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How to Improve The Design of Heroes of Might & Magic Style Games

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I actually have a direct connection to HoM&M, through "King's Bounty"... for the I am guessing 3 people reading this who even knows what King's Bounty was.  The first ever attempt to release a board game and computer game simultaneously was Task Force Games & New World Computing's "King's Bounty".  They didn't wind up releasing together, they released about 9 months apart.  The relationship between TFG & NWC ended, and NWC released future versions of King's Bounty as Heroes of Might & Magic.  

Since the origin of HoM&M are hobbyist game rules, you might look to similar games of the hobbyist game era, and Avalon Hill rules, for how you might enhance HoM&M in ways that would be thought of as "new and innovative" today.  "What is old is new again."  You people have spent 35 years devolving game and simulation design, not evolving it.  You go backwards... you are looking in the wrong place to "improve" HoM&M... you will only further devolve it by bringing even more of the first generation children playing in a sandbox level of simulation design knowledge of the computer game industry.

 

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On 1/2/2019 at 2:55 PM, NikitaSadkov said:

Ok. With everyone suddenly making remasters of older games, like Blizzard's Starcraft remaster. I found that Ubisoft has also remastered Heroes game. I expected them taking the original 3d models and rendering them in real-time for any resolution. But it was like WUT?!!! They just badly resized and edited old 3d rendered sprites for higher resolution. For example, look at the title screen archangel's sword fire animation:

In original flame looks like flame:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFbMLorQkIM

Original devs probably sampled real flame and put a lot of effort into editing it into game.

In a remaster we have an ugly out of place paintover, of a quality an 8 years old would do without using any reference.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymc6jaGyV7w

They also added some sparkles, and removed the muscles. Is that some cryptic message? And the icons got moved closer to center, leaving huge space on the right.

Is that what you get when people don't actually care about what they are doing?

These effects look as masterpiece https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFbMLorQkIM

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