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#1 ShoTTyMcNaDeS
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Guys Im looking to get into this series now that I have played the latest demo. My question how do the older games in the series stand up to the newest release? As a newcomer to the series, which game would be my best starting point?
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#2 WorldComingDown
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I think most people will recommend the Heroes of might and magic 3 complete pack and then you'll be set. That's the way I'd go personally. Get it over at GOG.com if you like digital download services.

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#3 bloodreaperfx
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Guys Im looking to get into this series now that I have played the latest demo. My question how do the older games in the series stand up to the newest release? As a newcomer to the series, which game would be my best starting point?ShoTTyMcNaDeS
The game itself is pretty noob friendly when playing on low difficulties, it has a brief tutorial campaign and well...thats pretty much it. You can get into the series without any problems, but you'll probably wont have a clue about who is who and what happens until later in the game. As for the Heroes 3 suggestion....meh...some things have changed. Sure the core system remains the same but I see no reason to start with it. Unless you really want to follow the root of the series.
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#4 ShoTTyMcNaDeS
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So you are saying just get the newest one and enjoy the better visuals that come with it?
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#5 bloodreaperfx
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So you are saying just get the newest one and enjoy the better visuals that come with it?ShoTTyMcNaDeS
Its not only about the visuals, some game mechanics changed as well, since heroes 3. I'm saying that you can start the series with number 6 without problems.
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#6 ShoTTyMcNaDeS
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OK cool thanks!
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#7 Falconoffury
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I recommend starting with the original game, or at least Heroes 2. Those old games have a charm I just can't fully describe. The interface, graphics, sound, it just has such a magical, mystical feel to it, that I don't quite get with the newer games in the series. In some ways, the balance is better than Heroes 4-6. The AI doesn't cheat as much.

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3 is best in the series, try that

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#9 timma25
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Heroes 2,3,5 and possibly 6, haven't played, are the ones worth getting into. Heroes 3 is the best between gameplay and graphics (h2 is my favourite but the graphics are really dated). H5 is alot like 3 except it does not explain the mechanics very well... visit a windmill and randomly get gold?

It's worth keeping in mind its a really niche game, people largely prefer the gameplay over graphics which is why the later ones are not good in many of the fans eyes.

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#10 ShoTTyMcNaDeS
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I bought HoMM 5 from Impulse for $4.99 and am LOVING IT!!! Once 6 drops in price a bit, I will most definitely be picking it up!! It is weird how all of these years I was so closed minded to the RTS genre and now some of my favorite games are HoMM 5, Dawn of War 2, SC2 and Command and Conquer.
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#11 naval
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I bought HoMM 5 from Impulse for $4.99 and am LOVING IT!!! Once 6 drops in price a bit, I will most definitely be picking it up!! It is weird how all of these years I was so closed minded to the RTS genre and now some of my favorite games are HoMM 5, Dawn of War 2, SC2 and Command and Conquer. ShoTTyMcNaDeS
It's good to hear that you are enjoying the game. In case you have not bought the expansions, do try to get those too as the last expansion makes the game even better by adding alternative upgrades and and a orc faction with a much more unique ability.
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#12 grisibur
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H5 is alot like 3 except it does not explain the mechanics very well... visit a windmill and randomly get gold?

timma25

So if a guy with 100 to 5000 soldiers (and / or angels, demons, dragons) pop up by your windmill and says hi, would you not give them something for not killing you and burning your windmill down for giggles? I would :(

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..id get my powerfeet and show them who's boss.

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#14 Gladestone1
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Im enjoying six for what it is.Is it perfect nope..Id like them to change the castle design thats just lame..Why go with pictures rather than a build up thing like in civilization..WHo ever thought this was a good idea needs to get slapped..Seriously its just a bad idea..They need to go back to castle upgrading the right way..Im hearing they are working on it..Devs should pay attention to the fan base more often..

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#15 KalDurenik
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Most of the older ones are better then the new ones... 2,3,5 is "ok" while 4 is considered bad i find it ok also. 6th... meh...
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#16 Falconoffury
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I like Heroes 4. The best thing about it is that it has the best music in the series, and some of the best music in gaming history. The main complaint I have seen about the game is that people don't like the fact that heroes play such a big and direct role in the combat. I never had much problem with that, and I still could enjoy the game. The campaigns were very challenging, but they were beatable. The adventure map has a great variety of different locations to visit for various bonuses. If you can get passed the fact that they went a different direction with the heroes, I think this is a great game.