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Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes (Nintendo DS)

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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Kombo.com
Clash of Heroes can be summed up very easily. This is one of the best games of 2009. Capybara Games needs to be commended for taking a franchise that nobody cares about any more and turning it into something that deserves undivided attention by using an innovation, beautiful art and smart game design to keep the gameplay addicting.
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Gaming Nexus
Might and Magic Clash of Heroes is one of the best DS games of 2009. Its intoxicating mixture of turn-based RPG strategy, puzzle elements and anime-styled fantasy will have you hooked for weeks as you battle through its epic, lengthy quest. This is a must-own DS title, especially for RPG fans.
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Game Shark
But if the wonderful combat isn't enough to draw you in, the charming visuals just might do the trick. Clash of Heroes looks like a long-lost SNES game, a spiritual sibling to the heyday of 16-bit RPGs. The pixelated art style is so nostalgic it almost hurts, though the wonderfully drawn character portraits help make it feel like a modern game on a modern handheld. Sadly, this is a game that's easy to overlook. Nearly everything about it screams generic, which is ironic considering how fresh and unique the core gameplay feels. For those who like a little strategy RPG with their puzzle games, there is no finer game than Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes.
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Gamervision
Despite this fault, Clash of Heroes manages to be one of the more entertaining games of 2009, with its biggest flaw being in marketing and a poor release date. It's not, in any way, for fans of Might & Magic, in the same way that Far Cry 2 barely kept anything from the original for the sequel. Playing as children, completing puzzles, the cute, anime-style; it's really all fitting, since it feels more like a child of the series than a sequel. Then again, that's not a bad thing, and hopefully the game will receive enough buzz so that a sequel might fix the few problems, and gain the attention it deserves. In the meantime, it's a great game, toppling Puzzle Quest and Gyromancer for king of the genre.
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Multiplayer.it
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes è veramente una sorpresa straordinaria, un titolo in grado di dosare sapientemente RPG, strategia e puzzle senza che nessun elemento prevalga sull'altro in una miscela in grado di affascinare i fan di uno qualsiasi di questi tre generi e del videogioco in generale. Esemplare purosangue di quella filosofia del "Facile da imparare, difficile da padroneggiare" che dovrebbe essere propria di tutti i grandi videogiochi, Clash of Heroes presenta praticamente solo pregi e gli unici difetti sono di scarso rilievo, come la mancanza di una modalità online in un titolo che di per sé è già estremamente longevo. Insomma, ci sentiamo di consigliare l'acquisto praticamente a tutti senza riserve di qualsivoglia genere, fosse anche solo per premiare il lavoro di questo giovanissimo team di sviluppo che con un solo prodotto è riuscito a surclassare tante software house ben più blasonate.
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Gamer.nl
Met Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes verschijnt eindelijk weer een onverwachte topper voor de Nintendo DS die ook bij echte gamers in de smaak zal vallen. Een spel dat elke DS-bezitter zou moeten hebben, al is het maar om duidelijk te maken dat dit de games zijn die wij gamers graag voor dit platform zien. Een spel dat niet imiteert wat op andere platformen floreert, maar dat juist de sterke punten van de DS volop benut. Capybara bewijst zich opnieuw als een visionair ontwikkelaar in een niche dat wordt geteisterd door een inspiratieloze treurnis.
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Game Critics
Although I wasn't able to give this game the recognition it deserved when last year's accolades were being handed out, I hope that this review (late as it is) makes up for that oversight in some small part. Skipping my usual witty remark or pun-laden ending line in closing, let me just say that Clash of Heroes is an absolute winner from start to finish. Any gamer worthy of the title needs to have a copy of this cart in their library. Buy it.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Là où Might & Magic : Clash of Heroes aurait pu n’être qu’un clone sans saveur de Puzzle Quest, les développeurs de Capybara Games nous offrent une délicieuse coupe de nectar impossible à lâcher avant d’en avoir bu la dernière goutte. Doté d’un gameplay qui réussit à concilier simplicité et profondeur stratégique – ce qui est en soi une véritable performance – ce mix entre jeu de rôle et puzzle-game a la particularité de s’adresser à un large public sans jamais rogner sur le challenge. Entre ses combats passionnants, son aspect RPG convaincant et sa narration travaillée qui s’appuie sur des personnages attachants, il est même difficile de lui trouver un véritable défaut. Bref, on tient là un titre brillant et particulièrement addictif, dont on attend déjà la suite avec impatience.
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IGN
You may not care about Might and Magic, or you may love the series to death; it doesn't really matter. Clash of Heroes is an all-new experience built exclusively for the DS, and it's hands-down one of the deepest and most rewarding games on the system. It's a big year for DS, and there are plenty of games you could sink your cash and time into. Just make sure Clash of Heroes is one of them.
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Cheat Code Central
With that being said, this isn't necessarily a game for everyone. Clash of Heroes is inviting at first, but the challenge eventually ramps up to a seemingly brutal level of difficulty that will draw a line in the sand between casual players and diehard strategy fans. If you're of the latter group, then this latest entry into the Might and Magic lore is an absolute must-buy.
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RPGFan
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes comes highly recommended, whether or not you've played any other games in the M&M franchise. This is not a bastardization of the series. If anything, Clash of Heroes may become the catalyst to resurrect a franchise that was once on its last legs.
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9lives
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes biedt een totaal nieuw concept voor de battles in turn-based RPG's. De puzzelstijl van de confrontaties vergt geduld en tactisch inzicht maar ondanks de complexiteit blijft het vechten toegankelijk, uitdagend en gevarieerd. Een aanrader voor zowel RPG-fans als puzzelliefhebbers.
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Un Gameplay solide, servi par une réalisation à la hauteur de ce qu’on peut attendre d’une DS dans un univers bien connu de tous, voilà en substance la valeur de Might and Magic : Clash of Heroes. Il n’y a que peu de reproches à adresser à cette nouvelle référence des jeux de stratégies sur consoles portables.
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AusGamers
This bold mash-up makes old ideas seem fresh, and makes Nintendo's handheld come alive as if it were new, and still rich with novelty and potential. Frankly, with games like Clash of Heroes still being launched, talk of a DS2 next year seems premature - the original DS has still got what it takes.
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GamingExcellence
Clash of Heroes, on the outside, looks like a crazy smorgasbord of genres and gameplay types. But what lies beneath this is an intricate game that is filled with strategy and involving puzzle gameplay. It’s a great title with some good sprite art to go with its battle system, and while it may not be perfect for everybody, likely anyone who enjoys a good battle, or puzzle, will get a kick out of how the genres come together.
85
GameSpot
All things considered, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes has a lot going for it, including intriguing hybrid mechanics, callbacks to a classic strategy series, enjoyable puzzle battles, and a well-written story that could have come out of a vintage 16-bit RPG. Since the puzzle gameplay is an integral part of the battle system, and since the role-playing elements are the star of the game's main attraction--Story mode--you'll need to be a fan of both puzzle games and RPGs to get the most out of Clash of Heroes. However, if you are a fan of both game genres, you'll find a very good puzzle game and a great console RPG experience here.
85
InsideGamer
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is misschien nu al wel dé verrassing van het nog prille 2010. De relatief onbekende ontwikkelaar Capybara heeft een pareltje afgeleverd dat tot nu toe goed geheim gebleven is. Laat je niet misleiden door het gebrek aan media-aandacht of de onbekende naam. Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is een geweldige strategische puzzelgame annex RPG, met een diepgaand vechtsysteem waar vooral doorgewinterde strategen van zullen smullen. Neem dat maar klakkeloos van mij aan!
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Gamereactor (Sweden)
Visst har Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes några negativa sidor som inte går att komma ifrån, men nog överväger de positiva och det med råge. Om du har en Nintendo DS och inte känner dig blyg för vare sig pyssel eller rollspelande är Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes en klockren titel, som med sina många speltimmar kommer att bjuda på mycket glädje i nästan alla avseenden.
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PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is no role-playing epic, but it is certainly an entertaining and addictive game. The story is nothing compelling, the graphics and visuals aren’t really appealing and the anime style art is nothing to get excited about. However, what matters most is that the battle system is immensely enjoyable and diverse. Furthermore, the RPG elements have been nicely implemented and they really add a lot of substance to the game without it feeling artificial. From a single player stand point, there is enough content to keep you entertained for 50 hours, and the multiplayer options makes the package that much sweeter.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
During the course of writing this, Eurogamer MMO editor Oli Welsh popped up on my MSN to ask me if I thought it was a puzzle, RPG or strategy game. It has enough elements of each that I honestly couldn't say. What I did do was recommend it to him wholeheartedly, because, whatever it is, Clash of Heroes is a very good game indeed.
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RPGamer
Capybara Games has done a phenomenal job creating a very unique RPG/puzzle hybrid that will keep gamers happy. This is a fantastic game to play at home in bed for a few hours straight, or it can be played in bursts on a commute to work. Not only does the game feature a lengthy campaign, but it also offers a local multiplayer experience, along with a quick play feature that has a sliding difficultly. Those who seek something with a lot more depth than Puzzle Quest as well as a unique challenge will have no problem deriving enjoyment from Clash of Heroes. While Clash of Heroes may seem like the underdog for DS Game of the Year, those who have discounted this quirky title out may be missing out on a remarkably refreshing new experience.
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HCL.hr Gaming Portal
Grafika je tipična fantasy japanska, ništa pretjerano. Zapravo je sasvim pogođena za ovakav setting. Replayability faktor nije baš neki poveći, budući da je igra linearna. Kad se sve zbroji i oduzme, dobili smo sasvim solidan uradak koji svako malo lupi monotonija i koji potpuno kvare setting i priča koji kao da su rađeni po nekom fantasy script generatoru za developere amatere. Solidna je to igra, s vrlo jednostavnom krivuljom učenja, za izgubiti nešto vremena i za povremeno igranje protiv prijatelja, ali ništa više. Moglo (čitaj: trebalo) je to i bolje.
75
GamersGlobal
Clash of Heroes ist kein Heroes of Might & Magic – egal, was auf der Packung stehen mag. Die Oberwelt spielt keine große Rolle und die Kämpfe funktionieren völlig anders als bei Hexfeld-Verschiebereien typischer Rundentaktik-Titel. Dennoch sind sie anspruchsvoll, werden öfters durch Spezialregeln aufgelockert und laufen dank Zufallselement immer wieder anders ab. Allein die fünfgeteilte Kampagne, die sich lose ins Might-&-Magic-Universum eingliedert, dürfte euch tagelang an den Bildschirm fesseln. Wenn, ja wenn ihr euch auf dieses Spiel einlasst.
70
Legendra
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes innove, et il le fait bien. Doté de personnages attachants, d'environnements mignons à souhait et d'un gameplay d'une étonnante richesse, il aurait pu être une réussite à tous les niveaux si seulement quelques défauts frustrants ne s'étaient pas immiscés dans cette si délicieuse recette. Il reste néanmoins un bon jeu, prenant et plein d'humour, et il serait dommage de passer à côté.
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Jeuxvideo.fr
Might & Magic Clash Of Heroes est une belle réussite. La petite portable de Nintendo s'offre ici un nouveau Puzzle RPG de qualité auquel quasiment rien ne manque. Rares sont les jeux qui arrivent à captiver le joueur corps et âme au point de lui faire oublier le reste. Le challenge proposé ne manque pas de piquant et se révèle plus d'une fois particulièrement coriace, mais jamais insurmontable. Patience et persévérance sont les maîtres mots d'une partie. De plus, le titre de Capybara vous retiendra un bon moment devant vos écrans avec pas moins d'une quarantaine d'heures de jeu minimum pour espérer en voir le bout. Complet, il permet également d'affronter ses amis en multi-cartouches ou simple cartouche et également de se lancer dans une partie rapide. Cette dernière permet alors d'exploiter les troupes et personnages débloqués au fur et à mesure de l'avancée dans le jeu.