The Settlers: Heritage of Kings
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It Was Supposed to be the game that brought micro-management to the mainstream, the game that was to break The Settlers' niche and introduce non-German gamers to the joys of building up settlements and looking after little people. It failed. Miserably.
The main problem with Heritage Of Kings is that in attempting to lure in a new audience while keeping the old one happy, it's single-handedly managed to ostracise both.
Watered-down management and a move to a more serious visual style - which kills the smidgeon of humour that was still left in this once amusing series - makes it by far the blandest and uninteresting Settlers game ever made. Add to this a painfully hackneyed storyline that unashamedly steals from Tolkien and you're left with a totally unimaginative bore of a game that fails to excel in any department.
The saddest thing is there's nothing seriously wrong with HOK's mix of resource gathering, man-management, warfare and task-based missions. It's just that it's all so bland, it's easy to lose consciousness just talking about i...ZZZZ