Disciples III: Renaissance Review

Tom Chick steps in to review Disciples III: Renaissance for 1UP, though it pains me to see that he crucified the strategy/RPG sequel for its lack of polish before handing it an overall grade of "D".
Disciples III was released in Russia last year. This means the recent North American release got an extra six months of polish and patchwork. Which is quite a shock, since the latest version of the game is full of bugs, graphics errors, missing text, and botched localization. Some Windows configurations won't let you save your game. My copy didn't come with the scenarios or hotseat maps. And the state of the A.I. is deplorable. If this is what we get after more than a half year of post-release support, I don't have high hopes for the future of this game. What's more, I can only imagine the terrible state of its original release. I suppose one of the nicest things you can say about Disciples III is that you're not playing whatever was foisted on the Russians last year.