Okay I've been waiting to write a review on this game, only because I wanted to make sure I didn't get tired of the game.
HoaBL is great, it does a real lot right and the dev is active on the forum squashing bugs and taking on suggestions.
You start out with one town, and can upgrade it with limited building slots, all buildings can be upgraded further. Multiple hero parties and some dungeons even need multiple parties as each has to unlock areas for the others to continue to move further. Solid turn based combat with up to 6 heroes per party, or even 3-4 parties of heroes fighting one boss.
It covers small amounts of town management with overmap strategies and a nice turn based combat/dungeon crawling experience. Huge amounts of weapons/armours/spells and items to equip and learn. Multiple classes to branch into as your heroes advance.
A nice feature is that you can import your own portraits to replace the generic ones. You just need to create a 'Portraits' folder inside the game one, should look something like this depending on where you have steam installed.
D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Heroes of a Broken Land\Portraits
Inside here you place any .png image you want and the game recognises them, there appears to be no size limitation to what the game recognises, works great :) Side note steam screenshots are by default saved as PNG images, want your favourite skyrim hero leading the charge? Sure thing quick screenshot toss him in the folder and you got yourself a winner.
To find the portraits ingame, just go to your adventurers guild (once purchased) and you can edit your heroes there.
Personally I really like this feature.
Replayability- Excellent, with fully randomised, worlds, town types, dungeons/caves/towers etc you keep getting drawn back in for another game, hour....what do you mean it's 4am.
UI- Simple but effective. Easy to jump around and get to what you need, nice quick move feature inside dungeons too.
Combat- Solid turn based party combat
General gameplay- Multiple parties, town management and good hero advancement systems with multiple class choices as they advance.
Graphics- There are what they are, the gameplay more than makes up for the 'classic' look of the game. With being able to import your own hero portraits I find I don't even really notice them.
I really recommend this game, I will continue to play it for a very long time yet, it's a nice time filler, easy to jump in and out of if you don't have long.
If anyone needs assistance with setting up and using the portraits just PM me and I'll help as best I can.