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Review Beyond Divinity from a crazy point of view

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Vault Dweller, May 27, 2004.

  1. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Tags: Beyond Divinity; Larian Studios

    <a href=http://www.globetechnology.com>Globe Technology</a> posted a very interesting <a href=http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040510.gtdivinitymay10/BNStory/AtPlay>review</a> of <a href=http://www.beyond-divinity.com>Beyond Divinity</a>, written by an obviously crazy person. The word is: <i>a superior addition to the RPG genre, Beyond Divinity is for those serious gamers who like games like Diablo but want something new and innovative</i>. Btw, did you know that <b>BeyDiv</b> is a <i>complex, ultra-violent title</i>? Well, now you do. Anyway, on to the memorable quotes:
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    <blockquote>Larian Studios, the game's producer, makes it very clear Beyond Divinity is not a sequel to Divine Divinity, but an "extension" of the Divinity universe. Beyond Divinity is an RPG in every sense of the term: a character-driven, dialogue-focused tale of black magic, blood feuds and monsters aplenty.
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    A fantastic looking and sounding game, the creepy soundtrack and vivid graphics will definitely make you shudder. However, it's the plotline — a very original take on the Diablo-influenced horror-RPG genre — that makes this game worth the investment
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    Make no mistake: there is a good reason why Beyond Divinity is rated Mature. It is a very violent game, full of sometimes-upsetting themes that aren't for the faint of heart
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    The only way to improve characters is through learning new "skills," which takes a lot of time and effort. ... The only thing that enables you to become a better warrior, wizard or survivor is to learn new skills, which requires a lot of game play trial-and-error (which is code for "I died a lot.")
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    It's not a groundbreaking RPG by any means, but it is one of the best-looking, scariest games I've played in a long time.</blockquote>So, to improve my character I must learn new skills, huh? What a marvelous idea! I'd have never guessed.
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  2. Fez Erudite

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    I'd like to know if the reviewer has actually got much experience playing games, the review doesn't read as if a very knowledgeable person wrote it.

    Scary? - this guy must have live a sheltered life. Strike that, this guy must never leave his parent's basement to go into the outside world that is probably not for the faint of heart. Wimp.

    "but it is one of the best-looking" -I'm sorry, what? Did he limit himself to bargin bin or emulated snes games until that review? There's lots of games that look much prettier than BD.
     
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  3. Spazmo Erudite

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    The Globe and Mail should stick to news.
     
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  4. Dingusamongus Novice

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    Parental basement squatting

    Hey watch it with the derogatory anti-"living in your parent's basement playing video games/watching x-files reruns/abusing one's naughty bits/building homemade firecrackers/etc....". Some of us have a financial plan that utilizes the rent subsidized familial tax shelters, and some of us will own a house! That is after we have figured out how to convince the courts that our parents should be put away with us having power of attorney. It's actually harder than you think!


    Sincerely,

    Dr. Ding
     
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  5. Voss Erudite

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    Um, yeah..

    Diablo was a horror game? That's good to know
     
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  6. bizarrofrank Novice

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    In California there are no basements to hide in. The anime porn downloadin'/ "i'll take out the trash after smallville" watchin'/LAARP playin' folks convert their parent's garages instead! :wink:
     
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