Sinsational HIGH Fighting on an arid oilfield. What could go wrong? LOW Peepers is right here, lady. Advance that sidequest already. WTF Accidentally eating someone’s leg that was in my backpack for… perfectly legitimate reasons. It’s fantastic that the Divinity series has finally achieved the recognition it’s always deserved. […]
HIGH The best traditional PC RPG in recent years, now accessible on console.
LOW A PC-centric UI means console owners will spend more time in menus than they'd like.
WTF A "quick" save that takes upwards of 20 seconds to complete.
Original and best?
HIGH The Pet Pal trait. Players should be forced to choose this.
LOW Some of the so-called ‘puzzles' are mind-numbingly awful.
WTF The cheese vendor loudly and repeatedly hawking his wares had no cheese to sell despite them being in plain sight on the counter.
So Close, and yet so Far…
HIGH Realizing how deep and expansive the game actually is.
LOW It takes way longer than expected to become a dragon.
WTF The final third of the game risks overshadowing all that's good about the rest.
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So, I've been putting in a lot of hours with Divinity II: Ego Draconis, but tonight I sincerely contemplated quitting the game in a blind rage and walking away from it, despite making it all the way to the last boss.
If you read this blog even occasionally, then you probably know that I'm not much of a PC gamer. However, I do make the occasional exception for certain titles. This evening, one of those special cases found its way into my hardware: VVVVVV by Terry Cavanagh.
Although I had planned on doing more in-depth coverage of the game tonight, after some consideration I decided to hold off until I'm completely done. However, I will say that it's a pretty superb little title, and I'm enjoying the heck out of it.