Might & Magic Heroes VII is one of the newest games in the amazing turn-based series. There have been quite a lot of games in this series, and it’s safe to say that some of them were loved, others less so. But the idea of having cities, battling enemies and creating the best armies has always been great in Might & Magic Heroes, regardless of what version you played.
Download Might & Magic Heroes VII
To download the game click on the Download button at the end of the review. This 2015 installment of the saga is available on Steam. You might also want to try the previous game Might & Magic Heroes VI (2011) or the one which is still considered the best there was: Heroes of Might and Magic III (1999).
The Game Review
Might & Magic Heroes VII comes with the same old approach. You have a campaign that puts multiple heroes from just about all classes and guilds so you can learn how to play them in multiplayer. We found that every hero can take a bit of getting used to, especially those from the haven. That being said, the cities look excellent and the creature design, as well as the map itself, is outstanding.
This really goes to show the huge attention to detail that they put into the game. The interface is very similar to VI, which is not saying much because it was already pretty good. They did make some strange decisions such as showing an arrow towards your hero and other stuff that might be needed.
That being said, when you enter the battles themselves, they are quite intuitive. You can choose autocombat, or you can guide your characters in combat. And that’s where Might & Magic Heroes VII truly shines. The numerous ideas you can focus on are really good, accessing spells and extra features is very easy, and you get to see whose turn is next too. Sure, it might need a bit of polish, but the battle mode is pretty impressive and you are bound to enjoy it.
Even if the story mode is forgettable, the reality is that you do have plenty of skirmish maps. Unfortunately, the AI is a bit bugged down at times, so there are times when you can eliminate it quickly even on the highest difficulty. On the other hand, there are also moments when the AI will get double or triple your army. It seems a bit unfair at some point, so a bit of balance is necessary.
Then there’s also the fact that Might & Magic Heroes VII has a lot of bugs. If you play the regular version without its expansion, you will find this game to be quite lackluster. The expansion fixes some interface and gameplay features, and it’s pretty much necessary if you want to enjoy the game.
Overall, Might & Magic Heroes VII is a pretty interesting game. It’s one of the worst in the series because there’s a huge focus on visuals and not much else. The game world is great, unfortunately, the story is not that appealing and you will have more fun creating your own maps. You do need the expansion to get the complete package and some features are really needed. But if you want some new turn-based gameplay, the combat is pretty good itself and you should check it out.
- Lots of maps to play
- Long campaign
- Beautiful graphics
- The campaign is lackluster
- Lots of bugs
- Not a lot of depth