Monday, August 22, 2011

King's Bounty: Legend

My xFire profile says that I spent almost 40 hours playing King's Bounty: Legend last week and what I can add to that is that it was a good experience. And more will come because I haven't finished the game yet.

As I wrote in my last post, not so long ago I found Tomb Raider: Legend among my games that I purchased with PC-gaming magazines. When I completed the journey with Lara Croft, I thought that I should check the box with games from magazines again and I encountered a few good positions with King's Bounty: Legend and King's Bounty: Armored Princess at the forefront. I think that I have all my free time reserved until the end of the month.

The most visible feature of King's Bounty is its similarity to Heroes of Might and Magic III. I must say that I'm a huge fan of Heroes, it's one of the best games ever, to me. I played it for the first time back in 1999, a few weeks after its release and I still turn it on from time to time. Similarities between these to positions are numerous, I'm surprised and pleased at the same time. King's Bounty and Heroes III are very congenial but it's not the same game, King's Bounty is not just a stupid copy of a great artwork of the past, it has its own body and soul. And that's fantastic.

The game is perfectly balanced and addictive. I wasn't bored even for a moment. Units and mobs are great, their special abilities make them unique and it takes a good while to become a specialist in operating them professionally. You also have magic, super interesting but still very simple quests with doze of humor and great world to explore, with all things and creatures you can know for other fantasy games or books. What else do we need?

King's Bounty is a complete and amazing game. Its campaign is like an older and better brother of Heroes III, pity that there are no custom maps. However, I think that this game will keep coming back on my HDD every two-three years. It's a classic!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely loved King's Bounty. As you correctly point out it's very much like an updated version of Heroes III. Also loved its deep surrealism.