Why has nobody ever told me about these games?! I just bought the M&M bundle a couple days ago and started with this game. I'd only every played Dark Messiah, and that was not at all what I expected (see my review). I thought Heroes was going to be similar to Warlords: Battlecry or Warcraft. I couldn't have been more wrong.
The only thing this game has in common with Warcraft is the fantasy setting Warcraft is an RTS; M&M is a turn-based wargame with RPG elements. You start the game with one hero, who has a small army attached to her (like twenty troops or something). You run your hero around the map, picking stuff up and claiming buildings for your team. When you get into a battle, you get whisked away to a battle board where you play out a strategic turn-based battle.
The controls are so intuitive that there are times I can't figure something out. Them I DO figure it out and I'm like "oh. I didn't think it could be that simple."
I can't wait to play M&M 6, and I can't wait to play the two expansion packs for this game.
My advice: remove your head for a few hours and play this game. It's very easy to play, and there is a decent tutorial.