Developer: New World Computing
Publisher: The 3DO Company
Publication Date: February 28, 1999 (PC)
Source: Purchased (twice!)
Heroes III is the first video game I fell head-over-heels in love with. I grew up in a very limited-video-game home. By the time I was 9, my brothers' Super Nintendo was gone (I'm the youngest by a lot and they had moved out). In my tween years, most of my limited computer time was spent playing play-by-post message board RPGs. Until I discovered Heroes III!
I seriously love this game so hard! When I try to explain it to my boyfriend, I had to put in context. I love Heroes III as much as he loves Diablo 2 (which is a lot).
Heroes III is a turn-based strategy game, where you control heroes and their armies. Using these heroes, you can gather resources, gather artifacts, battle neutral creatures or enemy heroes and lay siege to cities
Heroes III does offer multiplayer, via either hotseat or LAN. However, because turn length can end up being very long, there is a LOT of waiting and I don't recommend it.
Overall, I'm clearly a huge fan of Heroes III, considering that I still love it almost 15 years after it's release (yikes!). My bf did recently gift me the updated version, Heroes VI, which I've been playing for the past couple days. Will it have the same addictive quality as Heroes III. Time will tell I guess.
I purchased my newest copy of Heroes III from Gog, if you want to get in on the old school action!