Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga
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.
A Delicious Return to RPG Form
Games have been getting easier and easier recently. With the rise in casual gaming, more hardcore games with depth have suffered. However, then enters Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga, which is a game that loves its roots. This is an RPG that is similar to those on the PC that stick to depth instead of making things easier. Take Dragon Age II for example, which is a game that I completed recently. Dragon Age II was made so much more "friendly" in its design, yet the design felt so incredibly lazy. Why were environments repeated so much throughout the game? This is why Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga is a breath of fresh air in the current gaming market.
- Two Games Included - Ego Draconis Remastered Version (60+ Hours to 100%), Flames of Vengeance Expansion (30-40 Hours to 100%)
- New Graphics Engine Improvements - More detailed armor, richer environmental textures, better lighting, etc.
- Framerate Improved - Now runs silky smooth!
- An Interesting Story and Universe - Well done voice acting with some great humor; an epic tale!
- Lots of Replay Value - With 90 hours or more of gameplay, you'll easily find more stuff to do in the game your second time around.
- Soundtrack Disc, Art Book for free!
- Loading - Even when installed to the Xbox 360's HDD, loading can take a while.
- A Little Rough Around The Edges - The Dragon Knight Saga is polished compared to Ego Draconis' recent release, but it's still not perfect and has some issues.
Other than some minor technical issues, The Dragon Knight Saga is a great RPG with tremendous value. I highly recommend at least checking it out, but I'd definitely buy it if I were you.
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.
best rpg for your $
One of the best rpg's i've ever played. 40$ dollars well spent. Over 100 hours of solid game play. One of the best fighting systems i've experienced in an rpg. Story keeps you hooked the whole way through. The graphics are great and the amazing world you experiance makes it than much better. Not to mention you get to be a dragon. Overall i don't think there is a negative thing i could say. I enjoyed this game for weeks.Do yourself a favor and pick it up.
Divinity Is Back Like Never Before!
Divinity II is an epic franchise. The Dragon Knight Saga is a huge amount of content for very little money. Not only do you get the entirety of Divinity II: Ego Draconis completely remastered with graphical and gameplay improvements, which is 40-60 hours of content, but you also get the Flames of Vengeance expansion, which is an additional 30-40 hours of content. On top of all of that, pre-order it and receive an art book and soundtrack CD for free. All of this for the dirt cheap price it is being offered at. Don't miss out!
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!
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)
Awesome old school RPG
I like this much better than Oblivion. Good not great graphics. the gameplay and story line is great. A ton of RPG level up settings, spells etc. You level up independant of the world unlike oblivion where everything levels with you. A ton of value for 40 dollars. Fantastic world setting. If your a fan of RPGs do yourself a favor and get this.
Keep in mind though the game starts out very slow so give it about two hours and the game really opens up.
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!
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!