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  • Summary: Divinity II: Ego Draconis is a story-based role playing game that combines a truly stunning, free roaming world just waiting to be explored, with exhilarating aerial and ground based combat. Get up close and personal in human form - exploring dungeons, grabbing loot and putting the hurt on the many evil denizens of Rivellon - or take to the skies by shape-shifting into a mighty Dragon to explore the mountain peaks and deliver fiery death from above! You will build your character from the ground up, and continue customizing as you gain experience. We want you to be able to define a unique Dragon Knight and create your own legend in the world of Divinity II. [DTP Entertainment] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Divinity II is a very solid game, and all that Gothic 3 should have been.
  2. The strongest aspects of Divinity II are the excellent story, so long as you are willing to dig it out, and the incredibly open-ended character skills customization. While this game certainly has its flaws, the pros far outweigh the cons, and it is a game that cannot be sipped but must be gulped or possibly even quaffed!
  3. A nice RPG with good characters and an intense storyline. The only flaw is that it takes to long to get going.
  4. The pacing is poor and it's a technical wreck. [Feb 2010, p.82]
  5. Divinity II isn’t without its charms, but weak game design sullies the thrill of digging into the many secrets of its outstanding world.
  6. Tedious side quests. [Mar 2010, p.78]
  7. All in all, if you have the time, patience, and the will to endure the technical issues, you may find the bits of this game that makes it unique from games like it. Divinity II isn't going to set the world on fire, no matter how many dragons you can transform into, but it is a worthy look if you enjoy quest oriented RPGs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. Dec 30, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The story is very interesting and will keep you involved. The combat is a lot of fun and I enjoy the various moves you can perform. The character is well animated even the way they flip off the top of ladders. Becoming a dragon is a nice touch that can't be ignored. Expand
  2. AlanC
    Sep 24, 2009
    10
    Totally AWESOME...surely, never played something like it! Reminds me a bit of the old days... Too bad what RPG gaming has become, but Larian clearly shows us how it should be done, YEAH! Bit disappointed by the ending though, too sudden and truly lame choice made there. Tell you though...be sure to buy this one!!! It's a definite keep; I've waited too long for something like this! Expand
  3. StevenB
    Nov 27, 2009
    10
    Great Game, Great Storyline. Wonderful to fly around as a dragon in such a diverse and rich world.
  4. May 16, 2011
    9
    This review is for the Dragon Knight Saga (ED+FoV) version available on Steam.
    Whoever complains about the graphics either has them turned all
    the way down, or needs prescription strength glasses. The graphics are beautiful and well done, and have higher resolution textures than most newer games I've played.
    I've rarely seen an RPG of this calibre - there's a couple clunky encounters, but the writing quality is significantly superior to many far larger budget games I've played, and there is an element of humor in almost every aspect of the game that doesn't undermine the plot at all. I only wish more games understood the value of good writing.
    The voice acting is also above average, though suffers slightly for having too few distinct voices - honestly, I'd prefer that to having a larger number of distinct yet poorly acted voices.
    The gameplay itself is mixed - melee is definitely somewhat clunky, but ranged combat plays quite well.
    The game is very reliant on quests, but the quests are actually interesting (again, the value of good writing).

    Of the technical issues so many reported, I can only say the vast majority seems to have been fixed now. The only issues I ran into was the graphics engine occasionally needed to be restarted, and once in a great while the game would crash on switching between areas (more so in FoV than ED).

    Overall, whatever faults this game might have had originally, the version that exists today is quite well done minus a handful of poorly designed encounters. It remains one of the only examples of an RPG with good writing I've seen in recent years, and that alone makes it worth buying for any RPG enthusiast in my book.
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  5. LadyBlackness
    Jan 4, 2010
    8
    Excellent entertainment. Addictive as well as challenging I agree that every RPG fan should have this one in their collection!
  6. May 13, 2012
    8
    Been playing this game for a few weeks now and her goes my review. Graphic: 9 The Graphic is dark age mostly, but there are light areas in the game, but as always in my book, graphic is the last thing on the list to a good game. I would not recommend playing this game on a 32" as I do, but it works okay. Sound: 8 The sound is actually good, but some places you get tired of what I call small sound bugs. Like tumbling sounds of a keg rolling, which keeps repeating it self. It gets really annoying. Gameplay: 8 I almost gave this one a 9, but there are just things which makes the gameplay a little heavy. Though in general I will say that the whole setting of the game, the UI and the little funnies are what makes this game worth playing. I love the little puzzles of the game and the, sometimes lame, references to books, TV and other small enjoyments of life. The mindreading part is great and really makes the game different. I also love the little videos in your skill menu where you are shown how the skill you are looking at works. And all the funny characters you meet. So if you really want a game which steals away time and feels larger than it is. Then you should go with this one. For my overall review I could give the game 9/10, but my gut tells me to give it 8. The sound bug thing is actually my biggest hates for this game and even then I would totally recommend it. My official score is 8, but for you deep RPG lovers out there, you should take it as a 9 and go buy the game. Oh and it does run fine on Win7 64bits Home Edition Expand
  7. Bangzz
    Nov 26, 2009
    2
    The first single player RPG ever to implement intercontinental lag! It is very difficult to tell what is going on in a fight - Animations are jerky, visuals are terribly pixelated, rendering is stuttery, the menus have 5-20s of delay on every action no matter what the settings used. Story seems solid, but poor gameplay mechanics (you win by jumping backwards) and worse performance on a high-end gaming machine (i7, GT280, latest drivers etc) means this game is completely overshadowed by genre titles 5 years older. Expand

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