The brutal Orc faction now comes to the Heroes series. This faction's troops include Orcs, Goblins, Cyclops, and the famed Pao Kais. * Experience the dramatic conclusion of the usurper Biara's reign. Characters from Dark Messiah of Might and Magic will also appear to bring an unexpected twist to this multi-layered plot. * Tribes of the East will also feature 10 multiplayer and five single-player maps. * Every creature in the Heroes V universe will get an alternative upgrade level, increasing the total number of creatures in the Heroes of Might and Magic V line to over 170! These powerful new abilities are sure to become an integral part of your combat tactics. * Expand your arsenal and gameplay with new spells, artifacts, buildings and innovative features such as the combo-based Artifact Power Link and Battle Rage, the unique racial ability of the Orcs.
Tribes of East is the final chapter of the Heroes of Might and Magic V trilogy. Even though this expansion was not highly anticipated as its predecessor, Hammers of Fate, it was generally better received by the HMM5 internet community for competency issues. Ubisoft definitely put their best foot forward to ensure that all of the glitches were ironed out before releasing a buggy product (contrary to the original HMM5). The GOOD!* TOE IS A STANDALONE PRODUCT - This is a very convenient installation feature..
The last HOMM game I've played was 3 and I loved it. I didn't get 4 due to the bad reviews and I didn't get 5 because I wanted to wait for the bugs to get straightened out. I almost didn't get this game because of the bad Gamespot review. However, since this is a standalone expansion which didn't require the original game, I decided to give it a try. Boy, am I glad I did!The Gamespot reviewer probably (a) did not like this type of game, or (b) did not play past the prologue. This is an incredibly deep game...
I have all the HoMM games. I was very dissapointed with the first Heroes v and had too many problems with it so I rarely play it. But in TOE (Tribes of the East), many of the problems have been fixed.1. They did away with the timer for turns. You no longer have to wait up to an hour for your turn to come.2. There is a Map Generator so you can create all the games you want.3. Caravans are back.4. Game still tends to crash but not nearly as much as the first Heroes V They also added a skills improvement..