Looking for a DS RPG to while away the long lazy summer days? Dragon Quest IX not enough for you? Well good news, because DVD.co.uk and its affiliates are currently selling Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes for £9.99. This will save you a cool £8 compared to the next cheapest stockist (The Hut) and is a fantastic price for an excellent game.
Note that BlahDVD and 101cd are retailing at the same price... because they're effectively the same site.
Making its debut last Christmas, Clash of Heroes is an impressive roleplaying title that garnered great reviews and nowhere near enough sales. Part standard JRPG, part strategy game, part card battler and all awesome, it provides an innovative new slant on the genre that's a real breath of fresh air. The deep combat system delivers a massive amount of tactical depth without being fearsomely impenetrable; featuring a plethora of units and races to send into battle.
This depth also carries over into the rest of the game design. Clash of Heroes is seriously big, with dozens of hours of gameplay courtesy of side quests, bounty hunts, (unfortunately lame) puzzles and a 30 hour story mode. Factor in some stylish 2D graphics and a haunting score and you've got yourself a hardcore handheld heavyweight.
Basically, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is an deep, beautiful and worthwhile RPG that packs enough punch to take on the best the DS has to offer. You can't really go wrong for a tenner.