Do I understand correctly that after the first part Might & Magic series become quite playable for today's gamers with such features as automapping and saving available out of the box?
Since I didn't actually play 2 (or 3, or WoX), don't know directly, but had read something along the lines of those things being available to some extent. As far as I know, controls in 2 are same as in 1, so that's definitely not something today's gamers would put up with. And cartography, for the automap, is a skill to learn. Saving... I *thought* you could save anywhere in 2, but now I'm not so sure anymore, since I see it mentioned as being something notable for 3 (which also has automap from the get go).
Hmm... Guess I should have looked into it again before posting. 3 should be safe for a retro gamer today. 2, takes dedication, exactly how much depends on where you can save I'd say. And was sure I read that you could save anywhere in 2... Weird.