In the world of the Heretic Kingdoms, a world where God is dead and religion heresy, you are cast as a young female inquisitor, working to stamp out the last remnants of religion. On instructions to destroy a relic which the Inquisition considers to be a significant threat, you are drawn into a war between two warring secret societies – a conspiracy of mages whose goal is true power, and a shadowy cult who seeks to resurrect the Dead God.
As the story progresses, you will be placed in an amoral world and left to decide your own morality. Just like the real world, your actions have consequences, and it is up to you to decide if you can live with them or not. Play as an altruistic heroine, a vicious and selfish egotist, or just a woman trying to get her job done – your actions will lead you to one of six different endings depending on where you decide your loyalties lie. Will you crush religion underfoot, or become its savior? Only you can decide!
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Violence. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 2 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM , 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c and 256 MB of VRAm, DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card, 2.5 GB hard drive space,mouse, keyboard.
Posted on 2013-11-28 09:35:42 byarkan01d:
I have this game on CD and it runs fine on my Win7 PC. It's nice to see GoG bring this game out, since hardly anyone even knows about it. Heretic Kingdoms is an epic ARPG with a story line that actually makes sense and leaves you wanting to play again. The controls are very intuitive, unlike some older games. The graphics are nothing to write home about, but they serve their purposeread more well. Combat can be challenging especially in the beginning.
The thing that makes Heretic Kingdoms a GoG candidate is the story line. It's like you're playing Diablo II with more moral decisions. If you're a fan of ARPG's you really should give this game a try.
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Posted on 2013-11-28 12:33:27 byExileNZ:
I came across the demo of this when it first came out, only to dig it up a couple of years ago in a bargain bin. The mostly-text dialogue and the graphics may show their age by now, but the game is solid - so solid that I played it 2 or 3 times in a row just to try to access more endings.
You do get the impression that your choices have real consequences in-game and the end isread more a satisfying wrap-up (not to mention multiple).
The weapon and upgrade system is novel and useful, but doesn't require you to focus only on builds.
I'd buy it and play it all again if I had anywhere near the time required.
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Posted on 2013-11-28 09:53:17 byaldrahn:
I have already finished this game years ago since I own the retail version. This is a well-written action rpg with mystical atmosphere and weird lore. Also, it has a quite unique and innovative leveling system allowing for some great character building. Highly recommended!
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