As a Divine Divinity fan, I'd appreciate everyone's opinion(s) on gamespot's review.Do you agree that Ego Draconis: 1)Has a weak story? 2)is Buggy? and 3)Has bad animations? I'm not being an ass, just worried about my favorite game
!! Thank you all for your time...
The review is at http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/divinity2egodraconis/review.html
I haven't read, and don't care to read the review. But I'll answer based on my experience with the game (I'm on my second go-around).
1) Weak Story?-- A hearty NO! The main story line has the important elements and kept me interested. What was even more interesting were the side stories, which I won't mention because they would be spoilers. I suppose I'm just a "crazy American" (more than technically!), but I prefer the "rougher" (as someone else has said) games that have a great story to them. The ending had me practically jump out of my chair shouting "NO!!!!!" and very anxious for Divine Divinity 3:____________
2) Is buggy?-- I had a glitch or two (PC version), but nothing major or game-ending.
3) Has bad animations?-- I think this is even more of a subjective answer than #1. Personally, I'm reminded a lot of Gothic 3 (which I also loved even with all it's glitches--which was probably more of my dinosaur computer than the game), but with less polish. Sure, there's a lot of repetitive animations (dying as a dragon, for instance), but seriously, there's more to a game just the animations.
As others have pointed out, Divine Divinity 2 (like the first Divine Divinity) is more than the sum of its parts. Taken has a whole, I have found it to be highly addictive, feeding on the main story as well as all the little side quests and fun stuff, and fantastic humor! I was disappointed with Beyond Divinity (never finished it, in fact)-- but not so with this one. The humor was back and had me literally laughing out loud.
I'm a Divine Divinity fan, as well, and so this comes with that in mind-- Don't worry about what other people say about your favorite game. If it's your favorite, then it doesn't matter what other people think or say about it. If people told me my hubby was buggy (well, come to think of it, he is), ugly (poor graphics), or was boring, I'd tell them to go f--- themselves. If that's what they think, let them-- I know the truth (both about my hubby and the game!)
Play the game and have a blast with it! Many people who write "professionally" here in America seem to have forgotten how to objectively evaluate and properly put together a piece of writing (essay, review, news article, etc). Don't let them ruin your fun, or skew your perspective.