Franchises I'm keeping an eye on.

These are the franchises I constantly check.

That does not necessarily mean I played or enjoyed a lot of games in them.

Items are listed in no particular order.

I'll add new items and get creative with the descriptions later.

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2 Comments
Posted by ahoodedfigure

I think Heroes 4 used the square grid, didn't it? I wonder if those fantasy strategy games like to just shift around their grids just to mix things up a bit. If you look at the original King's Bounty as a predecessor to HMM, and it kinda was, that used a square grid. 
 
I'm not sold on hexes like other strategy folks are. I get that they're trying to make movement go the same distance in as many directions as possible, but it winds up feeling unnatural sometimes when you're trying to keep formations and that sort of thing. Still, I guess it didn't bother me too much.

Posted by evilCON
@ahoodedfigure
If memory serves, Heroes 4 grid was neither hexagonal nor square. I could be wrong though. Anyways, hexagonal grid is simply my preference and it does seem that, at least, Heroes series like to switch between hexagonal, square and whatever grid was used in HoMM4. Be as it may, I try to spend more time playing HoMM games instead of complaining about grid changes on the internet. So far I succeed and enjoyed all of them.