• Publisher: Kalypso
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2010
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  • Summary: Disciples III: Renaissance is the sequel to Disciples II: Dark Prophecy, the fantasy strategy/role playing game. The player takes on the role of a Lord of one of the fantastic races of Nevendaar in their enduring struggle to establish the reign of their respective god over the world. RipeDisciples III: Renaissance is the sequel to Disciples II: Dark Prophecy, the fantasy strategy/role playing game. The player takes on the role of a Lord of one of the fantastic races of Nevendaar in their enduring struggle to establish the reign of their respective god over the world. Ripe with surprises and turn-arounds, the story of the world of Nevendaar is played against a somber backdrop and shows a unique and style that has players asking for more. The visual design follows the ominous style of the Disciples world, and now all of the game environments and individual units are in real-time 3D. Disciples III: Renaissance uses .dat's in-house Virtual Dream engine, which supports all modern 3D technologies, and initially features 3 playable races: The Empire, The Legions of the Damned, and the Noble Elves, each with unique Unit styles and city representations that allow city sieges, and end with a battle for the main fortress. [Strategy First Inc.] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 36
  2. Negative: 9 out of 36
  1. Overall, I can only say the long time of waiting wasn't wasted at all. You'll get a nice sequel to the eight years old Disciples 2: Dark Prophecy.
  2. Oct 27, 2010
    70
    This is a game incredibly pleasing to play, although it becomes less and less interesting as we advance through it.
  3. 60
    A pretty, but relatively shallow experience. Exploring the world is fine, but the gameplay leaves a lot to be desired.
  4. Disciples III: Renaissance does not have a lot going for it. Well, strike that, it does have a fantastic art style that will draw you in very quickly if you allow it. But the lack of tactical depth, the repetition of battle, upgrades, and heroes levelling, a campaign that's long but not terribly interesting, even the poor audio all work together to make playing this game a chore.
  5. Predictable and repetitive, the A.I. is too easy to beat.
  6. There are literally no redeeming qualities to the game. Maybe if it wasn't as broken as it is in so many areas, I could contentedly give it a 'D'; it would merely be a poor knock-off in that case, not atrocious as it stands.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Negative: 19 out of 27
  1. Oct 20, 2010
    10
    Goodness. What a panning. There appears to be a great deal of comparison to HOMM 5, which, if you adore cartoon-like WOW-stylised graphics,Goodness. What a panning. There appears to be a great deal of comparison to HOMM 5, which, if you adore cartoon-like WOW-stylised graphics, may be more your taste. Scrap that - if you like that visual style, play 'Kings Bounty'. Disciples 3 is a different animal - often gritty and beautiful, if busy, and takes risks by amending some gameplay elements (as opposed to HOMM 5 which retracts features and stagnates the formula). The battles are no more slow-paced than in HOMM or KB. It's recommended to switch the movement speeds up and turn off 'cinematic camera', which is twitchy. Indeed, there are translation issues and terrible dubbing, and the tutorials are confused. Slap-dash. However I doubt very much that the story was the reason we all played HOMM, or that many will care about tutorial implementation, and instead just jump into the main campaign. We play TBS's because of their 'just-one-more-turn' addictive nature of game-play, which still remains here. To be clear - I award 10 as an effort in re-balancing. I would give 7 now and 9 when the Editor and the Dwarf & Undead races are released. HOMM can't touch the visual flair of Disciples. I have encountered no technical issues with this game. Expand
  2. Feb 22, 2013
    6
    In comparison to the other Disciples games this one has for sure better graphics but it has sacrificed its dark climate and story. TheIn comparison to the other Disciples games this one has for sure better graphics but it has sacrificed its dark climate and story. The fighting system is in my opinion the best one in turn-based strategies. However what holds it back is also the lack of mas to be used in both single and multiplayer, other games in this franchise had the abundance of them. There is also a serious flaw with the background being beautiful but not accessible. For this reason the game feels awfully scripted. The saving grace of this one is the combat system and the thematic world it is set in even if it's dulled). If you are not a fan of the series then you can definitely skip it but if you like turn-based strategies or the Neveendar then it is worth at least some of your time. Disciples 3 is just one normal game with its own ste of flaws and advantages, nothing groundbreaking. Expand
  3. Oct 14, 2011
    5
    Not only they changed the simple but great battle system of Disciples II to a bad mix of Kings Bounty and Heroes of Might and Magic, but alsoNot only they changed the simple but great battle system of Disciples II to a bad mix of Kings Bounty and Heroes of Might and Magic, but also the game looks bad, its boring and one cannot find any motivation to play it. Big disappointment. Expand
  4. Mar 30, 2013
    3
    Disciples III Really isn't a horrible game.I can see how some people could like it. I'm just not one of those people. Turn-based combat is, inDisciples III Really isn't a horrible game.I can see how some people could like it. I'm just not one of those people. Turn-based combat is, in my opinion, one of the worst ways to execute gameplay system. There have been two games I have enjoyed with gameplay like this. Final Fantasy and the first Paper Mario. But with those games, it had feel and story. This game lacks that. Sure, the graphics are pretty good, though lacking in optimization. When I launch the game, it crashes 95% of the time due to graphics. The story is MILDLY INTRIGUING. To have a game with such gameplay it needs to be a 100% solid and interesting story. The voice acting and other audio is atrocious. Now, I can't say I didn't completely hate this game. It wasn't to my fancy. But, again, I can see how some people can like it. Expand
  5. Mar 27, 2013
    2
    This game is TERRIBLE. How the hell they could ruin such great idea of Disciples 2 all we wanted is same Disciples 2 with new graphics, newThis game is TERRIBLE. How the hell they could ruin such great idea of Disciples 2 all we wanted is same Disciples 2 with new graphics, new plot and new campains, and what did we get Very buggy and weak HoMM-style clone with stupid plot and awful voicing. Why the hell they even spend money to produce such rubbish Expand
  6. Mar 9, 2011
    1
    The game has nice graphics so its wows at first but then all new games do. The gameplay get very old very fast, the champaings are half decentThe game has nice graphics so its wows at first but then all new games do. The gameplay get very old very fast, the champaings are half decent and utilize the castle building but the custom games are just crap, the maps are way to small with next to no choice. theres equiptment for heroes yet buying and upgrading it is such a minor thing its not worth doing so why did they even bother. this is so much not done in this game to compensate for its graphics, this game is a prime example of the **** games companies are bringing out simply for cash Expand
  7. May 23, 2014
    0
    Disciples 2 was perfect and genuinely original game. Disciples III is blasphemy. Bugged, slow and extremely unoriginal. Wannabe HoMM V, butDisciples 2 was perfect and genuinely original game. Disciples III is blasphemy. Bugged, slow and extremely unoriginal. Wannabe HoMM V, but worse in every aspect. Avoid at any cost. Expand

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