HoMM3 - Fortress Theme

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HoMM3 - Fortress Theme

Postby IskatuMesk » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:24 pm

Title: Fortress
Source: Heroes of Might and Magic 3 - gamerip
Artist: Various Artists (Paul Romero, Rob King, Steve Baca)
Type: Orchestral

Suggested by Mucky

Few games have ever come even close to the feeling I felt when I first began playing HoMM3. One of the few, rare titles that actually gave me some sense of immersion and character. Unfortunately, I was late on the show to 3, where Milldawg introduced me to the game some years back. What followed were amongst the best gaming days of my last decade.

HoMM3 owes a huge amount of that impact to its music, a unique, especially in comparison to 5 and 6, style and prose. Comparing it to the Skyrim track from last week, the differences in what the composers intended should be clear.

Although most of the tracks from 3 are awesome, Mucky suggested Fortress in particular, likely due to his fondness of wyverns and gorgons.

While I felt that 5 was a good game, the lack of a properly functioning RMG until the end of its days and the horrific CPU turn length turned me off from playing it. 6 currently lacks an RMG, which means a no buy from me. Thus, 3 has stood the test of time, and it's not likely we will ever see another game like it.
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Re: HoMM3 - Fortress Theme

Postby Falchion » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:06 pm

Ah, good old nostalgia when THAT was the game, not that shameful junking up HoMM 6 is. TBH, HoMM 4 was when the series started decaying.

But, of course, my favorite soundtrack is Necropolis for a reason: SKELETON TRANSFORMERRRRRRR!!!
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Re: HoMM3 - Fortress Theme

Postby Milldawg » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:36 pm

The Fortress Theme is indeed excellent, as are most of the HoMM3 songs. HoMM4 actually had a pretty great soundtrack, but it was much different from 3.

My favorite song from HoMM3 is actually one of the campaign themes, 'CampaignMusic11'. There's just something so chilling about it, like a combination of Tower and Necropolis. Death and cold.


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