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by JSE
Apr 25 2009, 2:07
Forum: News
Topic: JVC Leaves Trion
Replies: 45
Views: 5888

JVC Leaves Trion

I agree, we should be optimistic. Instead of turning to similar games though, I decided to set up a Round Table poll regarding this discussion. :)

It can be found here:
http://www.celestialheavens.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=10001
by JSE
Apr 25 2009, 2:01
Forum: Heroes I-IV
Topic: The JVC Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 4111

The JVC Poll

Now that Jon Van Caneghem left Trion, he *might* be available to work on future Heroes and M&M games. Of course, we don't know whether he is interested or not; the only one who knows that is the man himself. However, I think it's very interesting to see what the M&M community thinks of this ...
by JSE
Apr 24 2009, 4:57
Forum: News
Topic: JVC Leaves Trion
Replies: 45
Views: 5888

JVC Leaves Trion

You say "won't ever get to" -- the key question, however, is if he *wants* to. In that case it would only be reasonable for Ubisoft to hire him in a leading design position.
by JSE
Apr 24 2009, 1:27
Forum: News
Topic: JVC Leaves Trion
Replies: 45
Views: 5888

JVC Leaves Trion

While I agree, Angelspit, that boredom or the need for work shouldn't be the basis for hiring a new designer, we are talking about the series' originator here and the person majorily responsible for the best Heroes and the best M&M games; and I strongly believe JVC isn't bored by his very successful...
by JSE
Apr 23 2009, 22:44
Forum: News
Topic: JVC Leaves Trion
Replies: 45
Views: 5888

JVC Leaves Trion

I agree, UndeadHalfOrc, this is the opportunity for Ubisoft to resurrect Heroes and the entire Might and Magic game universe! If hired by Ubisoft, JVC could also finally develop Might and Magic Online -- which he wanted to do 10 years ago. I only hope JVC doesn't think about retiring now. It's way t...
by JSE
Feb 11 2008, 23:42
Forum: News
Topic: No Love for Elements
Replies: 8
Views: 1981

No Love for Elements

I think that Dark Messiah is probably the best fantasy action game, one of the very best 3D action games in general and definitely a better role-playing game than most so called role-playing games (counting the "Elder Scrolls" series mentioned in the article). It offers the most convincing and excit...
by JSE
Dec 22 2007, 12:57
Forum: News
Topic: Dark Messiah Elements Demo
Replies: 20
Views: 2859

Dark Messiah Elements Demo

Well... Doesn't look too dreadful, does it? And the font used in the top left and top right corners is way better than the annoying italic font they put in the release version -- makes reading harder. Is it only me or does Isabel look better in this screenie? ;) Edited on Sat, Dec 22 2007, 07:58 by ...
by JSE
Dec 21 2007, 15:28
Forum: News
Topic: Dark Messiah Elements Demo
Replies: 20
Views: 2859

Dark Messiah Elements Demo

You don't like Dark Messiah, Angelspit? :) Personally, I find it highly enjoyable, and I have no problem at all with its mild levels of violence and nudity. However, I still agree that UbiSoft spoiled our beloved series -- NOT by publishing Dark Messiah though... I think UbiSoft's real major fault i...
by JSE
Mar 19 2007, 15:40
Forum: Heroes V-VI
Topic: Differences between European English and US voice acting?
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Differences between European English and US voice acting?

After waiting a long time, I'm now finally inclined to buy Heroes V -- the European "Silver Edition" (containing both the basic game and the expansion). As the European edition is -- reportedly -- multi-lingual I'm planning to install the English language version (having no faith at all in my native...
by JSE
Jan 23 2007, 14:25
Forum: News
Topic: Worlds of M&M Coming?
Replies: 23
Views: 3310

Worlds of M&M Coming?

Not to speak of the Gothic games (Piranha Bytes)...
by JSE
Jan 21 2007, 15:08
Forum: News
Topic: Worlds of M&M Coming?
Replies: 23
Views: 3310

Worlds of M&M Coming?

Developing an online title based on the Might and Magic games surely would have been a great idea back in 2000 -- when the series was still alive. On the other hand... There are still people playing the old RPGs (at least VI to IX) and a lot of others remember them dearly (including myself). So, if ...
by JSE
Nov 9 2006, 16:58
Forum: News
Topic: Heroes at the Casinos
Replies: 52
Views: 6676

Heroes at the Casinos

Oh, I know what to say: This is tasteless. And someone SHOULD make this clear to Ubisoft -- this time...
by JSE
Oct 11 2006, 16:46
Forum: Screenshots
Topic: An Elf by Olivier Ledroit
Replies: 8
Views: 3573

An Elf by Olivier Ledroit

Oliver is -- no doubt -- a great artist, but I simply don't like this new fantasy style that has found it's way into gaming art; it seems like every modern character looks slightly manga, is covered with tattos and emblazonments, and wears strange and questionable armor pieces... At least, this part...
by JSE
Oct 9 2006, 23:36
Forum: Articles
Topic: Q&A with Arkane
Replies: 9
Views: 2308

Q&A with Arkane

# We had no contact with Nival, because both games are really different
# and sharing our ideas wasn’t really a priority in this regard.

So, what ties Heroes V and Dark Messiah together? -- That's right, the name "Might and Magic"... This policy seems mysteriously familiar... :(
by JSE
Sep 30 2006, 14:29
Forum: Screenshots
Topic: A Map of Ashan
Replies: 55
Views: 13362

A Map of Ashan

Tam Avlee, the Holy Griffin Empire, Palaedra, and Kreegar -- OMG... I thought Ubisoft had decided to create a completely new setting from scratch... Why then these obvious references? To make veteran gamers forget that Ubisoft really has no clue about what was going on in the previous games, to proo...
by JSE
Sep 26 2006, 22:32
Forum: News
Topic: Jon Van Caneghem Returns
Replies: 22
Views: 9085

Jon Van Caneghem Returns

And what about the haircut -- it's retro of course, but retro is mostly cool. JVC was big in the 80s and early 90s, and this haircut pays tribute to this ;)
by JSE
Sep 25 2006, 14:09
Forum: News
Topic: Jon Van Caneghem Returns
Replies: 22
Views: 9085

Jon Van Caneghem Returns

Indeed, great news! #You may remember that JVC had plans for a persistent online game back #in the days of 3DO, but the publisher was not strong enough for such a #massive project. If Ubisoft is wise, Trion's first big game will be "Might and Magic Online" -- with JVC in charge of everything ;)
by JSE
Sep 11 2006, 23:28
Forum: Screenshots
Topic: Angelspit´s Collection
Replies: 14
Views: 3923

Angelspit´s Collection

I'd prefer the desk lamp to Heroes V any time :D...
by JSE
Sep 11 2006, 22:25
Forum: News
Topic: New Head of Studio at Nival
Replies: 24
Views: 3660

New Head of Studio at Nival

Joss Ellis... IF Nival is going to develop further Heroes/M&M games, the American they SHOULD hire is Jon Van Caneghem. He's definitely the only one who could save the series and who could reconcile Nival with the fans. Let Jon be in charge of Heroes VI and I predict (almost) everbody will be happy ...
by JSE
Mar 17 2006, 15:16
Forum: News
Topic: Nival Coming to America
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Nival Coming to America

Does Jon Van Caneghem know this? A new Nival headquarter in LA sounds like the perfect opportunity for him to get back into the M&M boat... ;)

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