||Disciples: Sacred Lands
||(Win95/98/2000) (Retail) (DISCIPGEPR)
Gold Edition: Includes over 25
new scenarios created by the developers and improved multiplayer
Publisher: Strategy First /
Animated Blood - Animated Violence
Only the Chosen Will
It is now the dawn of a new age. The most momentous of wars
has begun in the heart of the Sacred Lands. Four races - the Empire, the
Mountain Clans, the Undead Hordes and the Legions of the Damned - stand ready
for battle as they fight for the survival and dominance of their war-torn
world, and the gods they have long believed in.
The Mighty Lords watch silently as their Disciples prepare
for the daunting tasks ahead. Each warrior must engage in a struggle of
swordplay, sorcery, and uncommon courage in order to complete their sacred
The Empire fight to secure their peoples future; The
Mountain Clans search to regain their rune knowledge; The Undead Hordes seek
revenge for their accursed god; and The Legions of the Damned battle to
resurrect their fallen angels soul. It is a struggle of desperation.
Every stroke of a sword, each blast of fiery magic must be
endured beyond exhaustion. For once the clouds of destruction clear, lands will
have been transformed, new armies will have been forged and the cheers of the
liberated will resound throughout the land.
The day of reckoning has come...
Only one race shall
claim victory. Only the chosen will survive.
Engage in classic turn based strategy and RPG action in
a fully explorable medieval fantasy world.
Battle to the death as a champion from any one of four
completely distinct races: the Empire, the Mountain Clans, the Legions of the
Damned and the Undead Hordes.
Take on the challenge of the Sacred Lands as a Mage,
Warrior or Guildmaster - all possessing unique strengths and weaknesses.
Master over 100 spectacular spells, each boasting its
own dynamic animation.
Exclusive experience model allows for ground breaking
variety and depth of character evolution.
Engrossing storyline weaves through 4 complete
campaigns, multiple scenarios and hundreds of hours of gameplay.
Powerful Scenario Editor allows you to create your own
series of quests.
Clash in Multiplayer action with up to 4 players over
LAN and Internet.
Windows 95/98/2000: Pentium 166 (Pentium 233
recommended), 8X CDROM, 32MB RAM, DirectX compatible SVGA video card, DirectX
compatible sound card, 70 MB free hard drive space, 4X CD-ROM drive, Mouse,
Keyboard, 28.8 modem for Internet play.
'Disciples blend of depth
and addictive gameplay is the mark of a true classic' .. William Trotter PC
'... it's a masterpiece' .. Trintium Gaming
'Quite simply, this is the best strategy RPG game I
have ever seen or had the pleasure of playing.' ..
'Best looking turn-based game I've ever seen' ..
'Disciples: Sacred Lands is truly a landmark in
strategy turn-based gaming' .. Game Industry
Game Industry News by John Breeden
"The game almost got delegated to the lowest shelf of the
"to review" library after a quick glance. When you look at the game from a
distance, it seems to be a clone of the highly successful Heroes of Might and
Magic series. It's only after you have spent a little time with the game that
you realize that it is really different, and actually in many respects a lot
"The graphics are really the downfall of this game. It's all
2D and the game only runs in 640 by 480 resolution. Where as the Heroes series
looks spectacular at 1024 by 768, Disciples is pretty average by comparison.
This is not to say the graphics are bad, but given the fact that the game is
not real-time, and hence programmers did not have to worry about rendering too
much, you would have thought they would have gone hog-wild with the color
"This seeming disadvantage has
actually been a boon for me personally, because the game plays great on my
laptop. Disciples has become my constant traveling companion on the road, and I
am a lot more sane because of it.
"Disciples: Sacred Lands is truly a landmark in strategy
turn-based gaming. The way resource ownership is determined, with your land
slowly creeping outward, makes this game unique in the same way that The
Settlers distinguished itself in the real-time strategy world. If you, like me,
made the mistake of thinking that Disciples was just like Heroes, then you need
to take another look at this game. In no time at all you will become a disciple
yourself, devoted to playing the game over and over."
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