Divinity: Original Sin PC

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  • 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. Collapse

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  1. Positive: 56 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Aug 25, 2014
    100
    Everything 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]
  2. Jul 26, 2014
    93
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Jul 9, 2014
    90
    Certainly, I have no hesitation in recommending Original Sin to RPG fans old and new, provided that you're up for a challenge from very early on and don't expect to romp through, Diablo-style.
  4. Aug 14, 2014
    90
    The 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.
  5. Jul 11, 2014
    87
    Thrilling old-school role playing game with total freedom and challenging battles.
  6. Jun 30, 2014
    82
    Divinity: 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.
  7. Sep 4, 2014
    60
    It feels like there’s a very good game inside Divinity: Original Sin, but it’s hidden away behind a thousand glitches and gameplay problems.

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  1. Negative: 55 out of 485
  1. Jun 30, 2014
    10
    Most 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.

    + Combat
    + Story
    + Maps
    + Excessive dialogue
    + Playful environment
    + Mods
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  2. Jul 6, 2014
    10
    Divinity: Original Sin is far better than anyone could have reasonably expected. While its excellent world interactivity and in-depth craftingDivinity: Original Sin is far better than anyone could have reasonably expected. While its excellent world interactivity and in-depth crafting system were things which were talked about and demonstrated before the release, and the typical Larian humour in quests and writing could be expected, its sheer level of quality in other regards is simply off the scale.

    The battle system may be the best in any computer role playing game ever created. The combination of a full set of modern features, including attacks of opportunity, with an initiative / action point system, free movement and a highly polished user interface is a joy to play and strategize with.

    However, what truly sets the game apart is the versatility in terms of player agency which it offers. Ideas which you might never even consider in other games, or which might not even be possible to attempt, are not only possible to execute but actually . This level of interactivity, combined with the very well developed system of elemental area effects and their interaction, allows for an almost infinite number of possibilities for solving situations, both in battles and during exploration.

    I highly recommend this game to anyone who likes using their head while playing.
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  3. Dec 28, 2014
    10
    To 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
  4. Jul 2, 2014
    10
    Best RPG I have played in the recent years. It has all what I like including turn-based combat, interesting plot, a lot of decisions andBest RPG I have played in the recent years. It has all what I like including turn-based combat, interesting plot, a lot of decisions and well-done graphics. Nice work for true RPG fans! Expand
  5. Oct 24, 2014
    9
    Starts very strong with a lot to discover and interesting main and side quests, but diminishes against the end.
    Story is ok, but sadly drags
    Starts very strong with a lot to discover and interesting main and side quests, but diminishes against the end.
    Story is ok, but sadly drags out, and get's pulled down by to much text, and to little voice acting.
    Combat is very fun for the most part, but being over leveled for the entire last map, with no new skills to discover, and hardly any new equipment upgrades or uniques does not make for the best of experiences.
    There is far to much loot in game, so don't clean out the rooms and be a packmule, money is no issue.
    You can craft and blacksmith a lot (if you discover the workings and recipies) but really, you don't have to. Do yourself a favor, and skip most of it.
    Game needed quite a few patches to get in this state, but you can have a good time now, if you are up to a rather lengthy adventure, if you can restrain yourself from dragging everything along and if you can handle hours of inventory sorting and overlong battle animations.
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  6. Jul 25, 2014
    8
    Kind of an awesome game ! Not empty of default though. If you are a fan of old schools Baldur's gate style, you should rush this game. If not,Kind of an awesome game ! Not empty of default though. If you are a fan of old schools Baldur's gate style, you should rush this game. If not, but sort of interested, maybe wait for a lower price and give it a try. It's a slow pace game, but if you are ok with this, then you might find happiness.

    PROS:
    - Combat system is really awesome, Environmental and elementals interactions make the bread and butter, and it's a really good butter :)
    -Music is cool, while a bit irregular in quality (some are truely epic while others remain unoticed.
    -Graphics are ok, not particulary shining, but clear and somewhat nice.
    -Lot of ways to "break the game" like teleporting things, using Telekinesis nicely, and other various stuff.
    -I really enjoyed the crafting system, but i'd suggest to use some community guides to really use it in an effective way, because, well it is...

    CONS:-
    ... kinda dark considering that recipes are randomly dispatched and if you dont find some key recipes, you'll miss a lot of things to plainly benefit from your skillpoints used in Crafting and Blacksmithing (note that blacksmithing is way way less usefull than crafting). Other bad point: there is a TON of components leading to...
    -an awfull inventory management. Really, this is the worst aspect of the game: tedious, takes a lot of time, and confusing. (where the hell is my quest item, i know it is on this character, but i cant find it). Sometimes you managed to clean up the mess in your inventory and bags, but 45 min later, it's in the same state than before.
    -translation: i dont know for every language, but in mine, it's just like of Google trad did all the job. And it is a crap job, really. word-to-word translation resulting in pure non-sense, the worst being for the humour: in english some conversations are really fun, but simply translated but NOT adapted, this result in ... nothing.

    Ok, this is the end of my 1st review ever, i hope my english is correct enough, i tried to give an accurate rating (i noticed that most user's review are 10 or 0, wich is a bit ridiculous), and i also hope reader will find it usefull. Have a nice time with this game.
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  7. Jun 15, 2015
    0
    Tried game for one hour. The combat is insipid, slow, and thoughtless. Combat is turn based. If this game played like Dungeon Siege, it wouldTried game for one hour. The combat is insipid, slow, and thoughtless. Combat is turn based. If this game played like Dungeon Siege, it would have been awesome, but, it does not. The good graphics does not save this game. As a hero, you feel pretty weak and the characters are fragile compared to the enemies. The combat is painfully slow, it takes 10-15 minutes to fight 3 -6 skeletons! Your spells and abilities seem only to pinch the enemies and the enemies heal 2 turns worth of your attacks in one turn. The enemies are also very spread out so you are walking around a lot with nothing to look at except the map. This game absolutely is a chore to play, and is not fun. Don't listen to the hype, this game sucks. Expand

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