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Halfway through the game, the character gets the ability to transform into a dragon and engage in aerial combat instead of ground-based combat. It has been praised for its clever writing (including the ability to mindread almost every NPC), amazing soundtrack and sense of exploration. The game could best be described as ''VideoGame/{{Gothic}}''[='s=] gameplay [[XMeetsY meets]] ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII''[='s=] roleplaying, with hints of ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' thrown in.

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Halfway through the game, the character gets the ability to transform into a dragon and engage in aerial combat instead of ground-based combat. It has been praised for its clever writing (including the ability to mindread almost every NPC), amazing soundtrack and sense of exploration. The game could best be described as ''VideoGame/{{Gothic}}''[='s=] gameplay [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII''[='s=] roleplaying, with hints of ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' thrown in.


''Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga'' is the sequel to the Belgian [[WesternRPG RPGs]] ''VideoGame/DivineDivinity'' and ''VideoGame/BeyondDivinity'' by Creator/LarianStudios. Originally released as ''Divinity II: Ego Dragonis'' (2009), it was bundled with its own ExpansionPack ''Flames of Vengeance'' (2010) in a 2011 UpdatedRerelease under the subtitle ''The Dragon Knight Saga'', and has been marketed as such ever since (especially since the game and the expansion are basically [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo two halves of the same story]]). ''Divinity II'' was developed for the PC and Xbox 360, and released in German first before the international release a few months later.

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''Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga'' is the sequel to the Belgian [[WesternRPG RPGs]] ''VideoGame/DivineDivinity'' and ''VideoGame/BeyondDivinity'' by Creator/LarianStudios. Originally released as ''Divinity II: Ego Dragonis'' Draconis'' (2009), it was bundled with its own ExpansionPack ''Flames of Vengeance'' (2010) in a 2011 UpdatedRerelease under the subtitle ''The Dragon Knight Saga'', and has been marketed as such ever since (especially since the game and the expansion are basically [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo two halves of the same story]]). ''Divinity II'' was developed for the PC and Xbox 360, and released in German first before the international release a few months later.


* InterspeciesRomance: Taken to a frightening level with a Black Ring general who is fond of plants. In a letter, he says that while nymphs are nice, he wants to try something combining [[{{Squick}} botany and]] [[FetishFuel necromantic grafts]].

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* InterspeciesRomance: Taken to a frightening level with a Black Ring general who is fond of plants. In a letter, he says that while nymphs are nice, he wants to try something combining [[{{Squick}} botany and]] [[FetishFuel and necromantic grafts]].


* LostForever: [[spoiler: Once you get your Battle Tower, Damian razes the Broken Valley, so it's ''kinda'' impossible to complete any quests there you missed.]]
** More annoyingly, the contents of any chest or container of any kind will lock in its contents if your crosshair moves over it (unless it's locked with a key you don't have). A helpful tip if you plan on [[SaveScumming save scumming]] for better loot.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent:
** [[spoiler: Once you get your Battle Tower, Damian razes the Broken Valley, so it's ''kinda'' impossible to complete any quests there you missed.]]
** More annoyingly, the contents of any chest or container of any kind will lock in its contents if your crosshair moves over it (unless it's locked with a key you don't have). A helpful tip if you plan on [[SaveScumming save scumming]] for better loot.


* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In the above mentioned Dragon Terror Squad fight, you can kill the one enemy who ate an anti-dragon device, which makes you able to transform -- and it just so happens that the Dragon Terror Squad are the only ground units you can hurt in your dragon form.
** That's what everyone, including some of the developers apparently, seems to think, but there's actually one other enemy you can attack. Charlie, that otherwise relatively unimportant goblin you need to kill for Yggdrasil, is a good bit easier to deal with in dragon form. Helpful when you're seriously under leveled.

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Halfway through the game, the character gets the ability to transform into a dragon and engage in aerial combat instead of ground-based combat. It has been praised for its clever writing (including the ability to mindread almost every NPC), amazing soundtrack and sense of exploration. The game could best be described as ''VideoGame/{{Gothic}}''[='s=] gameplay [[XMeetsY meets]] ''[[VideoGame/BaldursGate Baldur's Gate 2]]''[='s=] roleplaying, with hints of ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' thrown in.

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Halfway through the game, the character gets the ability to transform into a dragon and engage in aerial combat instead of ground-based combat. It has been praised for its clever writing (including the ability to mindread almost every NPC), amazing soundtrack and sense of exploration. The game could best be described as ''VideoGame/{{Gothic}}''[='s=] gameplay [[XMeetsY meets]] ''[[VideoGame/BaldursGate Baldur's Gate 2]]''[='s=] ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII''[='s=] roleplaying, with hints of ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' thrown in.


* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: The Dragon Terror Squad. Their intro, complete with a [[SuperSentaiStance Sentai Stance]], is hilarious in how utterly stupid, ridiculous and insane they all look, but the moment dialog ends and combat starts you'll find, to your painful surprise, that you're actually facing a five-to-one fight with quite tough opponents. It appears even [[BadassCrew Dragon Slayer]] rejects are badass in their own right.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: The Dragon Terror Squad. Their intro, complete with a [[SuperSentaiStance Sentai Stance]], is hilarious in how utterly stupid, ridiculous and insane they it makes them all look, but the moment dialog ends and combat starts you'll find, to your painful surprise, that you're actually facing a five-to-one fight with quite tough opponents. It appears even [[BadassCrew Dragon Slayer]] rejects are badass in their own right.


* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: The Dragon Terror Squad. Their intro, complete with a [[SuperSentaiStance Sentai Stance]], is hilarious in how utterly stupid, ridiculous and insane they all look, but the moment dialog ends and combat starts you'll find, to your painful surprise, that you're actually facing a five-to-one fight with quite tough opponents. It appears even [[BadassCrew Dragon Slayer]] rejects are badass in their own right.



* PutOnABus: Done to entire races of the setting. Out of the Seven Races (humans, elves, dwarves, orcs, lizardmen, imps and wizards) you only see humans, wizards and imps in the entire game, and of the latter barely a score of them and only one is non-hostile. There are some off-hand references to the elves going extinct or near extinct in the preceding war, but the other races are not even mentioned.

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* PutOnABus: Done to entire races of the setting. Out of the Seven Races (humans, elves, dwarves, orcs, lizardmen, imps ([[MostWritersAreHuman humans]], [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]], [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]], [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcs]], [[LizardFolk lizardmen]], [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent imps]] and wizards) [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers wizards]]) you only see humans, wizards and imps in the entire game, and of the latter barely a score of them and only one is non-hostile. There are some off-hand references to the elves going extinct or near extinct in the preceding war, but the other races are not even mentioned.

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* PutOnABus: Done to entire races of the setting. Out of the Seven Races (humans, elves, dwarves, orcs, lizardmen, imps and wizards) you only see humans, wizards and imps in the entire game, and of the latter barely a score of them and only one is non-hostile. There are some off-hand references to the elves going extinct or near extinct in the preceding war, but the other races are not even mentioned.


* DisproportionateRetribution: After a Dragon Knight murdered the Divine humanity founded the order of Dragon Slayers to [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide kill all dragons and dragon knights]], as well as their families, acquaintances, possessions and pretty much everything made or used by them.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: After a Dragon Knight murdered the Divine humanity founded the order of Dragon Slayers to [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide kill all dragons and dragon knights]], as well as their families, acquaintances, possessions and pretty much everything made or used by them. [[spoiler: Damian's [[BatmanGambit ploy]] couldn't have gone better even if he tried]].


* DisproportionateRetribution: After a Dragon Knight murdered the Divine humanity founded the order of Dragon Slayers to [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide kill all dragons and dragon knights]], as well as their families, acquaintances, possessions and pretty much everything made or used by them.



* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler: Lord Halliwell]] is known throughout Rivellon as a paladin of law an justice, but when you meet him it's kind of impossible to miss his [[WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises insane stare]], [[UndeathlyPallor ashen skin]] and [[GoodScarsEvilScars the ritual scars on his face]], which make him look exactly like all the other Black Ring cultists you've been killing by the dozen only wearing different armor. The only surprise is that [[spoiler: he isn't Black Ring. He's just a demon worshiper working to free Behrlihn]].

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* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler: Lord Halliwell]] is known throughout Rivellon as a paladin of law an and justice, but when you meet him it's kind of impossible to miss his [[WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises insane stare]], [[UndeathlyPallor ashen skin]] and [[GoodScarsEvilScars the ritual scars on his face]], which make him look exactly like all the other Black Ring cultists you've been killing by the dozen only wearing different armor. The only surprise is that [[spoiler: he isn't Black Ring. He's just a demon worshiper working to free Behrlihn]].

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* MeaningfulName: All over the place, specially in the expansion. A perfumist called Chanelle, an adventurer cursed with insatiable hunger called Gula (Gluttony in Spanish), a psychiatric patient called Bedlam... the list goes on.

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Being an rpg this is par for the course, but the achievement "Chicken Out" deserves special mention. In Broken Valley you can find a man named Casper that claims he's been [[{{Synchronization}} soul-forged]] to a chicken and, since chickens aren't nature's greatest survivors, he's understandably mad with worry. You can actually track down and kill the chicken in question, which will make Casper instantly drop dead. It's such a petty and mindless act of random cruelty that Talana [[WhatTheHellHero actually calls you out on it]].
--> '''Talana:''' I can't believe you went to all that trouble just to off that raving lunatic.

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