Games with Gold has a sweet deal through the Xbox Live this coming month. On Oct. 1, Xbox Gold subscribers will be able to download Capybara’s fan-favorite puzzle RPG, Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes.
The Xbox Live version is an HD port of the original DS classic. While it might make for a better portable game than it does a sit down television game, I can still easily recommend this as one of the best RPGs in recent years.
All the makings of a classic can be found here: great combat system based on Capybara’s past knowledge of puzzle games, excellent RPG mechanics, and a fun Saturday morning cartoon art style backing up a serious story of betrayal and war.
Not to mention, the game features five different races which can be controlled at some point in the story, and each of them plays to different strengths, be it power, speed, defense, or superior numbers. There is more strategy to this little game than half the HD RPGs which get developed these days.
I give a whole-hearted recommendation for those who have not yet played this game. My experience with the DS game ended before I wanted it to, and I’m looking forward to diving into the underrated mini-masterpiece to reignite my excitement.