Mandate of Heaven
is the sixth installment of a series of great role playing games from 3DO, the makers of the great fantasy
strategy game Heroes of Might and Magic, and it is interesting to know that this is the first game to take place in a world that is related to the former mentioned game, precisely, HOMM II
. The game can easily be compared to other finest RPG games of that time by its quality and awesomeness, and has a fantastic, non linear gameplay
with a beautiful and highly detailed world setting and friendly interface. Much like in the other Might and Magic games, you control 4 adventurers and guide them in the task of saving the land of Enroth
, all the while raising their character stats. The non-linear gameplay allows you to roam freely across the lands, battling enemies in both real time and turn based settings
. The game carries on the fantastic fantasy atmosphere from the other games and is, in all ways possible, a fantastic sequel of the series. The graphics are very nice, although a bit lacking in quality compared to other games from that era. But this is one of those cases when that doesn't matter, since the sheer quality of the game itself shines over any disadvantage the game has. If you love great RPG's like Morrowind
, this will be a great game for you.