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Steam: Heroes of Might and Magic sales ($13 for HOMM V series)


#31 Otty Ott   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2418 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 09:46 PM

Thanks, I picked up Tribes Of the East. Been looking for it at a good price.

I think I put more time into HOMM3 and the expansions for it than any other PC game ever...

#32 TestType   model fetishist CAGiversary!   337 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2009 - 10:57 PM

I've never played any of the HoMM games but I've known about them since I like turn-based games. Bought the game without the expansions, have yet to try it out.

#33 Aleryn   CheapassSinceGradeSchool CAGiversary!   764 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2009 - 02:30 AM

Loved Heroes 2 and 3 in the past. Grabbed up the bundle sans Dark Messiah, and loving it. Gonna try the Messiah demo next to be sure.

THANKS OP!!!

#34 eastx   The Fighting Bomber CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2009 - 03:50 AM

I always wanted to get into this series. 5 looks really pretty so I went ahead and got the complete pack. Thanks OP.

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#35 DemonAlcohol   Diabolic Mastermind CAGiversary!   356 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 05:27 AM

I remember I didn't like 5 when it came out because stuff would be hiding behind trees because of the 3d camera, and my computer didn't run it fast enough. Now my computer handles it on highest resolution with AA & AF and I must say it's pretty damn fun. There are some significant improvements besides the graphical upgrade. HMM 2 is still my favorite, but 5 is right behind it. Really glad I picked this one up, thanks guys!

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#36 ID2006   "Klaymen, up here!" CAGiversary!   504 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2009 - 05:52 AM

I remember I didn't like 5 when it came out because stuff would be hiding behind trees because of the 3d camera, and my computer didn't run it fast enough. Now my computer handles it on highest resolution with AA & AF and I must say it's pretty damn fun. There are some significant improvements besides the graphical upgrade. HMM 2 is still my favorite, but 5 is right behind it. Really glad I picked this one up, thanks guys!



I pretty much echo these statements, including the thanks. :)

HOMM2 will probably always be my favorite because I really love the distinctive art style and the castle/creature design more than any of the other games, as well as the much faster pacing (smaller, more intense battles for sure).

The only problem with HOMM5 I have (so far) is the decision to use 3D graphics. My machine is pretty good, but the game just feels slow and plays slowly.

I use the classic camera style, and everything on the world map is just a lot less recognizable, especially since I like to play zoomed out. I find myself having to check almost everything to make sure I know what it is. Occasionally, the hero moves a spot to the left or right of what I intended. I never had these problems with 2 or 3.

Nevertheless, it is really fun. I especially like having alternate unit upgrades.

Edited by ID2006, 29 June 2009 - 10:01 AM.


#37 shaneboyd   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   40 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:35 AM

I didn't care of HoMM 5 when it first came out because it didn't have random maps. Over this past weekend, I picked up the complete package and I'm enjoying it much more with the random maps. I've never cared much for campaigns. HoMM 3 modded is still my favorite.

My only issue is, when it's your opponents turn, it seems to take way too long. It even freezes often during the turn. I don't know if that's just the way it is, or if it's a bug. Annoying.

#38 MHC   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1241 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:07 AM

Damn. Steam gets me yet again. Already own Tribes of the East, but for $13 I couldn't resist the complete set on Steam.

#39 Darrith   The Lion King CAGiversary!   443 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:12 AM

Good games; worth the price even though I prefer some of the earlier ones. :)


#40 BrandonMills   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   188 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 03:39 PM

I don't understand why the owners of the Might and Magic franchise don't realize how much value they could have if they just ignore the dud games that were released later on and instead concentrate on the hits. A new Heroes in the style of Heroes II/III would be great, and how about a redo of World of Xeen? What PC RPG gamer back in the day didn't play World of Xeen? Pretend that Might and Magic 6 and onward never happened. You'd most likely be better off if you did.

#41 RollingSkull   No Decisive Evidence CAGiversary!   5404 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 06:18 PM

A new Heroes in the style of Heroes II/III would be great

They did. It was called Heroes 5.

I think they've realized quite correctly that there is no way they CAN appeal to that market. Anything they create will be compared unfavorably to the past titles invariably. There is no sense in trying to pry that nostalgia addled group away from the old games. You will never, EVER make anything good enough.
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#42 reapersaurus   Family Gamer CAGiversary!   213 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 08:19 PM

very tempted to pick up HoMM5.

Wondering:
1) Can you really just buy the last expansion (TotE) and then go to that website and with copying/extracting/modding effectively get the base game as well as Hammers and TotE?

2) If I'm sporadically working on HoMM5's campaign currently, does anyone know if the saved games will be able to be "ported in" to Steam's installation?

Thanks OP and contributors.

#43 ID2006   "Klaymen, up here!" CAGiversary!   504 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:07 PM

very tempted to pick up HoMM5.

Wondering:
1) Can you really just buy the last expansion (TotE) and then go to that website and with copying/extracting/modding effectively get the base game as well as Hammers and TotE?



You can. I did exactly that after seeing RollingSkull's post about it.

As for your second question, I don't know the answer.

#44 xycury   there is only one CAGiversary!   4503 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:28 PM

very tempted to pick up HoMM5.

Wondering:
1) Can you really just buy the last expansion (TotE) and then go to that website and with copying/extracting/modding effectively get the base game as well as Hammers and TotE?

2) If I'm sporadically working on HoMM5's campaign currently, does anyone know if the saved games will be able to be "ported in" to Steam's installation?

Thanks OP and contributors.


For 2: If you're playing the same version as Steam's then yes.

It's been a painful upgrade with Homm 5 patches, that old previous saves were not compatible to the new version.

#45 mtxbass1   This space for rent. CAGiversary!   11092 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:46 PM

It's been a painful upgrade with Homm 5 patches, that old previous saves were not compatible to the new version.


That's the one nice thing about this release on steam. You're up to date at 1.6 and many of the problems that people mentioned earlier in the thread are gone. It plays perfectly for me maxed out at the highest of everything.