You are here

Divinity II: Ego Draconis Review

By BwwDtt | 15 January 2021
Average: 10 (1 vote)

Divinity II: Ego Draconis is the third part of the famous fantasy action / RPG series Divinity

  • Dynamic storyline and a large number of side quests
  • Classless development system
  • The ability to transform into a dragon
  • Well-designed game world

Divinity II Description

Divinity II is the third project in the Divinity series and is a sequel to the previous game Beyond Divinity. The game was developed by Larian Studios and published by dtp entertainment AG.

In Divinity II, the player will take on the role of a rookie of the Dragon Slayers, tasked with finding and killing any dragon or Flame Knight. After the Great War, unfolding in the last part, a shaky peace finally comes to Rivellon.

However, soon a new misfortune befalls people. Dragons and their Knights, who once helped people fight against the Damned, become traitors and unleash a new war against people. It is the player who will have to fight a new scourge and finally return peacetime to Rivellon.

Divinity II Gameplay

The main innovation of Divinity II was a departure from the canon gameplay in the series. The changes have affected the appearance of the game, which is now fully 3D. Besides, from now on, the gameplay is conducted not in an isometric third-person view, but with a view from behind the back of the protagonist.

The gameplay itself remains classic for the RPG genre. Completing tasks received from NPCs, fighting monsters and exploring the world around them searching for adventure, the player moves towards the end of the game. In parallel with this, he develops his character, improving his characteristics and gaining new skills and abilities.

Divinity
The player interacts with the game universe through a character created by him with his appearance and a user-defined set of characteristics and skills.

Classless system

Divinity II did not change the classless system's principles, which is adhered to in previous parts. The mechanics' essence is that the player can entirely freely customize both the parameters of the hero and his skills - it all depends on the characteristics that the player increases during the game.

Divinity
During the game, the player can improve skills in five different branches.

However, this part has its peculiarity. With the addition of the ability to transform into a dragon, Divinity 2 have been divided into two parts: human skills and dragon skills. The abilities included in the skills of a person a character can only use in human form. And vice versa, turning into a dragon, a character can use only the skills and abilities of a dragon.

Storyline and side quests

In addition to the exciting continuation of the Divinity II storyline, the player can perform a wide variety of side quests while exploring the world. A distinctive feature of the game is its dynamism. So, with his decisions, the player will directly influence the outcome of an event or quest.

Combat system

The combat system consists of two components: for a human and for a dragon. Both operate with similar abilities and character characteristics, as well as a semi-targeted attack system

Divinity
During battles, the player can use the abilities from the corresponding Hotbar.

Also, the tactical pause mechanic has been preserved, which allows you to stop time in the game to use consumables and give orders to the hero. However, the process of fighting itself differs depending on the form. Small ground targets and dungeons are, in most cases, inaccessible in dragon form, while humans cannot reach aerial targets and fortifications.

Divinity II: Ego Draconis System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 7600 with 256MB RAM or equivalent
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent
  • File Size: 15 GB HD space
  • OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800 with 512MB RAM or equivalent
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6Ghz or equivalent
  • File Size: 15 GB HD space
  • OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher