Bright Hub has cranked out what appears to be the very first review of Disciples III: Renaissance, during which they award the gameplay a measly 2/5 before coming to this conclusion:
So my final judgement is quite depressing - Disciples III is not the game we were waiting for. Instead it is another sequel that's eschewing the values of the series for the sake of copying the blockbuster of the genre, in this case, Heroes of Might and Magic. Such turn of events is nothing new in our gaming world. Promises of the developer team about bringing back the two missing races, so crucial for Nevendaar, in the first addon do not fulfill the emptiness left in my heart... The Disciples series is truly gone.Damn. I was hoping for something a lot more favorable.