Meneldil wrote:tumorbane wrote:HV is a resurrection of the series. I would in no way consider it HIII "lite." What is light about it? My only disappointments that remain after the patching/expansions is the map editor requires programming language and the computer turns should be quicker. It's a great game though.
Agreed. H5 is by far, the best game in the serie. And that's coming from a former H3 fan.
The gameplay is great.
The campaigns are way better than they used to be (mostly because there's actually an interesting story, centered around somewhat amusing and charismatic characters), though there are a tad too easy.
The musics are IMO fantastic.
The art is quite nice aswell. I think many units are greatly designed and put other turn based and RTS fantasy games to shame.
Overall, I think there's a great mood, that reminds me of H3.
Of course, there game isn't perfect. It unhappilly lacks huge multiplayer maps, some faction and units are grossly overpowered (necro), while some other somewhat suck (dwarves), and more importantly, H5 turned map-making into a huge pain.
If you're not hurry I advise you to wait for the totaly-awesome-edition with the game + HoF and TotE.
Again, i only think he should get the gold version if he wants to play the campaigns in the oringinal game and not by downloading it from somewhere. and the dwarves are second strongest faction in the game(with sylvan being first)