- Mar 10, 2007
A fast turn-based strategy RPG with real-time combat. Develop your cities and armies, level up your heroes to gain new, powerful spells and skills, and explore the wonders and dangers of the procedurally generated maps as you aim to conquer your enemies before they do the same to you.
I heard about this from the Spiffing Brit on Youtube and since I loved the older Heroes of Might and Magic games, this one has been incredibly fun. It's currently still in development, but according to the devs on the Steam discussions and in the discord, it's nearly finished and if you buy a copy from that itch site (never used it or heard of it myself), you get a free Steam key once it's fully released. I got a key by just going to the discord and snagged one when the developer dumped out a ton of keys to anyone who wanted one.
For the most-part, it's incredibly similar to HOMM3, but the major difference is that when you get into battle, you don't have a grid and the number of units actually corresponds to how many units will spawn. So you're not moving a single sprite that has a number value at the bottom - instead if you have 50 peasants, once the battle starts, 50 peasants will spawn in and go on the offensive. The combat is also no longer turn-based so they get pretty hectic at the later stages of a match. I'd say in its current state, it's well worth $10 but if you're feeling exceptionally cheap (or you just have better things to use money on), hang around in the discord and you'll probably get a free key. Though ever since Spif made his video, the discord has been completely packed with people begging for keys, so it's a bit of a challenge at the moment.