Heaps of fantasy fun
The original King's Bounty
was a fine slice of vintage fantasy strategy but the series has since had a bit of a wobbly road, with some ups and downs along the way, with the likes of The Legend
building upon the original's success. Warriors of the North is one of the later entries in the franchise and stands as one of the best so if you're a fan of the Heroes of Might and Magic
games, this should be right up your alley. You don't really need to have played the earlier games either which is a bonus. This one finds you in control of a viking-style prince who has to deal with the sudden appearance of a plague of undead, although as with any good RPG, this storyline is just the tip of the iceberg. Warriors of the North is truly an epic game and if you're looking for something to sink your teeth into, this is for you. The land is massive and provides heaps of exploration opportunities, while the sheer range of sidequests and activities to get involved in is impressive. There are plenty of twists and turns in the campaign while the RPG elements are both deep and accessible, with lots of customization possible and which should please hardcore genre fans. Visually, the game is pretty impressive, with a well realized world that is detailed and attractive, and which is a lot of fun simply to roam around. The story too is genuinely engaging, with some clever writing that pulls you in, while the combat is slick, tactical and enjoyable. Overall, if you've finished exploring Morrowind
or Skyrim, this should be your next port of call.