King's Bounty is the Heroes of Might and Magic I've always wanted to play, but never knew it. The key difference? King's Bounty is a single player game. The Map screen is not turn-based, but real time; You're not managing any army of heroes and castles, just the one hero. But in exchange you get richer character development, as well as stories and quests; More of an RPG experience.
Presentation; The Tutorial is adequate, and there's more story then you're probably expecting. The UI is not quite as good as I remember from HoMM games, but quite playable.
Gameplay; The Combat is basically the same as from HoMM; But the Map screen being simpler and less managerial means you can focus more on the combat. And if you find yourself in over your head, you can always fall back and rebuild your army, without it costing you turns that the enemy will grow in strength during.
Visuals; The graphics quality is more than adequate, and the aesthetic, while not quite as stylized as HoMM was, works fine. My only complaint would be that some of the combat animations are a bit slow, and unskippable.
Sounds; The sounds are average. Little voice acting, which may disappoint some, for how much text there is in the story.
In conclusion; While lacking multiplayer, King's Bounty offers a more fun single player experience, in my opinion.
Postat: 29 noiembrie 2013