Divinity 2 Review & Tips

Introduction.

Divinity 2 was previously overlooked by me until recently. Having played many hours of the game over the last 2 weeks I have to say this game is awesome, If you like roleplaying adventure games look no further. Divinity 2 has a massive, indepth storyline that will keep you happy for endless hours, with tons of foes to slay and lots of powerful loot to find you can shape the story depending on your actions and decisions be they good or bad.

(All NPC interaction has voice acting so your not endlessly reading text)

Available for PC and Xbox 360.

Pc System Requirements.

Intel Processor - Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5GHz

AMD Processor - Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+

Nvidia Graphics Card - GeForce 8800 GTS

ATI Graphics Card - Mobility Radeon HD 3850

RAM Memory - 2 GB

Hard Disk Space - 9 GB

Direct X - 9

*Based on recommended system requirements and should be used as a guide only.

What's My Role?

Players start the game as a dragon slayer trainee but depending on the choices you make the story can go in any direction, become the greatest dragon slayer ever or become the most powerful dragon knight, sworn enemy of the slayers. Both earn the ability to morph into a mighty dragon.

Class Choices.

In divinity 2 players can customize their characters ability's to suit any play style, If you prefer to be a spell casting melee warrior that's no problem, all branches of the ability tree are open and ready to upgrade depending on what you prefer so your not stuck being a single minded warrior, mix and match talents, everything from a rangers deadly skills to priestly spells.

Further In.

After a few hours of questing and slaying anyone who stands in your way you get a quest to remove a tyrant from his hold over the famous "battle tower" where many great warriors have called home. Once the tyrant is removed it becomes your home, a massive tower complete with throne room, workshop, alchemy garden, training arena and the necromancy ring, a place where you can build your very own undead pet who will fight for you, these can be upgraded by looting more powerful body parts.

Enchants And Charms.

There's lots of enchantments and charms for your armour and weapons to be found, everything from damaging auras that deal damage to any foe who gets too close to you, even healing auras, critical hit or extra stats. Enchantments can be removed and replaced with more powerful ones at the battle tower workshop.

Gameplay.

The combat system is similar to most games of this genre, with an action bar to assign skills, ability's and potions, even a tactical pause menu to use ability's in those tight situations that require some thinking time, the tactical pause menu can be set to auto pause should your hit points drop below a pre set percentage.

Some quests are hack n slash, some contain puzzles that require some thinking or trial and error strategy, one quest I came across was a murder mystery at the local brothel and it was my job to get to the bottom of it. The quests vary so it never feels repetitive and boring.

The map zones are massive free roam environments with plenty of caves and hideouts to explore. Also a nice feature we all find useful at sometime or another is fast travel, shrines can be found that enable fast travel to any other previously located shrine.

Tips And Advice.

Save often, there is an auto save feature but if you die and your last auto save was 30 minutes ago you will lose the last 30 minutes progress.

The game is long and has many side quests so if you feel your struggling with the main story just go do some side quest for XP and more powerful items to aid you with the main story.

Don't forget to use your mind reading skill on NPC's as often as possible, it costs XP but is worth it, sometimes you get clues to hidden loot or stat points, even skill points to spend in the talent tree.

Search crates, urns and barrels for much needed potions and food. Search any corpse you come across for keys, notes and books for clues to quests etc. Searching everything you see is not needed because when you look at a searchable object a tooltip will appear saying "EMPTY" so you know there is nothing to be found there.

If you get stuck on any part of the game you can always check out a game guide, I found a great one with maps and quest help, you can find it below.

Thanks For Reading.

I hope this hub was helpful to anyone looking for a new and exciting game to play.

Enjoy!

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Zakmoonbeam 6 years ago from Parts Unknown

I really want to get into this game, but my PC doesn't seem to like it, it seems a bit juddery despite changing all settings to low, any advice you can give me is appreciated :)


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TwoDee 6 years ago from UK Author

You could make sure you have up to date graphics drivers. I play it on high settings @ 1050p but I have an ATI HD 5670 1gb graphics card. On low settings, most gfx cards will handle this but its a bit of a CPU hog.

Hope with some tweaking you get it runnig, also turn off vertical sync, that should improve performance

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