developer: Capybara Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet / hotseat, players: 1-4
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is a tweaked and smartened up version of a well-received title released in 2009 for portable console NDS. The game was prepared by Capybara Games, mostly known for a PlayStation 3 game Critter Crunch.
The story unfolds throughout 5 intertwined episodes, which compose a cohesive campaign. The game is a combination of genres, including elements of RPG, puzzle game, and turn-base strategy. The main course is turn-based combat, but there is also lot of exploration and conversations with non-player characters. The latter are actually the main source of missions. You also devote much time gathering, managing and progressing your team. Your band can be joined by brave knights, noble elves, necromancers, sorcerers, and even demons.
Compared with NDS version there were some game mechanics changes implemented. The developers devoted much attention to proper balance of artifacts (in the original game some of them were overpowered). In contrast with the original, you can now replay previously completed missions, in order to reach 100% score. The game also features extensive multiplayer, offering both competitive and cooperative gameplay for up to 4 people, via Internet or local network.
Instead of using old models, Capybara Games created all graphics from scratch. As a result we can enjoy beautiful high resolution, cartoonlike visuals. Each character received a new set of animations, and in-game locations sport dynamic elements, such as trees shaking in the wind.
Sony PlayStation 3
Uses: PlayStation Network
Microsoft Xbox 360
Uses: Xbox Live
PC / Windows
Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2 GHz, 1 GB RAM (2 GB dla Vista/7), graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 9800 or better), 1.6 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7, Internet connection