So what's the final verdict on Heroes V?

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So what's the final verdict on Heroes V?

Postby hydro123456 » Dec 2 2007, 17:02

I bought the game on day one like most people here probably did, but I gave up on it after a couple hours of play. From what I remember, the interface was frustrating, many of the best features from heroes 4 were removed, the camera was annoying, performance was poor, and the computer cheated badly.

Now that it's been out for a while, has any of this been fixed? Is it worth going back and playing?

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Postby Ar.Pi » Dec 2 2007, 17:59

I would say yes.

Most of the annoyances have been fixed. Get ToE though for best experience.

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Postby Elvin » Dec 2 2007, 18:07

Still do not think that the core game has been magically transformed into another game. Yes it has better balance, less bugs, alternate upgrades, a much better campaign and more strategy involved but the AI still cheats and interface is pretty much the same :tongue: Though it added the save combat replay function and kingdom overview.

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Postby Metathron » Dec 2 2007, 19:08

TotE is a solid Heroes game. Get that, forget about HoMM V vanilla and HoF.
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Postby Pitsu » Dec 2 2007, 20:10

Metathron wrote:TotE is a solid Heroes game. .


... if you have 2 GB RAM... :p
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Postby Metathron » Dec 2 2007, 20:35

Well, I have 1 gb and it runs fine most of the time. It's the computer players' turns that really tend to take a long time, so I always have a book or something handy. :|
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Postby Elvin » Dec 2 2007, 21:50

1gb here too but it runs smoothly in large maps.
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Postby tb5841 » Dec 2 2007, 22:00

I bought the game as soon as I found it existed, played it lots for a few weeks and then got frustrated and stopped playing it. But ToE I can't stop playing, I think it's the best Heroes game yet. The camera/interface I don't mind at all, I haven't noticed the computer cheat at all (was very irritating in the original release), the balance is now good, and lots of little things (like artifact descriptions) make it so much better than the original release was.

I find performance isn't great - but with only 512MB RAM I was expecting that. My only real criticism of the game is that the campaigns seem pretty dull, but since I don't really play them I don't mind much.

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Postby jeff » Dec 2 2007, 23:08

It appears that Tribes will be the first MM/Heroes product I won't buy since I started with MM2 and Heroes 1. They never addressed the horrible editor, so my overall interest in the franchise is waning. :(
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Dec 2 2007, 23:28

Yeah, but aren't your daughters buying it for you for Christmas Jeff?
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Postby Pol » Dec 3 2007, 0:05

Omega_Destroyer wrote:Yeah, but aren't your daughters buying it for you for Christmas Jeff?

That was a very dangerous remark. Unsubstantiated speculation. :D
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Postby Pollo2002 » Dec 3 2007, 0:15

Bad game.

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Postby Pollo2002 » Dec 3 2007, 0:16

If you look for a solid straetgy game like heroes 3, bad game.
If you look flashy graphics and a rol/strategy game that keep you inside of the story, nice game.

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Postby PhoenixReborn » Dec 3 2007, 0:31

You could use heroes 1 graphics and the game would still be fun.

The skill system and tactical choices between units are fun. The graphics are irrelevant.

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Postby Pol » Dec 3 2007, 2:07

PhoenixReborn wrote:You could use heroes 1 graphics and the game would still be fun.

The skill system and tactical choices between units are fun. The graphics are irrelevant.

Mmm, graphic is very relevant. It will affect your decisions and lead you or leaving frustrated and lost just in the menu, ..battle, ...map.

As to the skill system I really like it from what I read, still it's behind the WoG abilities.
(Or desired abilities planner for 3.59, however years before H5 was installed to the scene.)

Lets summ it: "H5 is time costy but from the other point a perfect game. Campaings are weaker though, same goes for map editor. Core is cool :tongue:"
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Postby Caradoc » Dec 3 2007, 2:08

As usual, I'm with Jeff on this. The horrid editor has meant a paucity of good maps. My deepest admiration goes to GOW and a few others who persevered and made really good ones. But these are only a handful and it seems that the better the map, the more performance suffers. And of course everything done by Nival absolutely sucks.

I used to love making maps. But with Heroes V the process became hard, long, and painful.
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Postby jeff » Dec 3 2007, 2:38

Pol wrote:
Omega_Destroyer wrote:Yeah, but aren't your daughters buying it for you for Christmas Jeff?

That was a very dangerous remark. Unsubstantiated speculation. :D


True it is currently not on my wishlist, and may be too late for them to buy it now until July (my birth month), then it may be priced what it is worth. :devious:

Caradoc wrote:As usual, I'm with Jeff on this. The horrid editor has meant a paucity of good maps. My deepest admiration goes to GOW and a few others who persevered and made really good ones. But these are only a handful and it seems that the better the map, the more performance suffers. And of course everything done by Nival absolutely sucks.

I used to love making maps. But with Heroes V the process became hard, long, and painful.


I feel your pain and salute those such as GOW, I truly wanted to do a H-V version of Dragon's Fate (all those dragons in H-V gave possibilities), but I just can't deal with this editor and its campaign limitations.
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Postby Muszka » Dec 3 2007, 2:44

Pol wrote:
PhoenixReborn wrote:You could use heroes 1 graphics and the game would still be fun.

The skill system and tactical choices between units are fun. The graphics are irrelevant.

Mmm, graphic is very relevant. It will affect your decisions and lead you or leaving frustrated and lost just in the menu, ..battle, ...map.

Graphic may be relevant, but If I would like to play a game with eye-decieving graphics I would play Brothers in Arms, or Gears of War. Yes graphics are good, but I haven't bought Heroes for graphics, I bought it because it fascinates me. I liked HV and HoF too, but TotE, just gave it the spice what was needed.

As for the editor, I think it's the only feature that I can't truly understand, how bad is it, 'cos I never really made maps.
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Postby Pollo2002 » Dec 3 2007, 16:01

Graphics are relevant, one of the rasons is stopped playing heroes V is because of graphics.
They are nice , but completly annoying.

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Postby Muszka » Dec 3 2007, 16:23

I also knew some graphic-freak ppl, but that only one part of the game.
The graphics will fade in time. The gameplay remains. I think this topic should be a poll.
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