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?).