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February 25th, 2008, 19:29
Hello,

I was looking at ebay th other day and noticed something I hadn't seen before: A "complete" edition of HOMM !

Right now, I received the newsletter from Ubisoft, and indeed they're selling such a thing: For 50 Euros and seemingly exclusively by Gamestop.

The newsletter says it contains:

- 4 DVDs of ALL games including all add-ons
- 3 Soundtrack CDs
- T-Shirt
- Bonus-DVD
- Tarot game
- 180 pages Artbook
- 26 pages units book
- Encyclopedia by fans (I think it's an offline version of what's already available online)
- map (?) about Dark Messiah of Might & Magic (?)

I'll keep this in mind, seems to contain quite a lot. I wonder whether the Chronicles are in or not.

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February 25th, 2008, 19:46
I've read about this edition for you Europeans--for once you seem to be scoring first.
Celestial Heavens has a little blurb about the french annoucement which sounds pretty similar and says that the Chronicles won't be included.

The Dark Messiah map is apparently a HoMM map(mission) with a Dark Messiah storyline.

Even though I own almost all these games, it would be great to be able to buy this compilation--maybe someday….
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February 25th, 2008, 19:50
I'm just holding out hope that the HoMM5 "gold edition" gets published as planned.
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February 25th, 2008, 20:10
I haven't played much of the series in the past but have played the entirety of the HoMM V set, including reviews of the main game and both expansions at GamerDad. Cool stuff … wonder if it will ever hit the US.
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February 25th, 2008, 20:17
Gogamer has the complete Heroes III collection for $9.90. If you liked HoMMV and don't mind the older graphics, it's excellent value for the money. They have a Heroes IV Complete too, which is good also, but plays a little differently--mostly in that your hero is out on the grid and fights rather than just casts spells--they have a tendency to get a little overpowered. Still, a good game.
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February 25th, 2008, 22:41
I've got, and still dig out once or twice a year, HoMM3 + Armageddon's Blade. Highly recommended. I like some of the changes made in V5 and given the value I've gotten out of V3, want to make the purchase when I can get it all in one box.
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February 25th, 2008, 23:54
Complete editions of HOMM 3 and 4 together with all add-ons are really cheap here - simple DVD box for 10 Euros.

I've got kind of a "special edition" of HOMM 1 & 2 that was once sold here, with all add-ons. This is the game i liked most of it, so far.
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February 26th, 2008, 13:52
I have the Complete edition mentioned in the original post. It's very nicely presented. One disappointment: don't expect to get the operatic sountrack for HoMM2, it's not in there. The MIDI music is OK though.
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February 27th, 2008, 22:01
Originally Posted by dteowner View Post
I'm just holding out hope that the HoMM5 "gold edition" gets published as planned.
Iīve had a HoMM5 thing with two add-ons in my hands today. Itīs out in Germany.
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February 27th, 2008, 23:20
You damn Euros always get the best treatment…

It's still not officially announced for us Imperialist pig-dogs. I'm hoping that it will sell well enough in Europe to get them to release it in North America.
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February 28th, 2008, 20:00
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You damn Euros always get the best treatment…
Normally it's the other way round, isn't it ?
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February 28th, 2008, 20:15
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Normally it's the other way round, isn't it ?
Not for these box sets …
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February 29th, 2008, 07:13
Well, at least you guys only have to pay half as much for your games.
That compilation cost either 45 or 50 EUR. Thatīs 68$ or 74$. A normal price here.
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PC games have largely stuck with the $50 price point here. A couple recent major releases that thought they could get away with it went for $60, but nobody seems interested in being the first publisher to regularly cross that line. They've held that $50 price for going on a decade, IIRC.
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March 4th, 2008, 15:45
That is why I often import games from the US, UK or Germany. In Norway, a new release often costs 55-65 Euro, so there's quite a bit of money to save by importing.
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Originally Posted by dteowner View Post
PC games have largely stuck with the $50 price point here. A couple recent major releases that thought they could get away with it went for $60, but nobody seems interested in being the first publisher to regularly cross that line. They've held that $50 price for going on a decade, IIRC.
Blizzard's stuff keeps going out with $60 price tag its seems.
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March 4th, 2008, 23:37
The Warhammer standalone expansion that was just released, Soul Storm, is selling for only $39.95. Because its shorter, I guess, than the usual game. Still, it seems an odd coincidence, what with Iron Lore folding right after completion.
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March 5th, 2008, 21:10
well, it's cheaper here in Poland as far as older games go - Heroes IV Gold costs about 3 euros. You can get new games for 40 EUR, but they're usually localized.
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March 20th, 2008, 12:50
Has anyone heard any more about this "complete" edition? I've only seen 1 place online selling it so far and they want $150 dollars for it.

For those of you that are long time fans, what do you think is the best game in the series? I've heard a lot of people claim HOMM 3, what do you think?
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March 20th, 2008, 12:59
That is what I have heard, but for me I am not long-term so it is dipping back into history. I actually like #5 quite a bit as well.
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