|Gamespot has popped up a review of 'Warlords Battlecry III'. The score is 7.2/10 but the text seems a little more favourable than that score would suggest:
The Warlords Battlecry series has always felt like the perennial underdog of the real-time strategy genre. In a field dominated by the likes of Blizzard's Starcraft and Warcraft games and Ensemble's Age of Empires, the first two Warlords Battlecry games managed to carve a niche following with strategy fans. Warlords Battlecry II, in particular, has become something of a cult favorite thanks to its superb gameplay, innovative dynamic campaign, persistent heroes, and plethora of playable races. So, with Warlords Battlecry III, the developers at Infinite Interactive have played it relatively safe. Aside from some sprucing up of the graphics and some admittedly daring changes with the campaign, this new sequel doesn't fall far from the tree. As a result, it plays very much like its predecessors. While this should definitely please fans of the series, it also lends the game a sort of timelessness, because it looks and feels very old-fashioned in a genre racing ahead to embrace 3D graphics and streamlined gameplay.