Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes - Definitive Edition Reviews
Far more than just a match-three puzzler, Clash Of Heroes is a unique strategy role-playing hybrid that has a massive amount to offer in terms of both its solo campaign and multiplayer.
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes - Definitive Edition is a belter of a puzzle game, with a lengthy campaign full of clever ideas.
Not much of an upgrade over the HD remaster, but Might & Magic: Clash Of Heroes is still one of the most unique strategy puzzle RPGs around. It's also one of the hardest strategy puzzle RPGs around, and your fun mileage may vary.
Though its credentials as an RPG are both thin and largely uninspiring, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes - Definitive Edition nonetheless comfortably cements itself as an engaging puzzler with an enticing progression hook. Don't let its humble Nintendo DS origins fool you, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes - Definitive Edition is a whole heap of fun and is immensely respectful of your time.
There is a lot I enjoyed with Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes. When I'm winning, I like the gameplay loop. The art is fantastic, and looks great when I play in hand held mode. Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes starts out as a welcoming game. After a few battles, I begin to see the cracks. Enemy heroes I play against are two, sometimes three, levels ahead of me, something that is not easy to overcome. The random drops of units on my side don't feel equal to the ones my AI enemy gets. I feel like I'm always on the defensive during the campaign. But the multiplier is excellent, pass-and-play is exactly what I want in a game like this.
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – Definitive Edition is a worthwhile remake of a somewhat obscure puzzle classic. Its clever integration of light RPG elements on top of the puzzling action gives it an impressive amount of strategic depth, while the rotating cast of characters and factions offer plenty of variety in unit types and playstyles across its run. Add this to a strong multiplayer component, and you have a game that easily justifies the cost of entry. Though we were put off a bit by its difficulty spikes and the woes of RNG, this is ultimately a game that we'd give a strong recommendation to anyone looking for an interesting new puzzle game to add to their Switch library.
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – Definitive Edition from DotEmu is a decent game thanks to a clever mixture of RPG, puzzle, and strategy structure. It has a compelling storyline that reminds you of an 80s/90s RPG gaming world, and it has plenty of characters to play around with on the battlefield. It falls short with unbalanced gameplay that always leans towards enemy advantage and the control mechanics that can be incredibly finicky at times.
Might & Magic – Clash of Heroes: Definitive Edition's nearly perfect combination of puzzle and RPG elements make for engrossing gameplay that's only occasionally hampered by frustration with the components that involve random luck. Whether this is your first playthrough or a double (or even triple) dip, it's not to be missed.
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes has held up very well despite many similar games coming out in the intervening years. It offers a high level of depth in its battle system that keeps you coming back, and is especially well suited to the Switch's handheld mode that makes it easy to say "just one more battle."
A solid puzzle strategy experience revamped for a new generation
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes: Definitive Edition is simply a fantastic adventure that any puzzle game fan should go on.
For console gamers, or those who haven't dealt with this title before, this could be a really good and surprising production, especially if you're looking for an unusual puzzle game that can be easily dosed into short sessions. On the other hand, for owners of the original, an item that can be skipped, because in my opinion the changes made do not justify the higher price.
Review in Polish | Read full review
If you missed the Nintendo DS original and the 2011 HD version, consider this your third and best chance to try a previously overlooked gem.
Clash of Heroes can be challenging and addictive, but there’s an undeniable RNG element that plays an important role in some battles, and you must learn to live with it. Less understandable are some oversights that shouldn’t be in this definitive edition, such as the noticeable AI blunders – ignoring an elite unit merge in favor of a random move, for example. On the other hand, the turn switch animation troubles me, feeling like a second that lasts an eternity, as we’re bound to see it dozens of times per battle. This system would benefit from speed and urgency when control changes from one field to the other, instead of that lingering animation. Can Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes – Definitive Edition be considered as an essential revamp to a cherished game? It doesn’t bring a hefty dose of changes and additions, that’s for sure, making it difficult to recommend to owners of the original; however, new players should be able to discover a gripping puzzle game that, albeit not perfect, still provides many hours of merging and fusing entertainment.
There’s no need to bury the lede; Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – Definitive Edition never truly feels definitive, but it’s still a refreshing, one-of-a-kind puzzler hybrid with a knockout campaign. While its admirers have already purchased it multiple times by now, this version ensures that it remains in the public eye for discovery by newcomers, and hopefully inspires a proper sequel in the coming years. That’s more than enough to recommend it, especially to anyone who’s missed out on the game thus far, but longtime fans may feel shorted by this lightweight reissue.
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – Definitive Edition adds a strategic twist to the match-three formula that makes it a blast to play. Whether battling through the meaty single player campaign, facing off against friends and strangers online, or having a quick battle alone, there’s plenty of fun to be had as you use your robust roster of units to dismantle your enemy’s defences. It adds a deceptively deep amount of strategy to the otherwise straight-forward match-three formula, but in doing so offers one heck of a satisfying puzzle experience that’s easy to pick up and play, but very, VERY hard to put down.
Sometimes games hold up, and this is one of them. Though I absolutely loved the original, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – Definitive Edition brings a classic game to exhilarating modern life. Not only does it feature complex and nuanced strategic gameplay, but has an engaging story and tons of replay value. My only small complaint is I wanted to spend even more time in this world, and would have loved some sort of endless rogue mode. But that said, even if you never heard of the original, all strategy fans still owe it to themselves to check out this amazing adventure.
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Definitive Edition immerses us in its elaborate tactical puzzle combat. The basic mechanics are quite simple, but the nuances, the different units and the RPG elements make the encounters densely strategic and addictive. The extensive campaign with different types of battles and the functional multiplayer mode are able to keep us hooked for many hours, despite some balancing issues. The relaunch received the "definitive" monicker, but it is more like a simple adaptation: there are few new features and some negative aspects of the original, such as the numerous loading screens, remain untouched. Even so, the game still offers quality content and is a great opportunity to meet it on new platforms.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
A brilliant mixture of puzzles and turn-based strategy make this a standout title fans of both genres should give a look
With improved visuals, quality-of-life enhancements, and additional DLC content, this edition offers a delightful adventure for both newcomers and returning fans alike.