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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Might & Magic Heroes VI is a real-time strategy game, a dying breed but one that remains popular among the most seasoned gamers. This kind of game is notoriously challenging because it requires such focus and strategy that only a truly dedicated player will be able to succeed. This game contains warfare involving humans and creatures with nonstop attacks between the two sides, though during real-time combat this depiction is almost always zoomed out and not the focus of attention. There are some cutscenes, however, that depict close-range violent content. There are also some instances of profanity and sexual innuendo in the dialogue.
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What's it about?
MIGHT & MAGIC HEROES VI puts players in a fantastical world called Ashan. When players aren't battling hordes of enemy troops and figuring out the most cogent war strategy, they must build cities, explore the environment, and keep everything as strong and updated as possible. There are many factors to keep in check and it makes the game suitable for only the most dedicated players.
Is it any good?
Might & Magic Heroes VI is the latest in the long-running real-time strategy (RTS) series. The storied franchise has a strong and loyal following, but has historically been focused on catering to the hardcore gaming crowd. RTS games are known for being difficult, time-consuming, and mentally challenging. That said, those gamers who are dedicated enough will find this to be an ultimately rewarding experience with great visual effects. The slew of options for battle strategy and city building will be a delight to the select audience that can truly enjoy the game. It isn't for everyone, but those players for whom this game is designed will likely thoroughly enjoy it.
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