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[Last update: 23rd of December 2002]

Gamespy.com - Divine Divinity runner up for PC RPG game of 2002 at the worlds largest online gaming site!!! - Full Article

We didn't make first place, but second isn't that bad either. We're very proud to announce that the world's largest online gaming site Gamespy awarded Divine Divinity the runner up award for PC RPG game of 2002! Here's what they had to say:

"Divine Divinity wasn't a game many of us were anticipating -- or had even heard of -- at the beginning of the year, but for Ultima and Diablo fans, Divine Divinity provided a LOT of old-school fun."


*****

RPGDot.com - Divine Divinity is awarded the RPGDot platinum award!, scoring a massive 92%. - Full Review

"This game is fun. This game is addicting. What more needs to be said? Well, I suppose I should convince you its fun. Okay, I can do that. I've been playing nonstop in every spare moment I have since I tore off the packaging and installed this game. With fast-paced action and interesting quests that aren't your normal fed-ex types this game puts a fun little twist on everything. How can you not like a game that gives you quests to wash dishes, blow up supply trains, solve murder mysteries and poison wells?"

"Overlooking this game would be a disservice to yourself. Larian has done what they set out to do. They've given you simple, fun gameplay and the depth that makes the roleplaying genre great. They have blended the best of both hardcore and simple action roleplaying games. The possibility of creating your own adventure is here. The possibility of playing the game the way you want is here. Hey Origin, this is what Ultima 8 should have been."

*****

IGN.com awarded Divine Divinity with the Editor's Choice Award giving a score of 8.5/10 - Full Review

San Francisco, CA, November 12, 2002 – IGN Entertainment (Nasdaq: IGNX) – home to IGN.com, the web’s largest information and entertainment destination for gamers – announced that CDV’s “Divine Divinity” game for the PC has received an IGN Editors’ Choice Award.

The Editors’ Choice Award is a sign of excellence reserved for only the best products that have IGN’s unequivocal recommendation. IGN editors consider many aspects of a game when making their selections, including a game’s entertainment value, performance, design, originality and lasting appeal.

“Divine Divinity is a very easy game to get into and enjoy,” said Barry Brenesal, contributing editor to IGN PC. “It has atmosphere, tons of quests, and a great deal of variety to offer. Above all, it’s plain fun to play.”

*****

Gamespot.com rated Divine Divinity 86% - Full Review

"Divine Divinity from Belgian developer Larian Studios is a well-designed, open-ended, lengthy role-playing game sporting impressive graphics and sound and a lot of replay value. Combining many of the best aspects both of action-driven RPGs like the Diablo series and epic, open-ended RPGs like the classic Ultima series, Divine Divinity is a real pleasure to play."

"Divine Divinity simply is one of this year's best efforts at capturing all the best qualities of the role-playing genre: the experience of growing more and more powerful while leaving an undeniable impression on a memorable, richly detailed world."

*****

PC Zone UK reviewed Divine Divinity and gave it a score of 85% together with the PC Zone Essential award! - Full Review

“While you can find many of the elements of Divine Divinity in other RPG’s, its rare to find one that combines them as Successfully and surprisingly as this one does”

“The list of possible character profiles is virtually endless”

“Detail is something DivDiv thrives on. As soon as you step outside you’re hit by it”

“As for the music, never before in an isometric RPG has the score been so atmospheric that its raised my blood pressure to dangerously high levels”

"An impressive RPG"

*****

PC Gaming awarded Divine Divinity with the Perfect Score Award! and rated the game 5 out of 5 - Full Review

"Once you start you’ll not want to stop because the game is brilliant!".

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Welcome to the world of Divine Divinity

Divine Divinity is Larian Studios’ hot PC computer role-playing game which has been receiving universal praise. The game takes the player on a fantastic quest in a land torn apart by corruption and dark magic. Throughout his journeys the player gets the chance to develop his character as one of six character types, and meet a variety of people and fantastical beings. By combining the best features of the RPG genre, and introducing a lot of new features, Divine Divinity appeals to both hard-core and new RPG players.

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Key Features

  • 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 they’re 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.


  • Tons of objects that can be investigated, traded, used and combined.


  • Large involving storyline containing plenty of sub-quests in which the player can further advance his character.


  • Large soundtrack that adapts to the in-game circumstances.


Additional Features

  • The player can pause the game at any time and issue commands while the game is paused.


  • A multitude of different behaviours for different monsters and non-player characters.


  • Monsters communicate with each other when they are in a group, employing different tactics to trick the player or their enemies.


  • Day/Night cycle and weather effects.


  • Two auto-maps. One mini-map which shows the player his direct surroundings, and one large overview map, useful for planning the player’s journeys.


  • A diary which contains things like a quest-log, information on creatures and non-player characters, information on monsters slain etc…3d positional sound and real-time reverb.


  • Easy and configurable user-interface.


  • Quick-save / Quick-load option


  • Scalable graphics architecture which supports software,directdraw,direct3d and glide in resolutions up to 1024x768.


  • Spoken dialogs.


Release Date
Divine Divinity has been released in all territories.



System Requirements
Divine Divinity’s renderer supports Direct3D, Glide, DirectDraw and Software modes.
Minimal system requirements:

  • CPU: Pentium II 450 MHz or better
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • Video Card: 8 MB, DirectX 8.0 compatible, 800x600 minimum
  • Soundcard: 100% DirectSound compatible
  • CD ROM: 4x speed or faster
  • OS: Win 98/ME/2000 SP2/XP
  • Hard drive: 1.8 GB of free disk space

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