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Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor (Windows)

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Description

Eight adventurers were traveling in a spaceship, pursuing the Guardians Corak and Sheltem. The Guardians went to the world of Xeen, but the adventurers drifted off-course and crash-landed on the planet Enroth. There, they had an argument concerning what to do next, and split into two groups. About the same time, Archibald Ironfist, the brother of King Roland of Enroth, escapes from his homeland and arrives on the continent of Antagarich, becoming a new necromancer leader.

Meanwhile, a nobleman named Lord Markham announces a scavenger hunt on Emerald Isle. The first prize is the deed to the Castle Harmondale, and it is won by one of the two parties of adventurers from another world. From that point on, the two groups become antagonists, pursuing their own agenda and allying themselves with the local forces, attempting to change the fate of the planet.

For Blood and Honor is the seventh installment in the Might and Magic series of role-playing games, and a sequel to both the third and the sixth one plot-wise. It uses the same 3D engine as its immediate predecessor in the series, and also allows the player to generate and control a party of four characters and alternate between real-time or turn-based battle systems. As opposed to the human-only party of the previous game, the player can choose between humans, elves, dwarves, and goblins. The class and skill system from the sixth game returns as well, with a few minor adjustments.

This installment of the series places an emphasis on moral decisions, allowing the player-controlled party to ally with different factions and ultimately choose either a good or an evil path. There are also side quests in the game, some of which are time-sensitive and require the player to consult an in-game calendar. The card mini-game Arcomage is introduced as well.

Screenshots

Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor Windows Your quest log
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor Windows The party's own hand-built golem, set loose to guard Harmondale Castle.
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor Windows The judges of the competition... lords-shmords ;))
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor Windows The first piece of golem (there is another golem head, but it's not a good idea to use it...)

Alternate Titles

  • "魔法門 7" -- Chinese Title (Tradition)
  • "MM7" -- abbreviation
  • "Might and Magic VII: Za Krew i Honor" -- Polish Title
  • "Might and Magic VII: Pour le Sang et l'Honneur" -- French Title
  • "Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honour" -- UK Title

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User Reviews

The last "good" Might and Magic game... but not unforgettable Pirou Julien (2308) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
New World Computing at the top of their fin Chris DontGoogleMe (3) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
CRPG fun in its purest form, but nothing else... DarkTalon (133) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
This game is an average CRPG, but I found it repetitive. Lord Matthias (18) 1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars

The Press Says

Legendra Apr 19, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Pelit Jun, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Power Unlimited Aug, 1999 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Gamer Brasil Aug, 1999 81 out of 100 81
Computer Games Magazine Jul 12, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 30, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 1999 75 out of 100 75
Game Revolution Jul 01, 1999 B- 67
WomenGamers.com Jul 30, 1999 6.5 out of 10 65
Svenska PC Gamer Sep, 1999 50 out of 100 50

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Trivia

As usual in Might and Magic games, there are big in-jokes about other games in the series. One of them is about "Red Dwarf Mines". It was also the name of a dungeon in Might and Magic 4. In MM7, if you ask a dwarf about the medusas that invaded the mine, he will be worried about "fighting them with staffs". In MM4, Red Dwarf Mines were full of mad dwarves armed with staffs.

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DarkTalon (133) added Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor (Windows) on Jan 02, 2000