Heroes of Might and Magic II
It’s impossible to keep count of how many hours I’ve spent playing Heroes of Might and Magic III, but that was because I first fell in love with Heroes II. I’ll never forget the first time I saw it load on a friend’s computer screen, then seeing the humans, creatures and monsters fight.
The gameplay, the design, the combat mechanics, it was all absolutely charming. It quickly became addictive. It’s tough to get the harp sound out of my head, you know, the one that plays when you collect resources. What a wonderful game Heroes of Might and Magic II was.
The Past Tense is the correct one to use because HOMM II is something you go back to because of nostalgia.
A perfect example of a game that was built to be memorable
As far as turn-based strategy games go, Heroes of Might and Magic II isn’t all that known, the third title was the one what took the world by storm. However, HOMM II paved the path to TBS success. It improved the first title and increased complexity as well as depth.
Heroes of Might and Magic II was a game you played for pure enjoyment, and of course, for the epicness of the battles. Every little piece of gameplay made sense, the factions were accurately balanced and player skill almost always made the difference in the outcome of a battle.
Even now, staring into the severely outdated graphics, it still looks fantastic
Today, it’s quite the challenge to play Heroes of Might and Magic II, and you rarely hear someone mention it in a conversation that starts with “Guess what I played today”. It barely runs on a modern system without a bit of aid from third party software but it’s well worth the effort. It always will be.
Starting with your hero and a small army, exploring and gathering resources to built a mighty castle, recruiting a few more units and making the best out of every battle is what keeps you coming back to this game time, after time, after time. It’s a true turn-based strategy game.
Heroes of Might and Magic II started something great
I’m fairly sure very few remember Heroes of Might and Magic II or have played it, that is, in comparison to Heroes of Might and Magic III and its expansions. But no one can be upset because of that, after all, Heroes of Might and Magic II set in motion something truly wonderful in the world of TBS