Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Replayed Heroes II Recently

Apologies for the delay in new posts. My quest to replay Heroes III was recently derailed. After I heard Paul Anthony Romero's delightfully nostalgia-inducing Summer Plains theme from Heroes VI, I found myself downloading and replaying the second game in the series.

The graphics in Heroes II still look amazing today, and it's due in no small part to its use of colorful and cartoony 2D sprites. I'd venture to say that Heroes II's visuals have aged better than Heroes III's and IV's combined. Crisp, pixel graphics are charming in a way that can't be matched by the later games' blurry 3D models. There's no question that the gameplay mechanics and storytelling in Heroes III and IV are far superior. But Heroes II simply looks great.

Kudos to the folks at for preserving classic PC games for a whole new generation of fans. For a mere $9.99, gamers can purchase a modified version of HOMMII: Gold Edition that can be installed on modern Windows machines with a few clicks, remains DRM-free, and simply works. Getting such old games to function properly on Windows 7 is nothing short of a modern miracle.

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