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Heroes Community > Heroes 4 - Lands of Axeoth > Thread: How do you rate Heroes IV game (out of 10)
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Grythandril
Grythandril


Famous Hero
who is a Chaotic Wizard
posted April 01, 2002 08:02 PM

How do you rate Heroes IV game (out of 10)

Here is mine rating:

MUSIC - 10
Superb Music.  Keeps getting better all the time.

GRAPHICS - 9
Big, Colourful and more 3D like.  Creatures look Fab.

ANIMATION - 10
The best yet.  From the creatures and their style to the heroes casting and throwing spells.

GAMEPLAY - 9
It take some getting used to.  But after playing this Heroes III seems pale by comparison.

BATTLESCREEN - 10
Brilliant - Very impressive.  Combat can be a bit tricky to start with, but it is easy to master.  A lot of fun will be on this field with creatures, heroes and spells.

INTERFACE - 8
This is a little let disappointing.  On 1024 by 768 res you get all the option in a nice style, but in 800 x 600 res some of the option are not there in the castle or on the screen which can be very annoying.

SPELLS - 10
This the a unique experience to use these spells.  And the choice you can choose.  The animation for them is also amazing and vary amusing.  Using opposite magic against your opponents and only getting the spell that are assocated with you castle is great.  No longer dreading resurrection spell in the necropolis

OVERALL - 10
Very addictive and more i play it the more i learn.  this is a strategy game at it heights.  More complex than its' predessor and more fun.  Cant wait for the multiplayer patch.

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Lord_Woock
Lord_Woock


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
Daddy Cool with a $90 smile
posted April 01, 2002 08:30 PM

My overall: 4

Why so low?

Graphics: not fantastic, but ok. But still... I got used to the previous engine and switching games would be VERY hard for me.

Sound & music: I dunno, never heard it. But Nothing can beat the opera music from HoMM2. I really miss the one from Necro...

Gameplay: The games are so different (HoMM3 and 4), that I couldn't even think about comfortable playing. Too many changes!

Compared to the previous games, HoMM4 looks like a black lamb in the family. If the game brought some new ideas to the genre, maybe I'd give it a 5 or 6. But almost everything, if not everything, could already be seen in other games.
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Milena
Milena


Responsible
Supreme Hero
in supreme disgrace
posted April 01, 2002 08:38 PM

It's too early for this

you have to get advanced in the game to appreciate some of the features.
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zsa
zsa


Famous Hero
posted April 01, 2002 08:39 PM

MUSIC (6.5)  Nice music but sotimes it just stops for no reason, sometimes it goes like the game is gonna crash, and sometimes it chages from one track to the other with no apparent reason.

GRAPHICS (9) good graphics, better than all the other graphics in the previous versions of Heroes

ANIMATION (5) - the animation is really CRAPPY. It's one of the worst animations I've ever seen. Most of the ground troops move like .... well I don't know how they move like, it's just horrible. Same for the horse when he moves on the map. Some of the flying units don't have very good anitmations either. Spell animations--> i haven't seen all spell animations but I can say that some spell animations are nice, some are ugly.

GAMEPLAY I can't give a mark yet, gotta play the game a litl more

Spells - same here

MULTYPLAYER (ZERO!!) - Ya really blew it this time 3DO.

Overall - don't know, but it's a nice game even if it has all those problems .

P.S.: HOpe those patches come out soon.


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InfernoGuy
InfernoGuy


Adventuring Hero
Enjoys eating chicken
posted April 01, 2002 09:18 PM

Great so far, looks to have more strategic depth than 2&3. I like the music better than 3 and as well as 2.
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darkspirit
darkspirit


Famous Hero
aka Zutus
posted April 01, 2002 09:29 PM

well, yeah, that's how it goes, games are always buggy when they come out.

take black and white for example:

there's a certain curse in the fifth land, which shrinks your beast, makes it the oposite of you and makes it weak. Upon destroying certain wonders, your beast should get normal again, but it stayed the same!!!!!! that's one of the biggest bugs I've ever seen!

then after a while a patch comes out that fixes the problem. But you might aswell wait for a later date to buy the game, it costs less and it should be patched by then.

so at first, I was quite dissapointed and angry because homm will only be here the 15th (or was it 12th). but hey, with a lil' bit of hope, maybe multiplayer will be in it already!!!! (keeps his fingers crossed)
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Conn
Conn


Responsible
Famous Hero
God slayer
posted April 01, 2002 09:48 PM

Let me add another item in your list....

User Friendlines 3...and keeps going down...
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Hexa
Hexa


Responsible
Legendary Hero
posted April 01, 2002 10:01 PM

Only played the first map of the first campaign yet and I have to say I like H3 much more...but that was what I said about H2 when H3 came out tooo... so in a couple of months I will like H4 better then H3 I guess ...

All a matter of getting used to I guess!@



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AdmiralVeli
AdmiralVeli


Adventuring Hero
Darn French Canadian
posted April 01, 2002 10:46 PM

Release Date: 0
Took 5 days off, 28th to April 1st to play the game (had vacation days to waste) and up here in the GREAT north (Canada that is) it's not available, couldn't find it in Ontario or Quebec. Working tomorrow morning and still no game...
Damn you all! I'm moving to the states!

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HappyPike
HappyPike


Known Hero
Pikeman
posted April 02, 2002 01:07 AM

9.1

9.5 after they release MP and add a random map generator in.
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brody
brody


Known Hero
Pathetic Loser
posted April 02, 2002 08:00 AM

When I first saw it: 6
After one day: 7
Right now: 8

I don't know why, but I just love the music.  Much more than 3 or 2 (or 1 for that matter, but 1 didn't have spectacular music).  But the interface is confusing.  And the game feels smaller in many ways, so you have to get used to that.  It's not just a simple sequel, it's almost a new game altogether; that will make many fans angry until they give it a chance.

Me, I'm starting to feel like they've won me over.  But GET RANDOM MAP GEN IN!!!!  That is the best part of the game!  Who wants to play maps they've played over and over again?  I love the wacky things random map generators tend to do (heroes as well as other games) - they're so unpredictable!
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jimmy0135
jimmy0135

Tavern Dweller
posted April 02, 2002 04:39 PM

I really enjoy the game, maybe not a ten, but I think it is definitely going to be one to play for awhile, my biggest gripe is the lack of a random map maker....I loved that in 3....oh well.
I havea problem with the music skipping so I turn it off.
I think the graphics are fine, bright and colorful.
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jimmy0135
jimmy0135

Tavern Dweller
posted April 02, 2002 04:41 PM

I really enjoy the game, maybe not a ten, but I think it is definitely going to be one to play for awhile, my biggest gripe is the lack of a random map maker....I loved that in 3....oh well.
I havea problem with the music skipping so I turn it off.
I think the graphics are fine, bright and colorful.
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Slava14
Slava14


Promising
Famous Hero
I am 16 now....
posted April 02, 2002 08:29 PM

10 and not less!!!

reasons:

MUSIC: Amazing!!! No skipping for me, so no problems

GRAPHICS: Cool! I really like the isometric view!

GAMEPLAY: Amazing! I like the way you smash your head into the wall (in RL ) when deciding what skill to take

COMBATS: realistic, yet trully real HoMM battles! Realistic because it's really hard to get into war and not to loose anything, HoMM- it's just is! You feel those things, don't you?..

There are more, but I think you get the point already.
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brody
brody


Known Hero
Pathetic Loser
posted April 02, 2002 09:30 PM

Quote:

COMBATS: realistic, yet trully real HoMM battles! Realistic because it's really hard to get into war and not to loose anything, HoMM- it's just is! You feel those things, don't you?..



Yeah, even when I'm totally guaranteed to win a battle, I usually lose a few guys... I like that, because it makes more sense.  Just because you overpower the enemy doesn't mean you won't have any losses...
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Lith-Maethor
Lith-Maethor


Honorable
Legendary Hero
paid in Coin and Cleavage
posted April 02, 2002 09:43 PM

let's get over with it...

MUSIC - 9
Excellent job, but we need more BAGPIPES

GRAPHICS - 8
Big, Colourful and more 3D like.  BUT not 3D

ANIMATION - 9
sometimes the walking animation is a bit ...weird.

GAMEPLAY - 9
Because of missing features like movement shadow

BATTLESCREEN - 9
not 3D

INTERFACE - 6
too big, too generic.. .they can do better (even skinable interface)

SPELLS - 10
perfect...

OVERALL - 7
only one flaw... not finished yet
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Darion
Darion


Promising
Famous Hero
posted April 03, 2002 05:15 AM

LOL... I thought Homm4 was supposed to be the most user-friendly and new player based episode of the Heroes games yet? That's why they did all the horrible things like the cookie-cutter towns and making all the creatures N64 cutesy.....
Bah. Failed I guess if VETERAN Homm players can't figure out some of the stuff... how are little kids supposed to figure out what to do quickly? Some little kids don't have the patience to learn that..
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DeemertheDes...
DeemertheDestroyer

Tavern Dweller
posted April 03, 2002 08:26 AM

overall 5

this plays like a beta version.  from all the bugs, choppy movement and scrolling, lack of multiplayer...

disappointed, hoping that the patch will win me over.
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sheltem
sheltem

Tavern Dweller
Nemesis of the Ancients
posted April 03, 2002 09:24 AM

 When i first saw HMM4 i told myself "I am never gonna play this $h1t."
 But when i played for a while i realised that this game actually OWNZZZ.Many new ideas.Good music(10), good graphics(9).Gameplay - 9.
 

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Thunder
Thunder


Responsible
Famous Hero
posted April 03, 2002 06:47 PM
Edited By: Thunder on 3 Apr 2002

I never did have any problems changing game from Heroes 2 to Heroes 3. And neither I have them now. On the monday when I got the game, I played it until clock hit 5 am. On the second day I played it to 1:30 am (I was woken up too early that day). Today night: I'm going to sleep (got to wake up early tomorrow). The game is great.

Map Editor seems to have a lot of potential. I'm really fascinated by that scripting system. It might be possible to make some surprises like changing the victory condition or destroying adventure objects during gameplay.

By the way, did I said that the game is great?

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