Divinity II

Divinity II: Ego Draconis (Collectors Edition) for Windows. MobyGames

Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance FAQ. Larian Studios. 2010-07-09

GameObserver interview with Bethesda Softworks. GameObserver. 2009-07-09

Onyett, Charles.Divinity II: Ego Draconis Review – Xbox 360 Review at IGN. IGN

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Players are given a choice of starting packages for their character during the tutorial, but progression is freeform, and the player is free to develop their character in a different direction if they want to. Skills are grouped into schools which correspond to traditional roles, but all skills are available to all characters, allowing mixing between these roles. Multiple forms of crafting exist: alchemy, which allows the player to create potions; necromancy, which allows a player to customize a summonable undead pet; and enchanting, which upgrades the characters equipment.

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Divinity II – Ego Draconis published by CDV USA in North America.

IGNscored it a 4.8 out of 10, stating I cant recommend the Xbox 360 version of this product to anyone.[18]However, in the review ofThe Dragon Knight Saga, another IGN reviewer stated If you havent touched Divinity II at all and you enjoy action-RPGs, you wont be disappointed with the Xbox 360 version.[19]

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After the initial release ofEgo Draconis, Larian was interested in releasing an updated version that would fix many of the bugs and issues with the first game and improve the performance of the engine. At the same time, they developed an expansion that would come after the end of the game, as many people had complained that the original ending of the game had been unsatisfying. The updates to the main game and the expansion were sold together as theFlames of Vengeanceadd on, or bundled with the core game asThe Dragon Knight Saga.[7]Flames of VengeanceandThe Dragon Knight Sagawere released in Germany in August 2010, and in all other language versions in November 2010.[8][9]There was no retail United States release ofThe Dragon Knight Sagauntil it was released on the Xbox 360 on April 12, 2011, along with a soundtrack CD and an art book.

For the tenth anniversary of the Divinity series and the release of the Divinity Anthology, Larian made another update to the game, calling the final versionDivinity II: Developers Cut, which included design documents, concept art, and the ability to access the developers console in-game through a second executable file.

The defining feature ofDivinity IIis the ability to switch between aerial combat as a dragon, and more traditional third-person action-role playing gameplay as a human. It is the third game in theDivinityfranchise, and the firstDivinitygame to be released on consoles as well as forMicrosoft Windows.

GameZones Dan Liebman gave both the PC and Xbox 360 versions an 8.4, saying Strong narrative and open-ended design are the highlights of this fantasy experience. Divinity II: Ego Draconis will likely be overlooked by many due to the timing of its release, but it offers a genuinely engrossing world for RPG buffs to wallow in.[16]GameZone also gave the Dragon Knight Saga a 7 out of 10, stating Although the graphical improvements are appreciated, newcomers expecting a visual powerhouse shouldnt get their hopes up. A good number of glitches can still be found, visual inconsistencies being one of the most striking. Your overall perception of Rivellons scope isnt quite the same as a Bethesda RPGits a limited field of view, despite the actual grandeur of the world.[17]

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Larian Studios committed to Emergents Gamebryo for developing diverse titles incl. Divinity II: EGO DRACONIS. Emergent. 2009-12-07. Archived fromthe originalon June 12, 2010

OnMetacritic, the PC and 360 versions ofEgo Draconishave an average score of 72[12]and 62[13]respectively.The Dragon Knight Sagahas average scores about ten points higher, with the PC version getting an average of 82[14]and the Xbox 360 version getting an average of 72.[15]

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Divinity II Confirmed for November 20th Release. zConnection. 2009-09-08. Archived fromthe originalon November 22, 2009

Divinity II: Ego Draconis – Review – GameZone – Reviews. GameZone. 2010-01-04. Archived fromthe originalon January 26, 2010

The main focus of the game is on traditional action-role playing gameplay, which includes completing quests, exploring the game world, and interacting with a variety of non-player characters.Divinity IIutilizes some elements of games likeDiablo,such as a focus on upgrading equipment, randomized magical effects on equipment, unique item sets that offer greater benefits when used together, and some quest mechanics such as markers to show that an NPC will offer a quest to the player. However, it also uses elements from more traditionalcomputer role playing games, such as branching conversation trees, choices which affect other events in the game, and non-combat segments, such as platforming or puzzle elements. When interacting with non-player characters, the player will often have the option to read their minds, which can provide information, extra choices in a quest, or equipment, at a certain cost to their experience points. The experience debt then has to be repaid before they can gain experience again.

is anaction role-playing gamedeveloped byLarian Studios. Its first release in 2009 was subtitled, and was published bydtp entertainmentand in the United States bycdv Software Entertainment., as well as the final 2012 release as, were published byFocus Home Interactive.

Throughout the game, the hero has several encounters with Damian, the Damned One. Damian is amassing his armies of monsters to destroy Rivellon. He was driven to such actions by the death of his love, Ygerna, at the hands of his adopted father Lucien (The Divine One, the hero from the first game). Damian seeks to resurrect her and the player seeks to foil his plan due to her evil magic that would make the Damned One even stronger. After fighting his way through Damians evil minions such as the necromancer who overtook the Battle Tower and the rhyming mage Bellegar, the hero discovers he was tricked into reviving Ygerna himself. He is rewarded for his efforts by being imprisoned in crystal and sent away to a different dimension.

TheEgo DraconisWindows Collectors Edition included an 18cm resin figurine holding a metal letter opener, a cloth-map of Rivellon, a soundtrack EP with seven tracks composed by Kirill Pokrovsky and a temporary tattoo showcasing theDivinity II: Ego Draconislogo.[10]

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After a certain point in the game, the character gains a base of operations known as the Battle Tower, as well as the ability to become a dragon in large spaces. Dragon combat works similarly to ground-based combat, but in three dimensions; as a dragon, the character still has a regular attack as well as skills they can use, and equipment to improve their abilities.

For the release ofDivinity II: Developers CutDevelopers Cutthrough the bundle were given early access to the bonus materials and the game itself upon release. Larian released behind-the-scenes videos when the sales numbers reached certain milestones, as well as a tech demo of their first, unfinished game,The Lady, The Mage, and The Knight.[11]

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The game takes place in the world of Rivellon fromDivine Divinity, although much time has passed since the end ofDivine Divinity. The player character starts out as a Dragon Slayer at the end of their training, when they are given draconic powers as a way to help fight the last remaining dragons. These powers also erase their memories of their training, but they are reassured that their memories will return quickly. The regular proceedings are interrupted by news of a dragon sighted nearby, so before the initiation is finished, the player character is rushed off with them to where the dragon was last seen.

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Development onDivinity IIbegan around 2006, after Larian Studios had acquired enough money to begin development on aDivinitysequel in earnest. From the beginning, the game was planned with the feature of transforming into a dragon in mind, and even included a third form, halfway between the dragon and human forms, which would have served as a powerful form for fighting on the ground. However, it was not implemented in the final game, though the model was reused for enemies in the game. The original concepts included more areas, based on the original map of Rivellon inDivine Divinity, as well as features like multiplayer, co-op, and a greater importance given to the Battle Tower.[4]

In the expansion,Flames of Vengeance, the Dragon Knight wakes in a crystal prison on the plane of Hypnoteromachia, where Lucien, the Divine, the messiah figure to Rivellon, is also imprisoned. A ghost called Behrilin comes and offers to free the Divine if the Dragon Knight will help to free him from his earthly prison. The ghost transports him to the last city in Rivellon after Damians campaign of destruction, only still standing due to the magic shield created by the powerful wizard Zandalor. He begs the players help to destroy the invading force and shore up the citys defenses before the shield is broken.

Following the success ofDivinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga, Larian expressed an interest in creating moreDivinitygames, while also developing the dragon gameplay that was featured inDivinity II. They have announced that one of their next planned games is going to be an action-real time strategy game, with the main character as a Dragon Knight at a time in Rivellons history when there were many Dragon Knights. The game was released August 6, 2013, and is titledDivinity: Dragon Commander.

The game uses theGamebryoengine,[5]known for its use inOblivionandFallout 3.[6]

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