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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 onDivinity 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. An excellent ARPG that takes the best elements of Divine Divinity and updates them in a imaginative game full of flavor and personality. Engaging combat system, a rich character development, interesting sidequests... all that are the bricks of a very solid game that could be even better without some major problems, like the ending.
  4. The pacing is poor and it's a technical wreck. [Feb 2010, p.82]
  5. You'll have to get comfortable with the game's difficulty and spartan UI. You'll need to tame the camera and overlook the sometimes low-budget visuals, sketchy tech, long load times and a host of little bugs. It sounds like a lot of work, but Divinity 2 does have its charms and more often than not, I felt surprisingly compelled to see what was waiting around the next turn of the road.
  6. Divinity II is the kind of game that falls neatly into the category of "guilty pleasure" for me. It's an RPG that doesn't really break new ground, but plays well enough and provides a challenge.
  7. 50
    There is fun to be had in Divinity II, especially in terms of exploration and customization. Unfortunately, the game's poorly plotted story and uneven difficulty will challenge the patience of most players, even those who enjoy parts of the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. StevenB
    Nov 27, 2009
    10
    Great Game, Great Storyline. Wonderful to fly around as a dragon in such a diverse and rich world.
  2. 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
  3. 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 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
  4. And
    Jan 3, 2012
    8
    Honestly? If you like RPGs you will love this, if you don't like RPGs you won't.

    There is no hand holding in this game, it is hard and the
    Honestly? If you like RPGs you will love this, if you don't like RPGs you won't.

    There is no hand holding in this game, it is hard and the enemies will beat you in to a pulp if you end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, the puzzles for extra loot are quite challenging as well as requiring a lot of ingenuity from the player's part.

    If you don't mind the difficulty and the non linear nature of the game (you aren't really being led from place to place, you are free, and even encouraged, to explore and level up before tackling the main missions) you will find that divinity 2 (the remastered edition) is a really, really fun game that will just suck you in.

    Yes it has flaws, the graphics are pretty but simplistic, the combat is somewhat clunky and at times non responsive and physics are occasionally defied but over all it is a highly enjoyable game worth your time if you are in to RPGs, and this is the key sentence.

    If you are new to the RPG genre you will find a lot of things confusing in this game and you most likely won't be able to overlook the flaws of the game but if you can get past that, if you can actually enjoy the game and the world it is set in you will have a blast with it.
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  5. KrisD
    Jan 17, 2010
    8
    right now this game deserves a number between 7-8. You can tell it's developed by a small studio and i agree with some of the flaws. right now this game deserves a number between 7-8. You can tell it's developed by a small studio and i agree with some of the flaws. While dungeons and indoor area's generally look pretty good, the graphics outside are pretty dated. This bothered me a little at first, but the world is so detailed and fun to explore, that i quickly started to look past it. So graphics aren't great, but they do the job well enough. The music, like with all divinty games is excellent! Combat wasn't very convincing to me at first, but i grew into it. he game is challenging, fast and thanks to the wide selection of skills it's still pretty enjoyable. The world isn't very huge, but it's big enough and there's tons of stuff, items, gear, sidequests and dungeons to explore. The game does this very well. And it has some very cool stuff like dragon flying and having your own battle tower. hmm, i didnt mean to start writing a whole review actually :) In short, if you can look past the technical flaws (mind you, i find the game still pretty polished), there's really a lot of fun to be had. Otherwise i'd have given this game a 9. If you're a fan of action rpg's you really should check this out. finally, i don't want to preach, but don't leech games from small devs like this. buy it if you like the game! We don't want another iron lore, troika or ascaron on our hands. Expand
  6. DragashT
    Nov 26, 2009
    8
    Very decent RPG. It is not perfect but Larian studios got right idea and hopefully next sequel will be more polished in certain areas. Very decent RPG. It is not perfect but Larian studios got right idea and hopefully next sequel will be more polished in certain areas. Divinity 2 is 3rd person RPG game with very fluid action and combat orientation. Really refreshing game for any RPG lover, a must have. 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 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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