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3DO's heroes answer the call to a new turn-based adventure in this fourth full release in the Heroes of Might and Magic series. The structure of this release follows earlier games, as a wide assortment of hero characters lead diverse armies across the fantasy landscape to conquer enemies and claim new cities. In addition to the expected graphical upgrades, the gameplay in this sequel has been tweaked to promise a few subtle but influential changes.
Armies are recruited in a more realistically gradual way, with the option to draft all available soldiers at once, for a price. Developing a town to bring in certain types of creatures may prevent the creation of other creature types there, adding a new element of planning. Heroes can now join their armies on the front lines for melee combat. Wandering monster encounters spice up cross-country travel. In addition to these new features and a style of gameplay honed over nearly a decade of successful releases, Heroes of Might and Magic IV also offers a map editor, adding lots of replay value for dedicated strategy gamers. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide