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#885873 - 05/06/13 07:11 AM Divine Divinity
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Does anyone remember WHERE you find the way out of the Verdistis sewers? I'm going bonkers. I've killed 3 millions lizards throwing radioactive silly putty at me with my morningstar and stepped in a lot of stuff that makes me glad there's no such thing as Smell-O-Vision in this game but I keep winding up at the ladder that takes me right back where I started in Verdistis.

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#885921 - 05/06/13 11:19 AM Re: Divine Divinity [Re: traveler]
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Traveler, there are maps and instructions on Kiya's Divine Divinty site and some clearer ones at Game Banshee. I bet you can find what you need there. I remember using both those sites when I was playing through it.
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#885970 - 05/06/13 03:32 PM Re: Divine Divinity [Re: traveler]
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That site at Game Banshee is great, l4l! Thanks! I took a peek at the map but my patience has slowly returned (like my stamina bar filling up without help) so now that I'm assured that I can get out.... Would you believe that the first alternate exit I found I can't unlock? Lay you odds it's the doctor's. grin

I love this game. Just when you think it's all over, there's another huge area to conquer.

I especially enjoy turning the bad guys into little rabbits and frogs. grin

Uh, are we supposed to hide stuff like that here? Just say if we are and I'll run back and hide it.

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#885976 - 05/06/13 03:39 PM Re: Divine Divinity [Re: traveler]
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[spoiler][/spoiler]Hi ya Gil

If it's a story spoiler we hide it, but I don't think your remark is.

My favorite part was getting stronger and going back and swacking folks who I'd had to run from before.

The one big tip I remember from playing this is to leave the quest at the castle as long as possible. puppy
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#885977 - 05/06/13 03:46 PM Re: Divine Divinity [Re: traveler]
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Jeez, I'm at 80 strength and I'm still having to run from the bandit leader! Lol! That guy is tough! I cannot imagine playing this game as the mage, especially if he's snarky and has a bad rep. My brainless warrior has enough trouble, but he is noble!

I hear you on the castle.

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#885978 - 05/06/13 03:46 PM Re: Divine Divinity [Re: looney4labs]
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"The one big tip I remember from playing this is to leave the quest at the castle as long as possible"

Yep !! That's a definite definite !!!! eek
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#885980 - 05/06/13 04:09 PM Re: Divine Divinity [Re: traveler]
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Originally Posted By: traveler
Gil.
She of a million saves.


Lol, I did the same thing. I'd save before going in to stores and if they didn't have the spell book I wanted, I'd try again, and again, and again. puppy
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#886338 - 05/08/13 01:43 PM Re: Divine Divinity [Re: traveler]
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Oh, man, I love this game! My only regret at this point is that I didn't wait for the best charms on a couple of things and that I can't seem to kill that monstrosity in the doctor's basement. I'm blazing, I tell you, blazing! Funky lizards go down to my sword, poisonous zombies can't stop me, the World is Mine!! Ming, look to your laurels!

I just last night read nickie's review of the game and I wholeheartedly concur with that excellent forensic analysis. Her review (or his) deserves 5 stars itself.

So, in the far distant future, after I've finished it and assuming I don't go back and play it again on Normal or with a wimpy mage, grin does anyone have a recommendation for another RPG like this? I.e., with a great interface that is easy and intuitive for someone who hasn't played a real RPG until now? (Well, Neophyte. Does that count?)

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#886360 - 05/08/13 03:23 PM Re: Divine Divinity [Re: traveler]
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Diablo II Lord of Destruction is a great dungeon crawler type game RPG. And of course, if you can keep yourself from falling in love with Geralt, you can't beat the first Witcher game.

There was a Divine Divinity II game, but it didn't seem to draw as many fans as the first game. I have the game on my Windows 7 computer, but still have to play the first Divine Divinity.
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#886361 - 05/08/13 03:30 PM Re: Divine Divinity [Re: traveler]
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Traveler, I'm so glad you are loving it. A lot of folks like Balder's Gate: Throne of Baal, but you would control a party in that game and the combat is turn based. It also has a great story.

Neverwinter's Night is another that many folks like but I never got far in it.

As Drac said, Witcher is lots of fun and has a good story. The combat is a little different, so I turned on the visual clue and that made a big difference for me.

I'll ask my RPG kids for some recommendations. lol

Edit: There is a List Here of some member favorites. Roll on past the Adventure Games to get to the Darkside. puppy



Edited by looney4labs (05/08/13 03:33 PM)
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#886378 - 05/08/13 04:59 PM Re: Divine Divinity [Re: traveler]
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Traveler:

You might like the Gothic games, or the Dragon Age games, starting with DA: Origins.

As for Baldur's Gate: Throne of Bhaal, please be carefull; this game is an expansion for Baldur's Gate: Shadows of Amn which in turn is a sequel to Baldur's Gate and BG: Tales of the Sword Coast.

You can buy the Baldur's Gate games at www.gog.com
and a lot of other interesting rpgs as well.

As for the combat in the Baldur Gate's games, it is sort of more round-based than turnbased. It it sometimes described as realtime combat with pause. You can pause the game at any time during combat, give orders and your 'figures/characters' will carry out these orders - in rounds.
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#886379 - 05/08/13 05:00 PM Re: Divine Divinity [Re: traveler]
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"Diablo II Lord of Destruction is a great dungeon crawler type game RPG."

Hey, Draclvr,

I'll put that on my list but I am not terribly fond of ugly dungeons. The country in DD is lovely, especially the ponds in which you can see your wavering reflection.

"And of course, if you can keep yourself from falling in love with Geralt, you can't beat the first Witcher game."

For some reason, I like short men so I can probably resist. grin But I have The Witcher. I should try it. Later. After I run out of worlds to conquer in Divine Divinity. Woo hoo!

"I...still have to play the first Divine Divinity."

Oh, Drac!! Set aside...a month?...and go for it! You'll love this game!
.....................

And hey to you, l4l,

"A lot of folks like Balder's Gate: Throne of Baal, but you would control a party in that game and the combat is turn based. It also has a great story."

Um, I'm not sure about controlling a party but I wasn't sure about this game either so I'll put that on my list. What is 'turn based'?

"As Drac said, Witcher is lots of fun and has a good story. The combat is a little different, so I turned on the visual clue and that made a big difference for me."

I hope it doesn't require much more dexterity. grin

"I'll ask my RPG kids for some recommendations."

Ask the four year old. That should be about right.

Has anyone got an opinion on the new game from the makers of Planescape Torment, Tides of Numenera? It looks great on Kickstarter but I have no clue how difficult it might be.

Thank you guys for the replies and the link to the list of faves, l4l.

Gil.
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#886382 - 05/08/13 05:07 PM Re: Divine Divinity [Re: Karsten]
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Hey, Karsten,

I have Gothic Gold some edition. I think GOG gave it away. Anyway, it's sitting on my shelf.

"As for the combat in the Baldur Gate's games, it is sort of more round-based than turnbased. It it sometimes described as realtime combat with pause. You can pause the game at any time during combat, give orders and your 'figures/characters' will carry out these orders - in rounds."

Well, the pause option sounds good but I'm at a loss again. Turn-based? Real-time? When you say the characters carry out orders in rounds...does that mean that first one does it, then another?

Gil.
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#886383 - 05/08/13 05:13 PM Re: Divine Divinity [Re: traveler]
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Originally Posted By: traveler
I especially enjoy turning the bad guys into little rabbits and frogs.

Oh, Gil, you just triggered a hilarious flashback for me! You know how games always invoke these great memories that stay with you forever?

Well, I had just turned some enemy into a rabbit, and he hopped away through a secret door. Soon after, the game gave me a cut scene where the main villain was standing there doing the usual boss bragging thing. Then he says, "I want to introduce you to my little friends." In walks several of his bad guy team, including the one hopping in still as a bunny! It was so funny!

"Wow, what tough-looking henchmen you have! I'm trembling in my boots--with laughter" rotfl

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Well, the pause option sounds good but I'm at a loss again. Turn-based? Real-time? When you say the characters carry out orders in rounds...does that mean that first one does it, then another?

Not exactly, it basically means that your team gets to carry out their moves, then the enemy gets a chance. This continues until the battle is done. In real time versions, you have immediate control over what moves your team makes. With pause, you can take time to rethink strategies and switch them around during battle, but all the action feels very real. Of course, you don't have to pause either. Just go for it!

RE: Hack and slash games: Have you tried Sacred Gold? If I remember correctly, it was a lot like DD. And nice graphics too.


Edited by lanlynk (05/08/13 05:31 PM)
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#886387 - 05/08/13 05:44 PM Re: Divine Divinity [Re: traveler]
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"...I had just turned some enemy into a rabbit, and he hopped away through a secret door. Soon after, the game gave me a cut scene where the main villain was standing there doing the usual boss bragging thing. Then he says, "I want to introduce you to my little friends." In walks several of his bad guy team, including the one hopping in still as a bunny! It was so funny!"

"Wow, what tough-looking henchmen you have! I'm trembling in my boots--with laughter" rotfl

lanlnk,

That is hysterical! What game was it?

DD is hack and slash? Well, maybe so. I'll go look up Sacred Gold. Thanks!

Gil.
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