The long running Might and Magic series has had a mixed reception from game fans over the years. It is well known that this type of game attracts and repels in equal measures, and while some would consider M&M-type games to be dull with a capital D-U-L-L, others find great meaning in pretending to be someone else. To satisfy these 'role players', Might and Magic has now been developed for the PlayStation 2 powerhouse.
You embark on an adventure to protect your well being from those intent on your destruction, with the minor distraction of saving the world in the process. The 128-bit update features nine all-new worlds that unfold across 20+ levels, in which an epic story is told. New to the series are thirty character classes, joining the existing bestiary of monsters and enemies. Also, there are dozens of weapons, armour and spells, that include the traditional swords and basic magic. What's more, as the most advanced title in the series to date, Might And Magic now showcases more detailed environments and better character animation, now featuring choreography along with all-new special moves. In-game cinematics have also been improved, allowing for some seamless storytelling. Most importantly, 3DO has moved away from long-range combat, and is now leaning towards a close-range challenge, giving the game an "up close and personal" feel.
As a complete game, Might And Magic is by far the most accomplished in the series and takes character interaction to a new level. Featuring a compelling story line and an enormous challenge, Might and Magic shows all the typical signs of a great role-playing game.