Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga
Good game with a decent story until the end. . .
At first I was wary of this game when it was just Ego Draconis. I had read all the reviews and it wasnt exactly glowing. But recently I wanted to play a knew game and out of three cheaper ones I chose the Dragon Knight saga since I thought it would have been the best value for the money. Playing the game I was enthralled with the quests and the characters and the humor that was laced throughout the game. However, after getting nearly 20 hours into Ego Draconis I was level 30, and I entered the final area that they do not warn you, you cannot leave once you enter. So forget about leveling up or getting new equipment. Once i finally reached the end I discovered I was severely under powered and after hours of searching online for hints to anything that would help the only advice I could find was to be a spellcaster and to start over. That in my opinon is terrible game design. Im not knew to these types of games, but there is usually a clear warning that you wont be able to leave, and even then usually chances to level up or get new equipment. Also rarely is a certain play style required to beat a game. So frustrated after hours and hours of trying to beat the final area, I loaded up flames of vengeance. I made my character exactly as he was and chose advanced customization because you have to beat the first game in order to use your old character. I found the game enjoyable once again, doing little fetch quests and slowly leveling up. However, around level 41 I discovered certain quests wouldnt acitvate or work. Eventually forcing me to decide to go to the final mission. There are two choices, I made both and had different save files, the good choice makes it harder to beat the zepplin area but the last boss easier. . .I assume because I cant beat the Zepplin area. So I went with the bad choice and the Zepplin area was a piece of cake, but the final boss fight is impossible. I had hit another snag. I couldnt beat the final bosses. Normally I dont get annoyed with things like this because normally in games there are fairly easy ways to improve your character or a weakness the bosses possess to win. After another several hours of trying to reactivate older quests to try and level up more and trying to get better equipment I finally gave up after losing horribly repeatable times. The game is fun up until the end or until you reach quests you cannot activate because of a glitch in the game. Because of these last hiccups I would suggest getting this on computer and using cheats to either get infinite health or something because your enjoyment of this game WILL be reuined by the ending difficulty which is the same even if you turn it down to Casual.
Much Better Effort
In Short this game is head and shoulders above the first effort Larian studios put out. At 39.99 it is a reasonable price point to get lots of gaming without breaking the bank.