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Heroes Community > Heroes 7 - Falcon's Last Flight > Thread: [Heroes of Might and Magic VII - HOMM 7 Complete] My Testimony and that of my wife (2
Thread: [Heroes of Might and Magic VII - HOMM 7 Complete] My Testimony and that of my wife (2
arcanjobra
arcanjobra

Tavern Dweller
posted June 04, 2023 06:54 AM
Edited by arcanjobra at 09:41, 04 Jun 2023.

[Heroes of Might and Magic VII - HOMM 7 Complete] Testimony (2023)

[Heroes of Might and Magic VII - HOMM 7 Complete]
My Testimony and that of my wife about this game (On the first day of playing at Hotsea), and I can tell you that we are delighted with this game (We haven't installed any mods yet).

We've been playing these days complete HOMM5 (Me from Sylvan and she from Stronghold), so we bought homm 3 and 7 yesterday, and since then we've been playing 7 (HotSea) and we really like what they did with our favorite factions, I'll talk about the elves which I played for longer and more often, remember this is my opinion from a recent fan of the game, but who spent many days on Heroes 5 complete and without MOD (I even tested 5.5 and liked it after I started to understand the new mechanics) .

Pros:
1) The skills of Sylvan's creatures were excellent, I even found the deer more coherent than the unicorn.
2) The mechanics of the skills are not random like in 5, but fixed, in addition to having 3 paths in the skillwheel which is notoriously the game telling you what to choose, they were perfect, because the Skillwheel changes for each hero in the same faction and between factions , it is not repetitive and gives a personality to the faction and hero.
3) The game is very beautiful, it seems that they took the H3 and joined it with the H5 (Yes, I played the H3 for 12 hours in Single mode vs the AI with Rampart faction).
4) From what I've read of what was done in Mods 7.5 and Ressurection, H7 allows for a high degree of in-game customization, expanding the universe beyond the standard factions.
5) THE ONLY version of HOMM that has Portuguese (Brazil) as a native language option (Base game + expansion), you can't imagine how this greatly increases the immersion in relation to the story/campaign (Ex.: Something that was supposed to be funny, however written in English or another language is not funny).
6) Very easy to understand the Governor system, and other features (It just took us longer to understand how the wagon worked), the game is very explanatory (For us it was).
7) I liked the creatures.

Cons:
1) Some units could have a more "Serious" 3D art, speaking of Sylvan, I found 90% of the characters (Heroes and Creatures) beautiful, but some have a medium look (Power Ranger) and could change the look of the hero in battle (Yeah practically always the same 3D look, regardless of the hero). We play with all resources at maximum!
2) Not having some factions that have already been featured in the franchise like Inferno, etc. (It gave a way to fit the story), but if these factions are not your main, they will not be so missed (As is my case), but it would certainly generate more fun.
3) Need to give Uplay and Steam logged in at the same time (But nothing that gets in the way).

Neutral:
1) I haven't had enough game time or explored enough to stumble upon a bug, I can't even criticize or praise the AI.
2) I didn't quite understand where exactly is the point that lead some players to make such harsh criticisms of the H7, on Steam the base game had 54% approval and with the expansion 65% (It divides the opinions a lot).

Was it worth it? So far it's 100% worth it!!!
This without any mods, I will still test with the mods.


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Rimgrabber
Rimgrabber


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posted June 04, 2023 06:36 PM

I agree that the game has some up sides, but its unfinished. There's bugs all over the place that lead to crashes and gitches. The AI is barely functional. And despite that, not only was it marketed and priced as a AAA game, but on top of that they had the nerve to release an "expansion pack" that STILL didn't fix the game and then abandon it. That alone would be disqualifying (and it is part of a larger pattern with Ubisoft games), but it's not even the worst part of the game. The game was marketed as "we know the community didn't like Heroes 6 so we've decided to consult the community on Heroes 7," and instead the directors of the game actively dismissed and antagonized the community. There was also a lot of scummy false advertising like not providing a physical copy of the game with the collector's edition despite advertising there being one.
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grubbyobsolete
grubbyobsolete

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posted November 07, 2023 08:06 AM
Edited by grubbyobsolete at 08:10, 07 Nov 2023.

Rimgrabber said:
I agree that the game has some up sides, but its unfinished. There's bugs all over the place that lead to crashes and gitches. The AI is barely functional. And despite that, not only was it marketed and priced as a AAA game, but on top of that they had the nerve to release an "expansion pack" that STILL didn't fix the game and then abandon it. That alone would be disqualifying (and it is part of a larger pattern with Ubisoft games), but it's not even the worst part of the game. The game was marketed as "we know the community didn't like Heroes 6 so we've decided to consult the community on Heroes 7," and instead the directors of the game actively dismissed and antagonized the community. There was also a lot of scummy false advertising like not providing a physical copy of the game with the collector's edition despite advertising there being one.

I also agree that it's not really complete. I also feel very uncomfortable when I see related advertising images but I think I can still accept it. And we still have to admit that this is a good game.

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E1ChuRich
E1ChuRich


Adventuring Hero
posted January 25, 2024 11:05 AM

Personaly I just can't get into H7 as much as I try.

The reason is that the UI in general and especially in towns is extremely ugly and mobile game like to me.
The town screens are 2D which is in my opinion also waaay inferior than H5 (nothing can match h5 town screens and music).

Generaly I prefer H3 which is objetively the best and H5 which is my favorite.

I finished H6 which has it's flaws and good sides but is also inferior in my opinon and it just feels off like H7.


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