is the 2004 not-quite-sequel-not-quite-Gaiden Game
to the original Divine Divinity
by Larian Studios
. Set 20 years after the first game, it follows a Paladin
who finds himself soul-forged
with his complete opposite, an evil Death Knight
, thanks to a powerful demon's twisted sense of humor. Gameplay-wise, BD
is quite similar to DD
but with a twist that you have two characters under your control most of the time (this idea would later be revisited and expanded in Divinity: Original Sin
Tropes found in the game:
- Chained Heat: The protagonist is forced into Synchronization with a stereotypically villainous Black Knight by a demon, and they work together with the shared goal of not only separating themselves from their rather disliked counterparts, but to get back at the demon who did it to them.
- Crutch Character: The Death Knight wears his own armor and thus is powerful in the beginning, but has to be safeguarded from harm as the game progresses if you want to keep him around because of his hilarious remarks and the fact that he's soul-forged with the protagonist, so if either dies, it's Game Over.
- Dueling Player Characters: After the final boss fight, the Death Knight turns out to be Damien himself and fights you to the death.
- So Long, and Thanks for All the Gear: If the Death Knight has got all of your good stuff when he turns on you, he can be nearly impossible to beat. If you remove all of his stuff just before the final boss fight right before the big reveal and manage to keep him alive, he's incredibly easy to beat.