Titan Quest

a.k.a. TQ / 泰坦之旅

published by THQ in 2006-06-26, developed by Iron Lore Entertainment, running on Windows
type: action/reflex, role-play
genre: Fantasy, Action-RPG, Diablo-like, Loot 'em up
series: Titan Quest
setting: Antiquity
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player, LAN, Internet
game engine: Titan Quest
languages: chi eng

Official description

From the co-creator of Age of Empires, Brian Sullivan, comes an all-new action role-playing game set in the mythical worlds of ancient Greece and Egypt. Amazing visuals and fast-action gameplay deliver a true cinematic gaming experience. Lush ancient world settings crafted in near-photo realistic detail provide the player with an extraordinary canvas on which to set forth on an epic quest of the ultimate good versus evil. The Titans, gods before the gods, have escaped from their eternal prison to wreak havoc on the world. In this titanic struggle between old and new gods it is the heroes of humankind who will ultimately determine the fate of all existence. The player quests throughout the ancient world in a race to uncover the secrets needed to once again imprison these ancient gods. Journeying to fabled locations such as the Parthenon, the maze at Knossos, the Great Pyramids, and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the player will have to overcome terrifying monsters and mythical beasts. A flexible class system allows almost limitless ways for the player to develop their character. Skills can be customized in many ways, and never become obsolete. With addictive, fast action gameplay and tons of unique loot, epic gaming has never been so good. Brave the trials of Titan Quest alone or bring a group of friends to share the glory while playing through the thrilling story-driven campaign.

* Epic adventuring in the ancient world
* Stunning 3D graphics, with an amazing level of detail and realism
* Addictive, fast-action gameplay
* Custom, definable character classes and modifiable skills
* Streaming, seamless world
* Over a thousand pieces of unique and legendary equipment
THQ - # 2007-09-19 15:43:07 - official description - source


premade protagonist - besides being able to choose your gender (which only affects what you look like), you have absolutely no choice who your character is, later you get to choose which class to progress, though.
adv-static - does not occur when the character gains a generic level, but when they assign a point to class (mastery) level. Same points are used to unlock and increase the power of your class abilities, but a large number needs to be dedicated to unlocking class levels as well. Regular levels only give points to distribute: 2 for attributes, 4 for classes.
seamless world - there are a number of breaks, mostly when player goes on a sea voyage to reach another distant region. Otherwise, the world is massive.
sauroids - there's humanoid crocodiles/alligators, dinosaur-like ice raptors, and the centauroid mini-dragon things.
china - although never named thus (called the Orient instead), the map shows clearly the eastern side of mainland China with the island of Taiwan to the east and Hainan to the south and some other recognizable elements.

req-swapfile - can be disabled by adding line `skipCompatibilityChecks = true´ to file `Documents/My Games/Titan Quest/Settings/Options.txt´.

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historically inaccurate - although Sparta was established in 11th century BCE and the Yellow Emperor reigned in around 27th century BCE, the Yellow Emperor apparently has waned to myth, people doubting his existence, so he's likely some form of an immortal within the setting though this is not elaborated.
Sanguine # 2010-01-02 22:35:02

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