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A Heroic HoMM V Review
7:32 AM | Anthony Wang | Comment on this story

Blue Alien has posted a review of Heroes of Might and Magic V. Developed by Nival, HoMM V brings a fresh new look to the Heroes franchise with a fully 3D gaming world, enhanced combat system, and features that were popular in the previous Heroes games.

The graphics in this game are very good. I have played all of the Heroes games since they were called King’s Bounty so the adjustment was a little difficult at first. The biggest complaint I have is that many features of the map are now hidden unless you inspect the map from every possible angle. This caused me some frustration a number of times as brush, shadow, trees or other objects obscured important landmarks. Aside from the difficulties in interfacing, however, this iteration of HoMM is the prettiest to date. Trees blow in the wind and their shadows follow while the terrain slowly fades from one type to another. Locations in the game are all lovingly animated: leprechauns dance at the magic spring while wheels turn at the mill and carts leave the mines. The Silent Storm engine really shines here. The sound in HoMMV is very good. The game has an original score composed by Rob King and Paul Romero. The soundtrack itself changes depending on your environment and always contributes positively to the game as any good soundtrack should.
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Blue Alien: HoMM V Review
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