Posted: March 27
A completely overhauled Disciples 3. Too bad this game wasn't launched in this final state, it would would've undoubtedly gotten a way better reception than it did. It's estethically drop dead beautiful, the mechanics are mostly sound and it's LONG.
The change from a simple Disciples 2 combat to a full-blown 3D HOMAM-style arena is controversial. In the original game the arena was way too big, the fights too long as a result and the whole game felt like a grindfest. Now the arena is significantly smaller and the fights are snappier. But a whiff of grind is still there.
An issue that bothered me more was the economy. You simply have way too much money in this game. It's not uncommon to have 30k-40k gold from mid-game which makes levelling up units trivial. You simply buy a rookie unit, go to a Training Camp, sink several grand in and voila, you got yourself an elite. It's like Diablo 3 auction house all over again. Maybe the devs wanted to make up for the fact that units level up quite slow on their own but they should've lower the XP requirements instead.
All in all though if you love D2 this version of D3 is probably gona be your cup of tea too. Definitely a very good HOMAM-like game and a very good value too.