GIZORAMA - Might & Magic X: Legacy is a throwback to an era long past and tries to put a modern day spin on it. At the end of the day, this ends up being M&M’s biggest strength as well as causing more than it’s fair share of issues. The question is, are the issues worth working through?
For those unfamiliar, Might & Magic is a fantasy style RPG series that has been around for nearly thirty years. The series has spawned the arguably more popular side series “Heroes of Might & Magic,” which has also seen new games on a regular basis. Rights to the series were acquired by Ubisoft following the downfall of 3DO in 2003 and this is the first game in the main series to come out since then. Might & Magic X: Legacy is a PC exclusive addition to the franchise that is an uncompromising look at a style of game not often seen. The first person grid based movement system was originally a development constraint during the late 80′s and 90′s and with the dawn of 3D games has rapidly declined, the most commonly sighted other example is Legend of Grimrock.