One of the annoying things about accepting a “side job” in RPGs is that you never know when someone is trying to take you for a patsy. What if the “task giver” is up to no good? Wouldn’t it be great if you could read minds, and know for sure?

That’s exactly what your character can do in the upcoming Divinity 2: Ego Draconis. I can’t recall a game offhand where you could read minds on a regular basis. But there have been many times when I wished for that ability. Finally, my wish has been granted!

It may also be that Larian Studios is freshening up the whole “do this for me” routine, at least going by the preview over at IGN (they saw a demo of DD2 at the recent Leipzig Game Conference).

In one case, you can read someone’s mind, learn that what he wants is really desired by another person, and go direct to that person for the job. Now that’s a bit different from what we’re used to.

Whether this can be kept up for an entire game is unknown. It certainly seems to be a good start. I’ll have to keep an eye on this Divinity 2 in the future. Besides reading minds, you can morph into a dragon, as well. That is a tough combination to beat!

Divinity 2: Ego Draconis preview on ign