Here is another review about a game I’ve really enjoyed recently. Hours well spent compelled me also write few words about the game.
Story of Heroes
Clash of Heroes tells the story of five heroes from five different areas of the same world, all coming together to fight the same overreaching demonic malevolent force. In short: the game is a combination of strategic roleplaying, fantasy storyline and puzzle-based battles. Now available for PS3, Clash of Heroes is a HD remake of Nintendo’s Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes (2009), a game that is praised to be one of the best games ever released for the Nintendo DS.
How does it play?
The first thing that strikes you is the beautiful hand drawn art. Everything looks really good and the games usage of water-colors really works. Charming story combined with anime-inspired character art makes the game visually shine.
Clash of Heroes also delivers rpg-narrative that is connected by short battles that blend traditional turn-based combat with puzzle games.
Striking visuals alone can’t be anything more than a plus to any game, but the game’s appeal comes from other direction. Clash of Heroes also delivers rpg-narrative that is connected by short battles that blend traditional turn-based combat with puzzle games. The narrative part is actually a bit of a let-down, but what really hits the spot is the puzzle-based battle design might be a bit hard to learn. Though once you handle it, it provides strategic depth and loads of units at your disposal.
The actual rpg-elements of the game are found between battles when you’re exploring lush environments, finding treasures and artifacts, gaining new party members and of course leveling up your characters.
As a summary, the game is a clever puzzle-game that mixes well with a beautiful role-playing adventure. The game contains a lengthy and challenging campaign that is fun and charming combined with excellent battle-system. The game provides hours of fun (20+) with the single-player campaign and even more with the multiplayer modes. The game is pleasant and provides value for the money spent.
8.5 out of 10
Why so high? Lots of strategic depth and a very good puzzle-based battle design! Charming artwork!
Why so low? Steep learning curve