I've never entered in a RPGamer Contest before, besides the time I tried for
a journalist job and then the link didn't work anyway. I've looked at a few
but none before had really caught my eye.
Divine Divinity has been compared to everything from Ultima to Diablo II and
while I never played any Ultima (besides a very very early one, might even
have been the first- I wasn't too fond of the pixely hell) I loved Diablo
II. It was the first RPG I had played that you could fight whenever you
wanted and actually feel like you're controlling the battle; role*-playing.
It was so much more than endless menu surfing,
fight-fight-cast-defend-dammit-thisisboring (not that I'm complaining, I've
loved this "boring" genre since Earthbound for SNES). The little creatures
screaming and doing back flips as a death animation helped out too.
Besides Diablo II, I've never been a fan of PC RPGs in general. I played
Baldurs Gate, and Baldurs Gate II (as well as demos of Arcanum and a few
others) but besides enjoying the graphics, never came to enjoy the games.
Morrowind looks good but seems too much of a system hog for my computer.
Divine Divinity fits the mix: graphics, Diablo-esque combat and less
demanding on the ol' PC (compared to some). I want it.