I wrote a small bit for my almost totally dead blog called Spoils of War: a fantasy TBS Games Retrospective
and I just wanted to share. Here's a quick exerpt.
Back in the fall of 1995, a game caught my eye at my local PC store and after being seduced by the (very colourful) back of the box, I had to have it. That game was Heroes of Might and Magic, a game that consumed countless hours of my early twenties, a time when I should have been out either getting laid or getting a career. Instead I was gleefully stomping around the world of Enroth with Kastore and Yog and all the other Heroes, pretending to be bad-ass. Nerd Power!
Anyone else have similar feelings about certain older games? I've been replaying those old games and I have to say, it's not just nostalgia. Cruddy graphics aside those games are still just as much fun as the were when I first played them. It got me thinking...
I remember wishing that someone would combine my favorite elements of these three game series together. The very idea gives me chills. Imgagine a game with the colourful, loot-filled, map-stomping heroes of Heroes of Might and Magic. Now add the fast production, ruins, allies and cowboy diplomacy of Warlords. Stir in a generous helping of the combat from Disciples and bake until perfect.