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by JSE
Jan 6 2006, 2:49
Forum: Screenshots
Topic: A Heroic Tatoo
Replies: 21
Views: 6876

A Heroic Tatoo

Apart from the fact that tattoos are generally rather silly (bad for your skin and all that) -- IF I did it, I would certainly not choose a motif like this one with it's overhyped comic book/Manga style. Maybe an original M&M motif... ;)
by JSE
Dec 23 2005, 11:03
Forum: News
Topic: New Facts from Heroic Corner
Replies: 17
Views: 3263

No Orcs?!?! It's obvious that Nival heavily "borrowed" from the most popular fantasy universes (Lord of the Rings, Forgotten Realms, and Warcraft) -- so why did they omit one of the most popular fantasy races? Do they really think that this will make the new Heroes universe seem original? Edited on ...
by JSE
Nov 12 2005, 15:39
Forum: Screenshots
Topic: Bugs
Replies: 31
Views: 6532

Don't want to seem like a wisenheimer, but as far as I know, having installed M&M 4 and 5 on the same harddrive, creates the "World of Xeen" with a number of additional quests etc. "Swords of Xeen" on the other hand is a licensed M&M game created by another developer and using the Xeen engine. Edite...
by JSE
Oct 10 2005, 1:33
Forum: News
Topic: More Answers from Nival
Replies: 24
Views: 3922

protecyon,

I am aware of JVC's (alleged) decline -- that's why I said that I would do my "utmost", i.e., give JVC the position, the creative freedom and the money he wants.
Edited on Sun, Oct 09 2005, 19:35 by JSE
by JSE
Oct 10 2005, 1:30
Forum: Screenshots
Topic: Bridge Town
Replies: 13
Views: 4108

How cool! :D Didn't know the game would recognize that...
by JSE
Oct 9 2005, 23:58
Forum: News
Topic: More Answers from Nival
Replies: 24
Views: 3922

If I was in charge at Ubisoft/Nival, I would do my utmost to get Jon Van Caneghem in the boat -- if not as the lead designer at least as a consultant of some sort; HE's a legend and apart from that, he is Might and Magic...
Edited on Sun, Oct 09 2005, 18:19 by JSE
by JSE
Sep 22 2005, 7:29
Forum: News
Topic: Dungeon Info Revealed
Replies: 70
Views: 11967

The general idea of adding dark elves to the Dungeon faction is a good one — I don't even mind their "overpresence" or their sparse clothing. What I mind though is their strong Warcraft looks (those ears — omg) — the fact that Ubisoft/Nival have to copy another series' distinctive style is pathetic.
by JSE
Aug 16 2005, 6:02
Forum: Articles
Topic: Inferno
Replies: 20
Views: 4888

I think this has been said before on the Ubi Soft Heroes forums — but what the heck: The Ouroboros as a symbol for the Inferno faction (with core philosophies like selfishness and destruction) seems very questionable to me. One of the primary meanings of this symbol is eternity and the eternal retur...
by JSE
Aug 15 2005, 22:51
Forum: News
Topic:
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

I just hope that DM will be set in the same world/universe as Heroes V and Ubi Soft's other M&M games; this would be the only legitimation for giving it the "of Might and Magic" label. If not, it would be downright ridiculous and the bluntest form of franchise-milking since 3DO's "Crusaders" and "Wa...
by JSE
Aug 11 2005, 16:25
Forum: News
Topic: Inferno and Haven Info
Replies: 96
Views: 17754

Of course, this criticism is not new, it has been uttered since Ubi Soft revealed the first pieces of information — and with good reason... However, applying new criticism is not what I intend to do. The reason why I repeat the "H3 clone" theory is that I want to make it heard — especially by Ubi So...
by JSE
Aug 11 2005, 15:32
Forum: News
Topic: Inferno and Haven Info
Replies: 96
Views: 17754

No, Vitirr, we don't say it for the fun of it but because it's a striking and sad truth.

Waiting with this sort of criticism until the game is released wouldn't actually make any sense at all because then nothing can be changed anymore.
by JSE
Aug 11 2005, 15:05
Forum: News
Topic: Inferno and Haven Info
Replies: 96
Views: 17754

I think it's obvious that both towns are H3 clones with a few variations — then again, the whole game looks very much like a H3 clone (including the story)... And no, Nival/Ubi Soft, this is definitely not what fans want! Apart from that, calling the knight's town "Haven" sounds like a clear misconc...
by JSE
Aug 10 2005, 14:12
Forum: News
Topic: HOMMV Development Diary #1
Replies: 8
Views: 2644

Exactly. It seems as if the only original M&M game the Nival people have ever played is Heroes 3. Pretty pathetic for a developer that claims to give "rebirth" to a series.
by JSE
Jul 6 2005, 21:28
Forum: Articles
Topic: Development Diary
Replies: 28
Views: 5998

@ Sir Charles: Well, the number of skills is certainly amazing — however, it's easy to understand why people stress Mishulin's mention of the style change: It's an obvious break with Heroes (and Might and Magic) tradition. In my opinion, this aspect is as important as any changes in gameplay (e.g. s...
by JSE
Jul 6 2005, 1:13
Forum: Articles
Topic: Development Diary
Replies: 28
Views: 5998

100% agreement to HodgePodge and Zamolxis! The more lighthearted fantasy style is one of the core elements of the Heroes series and is as characteristic for the games as the turn-based gameplay. The introduction of a dark fantasy background is a clear misconception, breaks with the series' tradition...
by JSE
May 23 2005, 22:24
Forum: Articles
Topic: Fabrice Q&A (E3)
Replies: 37
Views: 9157

"MN: Can Heroes V be a TRUE M&M game if the original background story is discontinued? (JSE) FC: We'll be discussing that later in the development." --------------- So, they will be discussing in a later state of development if the game can be a M&M game at all?!?! Well, I take Fabrice's word for it...
by JSE
May 23 2005, 17:37
Forum: News
Topic: Ten Gameplay Screenshots
Replies: 23
Views: 6500

@ doma:

At least in these screenshots there is an interface... ;)
by JSE
May 23 2005, 17:34
Forum: Articles
Topic: Story Synopsis
Replies: 38
Views: 7964

I think Nival should decide for either of the following alternatives and stick to it: 1.) Continue the original universe and let familiar concepts and characters reappear (my favourite alternative). 2.) Create a completely new universe from scratch (with no elements from the previous games) and at t...
by JSE
May 23 2005, 15:27
Forum: Articles
Topic: Fabrice Bio
Replies: 11
Views: 3087

Godd tastes?!? Come on, he says he likes Starcraft and WoW... :D

At least he doesn't seem to be into sports and dull Hollywood flicks — that's two plus points. ;)
by JSE
May 22 2005, 20:54
Forum: Articles
Topic: Story Synopsis
Replies: 38
Views: 7964

It would be a cool thing of course if this Nicolai was Nicolai Ironfist from Enroth. Heroes V surely isn't set on Axeoth where Nicolai was seen last time (in MM9) as official announcment tells us of a completely new world, however, maybe it's still set in the same universe and maybe Nicolai managed ...

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