jeff wrote:However replacing H-III in the eyes of the devoted is probably not possible and nothing ever will.
I honestly don't understand what is so hard about. IMO H5 improved mechanics from H3, but failed miserably in terms of immersion and concept (WoW/WH visuals, Ashan). Seriously, it would just need to take that basis, fix a few things such as the ultimates which were broken, add this and that there and there, get back to visuals which would be more in line with the original games (only a matter of art direction, skilled artists are many), and only legacy (lore) issues would remain. From there create a new setting which isn't total crap (sorry) and you have the best Heroes game ever made.