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Disciples III: Renaissance

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Kalypso Media
Developer: .dat
Release Date: July 13, 2010 (US), summer 2010 (EU)

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'Disciples III: Renaissance' Empire Hero Upgraded Armor & Weapons - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2008 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT

Disciples III: Renaissance is a standalone turn-based RPG/strategy game set in an expansive fantasy world, offering players action, adventure and glory. Stunning 3D environments, three playable races, and multiplayer functionality all combine to offer an outstanding gameplay experience.

Disciples III: Renaissance is the next title in the award winning Disciples series and represents a leap forward in the evolution of the turn-based RPG/strategy genre. Building on the successes of the first two games, DIII introduces a host of new features as well as the compelling gameplay that made the previous titles such hits.

As a Lord of one of the fantastical races of Nevendaar you must fight to restore your deity's rule over your world. There are three playable races to choose from; the Empire, the Elven Alliance and the notorious Legion of the Damned.

For the first time in the series the gloriously ominous and notoriously gloomy world of Disciples is rendered in full 3D, allowing the player to experience this realm as it should be. Disciples uses its own Virtual Dream engine to render the stunning 3D environments.

Empire Hero Upgraded Armor & Weapons

When the Knight is traveling in Nevendaar under the orders of the Emperor, he will have the opportunity to accumulate not only experience, but important material values and the scars to prove it.

First and foremost he will need to acquire the best armor and weapons available.

A soldier should be reinforced with the Shell of the Four Winds at the very first opportunity. This is the legendary armor that allows for a warrior in battle to move with the speed of the wind. Unfortunately, the armor is unable to stop a really strong enemy attack. But still, its protective properties are much better than that of conventional infantry armor.

The light shoulder straps worn by the knight need to be replaced with heavy, reinforced ones. These reinforced straps are much stronger. However, they are not as convenient in battle as the lighter ones.

The Knights new pants are made with thick and heavy weaving. And of course, this makes for difficult and restricted movement. However, they provide good protection and, of course, protect the legs of the owner in battle significantly better than the simple leather pants.

If the knight has the opportunity, he can change his footwear to a stronger, steel covered boot that will be excellent for battle, and for walking and marching.

The gloves warn by the swordsmen are weak and will not hold up if struck. They should be replaced with the Eagles Claw whenever possible. Of course, to find these skilled glove makers is not an easy task, but definitely worth it, because, in addition to their reputation for protecting the hands, these gloves will also give the owner great power.

The Steel Helmet of Rage, despite the fact that it is not featuring a beaver, provides much more head protection than an ordinary soldier’s helmet. As for the lack of a beaver, this was done specifically to scary the enemies in combat. Seeing the face of a knight showing their anger would terrify the enemies so they would retreat before the battle began.

In addition to the armor, the weapons are worth mentioning also. An experienced officer can usually afford to buy one of the Blades of the Bloody Harvest. These swords, made of steel with a rare blood-red reflection, the secret of the manufacturing of these swords is known in the Empire to only one family. These double-edged swords easily cut through almost any armor, causing terrible wounds to the enemy.

Key features:

  • Three playable races - The Empire, the Legions of the Damned and the Elven Alliance. Each race has its own unique units and city design.
  • Cities, locations, units and other game assets are now represented in full 3D.
  • Advances in the gameplay allow increased fluidity in multiplayer games and less downtime when playing alone.
  • A new upgrade system allows the player to assign attributes to your leaders. This RPG system employs inventories and new stats and abilities.
  • Visual representation of character's equipped armor, weapons and artifacts.

Release date: Q1 2009

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