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==Gameplay==
 
==Gameplay==
[[Image:might_magic_3.png|thumb|240px|A typical Might and Magic III gameplay screen.]]
 
 
''Might and Magic III'' employs the same limited [[wikipedia:first person perspective|first person perspective]] type of interface as the previous two games. The action also remains turn based throughout the game phases. However, a number of improvements, made possible by an expanded development team and improvements in computer technology, are incorporated. The graphics are more colorful due to the capabilities of the contemporary VGA displays. A number of sound cards are supported, offering improved sound effects, background music and synthesized speech. [[wikipedia:Mouse (computing)|Mouse]] interaction is also supported for the first time.
 
''Might and Magic III'' employs the same limited [[wikipedia:first person perspective|first person perspective]] type of interface as the previous two games. The action also remains turn based throughout the game phases. However, a number of improvements, made possible by an expanded development team and improvements in computer technology, are incorporated. The graphics are more colorful due to the capabilities of the contemporary VGA displays. A number of sound cards are supported, offering improved sound effects, background music and synthesized speech. [[wikipedia:Mouse (computing)|Mouse]] interaction is also supported for the first time.
   
 
Textual character summaries in the lower portion of the screen are replaced with a graphical [[wikipedia:HUD (computer gaming)|heads up display]], featuring the faces of the [[wikipedia:player characters|player characters]], which wear different expressions depending on the condition of the character. Spells are selected from a list: an improvement on previous games where they had to be specified using numeric codes. Level maps were no longer limited to a 16 x 16 grid. Also, enemy creatures can now be seen as they approach, or are approached, from distant squares. In previous games the enemy creatures were only detected when they were in the same square as the player characters, and hence combat was more difficult to avoid. This also gives players the opportunity to use ranged weapons.
 
Textual character summaries in the lower portion of the screen are replaced with a graphical [[wikipedia:HUD (computer gaming)|heads up display]], featuring the faces of the [[wikipedia:player characters|player characters]], which wear different expressions depending on the condition of the character. Spells are selected from a list: an improvement on previous games where they had to be specified using numeric codes. Level maps were no longer limited to a 16 x 16 grid. Also, enemy creatures can now be seen as they approach, or are approached, from distant squares. In previous games the enemy creatures were only detected when they were in the same square as the player characters, and hence combat was more difficult to avoid. This also gives players the opportunity to use ranged weapons.
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[[Image:might_magic_3.png|left|thumb|240px|A typical Might and Magic III gameplay screen.]]
   
 
Possibly the most effective improvement is that the player can save the game state at almost any time. In previous games, saving was accomplished only by visiting an inn. Saving the game also stores the fact that enemy creatures have been killed: in previous games when you travel to a level from an inn, it is fully populated with monsters every time.
 
Possibly the most effective improvement is that the player can save the game state at almost any time. In previous games, saving was accomplished only by visiting an inn. Saving the game also stores the fact that enemy creatures have been killed: in previous games when you travel to a level from an inn, it is fully populated with monsters every time.
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{{main|List of Might and Magic III monsters}}
 
{{main|List of Might and Magic III monsters}}
   
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.mobygames.com/game/might-and-magic-iii-isles-of-terra Might and Magic III: Isles Of Terra (MobyGames article)]
 
*[http://www.mobygames.com/game/might-and-magic-iii-isles-of-terra Might and Magic III: Isles Of Terra (MobyGames article)]
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