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Heroes Community > Library of Enlightenment > Thread: WHICH IS BETTER HEROES 2, OR HEROES 3 + EXPANSIONS
Thread: WHICH IS BETTER HEROES 2, OR HEROES 3 + EXPANSIONS This thread is 4 pages long: 1 2 3 4 · «PREV / NEXT»
alcibiades
alcibiades


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
of Gold Dragons
posted March 18, 2007 12:53 AM

That has to be Heroes 3.

For one reason: Survival time.

No other game I have ever - EVER - played has been able to stay alive than Heroes 3. My dad played Heroes 3 since a year after it came out, and he still plays it. And I can play it with him, and enjoy it tremendously. Of course, I now go for Heroes 5 because of the new graphics and stuff, but Heroes 3 is clearly the better game.

Heroes 2 was great, but when Heroes 3 came out, I never - never - opened Heroes 2 again. Heroes 3 was better than Heroes 2 in every single aspect. I know that people rave about the atmosphere of Heroes 2, and yes, personally I loved the Sorceress town, but Heroes 3 is better in terms of towns, units, skills and gameplay.
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homam
homam


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posted March 18, 2007 01:16 AM

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That has to be Heroes 3.

For one reason: Survival time.

No other game I have ever - EVER - played has been able to stay alive than Heroes 3. My dad played Heroes 3 since a year after it came out, and he still plays it. And I can play it with him, and enjoy it tremendously. Of course, I now go for Heroes 5 because of the new graphics and stuff, but Heroes 3 is clearly the better game.

Heroes 2 was great, but when Heroes 3 came out, I never - never - opened Heroes 2 again. Heroes 3 was better than Heroes 2 in every single aspect. I know that people rave about the atmosphere of Heroes 2, and yes, personally I loved the Sorceress town, but Heroes 3 is better in terms of towns, units, skills and gameplay.
Hey are u talking for survival time???
ok listen that.I'm still playing heroes from 1998(9 years) i played homm3 for 3 weeks!that's all and i think i'm not the only one

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angelito
angelito


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Undefeatable Hero
proud father of a princess
posted March 19, 2007 11:34 PM

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...i played homm3 for 3 weeks!that's all and i think i'm not the only one
I think you are!  
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Evil_Warrior
Evil_Warrior


Famous Hero
Duke of Demon
posted March 20, 2007 08:16 AM

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...i played homm3 for 3 weeks!that's all and i think i'm not the only one
I think you are!  


I think you aren't, Alc!
And you are wrong, Angel!

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Lexxan
Lexxan


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
Unimpressed by your logic
posted March 22, 2008 10:02 PM

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...i played homm3 for 3 weeks!that's all and i think i'm not the only one
I think you are!  


I think you aren't, Alc!
And you are wrong, Angel!


Indeed you are: I played it for a month then wen on a holyday for 4 weeks and when I returned I daily played Heroes for about another two months ??!

The most disturbing thing is that I agknowdge that as normal, I play the same game for month unlocking its secrets (with changing succes, the I quit, forget everything and I try again the next year. This isn't about heroes alone I fear..
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thinkminiq
thinkminiq


Adventuring Hero
Hero of the Miniq
posted March 30, 2008 02:27 PM

Both of them are great. H2 is good story, musics vs. H3 more towns, specialities, music, vs.

Bu i first played H2 and Price of Loyalty. H2 is always special place to me
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ByteBandit
ByteBandit


Promising
Famous Hero
Soul Merchant
posted March 30, 2008 09:45 PM

I won't stoop so low to pick which of these 2 Heroes games are the best over the other. They both are exceptional games over many other games out there. But if I had to pick one to play over and over, it would be H3. Only because of more options and more choices. The gameplay on both are above many games today.

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devangle1984
devangle1984


Known Hero
I am the Dark Vader
posted March 31, 2008 12:12 AM
Edited by devangle1984 at 00:13, 31 Mar 2008.

Btw i don't know if this is very appropriate but i was on the you tube the other day and taught hey why not put h3 and see what happens, the thing i noticed is apart from the game, there where so many ppl appretiating the composing of the theme songs. Its amazing to read all this comments, worst thing is i have everything on the mute and absorb the gameplay so much tat i have missed out on the other aspects of the game that had to offer is amazing.

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hobowu
hobowu


Known Hero
posted March 31, 2008 05:30 AM

yes. the H3 music is just amazing!! the h2 music and h4 music were good, just not on par =)
h5 music is eeurgh.

Might and Magic music is excellent though =)

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Joey
Joey

Tavern Dweller
posted March 31, 2008 09:16 AM

I didn't have a opportunity to play H2...but I'll try it out.
H3 is timeless - I know that for sure!

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Kendal
Kendal

Tavern Dweller
posted September 24, 2008 04:33 PM

Heroes 2, Heroes 3 all best strategy game ever
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cuccoo
cuccoo

Tavern Dweller
posted October 04, 2008 05:47 AM

Heroes 2 got better graphic+music and better creatures and play structure.

Heroes 3 add so much good content that makes it better, but also it has too much content, some of which are useless or annoying.

So I think Heroes 2, edge out H3 a bit for nice simplicity and fun. But if you count the random map generator, that adds substantial life for H3. So, I just pick both

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keldorn
keldorn


Promising
Known Hero
that casts green flames
posted October 04, 2008 09:11 AM

1. H3 (especially WoG)
2. H4
3. H2
4. H5
5. H1
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madshj
madshj


Famous Hero
Minotaur Lord
posted October 04, 2008 09:16 AM

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I agree, your hero was only limited to a certain number of artifacts, which was very poor because if you got the fizbin of misfortune for example, then you were stuck with it, you could trade it to another hero that you own but then that hero would be stuck with the artifact.
I also agree that the Knight and Barbarian towns were the worst, but I do like the Cyclops, one of my fav units in Heroes 2, but there were no flying units and They have weak units.
The weakest is the Peasent which you could hire from the Knight town and I never bought them, they were a big waste of gold, they had very, very little movement and they had a very weak attack skill and defense skill, they were useless.
The Paladin and the Cyclops were probably the weakest level 6 units in the game, but they were i think the cheapest.
The best towns were probably the Wizard and the Warlock as they had the Titan (wizard) and the Black Dragon (warlock) and they were the most powerful units in the game, but they were pretty expensive aswell.

I really like both the games as Heroes 2 had a good story, and good replayability and it was the game that started it all for me. And I like Heroes 3 because it has better graphics, massive replayability, good story, good units, improved artifact load, improved spell casting system and more towns and creatures to buy.

Heroes 3 has added alot of new heroes to hire/buy with each one having their unique skill for example:
Orrin having a 5% increase with the Archery secondary skill.
Those little things are what make the game more exciting and add more depth to it.
It has also intruduced the Ballista and the Tent which can be very usefull in Battles.
There are more spells, more creature with each one having a skill like thing eg:
Medusas have stone gaze, Harpies have Strike and Return.
Just those little things are what make Heroes 3 exciting and enjoyable to pley, and it also adds more depth towards the game.
Also the AI has gotten considerably harder than Heroes 2 and it makes more tactical decisions in Battle by casting spells efficiently and casting high level spells wheras in Heroes 2 it usually casted spells like magic arrow, and usually it casted spells like Armaggedon killing his army rather killing mine. But now it casts Lightning, Chain Lightning, Armaggedon not killing his army, more like killing more of my army.
It also makes good moves, defends it's castle well and other things that I don't need to mention.
Another thing is the transition from 2D to 3D. This dramatically changes the game. In my opinion changes it to the better, because I love looking at the visuals, the different battle landscapes, the creatures everthing.

Also the new town types include:

The Conflux (only in Expansion packs)-
This is a good town type with elementals and the Phoenix which is quite powerful.
This town is not really weak but it is quite strong if you gather your forces and you think carefully about the decisions you make.
Overall a pretty powerful town.

The Inferno-
This is quite a good town type, one of my favs mainly because of the wicked untis the Devils/Arch Devils.
This is an alright strengh army but can be really weak when you start off.
If you gather your resources, and build the required buildings, then this town type can be extremely tough to beat.
The Devils/Archdevils hate the Angels, so the attack will be greater and that can be really useful when in battle against angels.

The Rampart-
A pretty strong town type, mainly because of the Gold Dragons but nothing really special.
One of the special buildings is the Fountain (cant think of name) which increase a random number of resources each week.
Pretty weak to start off with but when you get the Gold dragons then you will become really powerful and hard to beat.

The Tower-
My fav town type, probably because of the Titans.
This is a powerful town and can be really tough to beat, even in the early stages of the game.
The Gremlins are a good unit when used with really high numbers, and the Titans are very strong and tough.
This Town Type has 3 ranged units which is really good, because that buys you some time because the enemy has to move to you, rather than you moving towards it, and if you have the Hero Orrin than you will be incredibly hard to beat.
Really good town type to conquer your enemies with.

Necropolis-
Typically the same as Heroes 2 but with some added creatures and buidlings.
No new units except Dread, death knights, Wights/Wraiths.
I don't really like this town type mainly because it has some weak creatures.
But it can be really tough in the later stages of the game, but by then it could already be to late.

The Castle-
Basically the same as Heroes 2 but with some added creatures and buildings.
One of the hardest towns to beat mainly because of the Angles and their strenght and skills such as: Ressurect dead allies and +1 to morale.
The angels also hate Devils/Arch Devils and their attack increases when battling them.
Good town type, in early and late stages of the game.

The Dungeon-
I don't like this town.
Only good thing in it is the Black Dragons which are immune to all spells and they are really powerful.
I don't really like this town and don't really know much about it typically because I don't really play with them.

Well i think that pretty much sums it up.
So personally I like both of them heaps.

Thanks.




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MasterOfLight
MasterOfLight

Tavern Dweller
Music maniac, SYS Admin
posted October 04, 2008 12:49 PM

Definitely, H3+ expansions.
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Hell_Wizard
Hell_Wizard


Famous Hero
posted October 04, 2008 05:27 PM
Edited by Hell_Wizard at 19:28, 07 Oct 2008.

Heroes of Might and Magic III: In the Wake of Gods


The HC forum

And the official site
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MrCash
MrCash


Adventuring Hero
posted October 05, 2008 05:44 AM

Ive played Heroes 2 demo (it has all town types and creatures so I know what Im talking about) and of course I own Heroes 3. Overall, they are both excellent games but I think H3 is superior. It has more content and is a LOT less frustrating. In H2, Town types were very unbalanced (wizards and warlocks annihalated everyone else). Spellcasting seemed too powerful, gold income was too low and artifact management was horrible (plus, you would often get stuck with artifacts that have negative effects).

H3 fixes the problems of H2, adds a lot more content, and keeps the same old fun of H2. And as for H5...its not bad though I have several complaints about it...

But no need to get out of topic...

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Roorii
Roorii

Tavern Dweller
posted October 05, 2008 03:10 PM

Heroes of Might and Magic II.. it has much more nistalgic value, the graphics are spot on, and the music is just great.
I love all the games, but II edges it for me!

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pause


Known Hero
posted October 09, 2008 03:23 PM

I still prefer the H2 mapmaker over anything that has been released to this day. Also, one thing in H2 that was annoying as heck, but nice was there was 6 levels of creatures, but only room to take 5.  It forced you to think.. "Do I want to take the 14 mummies with me? or would the 25 zombies help me more?" Plus.. ya gotta love the sound that the zombie makes when it attacks.  Would make for a great obscene phone prank! uugghhnn!!
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einomida
einomida


Known Hero
posted October 09, 2008 05:35 PM

I like H2 more. I can`t even give you a reason, I just don`t really like H3 - yes, I think H4, H5 and H2 are better than H3. H1 is just too oldie to compare.

H2 still has the most awesome creatures from all Heroes games I think and I don`t like Heroes 3 graphics.
Maybe it`s the nostalgic value of H2 (and there`s a LOT of it, since I too started with this).

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