Heroes of Might and Magic 3 HD – Why am I not excited?

There have been a lot of solid turn based strategy games released in recent years. Just off the top of my head, we have Civ V, XCOM, Heroes of Might and Magic 6, Eador, Fallen Enchantress, Endless Legend, Age of Wonders 3, Warlock 2, Crusader Kings 2, and I’m sure at least a few others I’m missing. This is a bit surprising considering that genre has always been, and I think still is, pretty niche. Other than Civ and XCOM, are any of the other titles ‘best sellers’?

Not that I am in any way complaining, as TBS is a personal favorite of mine, and for a long time the genre wasn’t getting many releases or ‘big budget’ games. But all of these choices make a game standing out, lasting, and being ‘something special’ harder, which brings me to Heroes of Might and Magic 3 HD; I just don’t have any interesting in the re-release of a game I played the hell out of originally.

I’m personally a little surprised by this. I mean, I ate up the Baldur’s Gate remakes, so you would think something like this would be right up my alley, but nope. I glanced at the screen shots on Steam, never got really excited, and moved on. That said the pre-order is a top seller on Steam, so clearly a lot of people feel differently, and maybe if I hadn’t played so many of the titles listed above, I’d be up for this remake too. And who knows, maybe the nostalgia bug will bite me during a Steam sale, I’ll pick this up, and be reminded of just how great this game was (is?).

 

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6 Responses to Heroes of Might and Magic 3 HD – Why am I not excited?

  1. Rynnik says:

    Exact same train of thought on that offering. Pretty funny. The overwhelming factor seems to be HOW much I played the crap out of it at the time I guess. I really loved that game.

  2. Matt says:

    I bought the Age of Empires 2 HD version a while ago. I think I logged about 30 minutes on it? Maybe we’re learning that nostalgia is best left undisturbed.

    • dachengsgravatar says:

      Matt, I ate up Age of Empires 2 HD! I just can’t get enough of it. I loved that while staying faithful to the original version, they added new races and appropriate new units and technologies, extended the range of generatable worlds and gave us a new campaign. They also tweaked a few of the existing units slightly to balance them (I’m thinking particularly of towers). I’m loving it. Wololo!

  3. HOMM3 but without the expansions included?
    My brother migth buy this, although I think he prefers HOMM2 and has no need for updated graphics.

    • SynCaine says:

      Whooo HoMM2 over HoMM3? That is absolutely crazy talk!

    • someone says:

      In the current day and age, 15+ years after it’s been launched, RoE is simply not an option anymore for most people, myself included. The classic game is just too primitive, compared to even AB/SoD, so much so that WoG almost feels like a different game altogether.

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