Heroes of Might and Magic III: Complete is a full edition of the third installment in the most popular series of strategy games played out in a fantasy setting. The set consists of Heroes of Might & Magic III and two expansions: Armageddon’s Blade and Shadow of Death.
HoMM III Complete – What’s Exactly Inside?
The main game, subtitled Restoration of Erathia, when compared to the previous HoMM games introduces new elements. First and foremost, these are more numerous locations, cities, and towns. Another novelty is much larger maps. Additionally, we receive new units, new character classes, and spells. The expansions Armageddon’s Blade and Shadow of Death also bring new independent campaigns and innovations as far as monsters and locations are concerned.
Restoration of Erathia includes a massive campaign which consists of seven interconnected small campaign and an additional campaign, which can be accessed only after completing the main plotline.
Armageddon’s Blade presents six new campaigns that are played out on 28 maps. Shadow of Death is a much larger expansion. It provides whooping 14 campaigns, which give the player an ability to complete 86 separate missions.
The Game Plot
Erathia is a city which lies on the continent of Antagarich. It plunges into chaos after the king Gryphonheart has been brutally murdered. Erathia is claimed by Nighon and Eofol, the states of warlocks, heretics, and demons.
To stop Erathia’s downfall and the spread of evil, the princess Catherine, the daughter of the late ruler, decides to return to her homeland. Her main goal will be to unite the people of Erathia and convince them to fight against the tyranny of the dark forces. Many mighty opponents will stand in her way, including her deceased father, brought to life by the powerful necromancers, who will now do their bidding.
Armageddon’s Blade adds to the game one additional location – a city of Elementals, new maps, and missions. Shadow of Death, on the other hand, introduces a completely new plot. The player will have to face Sandro the Necromancer who commands magic artifacts and is determined to take over the world.
Game Mechanics of Heroes of Might & Magic III: Complete
The gameplay is divided into two parts. The first is the exploration of the map, harvesting resources and claiming new areas as the part of the controlled environment. The second part is the confrontations with the faces of evil. The combat is turn-based, which means that at any given time only one character can perform an attack. The combat maps are two-dimensional and include also subterranean areas.