Divinity II Footage Eruption

By Jim Rossignol on November 2nd, 2009 at 11:03 am.


Divinity 2: Ego Draconis is already out in Germany and some other EU countries, and is due for UK release later this month (apparently) and US release in January. I have to admit I’ve not been following it, but the claim that “The main character will also have access to their own personal tower where they can create their own creature from monsters they’ve killed” intrigues and vaguely horrifies me. European reviews seem to suggest the free-roaming RPG is actually not bad, albeit rather slow. I imagine we’ll take a look for ourselves when the UK edition turns up. In the meantime, go and examine these flickering images below. (The dragon-riding is looking a bit familiar.)

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23 Comments »

  1. Drops says:

    Looks great!

    FYI, Larian is from Belgium, not Germany.

    • Carra says:

      As someone from Belgium I’ll concur: it is a Belgian game and it was released in Germany first. The German pc games market is still (one of the?) biggest.

      The review I’ve in a Belgian magazine gave it a

    • Carra says:

      *tab enter, argh*

      The magzine gave it a fairly positive review. A good game well worth playing but with too many bugs.

      I do wonder about the release date. Next to Dragon Age & Risen?

  2. Alexander Norris says:

    I’m not sure why, but I’m getting a very later-Ultimas vibe from this. It might be worth checking out; that said, I’m a little reluctant to pick up obscure European RPGs after Risen’s promising beginnings but disappointing ending.

    Also, I’m broke and need to get Dragon Age.

  3. Uglycat says:

    Something vaguely Magic Carpet about that first trailer.

  4. Urthman says:

    I saw them demo the creature creator at PAX. It looks really fun. You can scroll through a list of creatures you’ve killed and take heads, claws, tails, wings, torsos, and then piece them together to make your own Frankenstein creation, which becomes the creature you can summon to fight for you.

    It wasn’t clear whether the different pieces give your monster different abilities or if it was just for looks.

  5. Scalene says:

    Wait: the UK is getting a game <i>before</i> the U.S.A?

    Alert the media.

  6. N says:

    Drakan: Order of the Flame

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drakan

    • Azhrarn says:

      That was my first thought as well, although admittedly, here you ARE the dragon virtue of your transformation powers, rather than just riding him. But the similarity is certainly there. And tbh, that is not a bad thing, Drakan was quite a lot of fun.

  7. Frankie The Patrician[PF] says:

    Dispatch SAS

    • SanguineAngel says:

      Awsome.

      As an aside, not sure what I think of the game. Looks very Drakenish. bit arcadey? I will be most interested to see reviews and, of course a “Wot I Think”.

  8. Gundrea says:

    I demand reviews so journalists may tell me what to think of this game.

  9. toni says:

    you do not ride the dragon. you ARE the dragon. btw, I liked divinity1 (just re-released on gog.com).

  10. AlabasterSlim says:

    I was thinking of that too.

  11. Hmm-Hmm. says:

    Doesn’t look that good, really. But who knows? It may be fun.

  12. Vinraith says:

    I never got to play the original games (nasty DRM problems IIRC) but I see that they’re up on GOG, so I may give them a go. If I like those, I’ll have a look at this. It’s always nice to have a new franchise to explore.

    • malkav11 says:

      Beyond Divinity contracted Starforce. Divine Divinity never had any meaningful DRM that I know of. And since Divine Divinity is the good one…

    • Vinraith says:

      Hmm, I thought they both had it. Ah well, doesn’t matter now, GOG’s going to have both DRM-free anyway.

  13. Heliocentric says:

    Divine Divinity is cheaper on impulse. A whole dollar.

    • Vinraith says:

      I’d cheerfully pay considerably more than a dollar not to be stuck with a client.

    • Dave says:

      I am not certain I got a dollar’s worth of entertainment out of Divine Divinity. I recall it having a show-stopping quest bug very early on, in which I needed some kind of object that I hadn’t picked up and couldn’t go back and get.

      And I was hoping the sequel would be called Obscene Obscenity or Redundant Redundancy or the like.

  14. WilPal says:

    What a god awful place to put the camera.

    • WilPal says:

      I take that back, i only watched the “Throne Room” video at first.