Jul 28, 2014A game that does well as a single-player RPG, and does well as a vast, exploration-based semi-open-world adventure, but excels at neither. Better than many of the RPGs in its ancestry, it nonetheless suffers from frustrating NPC engagement and lacks the intelligent storyline required to make it a classic of the genre.
Awards & Rankings
Generally favorable reviews- based on 2057 Ratings
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… Full Review »
Jun 30, 2014From the second the game starts there is this feeling of adventure and wanderlust, something that we used to have in older RPGs, that weren'tFrom the second the game starts there is this feeling of adventure and wanderlust, something that we used to have in older RPGs, that weren't agenda driven social justice platforms, when people outside of gaming couldn't influence artists into doing this their way. When stories were genuine and experience were crafted with love and care.
This applies to much more than the writing, and Original Sin has some damn good writing, it's turn based gameplay is easy to get into, but offers a lot of intricacies and interactions to learn and exploit, while providing a challenge to players of all skill levels.
The environmental interactions and innovative co-op play put much bigger games to shame. Truly it's a wonder that a small European developer like Larian were able to make a game that dwarfs major productions from EA and the like. It just goes to show you, when you LOVE doing what you do, and don't just do it to turn a profit and support some stupid agenda, it will shine through in your work.
Original Sin is a must for any cRPG fan and considering it's modern look and easy to pick up nature, I am certain that it will bring a lot of newcomers to the genre.
My only gripe with it is that due to budget management or whatever, Larian weren't able to add NPC reactions to the day/night cycle and weather system, but it's such a small thing in such a massive, uniquely enjoyable game that it doesn't matter.
Truly an adventure worth experiencing.… Full Review »
Mar 22, 2014So far a highly enjoyable if a bit buggy RPG. What is available of the game world at the moment seems vast and detailed, especially theSo far a highly enjoyable if a bit buggy RPG. What is available of the game world at the moment seems vast and detailed, especially the dialogue options. Even when moving items nearby NPC's will question your actions making the whole experience feel more real than some. Many of the bugs however actually add to the games humour and the stealth is definitely the funniest thing. 10/10… Full Review »