Divinity II: Ego Draconis details
|Format:||12 Xbox 360|
|Rental release:||20 Nov 2009|
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Not bad.By Ozor (92 reviews) from Essex , 28 Nov 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]I take back what I said before, once I played this game enough it became really addictive. The leveling system could have been improved a little but still works well, the combat can be a bit dull at times but for the most part it is fun. There is plenty to do so this game will keep you entertained for a while. In the end it is worth renting and is worth buying if you are a hardcore RPG fan.
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Not worth itBy a customer , 23 Jan 2013Didnt see the point, game does not aim you toward the story. so many simple features missing. probably would have been better as a PC game
Broken RPG with little to offer.By pyromantis (99 reviews) from Nottingham , 09 Jul 2012At first I thought the disc was faulty, until I read online that this game is plagued with game-breaking bugs, dead loading screens and questgivers that don't spawn. Still...
Divinity 2 is apparently an updated version of a popular European PC RPG, complete with bug-fixes, better graphics and more story. Christ, I'd hate to see the original.
Characters are animated badly and the voice acting is horrendous. The game looks terrible for the 360 as well. The storyline is uninspiring and none of the characters, including your own, give you any drive to follow it.
Combat is sketchy at best, no matter what class you choose. Hits fail to connect, enemies don't take damage half the time and it's often luck whether you survive or not. This makes it a chore to play.
While I can see how it may have something to offer, in a world populated by better-written RPGs it has no gameplay merits to fall back on. Couple that with the fragility of it's build and you have to try very hard to like it. Considering the mediocre experience it rewards you with, I wouldn't blame you for not bothering.
painful beyond beliefBy JayGar (11 reviews) from London , 26 Jun 2012All I can say- is go back to the drawing board.
painful start to the game, where i may have died 100 times. and of course kept forgetting to save, because the save function is terrible.
I stopped playing as i am sure there are other games more worthy of my time, thankfully i rented.
and most annoying was all the hints that i had to read every time a had to reload the last save point, which had nothing to do with game at the time.
Slow Grower...By sayhellotosunshine (17 reviews) , 14 Aug 2011Divinity II Ego Draconis is a bit of a slow starter and can be very challenging throughout, especially early on, but after persevering till around the middle of the game, it started to come good.
As I mentioned above this is a game of 2 parts, one part is based on playing as a human and the second focused on your ability to turn into a dragon, both of which you can level up and customise the appearance through equips.
The level up system is one of the best i've experienced, you can choose skills from across all classes and you dont have to be limited to just being a warrior, or a mage, etc... there is a lot of customisation and a huge amount of weapons and armors to choose from and with each level you gain 4 points to spend on raising stuff like strength, dexterity, mana, etc and 1 point to raise a skill. Also being able to build your own monster to summon and the ability to turn into a dragon make the button bashing combat a bit less dull.
Has that definate PC RPG feel to it, if you enjoyed Dragon Age or Arcania Gothic 4 and you can get past the slow start and struggles early on, you will enjoy this BUT it wont be nothing new.
Story is pretty average but there are some pretty good boss fights and taking on the flying fortresses in dragon form can change up the gameplay a lot. Graphics are pretty average but just about stands up to modern standards.
Recommend if you have patience and time.
Definitly RENT, but definitly rent it.By Rominov (1 review) from Eastbourne , 06 Jul 2011Beautiful game, massive build up through out the game, then the ending just slaps you in the face. Worth playing still if you havent. Lots to do and will take you ages to complete.