The new episode in the beloved game series manages to annoy veteran fans and fresh experimenters alike
We have to admit that we had no small hopes and expectations this time - but according to the mood around the net right now, it seems that the seventh episode in the beloved strategy game series Heroes of Might and Magic (or Might and Magic Heroes, as it is now called) is a big disappointment, and maybe Even more so than his predecessor who had already become infamous.
Let's start with reviews of the game itself. Critics were not really impressed by the new title, amid performance issues, improperly developed gameplay elements, flightless visual design and a lack of proper explanations for new experimenters in the series - and currently its score average stands at 67 out of 100 on the metacritic website. This is compared to averages of 77 out of their 100 won Might and Magic Heroes 6 and-Heroes of Might and Magic 5 In their time.
Those who were even less subtle with Might and Magic Heroes 7 are the players themselves, who killed him from every direction due to the wide variety of bugs and technical issues with which it was launched, especially in trying to make network games, big artificial intelligence problems in games against computer controlled players, lack of polish ( Or the investment) which is reflected in things like transition videos that are based on concept drawings combined with sound recording (i.e. no animation at all) and also due to the need to use Ubisoft's hated Uplay platform, also as part of the game's acquisition of competing Steam platform Wolf. With only 36 percent of positive scores Based on about 1,100 votes In sets, the seventh episode seems to be a new negative record for the brand, in terms of fans and professional critics alike.
All this negative feedback probably also does not really contribute to the overall popularity of the title - which may explain why In the free VIP area Of the Green Man Gaming store is already being offered at a cost of only $ 25, which is exactly half the official recommended price.
However, it seems that Ubisoft's negative climax in this whole saga comes as part of the attitude towards those consumers who still choose to purchase a physical copy of the game. American consumers who have chosen to purchase the physical collector's package of the game, at a cost twice that of the standard version, Surprised to find out Because instead of discs with the game files received only a code for online download, when in addition also a guaranteed disc with the official soundtrack of the game was not present in the package. Only after a few days of screaming in various corners of the network did the company issue an apology, offering the disappointed buyers a gift of reconciliation in the form of a download of a free game to choose from, from a list that includes the Far Cry 4, Zombi, Assassin's Creed: Rogue and The Crew.
Buyers will also be able to get a full refund for their purchase, but the bottom line is that this is another clear illustration of the fact that in many cases UviSoft Just can't figure out what the players and fans want, especially when it comes to thePC.
Is this the last nail in the coffin of the Heroes series? Unfortunately, we estimate not to. Even after the apparent current failure, it is likely that the series will remain a sizeable fan community, which will likely bring the UviSoft Also create an eighth chapter down the road, perhaps based on another new developer and perhaps with even less investment in the important little details and more reliance on the brand name. We may be a little too pessimistic, but right now the feeling is that a real comeback to the series can only happen if it somehow returns to the hands of the original creators, who still know and understand (perhaps) the magic secret that fades with each new addition.
Until that happens, if it does, feel free to tell us what your feelings and impressions are from Might and Magic Heroes 7, and what you would like to see happen to the series in the future.