How large is the world ?
The world is over 20000 screens large.
How long are the load times for traversing between levels ?
There are no real levels in Divine Divinity, and there are no real load times except at a few key points, but even those are very short. It’s one big world which connects seamlessly.
How much monsters are there ?
Loads of them. There over 100 different monster types, but expect to meet thousands instances of them.
Do monsters have their own behaviors ?
Yes – the intelligence level of the monster determines how they act and fight. Some monsters or enemies are intelligent enough to attack you as a group.
Is the only way of defeating monsters killing them ?
No, though it is usually quite an effective way. Depending on the skills you choose to acquire, there are many ways of dealing with your enemies.
What about non player characters, are there a lot of them ?
Yes – there are almost 300 characters with whom you can talk and communicate. In addition, there are a lot of extra non player characters who are just living their life in the world of Divinity.
Do the non player characters react to the actions of the player ?
Yes, most of them do. Of course, if one of them is hanging with his hands and feets chained, you can’t expect him to do a lot, can you ? They definitely don’t just stand there around staring at the wall.
Are there scripted scenes using the game engine ?
Yes. A lot of the plot movements get shown this way.
How about animals ?
Rats, birds, butterflies, cows, rabbits, cats etc… they’re all there.
I’ve seen reflections in the screenshots. Are they for real ?
Yes, they are. If you are using the direct3d driver, you will also see that the reflection moves (for instance ripples in the water).
What about environmental effects ?
Fog, rain, day/night changes, thunderstorms, they’re all catered for. You’ll know when the sun is rising.
What’s the relation between time in the real world and time in the game ?
Currently three real minutes correspond with one hour in real life, so a full day takes half an hour in real time.
What about sound ?
There’s a lot of sound in Divine Divinity. Basically everything which you expect to make sound, makes sound.
What about music ?
The soundtrack of Divine Divinity is very extensive. Furthermore, it adapts to in-game circumstances, giving it a movie like quality.
Can I shapeshift ?
Yes you can. There are statues in the game which allow you to do so by rubbing over them. You can even necroshift, which means taking over the body of a dead character or monster, and walk around in it.
Can I necroshift into a dragon ?
No :) Your level in the necroshifting skill determines how powerful the creatures are in which you can necroshift, and dragons are way too powerful.
But there are dragons in Divine Divinity ?
Do I need to identify objects ?
Yes, some objects need to be identified. However, if your identify skill level is high enough, they get automatically identified for you. The same goes for monsters. The better your monster identification skill, the more you learn about their attributes.
Are there cinematic movies in Divinity ?
Yes, three of them. One movie is the introduction movie, the second one is shown in the middle of the game and the third one is shown at the end.
Can I summon creatures ?
There’s an entire skill path in the way of the wizard which is devoted to summoning creatures who aid you in combat.
How do I heal the player character ?
There are many ways of healing the player character. There are healing spells, healing potions, herbs with which you can create healing potions, healers who can heal you, and there’s also a skill called survival, which automatically regenerates the player character’s health.
Can I steal objects ?
There’s a path of the thief in the way of the survivor which is dedicated to the art of stealing, and causing other forms of mischief, including setting up traps.
Can I recruit other people to aid me ?
No, but there’s a skill in the way of the survivor called "Leadership" which allows you to recruit summoned and resurrected creatures/npc's.
Can I make my own potions ?
Yes, if you have the alchemy skill, you can make a wide variety of potions, each having their own effects.
Can I pause the game and give commands ?
Yes – there are a variety of options available to you when the game is paused.
What is the name of the game world?
The game world is called Rivellon.