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Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Zeus, Pharaoh, Age of Wonders, and other strategies 50% off!

We know that you like to be in charge. We know that you like that feeling of power and the constant pressure of one life-and-death decision after another. Whether you are in the battlefield, commanding your troops, in a warlord's tent deciding the life and death of your subjects, or in a city hall, placing miniature buildings on a map--you flourish. Leadership is your element. Knowing that, we prepared a Superb Strategy Promo to cater to your tastes. Or rather: to nourish that ever-present hunger for power that you have. Let's take a look at two of the games on this weekend's offer, shall we?

Many people consider Heroes of Might and Magic 3 to be the best instalment in the greatest fantasy turn-based strategy series. The conquest of Erathia is still taking place on thousands of computers worldwide, as the game remains universally popular among strategy gamers. Billions of hours worth of collective playtime were, and still are, being put in this title, both in single-player campaigns and multi-player struggles. We offer you the Complete Edition of the game, containing the Armageddon's Blade and The Shadow of Death expansions, for only $4.99.

If you enjoy the turn-based mechanics of the HoMM series, but you would like to immerse yourself even deeper in a complex and extensive gameworld, don't miss Eador: Genesis. When we originally released this Russian masterpiece, we said that the single-player campaign can take up to 200 hours to beat. Our colleague from the support team, who knows the game by heart came asking later how did we come up with such a number. We told him, that 200 hours is the expected playtime stated by the developer. "Must have been a speedrun"--our friend commented, and we believe him (GOG.com support is known to be trustworthy, afterall). So brace yourselves--for only $2.99 you'll get more than 200 hours of playtime.

But that's only scratching the surface of our weekend promo! There are many more games to challenge your leadership skills on the Superb Strategy promo page, so go ahead and check them out now! The offer lasts until Tuesday, March 12, at 4:59AM GMT.

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King of Dragon Pass is awesome. I heartily recommend it especially if you can get the triceratops-like creature to ride into battle! :D
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Sargon: The only one I don't own is Zeus, which is because I really dislike the graphics and setting, but I presume that it plays as good as Caesar III and Pharaoh.
Actually, Zeus is superior to either the Caesar or the Pharaoh games, I recommend getting it.
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JudasIscariot: King of Dragon Pass is awesome. I heartily recommend it especially if you can get the triceratops-like creature to ride into battle! :D
They're called Earth Shakers...
Post edited March 08, 2013 by Licurg
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Sargon: The only one I don't own is Zeus, which is because I really dislike the graphics and setting, but I presume that it plays as good as Caesar III and Pharaoh.
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Licurg: Actually, Zeus is superior to either the Caesar or the Pharaoh games, I recommend getting it.
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JudasIscariot: King of Dragon Pass is awesome. I heartily recommend it especially if you can get the triceratops-like creature to ride into battle! :D
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Licurg: They're called Earth Shakers...
I was never lucky enough to get them :(.
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Licurg: Actually, Zeus is superior to either the Caesar or the Pharaoh games, I recommend getting it.

They're called Earth Shakers...
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JudasIscariot: I was never lucky enough to get them :(.
Really? Because I get them all the time. Try exploring more. Also, I believe having a shrine to Maran Gor increases your odds to find some, but I'm not sure.
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JudasIscariot: I was never lucky enough to get them :(.
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Licurg: Really? Because I get them all the time. Try exploring more. Also, I believe having a shrine to Maran Gor increases your odds to find some, but I'm not sure.
I never have time to explore...those horse nomads are always rudely knocking at my door >:-(
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Licurg: Really? Because I get them all the time. Try exploring more. Also, I believe having a shrine to Maran Gor increases your odds to find some, but I'm not sure.
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JudasIscariot: I never have time to explore...those horse nomads are always rudely knocking at my door >:-(
Well, they're gonna come anyway, so you might as well explore :P
Post edited March 08, 2013 by Licurg
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Sargon: The only one I don't own is Zeus, which is because I really dislike the graphics and setting, but I presume that it plays as good as Caesar III and Pharaoh.
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Licurg: Actually, Zeus is superior to either the Caesar or the Pharaoh games, I recommend getting it.
Superior? With those graphics? I'd love a similar city building game set in Ancient Greece if it had more realistic architecture, but the horrible style used in Zeus would destroy all of my immersion. They would have been more suitable in a Casino Tycoon game.

Imagine if someone bought the rights to Sacrifice, updated it to HD, made a couple of gameplay improvements, but remade all the creatures in a Disney style. Would you say that it was a superior game :-P
Post edited March 08, 2013 by Sargon
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Licurg: Actually, Zeus is superior to either the Caesar or the Pharaoh games, I recommend getting it.
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Sargon: Superior? With those graphics? I'd love a similar city building game set in Ancient Greece if it had more realistic architecture, but the horrible style used in Zeus would destroy all of my immersion. They would have been more suitable in a Casino Tycoon game.

Imagine if someone bought the rights to Sacrifice, updated it to HD, made a couple of gameplay improvements, but remade all the creatures in a Disney style. Would you say that it was a superior game :-P
I don't care about the graphics, I care about the gameplay, and Zeus is better, if for nothing else than seeing the Gods of ancient Greece walking through your town :P
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Sargon: Superior? With those graphics? I'd love a similar city building game set in Ancient Greece if it had more realistic architecture, but the horrible style used in Zeus would destroy all of my immersion. They would have been more suitable in a Casino Tycoon game.

Imagine if someone bought the rights to Sacrifice, updated it to HD, made a couple of gameplay improvements, but remade all the creatures in a Disney style. Would you say that it was a superior game :-P
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Licurg: I don't care about the graphics, I care about the gameplay, and Zeus is better, if for nothing else than seeing the Gods of ancient Greece walking through your town :P
Well I care a lot about graphics, that's one of the reasons that I'm into older games. But if you don't care about graphics then I'm sure that a Sacrifice remade with Disney graphics with a few gameplay improvements would be a better game for you than the original? Yes or no?
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Licurg: I don't care about the graphics, I care about the gameplay, and Zeus is better, if for nothing else than seeing the Gods of ancient Greece walking through your town :P
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Sargon: Well I care a lot about graphics, that's one of the reasons that I'm into older games. But if you don't care about graphics then I'm sure that a Sacrifice remade with Disney graphics with a few gameplay improvements would be a better game for you than the original? Yes or no?
No.... Dude, the game is 5$, just buy it. It's good, trust me, you'll like it . And you'll have all the games from the promo :)
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Sargon: Well I care a lot about graphics, that's one of the reasons that I'm into older games.
I think I understand what you mean, that you prefer the art style of older games, but I just find this statement a bit incongruous.
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Sargon: Well I care a lot about graphics, that's one of the reasons that I'm into older games.
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ShaolinsKunk: I think I understand what you mean, that you prefer the art style of older games, but I just find this statement a bit incongruous.
How is that? Graphics are really important to me. That applies to old games as well as new games. I don't prefer the look of old games over new ones, but there are many things I like with old game graphics that is hard to find in newer games. Also I don't mean that graphics are really important in an exclusive way. When graphics are reduced to mere symbols, as in Dwarf Fortress you lose a lot but gain a lot as well since you are forced to use your imagination, a design choice I approve of.

Variety is the spice of life and technical limitations given us a lot of interesting gameplay, art and music we would not otherwise have had.

A bit weird that they left out the best part of the Heroes of Might and Magic series from the promo, number two.
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But Zeus is beautiful. I love the graphics of Pharaoh, Zeus and Emperor. That kind of lovingly drawn 2D stuff never gets old. I dont see how you can say that one of them doesnt look as good as the others.
Ok, couple questions...

There's at least 3 games I'd like in this promo, as a gift. Will I get 3 codes or 1 code? Will I need to buy all 3 separately to get 3 different gift keys? I've seen some comments in prior threads regarding this but I don't recall the exact answer and can't find the threads now.

Also, this is the first I've ever heard of Heroes Chronicles: All Chapters. Is this just a stand-alone game that they didn't stick a number behind for whatever reason? Or is it some kind of expansion/dlc set? I read the game page and it looks stand-alone and it appears to play just like the other Heroes games, so why didn't they add the proper chronological number for it?

Thanks, in advance.
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teshra: *snip*
I believe it's 1. When I purchased Rollercoaster Tycoon 1+2 for a friend it gave me one anyway.

edit: so yes, you would need three separate purchases for three gift codes
Post edited March 08, 2013 by ShaolinsKunk