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Divine Divinity (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
81
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3.9
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Written by  :  Mattias Kreku (423)
Written on  :  Jul 23, 2003
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Summary

An unexpected treasure

The Good

This game came as a surprise to me. It has a silly name and an ugly box cover, yet I had to buy it and try it.. And it turned out to be quite a game. It's an isometric hack'n'slash fest, but with brains. Anyone who's ever played Diablo will recognize the style of fighting and anyone who's ever played an old Zelda game will recognize it's type of quests. The lands are huge, there are lots of things to see and do, plenty of people to talk to and an intriguing story behind it all. The fact that you get to shape your own weapons is a great idea and the overall equipment is equally satisfying both to the eye and for functoinality.

The Bad

The game could get a bit repetitive after a while and after fighting your thousand orc in the same way. The later parts of the game weren't near as good as the first parts either, maybe because it's a small company that made the game and they ran out of funds. Who knows.

The Bottom Line

If you liked the style of Diablo but want to give your brain a workout too (not only your trigger finger), then you really sohuld consider taking a look at Divine Divinity. It's a harmless little game filled with skills, quests and monsters. Thumbs up!