I don’t play a lot of games these days. It’s not that I hate games but I am now very occupied with school and some other interests that I have to forsake games. Well, I forsake most games, including Starcraft 2, Halo (Wars, ODST and now Reach), Left 4 Dead, Borderlands, Crackdown 2, and well, you get the picture. However, I do make exceptions for certain games. Namely, Gears of War and Divinity II.
For some odd reason, I have this strange attachment to all things Gears of War and Divinity II. I am eagerly anticipating Gears of War 3 and I know it arrives April, 2011 so I decided to find out what’s happening with the Divinity series. It turns out, Larian Studios IS making a sequel, titled Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance and it is arriving coming November!
Last December, my friends Rollen, Narmeet and Sarwanjit bought me a copy of Divinity II: Ego Draconis for my birthday (Thanks guys!). The game was buggy, had some puzzling gameplay elements and wasn’t very advanced graphically. However, it was extremely fun to play, had an enjoyable story and allowed you to morph into a Dragon and burn down your enemies. It had a certain charm to it. The art style, the brilliant sound track and the irritating cliffhanger ending made me want more.
I think it’s interesting to see a small company doing relatively well by creating a new world and expanding on that world. If you like RPG games, you may want to play Divine Divinity, Beyond Divinity and then follow up with Divinity II: Ego Draconis. It’s an interesting world with a lot of scope for story telling.