Rated 8 out of 10 by Kryptoknight Good Game, Awkward Autosave, Bugs
I really like this game, however, even after using two different copies of the game I have noticed a tendency for graphical errors as well as having the game freeze at inopportune times. Plus... I'm not really sure what thought went in to the autosave, sometimes it pops up when I wouldn't expect it and it doesn't when I would have liked it to. For instance, towards the beginning of the game when you first become a dragon knight and have your little chat with the wizard. It was a major plot point I continued on to my next destination and found myself a little over my head and surrounded by npcs. I died just under an hour after that scene. I realized however that the last autosave point had not been that scene, but rather quite a bit before it. I had to re-do nearly 1.5-2 hrs worth of progress. Similar problems when the game would freeze up. Since I've learned to save, save, save. It would be nice however if it autosaved at all major plot points and whenever you leave one area and enter another.
Rated 7 out of 10 by namelessguy Really hopeful
I played the divinity II original version and I like it but it has its flaws: I has stunning graphics for a game so large but in certain areas impassible objects would bug out and become invisible, combat seemed to prefer swords and stuff to spells and bows as spells quickly become useless unless bombarded with skill points and bows alert every enemy in the area to your presence. And in a game where the dragon is the selling point I figured that the dragon would at least be a more integral part of the game but most of your time was spent as a human fighting on the ground even at the end i was expecting an epic dragon fight even if it was a cinamatic. Then the game just ended on me I was waiting for the Flames of Vengeance to allow me to finish the story, but it never hit consoles as far as I know. SO THANK YOU GOD I WAS WAITING FOR THIS(the having to buy the game all over again not so much but hey it should be much improved)
Rated 9 out of 10 by AngelsBlade Really a great game to play.
Well if I really had to tell someone what I thought about it I would say, it is a great game which offers a very diverse way of coming about quests and missions along with a good amount of equipment to use and a pretty good storyline. o The gameplay was almost perfect because the combat was good, loading was not to bad, and my Xbox only froze up once and probably was not caused by the disc. o Now the graphics were very good though I know some people really like it if the graphics are excellent but I don't care about it that much but really diverse layouts and unique maps. o The sound was good though I had to turn it up and down alot at times so make sure to keep your volume remote handy ( just in case. ) o The replay value I think is pretty good because you don't have to do all of the same things the next play through and you can do battles differently ( which is the main thing. ) Overall it is a great game!
Rated 0 out of 10 Played DII
played the first release, and was really thrilled with the storyline, and the world- plus being able to become a dragon was just an added bonus- but the ending was sooo horrible, which is why I'm so psyched to finish the story-line, so I can keep going and kick some major bad-guy-butt!!! (KEEP'N IT "G" RATED) You really have to try this game out- it reminds me alot of a 3D, full world deablo, but more vivid and "real world" as opposed to "top-down". Loot is good, mostly randomized (save for questies), and interesting. The only problem with gameplay I found is the creature do not level with you (mostly to keep you from goin into areas too soon), and it would be nice to have them keep pace with the PC. Otherwise, really great sleeper that fell on it's face, apearently only in the US- they love it overseas!
Rated 5 out of 10 by Kaos105 Bugs, bugs, and MORE BUGS
Ok, before I say ANYTHING else, let it be known that I WANTED to enjoy this game a lot more than I actually did. I played Ego Draconis, was mildly amused, but the bugs kept pulling me out of it too much. Now that I heard they fixed a lot of the issues with Dragon Knight Saga, I figured I'd give it another shot. Sure enough, it does run a bit smoother than Draconis did to some degree, however, now I can't even get as far as I did in the original because the game literally won't let me. Every time I load up the game, graphics issues make the game unplayable for me. Sometimes the screen becomes blank white, sometimes the models are too dark or don't load correctly, and sometimes it just doesn't load an image and tells me it's there. I tried to download this game to my hard drive, but for some reason it keeps saying there is an error with the disk, and that it is damaged or scratched, which is very disconcerting as I bought the game brand new. I am going to give this game another shot, but as of right now, I'm very disappointed. I like the premise, the story comes together nicely, but it's almost like the game doesn't WANT me to play it, which is a rather baffling concept.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Azarul Save..Load..Save..Load
Unfortunately for me this is all the game was about it seemed. First and formost was the loading which took longer than any game ive ever played on the xbox. Every time you entered or exited a buildiing it literally was about 25 seconds load time (with game installed on HDD) which may not seem long but in rpg land its a lifetime. Next was the save feature which is hard to review. Never ever count on the autosave it only saves about every 2 hrs or so. Which means you need to manually do is. This maybe no be deal on the PC with a quick save button but on the 360 its a pain to do every 10 to 15 min or so and you better do it because death is just around the corner in this game. Enemies go from easily defeated to 2 shotting you in a matter of 10 yards with no reason or youll get a quest that is way above your level yet you have no way of knowing it. All this is fine and good just remember to save often. These 2 issues were game breakers for me and returned it after about 10 hours playtime. 10 hours in which I had to replay 3 or 4 hours overall for failure to save properly. With that being said the story, combat, skills, and such seemed balanced and playable enough to warrant a 7 even though I returned it so early in.
Rated 2 out of 10 by OldSkoolGGamer Failure...
This game was a failure. First it is way too difficult. Even as I ranked my guy up the enimies always seemed like they were 10 levels above me. Second the map system is awful. The quests are never clear on the location so have fun trying to find were you have to go on a quest. The graphics are ugly, nothing looks good. The gameplay is really stiff and there is no blocking system you can try to roll or jump but neither work, so basically you will die alot. The story sounds convincing, but with all the bad aspects of the game I lost interest in it really fast. If you want a good RPG stick to the Fallout series until Skyrim is released. Overall this game is bad. Basically you are paying for an old game with additional content.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Socrato One Amazing RPG Adventure
This is such a great RPG adventure. It has an old-school style with beautiful graphics and fun gameplay. Exploration is rewarded and the game does not hold your hand.
There is a lot of things to do in this game. The land is beautiful and full of hidden caves and secret passages. Side-quests abound and they are unique and original. Somehow the developers have managed to break free from the "fetch" quests that normally plague open-world games. Many quests intertwine beautifully and feel organic.
The voice acting is great. You can tell this is a labor of love for Larian and Atlus.
The artbook and CD are nice too! Don't miss out on one of the Xbox 360's best games for only roughly $38!
Rated 10 out of 10 by illuminiti84 Turned Out Great
I ask myself how did i miss such as great RPG. Maybe I was caught up in Dragon Age 2 or just lost time. I began to play RPGs here recently and started to get a good feel and great taste for the games as Call Of Duty is so played out and not long enough to enjoy. Lets say you get about 100 hours in this game and still want more. 3 primary classes to choose and play and tons of fun and scaving to be done. I wasn't to happy with the graphics but this is a must get for you RPG fans, a great game to play hours at a time and do not be surprised to look at the clock at 3am as time will fly most certainly when you play this RPG.
Rated 9 out of 10 by myjester2112 Improvement on an already decent game
I purchased Divinity II when it first came out and although it received mediocre reviews, I enjoyed it. However with the news of an updated version of the core game combined with an expansive add on made me to decide to play through again. To be honest, I did not notice the changes to the original game but it was still enjoyable and I found the add on to be immersive and filled with quests that were more than the typical "fetch this" that predominates most RPG's it seems.
Add in the reduced asking price, this is definitely a game that anyone who enjoys action RPG's should pick up and will definitely enjoy.