The Heroes of Might and Magic series is one of my favorites. I just found this forum, but coincidently I played the Original HOMM over the Holidays. I am part way through HOMM2, but have taken a break and am playing the first Might and Magic game. Having played the newer HOMMs, I found the first somewhat limited, but still enjoyable. HOMM2 is MUCH bigger and more difficult. My favorite of the series was HOMM4. I remember playing and replaying that for a long time.