Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete Collector’s Edition (with Armageddon’s Blade and The Shadow of Death)
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  • Playing Heroes of Might and Magic III, for whatever reason, gave a better experience than HOMM4
  • There is this opinion among the lovers of the series that the third episode is the best, and of course you really don't count into that that back in the day the technology for graphics either wasn't around or

    • by Judit Marjanovics
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      When an older game just feels better than the newer version…

      Don’t ask me why, I just can’t tell. Playing Heroes of Might and Magic III, for whatever reason, gave a better experience than HOMM4.

      All the lovers of the HOMM series know that between episodes the main change was that your hero was either attackable or just staying in the background attacking enemy units/performing magic.

      All in all, other than that change with the hero, HOMM3, after I have played with it some, already having experience with HOMM5 and HOMM4, pretty much didn’t seem to be anything different from the fourth episode.

      There is this opinion among the lovers of the series that the third episode is the best, and of course you really don’t count into that that back in the day the technology for graphics


      either wasn’t around or… Well, or the crew just didn’t push its limits that much… But hey, the graphics are just great! It’s the system of the game anyway that determines how much it holds on through the test of time.

      Just like with the other episodes, the concept is the same classical you walk around with your hero while building up your town, killing enemy creatures, hunting down the enemy towns kind of stuff, with multiple races of course, heroes to choose from, it’s more of an avatar thing though, no differences between the heroes like in HOMM5 for example. Turn-based, in-depth combat, and just like with HOMM4 you don’t know what to expect as the enemy is going around on the battlefield. Yup, the bottom bar showing who’ll come next is a HOMM5

      improvement.

      And just like HOMM5 and HOMM4, HOMM3 has two expansions, called Armageddon’s Blade and The Shadow of Death with their own campaigns.

      I am thinking, trying really hard here to figure out why HOMM3 felt so much better. Maybe it was the nice, successful mission I was chewing myself through. Or the map didn’t feel so ungodly giant like in HOMM4. Maybe the fact that I never went into naval combat. (It’s an exciting extra in certain maps in HOMM, I find it to be a pain though, being too far from home, and I always go for the artifacts and skills to move further on the terrain instead of paying attention to water ventures. My bad, I won’t change that habit.)

      I just can’t really tell.

      There isn’t anything new to say to anyone who ever ...


      • Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete Collector's Edition (with Armageddon's Blade and The Shadow of Death)
      encountered any of the previous HOMM episodes, and of course no matter how difficult it is to complete a mission, you can always go online and find walkthroughs, and save whatever you need for later use.

      I was really happy to see that just like with HOMM4 the towns already show all the future buildings and their requirements to erect them, which allows you to have a greater sense of sanity when you know you are preparing against a tougher enemy, and not really knowing what to expect in combats that is a true relief. You know, you often go far from home, and often you can’t just run back or send another hero to add to your army when a vicious enemy hero pops up chasing you around…

      This was just rather my humble opinion,

      expressing what I kept on seeing popping up all over the place on related sites. That Heroes of Might and Magic III is probably the finest game of its kind, because it just feels right, it isn’t awfully friggin’ hard, and not too easy either, like let’s say HOMM5 is because of all of its helpful features, taking away some of the excitement. (Of course HOMM5 has its heroic levels too where you have to be seriously badass to survive the drill.)

      Briefly said, get it, have some nostalgia with the old school graphics, and remember how lovely it was back in the day when the gaming industry offered us new things all the time, coming out with the coolest ideas sometimes. Heroes of Might and Magic III is one of those precious, wonderful games…




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