The Disciples series games are masterpieces of storytelling and artwork, especially the Disciples II group of games (each of which is stand-alone and not an expansion pack). Up until Disciples III, they were 2D games with very low system requirements. Yet, they are quite lovely to behold, even the monsters, with graphics based on hand-painted, highly detailed paintings. Even the maps and battle scenes, like the one in the picture, are quite a sight to see. While Disciples III goes 3D it does a decent job of attempting to retain the artistry of the series. While the story told is basic fantasy stuff with powerful deities duking it out through their followers' battles, it is told quite well. Oddly enough, no one has novelized or turned these stories into a movie or show while other games with far less of a story to them have them. Go figure. This is a game of empire building in which your progress in taking over the 'world' of the game is actually visually striking. Your faction actually transforms the terrain and gains benefits from controlling more and more of it. You have to improve your capitol and controlled cities to gradually build up a more powerful set of adventuring parties to take on the other factions. The best part of Disciples II games are their super easy yet quite powerful level editor kit that is literally drag and drop for everything, yet you can make levels that look and play just as good as the main game in a matter of a few hours complete with text box dialogs and scripted events.