From what it looks like, this one is not going to need the previous ones to play. Armored Princess didn't need the first one, but it was good to have played it because you get a bit more back story but that was it really.I played some KB The Legend a while ago and enjoyed it. But couldn't finish it due to getting bored with the repetitiveness of the game...
But vikings...love this theme! Looks really cool too...
Should I complete the first 2 in the series before getting to the new one?
The game is indeed tough, what makes it worse are the relatively limited resources. Theres no home base to keep raking in gold, and the monsters are limited so eventually you will run out of good ones, even if you play a Paladin and use Resurrection spells each round. The only unlimited units are incredibly weak.Playing through the Legend now. seems tough and you need to grind up on level with side quests before heading to the next area.
I'm kinda the opposite. Loved the turn-based combat, but couldn't stand having to go back to inns and other places after each battle to replenish my stock of fighters. It was a pain in the rear and felt it could have been handled better.Although the hiring monsters, building up my own town part of the HoMM-series always excited me, the whole turn-based bit wasn't really to my tastes.
King's Bounty strips away the turn-based map stuff, allowing me to get to do what i want to do: get into that battle with my beasties and slaughter them in an efficient and fun way I also like the limited resource aspect and the battles are better in that we can get boss fights and have the Magic Box of Spirits/Dragon/Valkyries to spice things up a little in KB.
Needless to say, already pre-ordered and I have an alarm set for the date/time that it should unlock.
Sorry, I wasn't very clear. I wasn't a fan of the turn-based map bits of HoMM but loved the turn-based fighting of both.I'm kinda the opposite. Loved the turn-based combat, but couldn't stand having to go back to inns and other places after each battle to replenish my stock of fighters. It was a pain in the rear and felt it could have been handled better.
Your plants can spawn too, the rules are the same for both sides.What about those plants, and I think another insect type enemy, that spawned youngin's. You never knew how many they would spawn. I hated those things.
just cast fireball on the plants which gets the spawned ones too, they were easy to handle.Your plants can spawn too, the rules are the same for both sides.
That's during a battle though -- if a monster stack has 100 plant-kings (whatever the real name is ) at the beginning of the game, it will still only have 100 plant-kings 50 turns later.
With HoMM, the AI enemies had their castles that kept growing in strength, and they grew faster than you could.
Try Kings Bounty: The Legend or Armored Princess. They're excellent games and I suspect this game is just more of the same rehashed. Not a bad thing, but if you're interested in this game there is no reason to wait. Just get the previous game.The HOMM fans should also enjoy this game too. The lack of turn base part looks like it would be nice. I may give it a go when it comes out.