - however, solo or simpler projects are possible.

Also, there are somewhere two tutorials for mapmaking from Marzhin and at least on on google disk.
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Postby Romanov77 » Feb 3 2014, 16:30

That sounds like a massive fail...Homm without map making community.

Should have expected that with all that DRM garbage...
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Postby parcaleste » Mar 9 2014, 16:42

Try it again few days ago... failed epically. Just could not get invested into it - it is slow and monotonous, and the loading if you want to Alt+Tab... Jesus Christ.

So, going back to Heroes 5.


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