King's Bounty is a hard nut to crack. There's certainly a meaty game with a unique flavor at its core once you've broken through the game's layers of incoherence and bewildering maze of content. The question, then, is whether or not you're willing to teach yourself the confusing language of King's Bounty to enjoy it. Or, more importantly, how much do you want to have a virtual zombie wife?
Bottom line: King's Bounty is an open-ended strategy-RPG with a delightfully wacky sense of humor that's plagued by random difficulty spikes, horrid localization and an apparent distaste for explaining gameplay mechanics.
Recommendation: Adventurous gamers or RPG fans with Heroes of Might and Magic experience should enlist; anyone else should try the demo first.