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Disciples II: Dark Prophecy (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
83
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Keep Case - Windows (Germany):

    DISCIPLES II

    DARK PROPHECY


    EIN JAHRZEHNT IST VERGANGEN SEIT DEN ERSTEN GROßEN KRIEGEN UND DIE LETZTE PROPHEZEIUNG SCHEINT SICH ZU ERFÜLLEN. DER AUSERWÄHLTE IST AUS DEM INNEREN DER ERDE ANS LICHT GESTIEGEN. GLEICHZEITIG HOFFNUNGSTRÄGER UND UNHEILSBRINGER. DIE CLANS SIND MIT EINEM UNERSCHÜTERLICHEN GLAUBEN GEWAPPNET. ERNEUT MÜSSEN SIE ZUM WOHL DES EIGENEN VOLKES UND ZUM RUHM IHRES GOTTES ZU DEN SCHWERTERN GREIFEN.

    Das Imperium, der Bergeclan, die lebenden Toten und die Legion der Verdammten werden sich einen gnadenlosen Kampf liefern. Die hervorragenden Grafiken und das intuitive Interface machen Disciples II zu einem Vorreiter für alle Strategiesppiele.

    • Grafisch beeindruckende Charaktere und Szenarien entführen Sie in ein Dark-Fantasy Epos mit mehr als 150 Spielstunden.
    • Ihre Helden können unbegrenzt Erfahrung sammeln.
    • Mehr als 200 Einheiten und über 100 animierte Zaubersprüche.
    • Neues Ereignis-System mit neutralen Einheiten für ein dynamisches und spannendes Gameplay.
    • Multiplayer-Modus für bis zu 4 Spieler über LAN, Internet und "Hotseat".
    • BONUS: Ein Landschaftseditor für die Erstellung eigener Landkarten sowie eine Import- und Exportfunktion für Ihre Helden in Multiplayer-Spielen und Einzelmissionen.

    Contributed by jaXen (19704) on Oct 16, 2010.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Windows:
    "It seems to be a good compromise between a strategy empire building game and a tactical fantasy roleplaying game with some of the best elements of both genres. It is fun to play a turnbased fantasy strategy game again and it is somewhat reminiscent of Heroes of Might and Magic as well as a host of fantasy roleplaying games from the past and present (like Myth3). " Wargamer.com

    "Showcasing new graphics, supporting 800 x 600 16-bit resolution, over 200 engaging characters will come to life in an epic battle of sword and sorcery. With enhanced gameplay mechanics, improved AI, and an upgraded battle system, Disciples II: Dark Prophecy promises to provide the answer to the ultimate question - Who among them will survive" - Gamezone.com

    "I would strongly recommend this game for anyone who enjoys campaign style strategy games and venture to suggest that fans of other styles might also be pleasantly surprised with it." - Gamezilla.com

    "The most obvious improvement that Disciples II will have over the previous game is its graphics. While the first game was locked at 640x480 resolution, the sequel will run at 800x600. The improved resolution makes just about every part of the game look better--its overland maps, its interface screens, its battles, and especially its character portraits."

    "Disciples II's combat units look substantially better in the sequel, and several of the larger units, like the pegasus knight and the gargoyle, look suitably intimidating on the battlefield. " - Gamespot.com

    "As addictive as strategy gaming gets; new units; new spells, better combat options, and maps are more active with neutral units and triggered events." - GameSpy

    "As cliched as it sounds, I played until my mouse wrist was so sore that I could barely butter bread, let alone type up this review without the aid of an icepack. You might want to exercise a little more moderation. But believe us, the biggest challenge here isn't the fiery Legions of the Damned, or even the shambling Undead Hordes - it's forcing yourself to take a break. " - GamesDomain

    “Fantastic fantasy gaming!” “You’ll be playing this so much that before too long you will look like the undead as well. “ - 86% Hyper Magazine

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on May 20, 2004.

Atari Australia website - Windows:
    DESCRIPTION:
    Disciples II: Dark Prophecy returns gamers to the magical realm of the Sacred Lands where four races - the Empire, the Mountain Clans, the Legions of the Damned and the Undead Hordes - continue the battle for the destiny of their Gods. A decade after the First Great War, the final prophecy continues to unfold. Deep within the crevices of the Sacred Lands, the Chosen One has emerged, fated to bring salvation to some and destruction to others. Braced with renewed faith and newfound conviction, each race must once again take up the sword for the sake of their people and the glory of their God.

    GAME FEATURES:
  • Unlimited upgrade possible on all units and leaders.
  • Over 200 individually animated units and over 100 animated spells.
  • Each race has a unique Saga (campaign) that tells the story from its own perspective.
  • Multiplayer supports up to 4 players through hot-seat, LAN or Internet.
  • Campaign editor allows you to make your own custom campaigns.
  • Import/ Export leader function allows you to use developed leaders in multiplayer games or stand-alone quests.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on May 20, 2004.