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God DAMN Divinity II is addictive

SausageInYourFace

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Steve gets a Kidney but I don't even get a tag. My team has the sexiest and deadliest waifus you can recruit. Pathfinder: Wrath
The quests were the best part of the expansion, definitely worth it to go back.
 

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the expansion was what turned DKS from an ok game into one of the best ARPGs I've played. Varied and entertaining sidequests were one of the reasons.
 

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Yeah, Flehms of Vengeance were really good, and almost completely different from the base game. I really liked how well they used the setting of a single big city.
 

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It was ok. I was butthurt i couldn't be a dragon until the end though.

The base game is profoundly unsettling in its brokeness and segmentation, and i mean this on both the metaphorical and figurative meanings. Some things are really cool, but it mostly can't disguise as successfully as the expansion all its quests are fetch-its in dungeon locations you never revisit with occasional forced cutscenes. The story reinforces this by obliterating old open areas too, so even the locations that give you a warm feeling of a web of quests, disappear completely very early (unlike Ultima 7 for ex) so, i suspect, there is a excuse to not try to make them fresh somehow as time goes on - the stronghold is really bad about it too. Dat overbearing 'audience' hall for 0 audience.
 
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Btw, Belegar has crystallized one of the best NPCs in games overall. His rhyming is both informative and somewhat hilarious. The very phenomena of permanently rhyming wizard is a touch of genius from Larian.
 
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Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Steve gets a Kidney but I don't even get a tag. My team has the sexiest and deadliest waifus you can recruit. Pathfinder: Wrath
Btw, Belegar has crystallized one of the best NPCs in games overall. His rhyming is both informative and somewhat hilarious. The very phenomena of permanently rhyming wizard is a touch of genius from Larian.

If I remember correctly, the first time you meet him, he yells his name and it echoes through the valley. Then, a few times or at least once (its been a while, so I don't remember exactly), when someone mentions him or his name, you hear that faint echo again. I don't know why exactly but I always thought that was just brilliant.
 

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Said it before in this thread but couldn't get past more than ten or so hours because the engine (Gamebryo) makes the combat feel like shit. Death sentence for an action rpg.
 

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Btw, Belegar has crystallized one of the best NPCs in games overall. His rhyming is both informative and somewhat hilarious. The very phenomena of permanently rhyming wizard is a touch of genius from Larian.
I dunno, the idea of an NPC you can piss off always is much more entertaining.
 

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But he's unique. It seems that his rhyming isn't even his choice of conversation mode. He just can't do otherwise. Maybe he was like Robert Johnson, who, as of urban tale, made a deal with devil on crossroads to become superior. Maybe he did something similar and the devil cursed him for his superior magical powers with impossibility to convey his meanings without rhyming like a joker.
It never seems that he ''likes'' to rhyme. He simply cannot do differently.

(btw, writing in this game is great - bis/troika good - one of the reasons why i stick to this game in spite of subpar combat)
 

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Never finished due to the escort mission near the end which I could never complete. Very pissed off as I'd enjoyed it quite a bit until that point.

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Where you have to escort a certain thing to reach another thing on dragon form? The best way to do it is not to stick too close to the thing you are scorting and move a bit ahead cleaning the path for it to not get too much damage.
 

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Where you have to escort a certain thing to reach another thing on dragon form? The best way to do it is not to stick too close to the thing you are scorting and move a bit ahead cleaning the path for it to not get too much damage.

I've read instructions on how to do it but never successfully managed it. I came close on one occasion but ragequit after that failure. It's supposed to be a RPG for gods' sake - I shouldn't need reflexes.
 

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Yeah, that sequence took me 5 times. I didn't rage too much because it was
the ending anyway

It's hard but not nearly impossible. I want a fucking sequel yesterday.
 

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Yeah, getting ahead of the ship and destroying things with Eye of the Patriarch makes it doable.
 

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Um, I've done it on the first try, after scouting the mission ahead and checking how it'd go. The ship's life never went below 2/3.

The ship moves much slower than you do, and with a bit of practice (which you should've gotten in DKS earlier anyway) your attacks do enough damage to fully clear the threats before the ship even comes close to them.
 

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shit i never played the expansion and i love but never finished the game. i may have to go back and play this on pc. not perfect, but so many -- wtf, you mean i can do THAT moments? and no balance. all grumptard/
 

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