Heroes Chronicles: Masters of the Elements

aka: Heroes Chronicles: Wladcy Zywiolów
Moby ID: 3183

Description official descriptions

Heroes Chronicles: Masters of the Elements is the third in a series of shorter, story-driven games based on the Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia engine. This installment follows the quest of Tarnum, the Immortal Hero, trying to raise a Conflux army in order to defeat the Elemental Lords and prevent the destruction of the known world...

The standard Heroes gameplay is all here. Fantastical creatures with special abilities in turn-based battles over special maps. Build structures to recruit better creatures, cast spells to aid them in combat, and more.

Spellings

  • Хроники Героев: Повелители стихий - Russian spelling
  • 魔法門英雄誌:宇宙之神 - Traditional Chinese spelling

Groups +

Screenshots

Promos

Credits (Windows version)

55 People · View all

Reviews

Critics

Average score: 72% (based on 8 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 10 ratings with 1 reviews)

Well-designed, though short.

The Good
The Heroes Chronicles series was a line of games based on the Heroes of Might and Magic III engine, aiming for a short, story-based campaign. For the most part, this works. The story is of high quality, continuing the plot of Conquest of the Underworld. I was interested in seeing what happened next, and the game comes to a good conclusion. It's not necessary to have played the previous games in the series, by the way; the story is self-contained.

As can be expected from a game based on the HoMM3 (Heroes of Might and Magic 3) engine, the gameplay should be familiar to veterans of the series.

Finally, the battle animations have a bit of a "CGI/early 3D rendering" look to them, but most graphics look quite good, even today. Most of the art is clearly re-used from HoMM3, though.

The Bad
The biggest problem with this game is the length. There is only one campaign, with only eight missions. There is no random map option, no multiplayer, and no scenario editor. Really, this is a game that goes on the shelf after finishing it.

While the story is interesting, it doesn't play a large role in the game. All objectives are either of the "kill everybody" variety, or can be completed by killing everybody. Also, I would have appreciated a larger hand in the story. As it stands, there does not appear to be any ability to divert the plot from its pre-ordained course.

The Bottom Line
Elements is basically an extra campaign for HoMM3 that doesn't require the original game. If you can get the game cheap, it's worth playing through once. However, if given a choice between HoMM3 and Elements, go for HoMM3.

Windows · by qwertyuiop (50009) · 2006

Analytics

MobyPro Early Access

Upgrade to MobyPro to view research rankings!

Related Games

Heroes Chronicles: The Final Chapters
Released 2001 on Windows
Heroes of Might and Magic V
Released 2006 on Windows, 2007 on Macintosh
Heroes of Might and Magic
Released 1995 on DOS, 1996 on Windows, Macintosh
Heroes of Might and Magic IV
Released 2002 on Windows, Macintosh
Masters of the Elements
Released 1997 on Windows, 1999 on Macintosh
Heroes of Might and Magic II
Released 2000 on Game Boy Color

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 3183
  • [ Please login / register to view all identifiers ]

Contribute

Are you familiar with this game? Help document and preserve this entry in video game history! If your contribution is approved, you will earn points and be credited as a contributor.

Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Kasey Chang.

Additional contributors: POMAH, JRK, Paulus18950.

Game added January 31, 2001. Last modified January 19, 2024.