Divine Divinity
Genre Adventure -> RPG
Today's Rank 2490
Date 2004-01-21
Publisher CDV
Date 2002-09-13
Publisher CDV
North America Retail Box ArtUnited Kingdom Retail Box ArtAmbitious in scope and deep in terms of challenge, Divine Divinity is a polished, challenging role-playing PC adventure that might not quite be the best example out there, but still has plenty of tricks up its sleeve. Set in a magical land of Rivellon, the ultimate quest is to save said land from the Lord of Chaos. But this simplistic overture shields a really quite detailed and involving game. Certainly the developers haven't skimped when it comes to sub-quests, and the game world bristles with characters and areas to explore. Furthermore, the range of objects, weapons and magic you'll encounter might take some getting used to, but for the most part this is no chore. There's usually something interesting and diverting around the corner, and it's to the game's real credit that there are very few occasions when interest in your involving quest will pale. Still, it's not too accessible for those looking for an entry point into the RPG genre, and from a visual point of view, there's not too much to get excited about. Yet for the dedicated fan of the genre, Divine Divinity is a welcome, testing and enduring adventure with a suitably familiar interface. It's commendably detailed too, and very much rewards those who put a lot of effort into it. It's an age-old argument in gaming that looks aren't everything; in this case, they really aren't. For nestling underneath the dated looking graphics is a real value-for-money game. Sure, it's likely to be too tricky for the inexperienced, but Divine Divinity is nonetheless an RPG that few real fans of the genre will want to be without. --Simon Brew

- Four huge maps totalling over 20000 screens spanning everything from peaceful small villages to demon infested wastelands.
- 6 different player characters that change their appearances depending on what theyre wearing.
- Up to 96 skills to be learnt, divided in three ways: The way of the warrior, the way of the survivor and the way of the wizard. Each way also contains a special move. Regardless of what way the player starts in, he can always learn skills from the other ways.
- A virtually unlimited amount of special equipment with which the player can boost his character. Additionally the player can charm items to make them even more special.
- Over 150 non-player characters to interact with in a dynamic environment. Over 100 types of monsters and creatures to fight with.
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