***GENERAL** Snuggles Feb 14, 2013 @ 12:12pm
Change of Opinion
I have had mixed feelings about "Rouge" style games (games like diablo - its called rouge styled games because diablo did NOT start the random dungeon generator that made it such a success) - quite a few I have enjoyed - including diablo. When I saw this game and the high reviews it got, I thought I got my hands on a gem. I must say I have been exremely dissapointed. However, after playing it for a few hours I realized the problem was actually one of resolution. Believe it or not, playing it on standard resolution (600x800) makes the game more fun for some reason. I am now enjoying it immensly and am glad I didn't pass this game over.
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Phearitself Feb 14, 2013 @ 6:56pm 
you sure it's not "rogue"?

i thought "rouge" was women's makeup
***GENERAL** Snuggles Feb 14, 2013 @ 7:06pm 
LOL - thats what happens when you stop playing with computers and start playing with makeup. OH GOD MY GIRLFRIEND IS TAKING OVER MY COMPUTER
Sir Tonka Feb 15, 2013 @ 8:50pm 
This is a game that I have purchased several times over. (due to losing my original discs and what not) This is the best in the series, hands down. Beyond Divinity I wouldn't bother with. Ego Draconis is an ok game at its core, but it's rather stupid AI make it a bore... Though it is certainly a treat for the eyes.
studmuffin Feb 16, 2013 @ 2:57am 
i am capable of playing the game at 1920x1080..but i have the same opinion you have..its just too minute and it felt out of place .so i changed it to 1600x1050 and it looks fantaastic.filling the screen it seems exactly has i remembered it all those yrs back at release.
BRAWNDO'S GOT WHAT PLANTS CRAVE Feb 23, 2013 @ 7:01pm 
The term you are looking for is Roguelike, and neither Divine Divinity nor Diablo are Roguelikes, they are isometric RPGs.
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***GENERAL** Snuggles Feb 23, 2013 @ 9:19pm 
Would you please explain the difference? I've been playing computer games for decades and I have always been under the impression that what I said was politically correct. Apparently I need to go back to school ;) Thanks a bunch!
BRAWNDO'S GOT WHAT PLANTS CRAVE Feb 24, 2013 @ 11:26am 
Isometric RPGs are just that, RPGs with an isometric view, Roguelikes are a sub-genre of RPG defined by level randomization, permenant death, and turn based movement.

Not all Roguelikes have an isometric view, and not all isometric RPGs are Roguelikes.
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***GENERAL** Snuggles Feb 24, 2013 @ 12:08pm 
I thought that was what I said. Perhaps I wasn't clear. I think that's most likely - I had a back problem for the last few days and I'm on narcotics for the pain. They make my head feel like sunshine, but I'm staying away from driving cars and long-term investments ;P I am, however, catching up on my old gaming.

There's something about these old games which I can't quite describe - I think you would know what I am talking about. Something that is just comforting in a goooshy way - like the chicken soup our mom's make us. The bad resolution, the lack of lots of sound - most people - especially new people to games - equate those things with a good game. I just wish that would pick up a copy of the original final fantasy (I remember playing that game for hours on end - the music still brings tears to my heart) or playing golden eye with friends or the original mariokart - heck for that matter the original mario RPG - its just real... well I guess the right word is comfort gaming, just like that chicken soup is comfort eating. You know what I'm talking about. By the way - you ever play betrayal at krondor? It's available for free on the net - a truely great old RPG no-one should miss
Hashbrick Feb 25, 2013 @ 8:24am 
The word you are looking for is dungeon crawlers. Divine Divinity is a fantastic dungeon crawler, I've been replaying as of late and enjoying it as much as I did when I first played it. It's not a game you can just run through with no plan, if you don't build your character right you will get stuck on bosses that are pretty much impossible. The remastered edition on steam gives some better eye candy than the original release.
studmuffin Mar 2, 2013 @ 12:52pm 
Originally posted by Hashbrick:
The word you are looking for is dungeon crawlers. Divine Divinity is a fantastic dungeon crawler, I've been replaying as of late and enjoying it as much as I did when I first played it. It's not a game you can just run through with no plan, if you don't build your character right you will get stuck on bosses that are pretty much impossible. The remastered edition on steam gives some better eye candy than the original release.
yeah you not wrong..i just had massive trouble with one while gathering the council of seven ..its the mage one under the floor in the cave.down by the burial grounds..omg she ripped me to bits about 6 times before i worked my strategy out.then i ripped her to bits..next time i play i,m going to make sure i got attacks right.i did put the type of attacks the realised it was kind of a spoiler..not gonna give that away..i want you all to suffer like me lol
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Buff Beefbroth Mar 4, 2013 @ 8:08am 
I've been wondering about the resolution, too. I like the game, but everything is just so tiny at 1920x1080. What's a good "smaller" resolution to set it to and have it still fill a 16:9 proportionately? (I am bad at math.)
Raze Mar 4, 2013 @ 11:26am 
Depending on your monitor size and eyesight, drop the resolution down a notch or two at a time from 1920×1080: ie 1600×900, 1366×768, 1280×720, 1024×576... (your monitor and video card may support resolutions in between, but those are the more common 16:9 resolutions).

see also: Larger fonts for high resolutions
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