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by JSE
Dec 24 2013, 18:58
Forum: News
Topic: MMX Preview by RPG Codex
Replies: 25
Views: 5841

MMX Preview by RPG Codex

What would really satisfy "those grumpy old MM fans" (at least this one) would be a return of the original M&M universe. MMX -- as it seems to me -- is basically just a Legend of Grimrock set on Ashan. While it mimics the user interface of first-era M&M games stylistically, it manages to completely ...
by JSE
Dec 24 2013, 17:31
Forum: News
Topic: Christmas 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 5615

Christmas 2013

Happy holidays to you and yours!

Let's hope for a time when M&M games will again be good enough to be considered as Christmas presents. ;)
by JSE
Nov 13 2013, 17:30
Forum: News
Topic: MMX Balance Q&A
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

MMX Balance Q&A

It's quite an interesting fact that the first answer mentions a character named Oscar *from Sorpigal*... Is M&M 10 finally going to merge the universes (which would be a very reasonable decision) or is this just another case of shallow name-dropping?
by JSE
Nov 7 2013, 15:35
Forum: News
Topic: JVC Available?
Replies: 26
Views: 8692

JVC Available?

Competition in the fantasy strategy department and on the gaming market in general. Heroes 3 actually manged to top several nation-wide bestseller lists in those days.
by JSE
Nov 7 2013, 2:57
Forum: News
Topic: JVC Available?
Replies: 26
Views: 8692

JVC Available?

Even though I would have chosen different words, I think that in essence we're both quite disappointed by the two Heroes games created in UbiSoft's name so far. With regard to central aspects like gameplay, style, and overall design they are just not on par with any of the games from the NWC era (es...
by JSE
Nov 1 2013, 18:16
Forum: News
Topic: JVC Available?
Replies: 26
Views: 8692

JVC Available?

If JVC is going to continue working for EA, we can pretty much stop speculating. But all we know at the moment is that Victory Games was shut down. To me, it seems likely that Jon is not too pleased about this situation and might want to seek out possibilities outside of EA. Maybe it would be an int...
by JSE
Oct 30 2013, 22:09
Forum: News
Topic: JVC Available?
Replies: 26
Views: 8692

JVC Available?

JVC is in his early 50s now -- certainly not too old to be creative and make great games. If age is a factor at all...

Apart from that, given the current state of the M&M franchise, I'm quite sure that the return of the original visionary is our only chance for a positive turn.
by JSE
Oct 30 2013, 20:39
Forum: News
Topic: JVC Available?
Replies: 26
Views: 8692

JVC Available?

Well, this is true for every game community, I'd say. The sole reason why the new C&C was cancelled were the complaints of the C&C community after all... Apart from that, I think we pretty much know what we want: We want Heroes and M&M games as good as the originals (games released until 2001, or 20...
by JSE
Oct 30 2013, 18:06
Forum: News
Topic: JVC Available?
Replies: 26
Views: 8692

JVC Available?

I wholeheartedly agree, Ehlesgens! Also, an involvement of JVC (a major one at least) would probably convince lots of fans of the original M&M era to return to the franchise.
by JSE
Oct 7 2013, 1:28
Forum: News
Topic: New Games, Old Feel?
Replies: 34
Views: 9183

New Games, Old Feel?

@ Lomedae:

Bravo! You *really* hit the nail on the head there! We don't complain because we're nostalgic, we just want a high-quality M&M game again after all these years.
by JSE
Jul 11 2013, 23:15
Forum: News
Topic: Hexes for Heroes! (Online)
Replies: 5
Views: 2018

Hexes for Heroes! (Online)

@ Kalah: Unlike the other games? -- The battlefields in Heroes 2 and 3 were based on hexagonal spaces. Considering that Heroes 3 still is the most popular Heroes, Heroes Online seems to be going back to the roots. What really unsettles me, though, is the bizarre idea of introducing unit *facing* int...
by JSE
Jun 23 2013, 14:49
Forum: News
Topic: MMX Voting #2
Replies: 29
Views: 6547

MMX Voting #2

It seems they want to add some in-game/in-world music like in Skyrim. I'm not opposed to to this at all -- but it seems quite irrelevant at this point. I would much rather get some information about the actual soundtrack and see a confirmation that Rob King, Paul Romero and their team are involved.
by JSE
Jun 20 2013, 0:34
Forum: News
Topic: The MMX Team
Replies: 10
Views: 4306

The MMX Team

Isn't it heartwarming to see that UbiSoft really cares about individual people -- especially after their phenomenal treatment of the previous M&M developement team...
by JSE
Apr 29 2013, 15:42
Forum: Screenshots
Topic: A Free Lunch
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

A Free Lunch

Using Monotype Corsiva as the standard font was one of the worst visual design decisions made for Heroes 5. It's a nice font for invitation cards and such, but it's just totally out of place and unreadable for longer texts. The game text probably looked much better in the Cyrillic (Russian) original.
by JSE
Apr 23 2013, 21:22
Forum: Screenshots
Topic: MMX Dwarf
Replies: 9
Views: 2523

MMX Dwarf

Sure, rich characters, nobles, priests and such can have a few adornments here and there. Fine with me. What I was referring to, however, is the general tendency of today's fantasy artists to put ornaments onto basically any item. The result usually looks very busy. In my opinion, most weapons and a...
by JSE
Apr 23 2013, 15:56
Forum: Screenshots
Topic: MMX Dwarf
Replies: 9
Views: 2523

MMX Dwarf

Most modern fantasy characters look like they're wearing pieces of a baroque church... What about plain armor and plain weapons for a change? Those can look very good and much more *believable*.
by JSE
Mar 22 2013, 14:33
Forum: News
Topic: Might and Magic X Trailer!
Replies: 51
Views: 17396

Might and Magic X Trailer!

:: Same with the other Ubisoft MM games, if they were called something like "Power and Miraces", I might have been interested in the games, but as it is, it's just insulting to me. :: Very good point. If we want "Might and Magic" to be more than just a label on the box, we should ask ourselves: What...
by JSE
Mar 22 2013, 5:37
Forum: News
Topic: Might and Magic X Trailer!
Replies: 51
Views: 17396

Might and Magic X Trailer!

Axeoth may have been a bit shallow and underdeveloped -- but in my opinion it was still the better attempt at a generic world. Let's face it: Might and Magic was always about rather generic fantasy settings -- which was totally fine and probably even one of the reasons the series was such a success ...
by JSE
Mar 22 2013, 0:53
Forum: News
Topic: Might and Magic X Trailer!
Replies: 51
Views: 17396

Might and Magic X Trailer!

@ Angelspit: I'm a bit shocked by this statement. Were you referring to Might and Magic IX or to the M&M series as a whole? While I can understand why a lot of fans were turned down by M&M IX (even though personally, I learned to like it), I assume all long-timers who still come here *do* care about...
by JSE
Mar 21 2013, 15:52
Forum: News
Topic: MMX in the Works?
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

MMX in the Works?

I cannot be optimistic before I know the art style of the new game. So far, the only "Ubi" Might and Magic that had an acceptable style was Dark Messiah -- it looked halfway believable. Heroes V is way to cartoony for me, and Heroes VI is so full of embellishments and tattoos that it makes me nauseo...

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