Disciples III: Renaissance

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Disciples III: Renaissance
Disciples III.jpg
Developer(s) .dat
Publisher(s)
Producer(s) Alexey Ilyin
Designer(s) Dmitriy Demyanovskiy
Programmer(s) Dmitriy Demyanovskiy
Artist(s) Andrey Ivanchenko
Nikolay Kovalec
Composer(s) Daniel Sadowski
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release
  • RU: December 11, 2009[2]
  • EU: June 25, 2010[1]
  • NA: July 13, 2010[3]
  • AU: July 22, 2010
Genre(s) Turn-based strategy
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Disciples III: Renaissance is a turn-based strategy video game. The game was developed by .dat and published by Akella and Kalypso Media. The project was in development since the summer of 2005.[citation needed]

The player assumes the role of one of the lords of Nevendaar. This new episode contains three playable races, 'The Empire', 'The Legions of the Damned' and the 'Elven Alliance', with the remaining factions making an addition in planned expansions. The battle system is completely different from that of previous Disciples games. Units are able to move around the battlefield and make use of terrain for fortifications.[4] The player's hero is highly customizable. His abilities as well as his armor and weapons can be changed. All of the equipment changes are noticeable on the actual character model.

Disciples III: Renaissance uses .dat's in-house Virtual Dream engine.[5]

Story[edit]

The Highfather has turned away from the land of Nevendaar and its inhabitants. His mind is occupied with the coming fate of his world. During this time, a star falls on the border of the Empire and is seen as a sign by the people. Wise men and prophets attempt to solve its mystery, while humans, elves, and demons send their own heroes to find it. Bethrezen above all others wishes to possess the heavenly messenger and use its power as his own.

Thus begins the journey of the mysterious messenger from the heavens named Inoele. She becomes a symbol of hope for many inhabitants of Nevendaar. While traveling the world with representatives of three ancient races, Inoele begins to experience emotions previously unknown to her. Her soul begins to thaw, and in her heart grows love for the strange, turbulent, but also beautiful world of Nevendaar.

Expansion[edit]

The Russian-language version of Disciples III: Resurrection was released featuring the 'Undead Hordes' faction. It is available in standard, gift pack and deluxe editions. The English version was released in Europe on October 7, 2011, and in North America on February 7, 2012. Another iteration, Disciples III: Reincarnation, is an updated version containing both the main game and expansion, featuring a new game engine and added content. The Russian version was released on April 11, 2012, while the English version was released via Steam on February 14, 2014.

Reception[edit]

Renaissance[edit]

Disciples III: Renaissance
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 56/100[6]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 7/10[7]
Game Informer 5.5/10[8]
Game Revolution D[9]
GameSpot 5.5/10[10]
GamesRadar 2/5 stars[11]
GameZone 7.5/10[12]
IGN 6/10[13]
PC Gamer (UK) 65%[14]
PC Zone 71%[15]

The game received more "mixed" reviews than the first two original Disciples games according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[6] Game Revolution originally gave it an F, but due to the reports of the game crashing that were proven to be false, the grading has since been raised to a D.[9]

Resurrection[edit]

Disciples III: Resurrection
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 63/100[16]
Review score
Publication Score
PC Gamer (UK) 65%[17]

The Resurrection expansion pack received "mixed" reviews, albeit a little more positive than the original Disciples III, according to Metacritic.[16]

Reincarnation[edit]

The Reincarnation expansion pack received "average" reviews according to Metacritic.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disciples III: Renaissance". Kalypso Media. 
  2. ^ "Игра". Akella. 
  3. ^ "Disciples III: Renaissance Ships to North America". GamersHell. July 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Disciples III: Battles". Akella. Archived from the original on July 2, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Disciples III: Renaissance". Strategy First. Archived from the original on March 23, 2007. 
  6. ^ a b "Disciples III: Renaissance for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 22, 2017. 
  7. ^ Stone, Tim (July 8, 2010). "Disciples III: Renaissance". Eurogamer. Retrieved July 22, 2017. 
  8. ^ Biessener, Adam (September 2010). "Disciples III: Renaissance: Nothing Original In This Fantasy Empire". Game Informer. No. 209. p. 95. Retrieved July 22, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Hunt, Geoffrey (August 27, 2010). "Disciples III: Renaissance Review". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on September 16, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2017. 
  10. ^ Watters, Chris (August 4, 2010). "Disciples III: Renaissance Review". GameSpot. Retrieved July 22, 2017. 
  11. ^ Meunier, Nathan (July 28, 2010). "Disciples III: Renaissance review". GamesRadar. Retrieved July 22, 2017. 
  12. ^ Splechta, Mike (July 14, 2010). "Disciples III [Renaissance] Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on April 29, 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2017. 
  13. ^ Steimer, Kristine (August 31, 2010). "Disciples III: Renaissance Review". IGN. Retrieved July 22, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Disciples III: Renaissance review". PC Gamer UK. October 2010. p. 78. 
  15. ^ "Review: Disciples III: Renaissance". PC Zone. September 2010. p. 91. 
  16. ^ a b "Disciples III: Resurrection for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 22, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Disciples III: Resurrection review". PC Gamer UK. January 2012. p. 141. 
  18. ^ "Disciples III: Reincarnation for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 22, 2017. 

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