Might & Magic X: Legacy
|Might & Magic X: Legacy|
|Series||Might and Magic|
|Release date(s)||January 23, 2014|
Might & Magic X: Legacy is the latest installment of the Might and Magic role-playing video game series, announced on March 21, 2013, developed by Limbic Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. Instead of being a sequel to Might and Magic IX the game follows the events of Might & Magic Heroes VI and is set in the world of Ashan. It was released on January 23, 2014 as a downloadable title for Microsoft Windows. An OS X version is in development.
After releasing a hidden teaser page on the official Might & Magic website on March 15, 2013 hinting at the possibility of a tenth title, Ubisoft released the official announcement trailer on YouTube on March 21, 2013 featuring tile based gameplay inspired by Might & Magic I-V. The voice of Sheltem (the primary antagonist of the first five games) can also be heard in the trailer.
The game allows players to create characters from among four races (Humans, Orcs, Elves, and Dwarves) and twelve classes (three for each race). Each race has a "Might" class, a "Magic" class and a hybrid class. Each class has a promotion quest and a skill system (with ranks of expert, master, and grandmaster) similar to the system used in Might and Magic VI and Might and Magic VII.
The developers stated that the gameplay will be similar to the World of Xeen portions of the series, though with ideas from the later series such as the skill system. They estimate that the game will be bigger than the Might and Magic IV world. Due to being set in Ashan it will not include the science fiction elements present in the previous games of the series, though they have hinted that there will be references to the previous games for long-time fans.
The game will include a modding kit which will allow fans to create or modify content in the game.
|Might and Magic X|
Might & Magic X: Legacy received generally mixed reviews. Richard Cobbett of PC Gamer found the tenth installment of Might & Magic to be, despite its shortcomings, a successful tribute to the retro-style of gaming, stating that "what gives Legacy its old school charm though is that as much as it's weighed down by an obviously low budget and the mechanical sacrifices of jumping back a decade, there's a love for its style underpinning the action." 
An additional point of critique was that of Ubisoft's Uplay service. Stace Harman of Eurogamer wrote that "unfortunately, not everything is gloriously old-school - as Ubisoft's insistence that the game authenticate through its Uplay platform attests. There's no perceptible benefit to the player in this, just the potential for more complication." 
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