Players will experience Arran's evolution from young novice to powerful elder mage. As Arran ages, he acquires new spells, growing ever more powerful. The game's beautifully detailed 3-D world is vast and varied, from the depths of the Buried City to the shimmering halls of the Ice Fortress. Each environment is replete with dynamic lighting and shading and particle effects. Further enhanced by Direct Music, the environments become an even more immersive experience than ever imagined. Players can interact with friends and other non-player characters as the story takes them across the land. Triumphs will result in permanent changes to the game world.