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Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia (Windows)

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Written by  :  Tomer Gabel (4394)
Written on  :  May 31, 2000
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

A damn fine game.

The Good

Heroes III is without a doubt a great visual improvement over its predecessor, and also features digital music tracks (MP3s) as well as some modifications to the rules of the game. However, the game itself is essentially the same, and as such all that I said of Heroes of Might and Magic II applies, with the following difference:

Graphics! Heroes of Might and Magic III is simply astounding. Amazing! The graphics in this game are beautiful! Landscapes lush and realistic, cities simply magnificent. On the visual side, you just can't beat this game.

The Bad

Again, braindead AI (although somewhat improved over Heroes II) is the main problem with this game. And, as history would have it, the campaigns in Heroes III still suck. Sorry guys, just stick with the scenarios.

Also, I don't think a graphic overhaul justifies a completely new game in the series. Essentially Heroes III is just like Heroes II with thoroughly improved graphics - so why should you have to spend a fortune on the same game?

The Bottom Line

A great graphical improvement over an already well-established predecessor. Fetch this game - you won't regret it.