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by JSE
Aug 11 2005, 15:05
Forum: News
Topic: Inferno and Haven Info
Replies: 96
Views: 20264

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: 2951

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: 6982

@ 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: 6982

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: 11218

"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: 7337

@ 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: 9122

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: 3722

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: 9122

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 ...
by JSE
May 21 2005, 11:42
Forum: News
Topic: David Mullich Preview
Replies: 28
Views: 8779

The general lack of interfaces David mentions is truly a reason for concern. In a strategy game, keeping track of things is definitely more important than marvelling at full-screen graphics.
by JSE
May 18 2005, 20:50
Forum: News
Topic: HOMMV E3 Trailer!
Replies: 7
Views: 3166

The trailer is pompous but rather pointless in my opinion — it looks more like a Diablo video than anything related to Heroes.
by JSE
May 18 2005, 15:04
Forum: News
Topic: Two Town Names Confirmed
Replies: 13
Views: 4215

Well, the knight's town was called "Castle" in Heroes III, and I think it's more appropriate than "Haven" which means as much as shelter or harbour.

Humans? Doesn't sound like a reasonable name for me since not only humans belong to this fraction but creatures like angels and griffins as well.
by JSE
May 18 2005, 12:08
Forum: News
Topic: King and Romero: It's Official
Replies: 12
Views: 4149

Well, generally, I like Irish music myself — however, I don't think it's the right kind of music for a strategy game like Heroes (it's just too emotional and distracting). Personally, I prefer the more idyllic adventure themes of Heroes 1 to 3. Powerful music is great though — especially in combat —...
by JSE
May 18 2005, 9:49
Forum: News
Topic: Two Town Names Confirmed
Replies: 13
Views: 4215

But does "Haven" really make sense here? In Heroes IV, the Knight/Castle fraction was called that way because of the background story (the escape to Axeoth from the dying world of Enroth). If Nival really wants to stick to the classical town names, they should call it "Castle" instead.
by JSE
May 17 2005, 11:35
Forum: News
Topic: King and Romero: It's Official
Replies: 12
Views: 4149

That's fantastic news — if we don't get the original developers, at least we get the original composers. That alone is reason enough for me to buy the game ;) Apart from that, I just hope that by "very emotional" Rob doesn't mean "melancholic", as some of the Heroes IV tracks were too melancholic in...
by JSE
May 16 2005, 23:18
Forum: News
Topic: More Heroes V screenshots
Replies: 10
Views: 4340

The amount of detail is amazing and the overall artistic quality is outstanding — however, some of the creature graphics (especially the devils/demons) look a little too stylized and "overdesigned" for my taste; they lack this "clean and clear" quality of the original NWC graphics and seem more alon...
by JSE
Feb 18 2005, 20:59
Forum: News
Topic: Mobile Might and Magic Review
Replies: 2
Views: 1792

As the reviewer points out, the Might and Magic name once stood for highest quality games. Then came 3DO and started to milk the franchise for botches like Crusaders and Warriors of M&M. Now we have Ubisoft, and the Might and Magic name is finally downgraded to a mere label attached to a variety of ...
by JSE
Feb 16 2005, 22:49
Forum: News
Topic: Introducing the Heroespedia!
Replies: 4
Views: 2583

A Heroes wiki is a great idea - but why not make it general M&M wiki right from the start? The M&M RPGs are complex and detailed enough to justify appropriate dictionary entries.
by JSE
Feb 15 2005, 2:33
Forum: Articles
Topic: Christian Vanover
Replies: 5
Views: 2340

I fully share your view, Loco - it's terribly sad that to see the Heroes series out of Jon Van Caneghem's hands. The early screenshots of Heroes V (the ones from NWC) looked great and JVC's plans for the game sounded very promising. With none of the original development team involved anymore, I have...

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