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Conclusion

Most of the tested graphics cards have performed very well in Might & Magic Heroes VI.

However, you should keep it in mind that the game doesn’t support full-screen antialiasing, which helped some of the cards avoid a fiasco. Of course, you can try forcing MLAA for AMD cards or FXAA for Nvidia ones, but that wouldn’t be out-of-box experience. That’s not the only problem, though.

AMD and Nvidia will surely update their drivers soon but right now their multi-GPU solutions are not compatible with that game. On the other hand, the Radeon HD 6990 and GeForce GTX 590 do not have any problems in terms of performance or visual quality, even though they cannot use more than one GPU to run the game.

As a matter of fact, there is no reason to spend more money than the cost of a Radeon HD 6950 to enjoy Might & Magic Heroes VI fully even if you’ve got a 2560x1600 monitor. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti can make worthy alternatives depending on your budget.

The Radeon HD 6770 can be recommended as an even cheaper alternative. It lacks any opponents in the mainstream category notwithstanding its outdated architecture.

The image quality and your playing experience may only suffer if you use something worse than a Radeon HD 6750 or GeForce GTX 550 Ti to play the game.

As for the CPU requirements, the game developers seem to have never heard about multithreaded computing. Might & Magic Heroes VI cannot use multiple CPU cores, so you need to have a CPU with a high clock rate. If you need improve the game’s frame rate a little, you may want to overclock your CPU.

When it comes to the gameplay, the plot and the campaigns can be praised for keeping in touch with the earlier games of the series, yet you may find them somewhat monotonous. The process of developing your hero doesn’t vary much from castle to castle. Gamers would often argue whose hero or castle looked better in the times of Heroes of Might & Magic III, but we don’t think such an argument can take place with respect to HoMM VI. Of course, it’s hard to be fresh, new and revolutionary while staying within the limits of tradition and catering to hardcore fans who know every little detail about their favorite game series, but we’ve got a feeling that the developers haven’t carried through quite a lot of their ideas.

Well, Heroes of Might & Magic V also looked too innovative in its own time, but gamers came to love it eventually. The new installment can already give you a nice déjà vu feeling and may even get better with upcoming add-ons.

 
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