Upcoming HOMM-like

You do NOT care about the Steam version at all. Get the GoG version, then check out my link above to the HD pack. You get the working/non-gimped HoMM3 and HD. And the potential to play all the other custom campaign stuff that is included with the HD mod as well (optional).

The custom campaign stuff:
https://heroes.thelazy.net/index.php/Horn_of_the_Abyss

The HD stuff:
https://heroes.thelazy.net/index.php/Heroes_3_HD

They have gone full Farmville type mobile game with the franchise. It’s an abomination. For the PC they have some F2P thing called Might and Magic: Chess Royale.

I did see your post earlier, so I went back to it when I discovered I already owned HoMM3 Complete on GOG. LOL.

This looks freaking glorious.

FYI someone rewrote the AI. Allegedly its the best (I’m not one to judge).

So now I have to re-install one of the Disciples games, but I don’t remember on which store I have it :(

Yes, GOG HOMM3 Complete + HD + Widescreen is the way.

I’ve messed around a little against the modded AI in HOMM5, which actually is a pretty well-designed game (especially with the expansions). It seems better? I dunno, I got distracted by COMW.

The HD mod also has a few improvements and fixes. Like not using power in a busy cycle while nothing is happening and some more tooltips and QOL buttons.

HoMM5 is actually good. It’s the last good game in the series. The map tools were pretty good as well. There are some excellent fan made maps and campaigns out there. I remember playing a fan made Necropolis campaign that was just excellent. Unfortunately, it was made for the original HoMM5 and the expansions with their changes to the Necromancer class skills broke it. I really wish the author had updated it to work with Tribes of the East.

I agree with all of this. 6 and 7 had some really good points to them, to be fair, and I’d argue that 7 is actually in good shape with regards to being feature complete (so many options from random/static skills to random maps and really fun branching building/upgrade choices, and it looks fantastic - the only reason I can’t say it’s better than V just at the moment is I’m not very familiar with it, but I played the hell out of V).

So thankful for this thread. No joke, I was laying in bed last night thinking of HoMM2/3. I bought HoMM Complete on GOG, installed the mods, and I am really delighted right now.

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Hopefully not Disciples 3, completely lost the magic of that series.

And if it’s Disciples 1 or 2, it may have pre-dated current online stores.

Songs of Conquests - those graphics aren’t going to work on my system (too pixelated for good clarity).

You can buy Disciples 1 and 2 on gog.com, and they are on sale atm.

I definitely had Disciples 2 on disc.

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I think I still have my Disciple 2 Disc… But no way to play them.

I don’t know. Looks more than fine to me:

Ahhh, Songs of Conquest just looks so perfect. I want it now.

I admit I never really got into mainline HOMM2 or HOMM3 games, but I played the crap out of the spin-off Heroes Chronicles games they sold separately. I traveled through the airport in Singapore a lot (wow, what a strange concept these days) and there was a little store there that had quite a few of them, so they were great transit games. Later I tried to play HOMM3 and… well, it kept kicking my ass in the very first mission. I still haven’t beaten it to this day. I think it’s because Chronicles encouraged exploration and had a much reduced enemy AI element, so I need to unlearn what I have learned etc. Either that, or I suck.

Every so often I will fire it up and give it another go. Today may be that day! Oh heck, I have to watch that terrible pre-rendered intro again…

This is exactly what I was thinking.