Anyway, it’s called Divine Divinity 2 (there was an original? ), and it seems to be a semi-linear, semi-free-roaming RPG, like Fallout 3. The thing that caught me, however, is the fact that you can transform into a dragon at will. At least… I THINK it’s "at will".
This IS sort of annoying, because, being a pretty massive fan of dragons, I’m magnetised to ANYTHING that contains dragons. You make a game, an image, a story, or anything containing dragons, and I will be automatically interested. Well, okay, not ALL of the time. There are certain things that I don’t like, and a few things that (for some reason) REALLY piss me off. And… there are a couple of things that I’ve accidentally stumbled across on the Internets that I don’t PARTICULARLY want to go into. Trust me… you don’t want to know.
There are certain things that magnetise me even more, though. This being a GAME, where you play AS a GOOD guy (I THINK he’s the good guy… ) who can TRANSFORM INTO a GOOD dragon, it checked quite a lot of boxes. The game itself sounds quite interesting, and it sounds like it’s got a lot of gameplay time and some pretty neat features. Not sure about the battle system, but for the LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE be real time… I’m bored of the lame semi-real time battle systems that are nearly direct copies of WoW’s boring battle system. I’d rather play a game and have a significant impact on the outcome than click buttons on a bar, cross my fingers and hope that my next hit does enough damage. GAME DEVELOPERS, REMEMBER, a good game is the OPPOSITE of World of Warcrap. Don’t care if it makes more money, the mission of game developers is to make GOOD stuff.
It was only released in the UK + US like… about 13 days ago, and it got pretty good critic and user reviews… yet GAME are already knocking £10 off the 360 version, and £5 off the PC version. GAME’s description IS a bit shit, though… especially this bit:
"For the first time, an RPG unleashes the power of the Dragon on you!
Climb high and vaporize all that stands in your way as you
strategically use both Human & Dragon forms to defeat
Damian and become the ultimate Dragon Knight!"
"For the first time"? Geez, these games where you play as a dragon really ARE unpopular… they’re rare, but they HAVE been done before, you idiots…
Ignoring GAME’s lame-o description, Divinity SOUNDS good… but I’m not 100% sure yet. I don’t want to spend money on potential crap. As an example, Dragon Age got ridiculously good reviews from both critics and users… but I wasn’t 100% sure, and I had a strangely bad feeling about it. So, I used a torrent to try it out first. And my bad feeling was right – the game was a complete pile of shit. Couldn’t hold a candle to Mass Effect, Oblivion, KoTOR… or nearly ANY RPG for that matter.
I’m doing the same with this game, and downloading it though BitTorrent first. A good torrent was hard enough to find – took me 15 minutes to find the ENGLISH version instead of the German version. Let’s just hope that it IS good…
Anyway… the torrent’s gonna take at least another 16 hours (it WAS saying 8 hours a bit ago), but I’ll let you know how it is when I’ve played it. For now, though, it’s back to Star Ocean for a bit. Gotta love the PS2 emulator.
See yas later!