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Warlords: Battlecry III (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.1
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall MobyScore (12 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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Level
Pe ultima sută de metri, vă mărturisesc că Warlords Battlecry III nu e un joc pe care să-l treceți cu vederea, chiar dacă nu sunteți admiratori ai genului și chiar dacă, pe alocuri, devine puțin frustrant.
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IGN
Let's get the d'uh factor out of the way now: Fans of the first two games will find much to love in this sequel. They'll also find that some of the shortcomings the series has been known for persist here. The pathfinding and one-man assault woes are still present and the title's graphics still leave a lot to be desired. We always say that graphics aren't as important as gameplay but they are still important. The depth of races and units in Warlords Battlecry 3 is enough to fill three other lesser RTS games. This type of detail and breadth is usually only found in historical games like Age of Empires and its spiritual descendants Rise of Nations and Empire Earth. I'm quite satisfied with the current game but next time I'd like it to be a little smarter and quite a bit prettier.
72
Strategy Informer
This is a decent game, and if it was given a graphics facelift, probably could be top title. As a real time strategy engine, time seems to have passed this by somewhat. But fans of this genre should pick the game up, it certainly has a fine level of depth, and nice, easy game play. It will be interesting to see if there is a WB4, and if they finally get the AI to attack buildings instead of walls, a persistent problem in this series.
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GameSpot
Finally, the game's multiplayer component still has some teething issues, because we had numerous problems connecting to Enlight's matchmaking service. We did get the game running in a network session, but the huge number of factions in the game is sure to offer lots of logistical challenges--aside from the fact that players will learn to strategically adapt to different foes in a short amount of time. The end result is that this otherwise solid real-time strategy game comes off feeling a bit dated. And though we admire the new adventure-style campaign, we wish the rest of the game had been given an equally innovative overhaul.
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Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Unfortunately. Battlecry III is going to be a lot less appealing to new players because of some critical fumbling on its way to the retail shelves. At press time. Enlight’s multiplayer matching service still wasn’t working, and the networking code made it hard to get games with more than two players going, even on a LAN. Factor in some disappointing bugs and a tendency to crash to the desktop, and you can imagine a lot of people opting just to stick with WarCraft. Then there’s the issue of the incomplete documentation. Significant info missing from the manual, and important reference files were left off the CD and still aren’t available online. Infinite Interactive (née SSG) used to be known for conscientious customer support and thorough documentation. If it’s not careful with releases like these, the company is going to be known for making sure its excellent games never achieve the sort of success they deserve.
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Game Over Online
I’m vastly disappointed at this release, like the developers had one surge of creativity for Warlords Battlecry five years ago and have been coasting on fumes since then. It’s fun, but so was WB2. It feels dated, especially graphically, and with the cantankerous pathfinding and confusing multiplayer, it seems like they’ve taken a step backwards instead of forwards.
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Jeuxvideo.com
N'est-on pas là en présence d'une série en perte de vitesse ? Si Warlords Battlecry 3 parvient toujours à nous convaincre, il ne nous surprend pas et risque de lasser le fervent adepte de stratégie temps réel. Seuls ceux qui soutiennent la série depuis le début sauront trouver leur compte dans un titre qui manque un peu d'ambition.
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1UP
The Warlords Battlecry series is a veritable toy box of a real-time strategy game. It's crammed with a colorful collection of stuff that you can throw together and play with in a hundred different ways. The gameplay isn't about careful balance so much as it's about sheer variety, an inviting sea of strengths and weaknesses and different tactics that may or may not work depending on who else is playing. Did the slow, stolid dwarves beat the stuffing out of your frail fey? Next time, try rushing them with the swarm or an early army of buffed-up Plaguelord ghouls. Are you sick of Dark Elven spiders poisoning your hearty knight cavalry? Boost their armor earlier or bring along a healer hero. For every tactic, there are a dozen countertactics worth trying.
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PC Games (Germany)
Regelmäßig schnüren die Entwickler von Infinite ein mächtiges Echtzeit-Strategie- und Rollenspiel-Paket, das dann mit dem Namen Warlords Battlecry auf den Markt kommt. Im dritten Teil der Serie gibt's spielerisch mal wieder keine schwarzen Flecken auf der weißen Spielspaßweste. Etliche Rassen und Klassen kämpfen nach Genre-Standard ums Heil der Fantasy-Welt Etheria: Basis hochziehen, Truppen ausbilden, Gegner plätten. Neu sind die Schlangenwesen, die Dinos in die Schlacht führen.
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GameStar (Germany)
Es ist zum Ogermelken! Da liefert Infinite Interactive das wohl umfangreichste Echtzeit-Stategiespiel - und präsentiert es in hoffnungslos veralteter Grafik. Auch der enorm hohe Schwierigkeitsgrad wird viele Gelegenheitsfeldherren abschrecken. Eigentlich schade, denn unter der harten, hässlichen Schale steckt ein spannendes und vor allem motivierendes Echtzeitstrategie-Epos.
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Withingames
Es hat sich nicht viel seit der Preview-Fassung verändert, und schon gar nicht mein persönlicher Eindruck von dem Spiel. Manchmal ist man als Redakteur schon ziemlich im Hintertreffen, da man nur selten wirklich viel Zeit mit den guten Spielen verbringen kann. Warlords Battlecry III ist auch so ein Spiel, für das ich mir gerne einmal noch Zeit nehmen würde, um die Kampagne noch einmal mit einem ganz anderen Helden zu bewältigen. Aber leider warten ja schon wieder andere Titel darauf getestet zu werden. Auf jeden Fall spreche ich eine deutliche Empfehlung aus, denn das Spiel bietet mit Ausnahme der grafischen Präsentation wirklich alles, was man von einem guten Echtzeitstrategie-Spiel erwarten darf. Ein wirklich gutes Spiel also, bei dessen Wertung Sie gerne noch mindestens einen Punkt dazuzählen dürfen, wenn Sie auf aktuelle 3D-Grafik locker verzichten können.
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GameSpy
There's a lot of quality content in Warlords Battlecry III from the massive campaign, customizable skirmish battles, a random map generator, and a scenario editor. As a play-alone game, it's well worth the money, but without even moderately acceptable multiplayer support it's going to have an uphill fight to find a larger audience -- and that's a shame because it deserves better.
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Gamesmania
Unfassbar, fast frech! Was uns die Programmierer hier präsentieren, hatte ich bereits vor zwei Jahren auf der Testbank. Da konnte sich "Warlords Battlecry II" noch recht gut gegen die anderen Produkte auf dem Strategiemarkt behaupten. Teil 3 ist heute aber nur noch ein hoffnungslos veraltetes Spiel zum Vollpreis. Wer "Warlords" noch nicht kennt, der greift am besten zur 2002er-Version und spart eine Menge Geld.
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Joystick (French)
Si vous oubliez les quelques bugs en solo et que la partie multiplayer vous gonfle, que vous n'avez qu'un vieux PC pourri ou un portable dépassé, alors Warlords Battlecry 3 pourra vous convenir. Evidemment, ça limite pas mal le nombre d'intéressés potentiels, surtout à 45 euros le jeu.