Prince of Qin might not have aged well in graphics, and the gameplay video doesn’t look particularly exciting, but that’s probably because one has become used to something more action-heavy like Diablo. So maybe it’s better to compare it to older RPGs like Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age instead, especially because one doesn’t fight on one’s own, but in a group later on.
It features over 70 NPC based on real historical characters and takes place in over 100 different settings that are unique to Chinese culture, like the Great Wall of China or the Terracotta Warrors Tomb. As Crown Prince of the Qin Empire, one has to investigate the death of his father, and this is done with up to five heroes, each with individual skills and abilities, making it much more than another Diablo clone.
Prince of Qin was originally released in August 2002 and is now available DRM-free on GOG with a 85% launch discount that lasts until June 30, 2022, at 1 PM UTC.