I was once a great fan of the game called "Heroes Might and Magic". I was able to play Heroes 3 The Armageddons Blade and the Shadow of Death. But ryt now I heard that there was already heroes 4 and heroes 5. I haven't really played heroes 4 before, but I was able to play Heroes 5 in my dormates room more than once. And I found the game to have better graphics than heroes 3. But I don't know, I kinda liked heroes 3 better than 5.
4 was terrible, you really aren't missing anything. 5 is ok. While the graphics are nice in 5, the map system really bothers me. You have to keep spinning the camera to see everything thats hidden, and before you know it, you've forgotten where you began from. Aside from that, the combat in 5 is flawless.
Although, I have to agree with you. Heroes 3 was really the pinnacle of the series. Not only because of game balance and such, but also because of the fan favoritism. You will STILL find player-made maps of this game, thats how popular it is.
Heroes has come a long way. I mean, who can forget that Dragons in Heroes 1 looked like Barney the dinosaur, or that bandits looked like the Hamburglar.
Yeah there was pretty much more balance and easiness in heroes 3 than 5. I'm having many problem in heroes 5 like looking for a marketplace inside ur town. I had to search the town using the mousewheel and more to find the market. And the game's pretty hard in the beginning also.
BTW: I found out in the internet that there was a new expansion to heroes 3. They called it In The Wake of Gods. I wonder what's new in that expansion?