- Summary: Gather your party and get ready for a new, back-to-the-roots RPG adventure. Discuss your decisions with companions; fight foes in turn-based combat; explore an open world and interact with everything and everyone you see. Join up with a friend to play online in co-op and make your ownGather your party and get ready for a new, back-to-the-roots RPG adventure. Discuss your decisions with companions; fight foes in turn-based combat; explore an open world and interact with everything and everyone you see. Join up with a friend to play online in co-op and make your own adventures with the powerful RPG toolkit.… Expand
Aug 25, 2014Everything we loved about old RPGs in a complete, modern package. It's hard, it's well thought out, there's tons of options and most importantly, tons of fun. [Issue#244]
Aug 14, 2014The classic RPG is making a comeback. After Shadowrun and Wasteland 2, this time it’s Divinity: Original Sin’s turn. This Kickstarter project from Belgium shows how fantasy elements can be used to their fullest extent. These developers understand what’s so great about magic and discovering a world. This is a tribute to the best Bioware, Obsidian, and D&D games that were produced with pen and paper over the last thirty years, had to offer.
Jun 30, 2014Divinity: Original Sin is able to both channel the roots of its old-school RPG ancestors such as Ultima and Baldur’s Gate, while also improving the genre as a whole in the process. From start to finish, Divinity: Original Sin is an incredible experience that is full of deep and engaging roleplaying. The true turn-based combat is a breath of fresh air in an industry obsessed with quick satisfaction and it brings you back to a time of tactics and thought. The roleplaying potential presented in quests and dialogue options puts Divinity: Original Sin decidedly above its peers in most aspects, but leaves room for improvement down the line. Larian Studios is on a strong path to returning their long-running franchise to the spotlight, for fans both new and old.
Jun 30, 2014Most of the good things have been said alredy by previous reviewers. Literally the best RPG to come out in at least a decade.
+ Combat +Most of the good things have been said alredy by previous reviewers. Literally the best RPG to come out in at least a decade.
+ Excessive dialogue
+ Playful environment
+ Mods… Expand
Jul 5, 2014If I could I would rate this a 9.5.
The only downside is that movement feels a bit slow, and there can be trouble with clicking to move inIf I could I would rate this a 9.5.
The only downside is that movement feels a bit slow, and there can be trouble with clicking to move in combat when instead you wanted to attack (which has to do with the monster's hit-boxes + camera angle being finicky)
Aside from that, this game is perfect. If you want an RPG that will make you think during combat, conversations and will eat up all your time: choose this.
Combat is great, the environment is pretty, and there are many choices to make.
Customization is awesome, and I can only hope that the modding community will bring so much more to the table.
Already the developer has released several patches, and aims to release many more, along with added content.
Definitely get this game.… Expand
Dec 28, 2014To be honest, I ignored this game when it came out, but once I got it and played it, I realized that it is a true RNG strategy title. I wasTo be honest, I ignored this game when it came out, but once I got it and played it, I realized that it is a true RNG strategy title. I was surprised that it was a Kickstarter game because of the sheer amount of time and effort spent designing the game that can be seen in the game itself. People who give the game a low score because they cant read the text need to have their eyes and in-game options checked. And to point fingers at a poor review directly, "Too much to do at the start. No real sense of direction." is not a downside to an adventure game. I'm sorry this game isn't linear for those who don't have the brain power to think about multiple decisions.… Expand
Jul 4, 2014I clocked about 70 hours now in 4 days. **** amazing game ! Everything from crafting to systems in games is polished as ****
Return of cRPGI clocked about 70 hours now in 4 days. **** amazing game ! Everything from crafting to systems in games is polished as ****
Return of cRPG era !
Get candle put in oil and watch as world burns !… Expand
Sep 24, 2014This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is absolutely awesome, I've been waiting so long for a good old school RPG.
The combat system: The turn based combat is just marvelous, you really must do a good strategy for taking down strong enemies.
The lore: As the game says, original story, it isn't anything complex, but I thought it was good enough.
Coop mode: Playing with a friend is fun, but a really good RPG should be played by 3-4 players.
Camera: It is a weak point, could be a 360 degrees camera.
NPCs: You have many NPCs to play with, but most of them by contract , they have no back history or anything like this, until now.
Final consideration: The game is very good, and I don't feel sorry for spending money in it. I only wished there was a respawn system for some places.
Going against some reviews, some complained that the journal does not help anything or point the way to go, the RPG games were becoming easier day by day to attend new generation of players, now it is back to the root. But I agree it should at least say where to go in some quests, if it is not about seek for something, because marking is not seeking anymore.… Expand
Jul 23, 2014So for the final release, I must say that it is a very good and polished game. It is fun, and it feels great.
Sadly, I must say that ISo for the final release, I must say that it is a very good and polished game. It is fun, and it feels great.
Sadly, I must say that I dislike playing it as the atmosphere is fairly bland and really only has an overwhelming amount of random NPC chatter when in town and when out of town is quiet to a near annoying degree.
It is even worse by the fact that conversations with NPCs (In menus) are not voiced and make the dialogue between your party and them extremely tedious at times and with a fairly non-existent sense of direction you can easily wander around for ages.
One of my largest complaints would be the lack of UI scaling for larger monitors, it may be a specific problem for 4K but the issue stands, as the minimap is ridiculously small and is near worthless.
However, none of this can honestly remove from how fun and seemless the combat is and how fun it is.
(My review is mainly going more in-depth into the negatives as there are dozens of other reviews that cover the positives in a much more expansive light than I could possibility manage.)… Expand
Dec 2, 2014Terrible game. Buggy multiplayer - freezes every single time. The best RPG that has come out in a long time? Are you freaking kidding? ITerrible game. Buggy multiplayer - freezes every single time. The best RPG that has come out in a long time? Are you freaking kidding? I rarely spend the time to review, but I have to get my opinion out there - I didn't like this game at all, boring story, boring combat compared to other games (try Dragon Age series instead - they are much better).… Expand
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