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Thread: HOMM IV reviews
malkia
malkia


Promising
Famous Hero
posted March 28, 2002 05:48 PM
Edited By: malkia on 28 Mar 2002

HOMM IV reviews

as GameRankings.com seems to be lagging these days in collecting reviews from game magazines or websites... So manually with help of god.. err.. google.com i found out this review from up few days ago:

http://www.ugo.com/channels/games/features/homm4/default.asp

Presentation: A, The music is top-notch, and the look is not far behind.
Gameplay: A-, It'll be tough to wait for LAN/Internet play, but I can use that time to play the campaigns.
Overall: A+, The game is definitely more than the sum of its parts. Strategy gamers have no excuse not owning this title.


seems only that mapeditor and multiplayer are lacking....

One of the more disappointing aspects of Heroes IV is the map editor. While there are some good points, such as the map and campaign editors being seamlessly merged into one editor, there is a definite backslide from Heroes III's editor. For one, the editor returned to the tedious click-and-drag method of Heroes II, with no brushes for objects like trees and mountains. You can't cut-and-paste, either. Worse, you can no longer right-click objects and artifacts to see what their function is. While there might be a few more options to, for instance, control a neutral town's AI, user friendliness takes a major hit. Hopefully, they'll patch to improve it, especially since there are no random maps anymore - making a map is more arduous than before as it is.

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Abazagaroth
Abazagaroth


Hired Hero
Paladin of Knowledge
posted March 31, 2002 02:58 PM

there are better games

Heroes 2, Heroes 3, Civilization series, warcraft 2, starcraft...etc.

Heroes 4 blows, it has so many bugs, so many issues, I'm disgusted it was released. Causing complete crashes of my system requiring cold boot are the worst. Anyone have any thoughts on this? I get the feeling it is a lack of them workign with dx8.1. I know I had the same problem in terms of crashing when everquest SoL came out, music hanging and computer locking up. It turned out to be their f'd up coding not utilizing dx8.1 correctly (which is far far different than 8.0).

What bothers me the most is how the user friendliness of Heroes series is now gone. *sigh*

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Darion
Darion


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Famous Hero
posted March 31, 2002 06:07 PM

Hmm... the feedback from the buyers of the game is that they are a little unhappy from the differences from the other series. I for one, will be unhappy for the stupid instant retaliation feature... (that really doesn't play well, and no other turn-based game does that.) and no matter what you say, I will probably never get used to it. However, I do feel that right now the negative comments are perhaps because we are so used to Homm3 and 2. So those of you that complained because Heroes 3 was only a better Heroes 2.. here ya go. I say if its not broke, don't fix it.
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promenad
promenad


Hired Hero
posted April 03, 2002 11:30 AM

Quote:

Heroes 4 blows, it has so many bugs, so many issues, I'm disgusted it was released. Causing complete crashes of my system requiring cold boot are the worst. Anyone have any thoughts on this?


What bugs are you talking about? So far I've only seen a few very minor ones and it has only crashed once on me yet.
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HappyPike
HappyPike


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Pikeman
posted April 07, 2002 12:39 AM

Avault must be crazy... They gave Heroes II, III, AND IV five stars!!!
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malkia
malkia


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posted April 07, 2002 01:26 AM

the http://www.GameRankings.com got updated with links to few reviews...

http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/21743.asp


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HappyPike
HappyPike


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posted April 12, 2002 05:36 PM

A- rating on Game Revolution

http://www.game-revolution.com/games/pc/strategy/heroes_of_might_and_magic_4.htm
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