Might & Magic Heroes VII
Top Critic Average
Might and Magic Heroes 7 is a loyal but buggy sequel that manages to scratch a very old PC gaming itch.
This installment does little to move anything forward or conjure up the memories of classic titles like Heroes of Might & Magic III
Heroes 7 does have that "one more turn" quality that eats away the hours, but the game-breaking bugs, along with cheap cinematics and sound effects, ruin the experience. Also, since the stories take place in the past, there's no sense that players are impacting Ashan's fate until they unlock Ivan's campaign. Perhaps Heroes 7 will meet its potential after a few patches and expansions, but for now, it's tough to look past its flaws.
More a service to existing fans than a new game in the series, Heroes VII is a huge game that entertains but fails to overwhelm.
As much as I respect this series, I cannot recommend that you purchase Might & Magic: Heroes VII.
Series acolytes will dig right into this game's glut of content, but rookies could have a tougher time figuring out both the lore and the mechanics
Even as a budget title the game would struggle to be worth it, but at a full retail price and as an extension of one of the PC's longest running franchises, it's in a sorry state. Whatever the reason may be, this game is little more than a failure in my eyes.
Might & Magic Heroes VII is an okay game overall, but seems like it's more for existing fans of the series and doesn't cater to new comers at all. With no tutorial whatsoever it took me a good hour or so just to get started. Outside of that the difficulty can be adjusted, but the ability to auto-play battles makes things a tad easier than expected. This one is definitely not for newcomers to the series unless you don't mind fumbling around on your own for a bit while you get your bearings.
Might & Magic Heroes VII has some very pleasing moments, but its visual issues and strange reluctance to welcome new players could lead it to an unfortunate downfall.