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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 54 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
    Best RPG to come out in years; I have experienced none of the bugs people seem to complain about.

    It doesn't particularly surprise me that
    Best RPG to come out in years; I have experienced none of the bugs people seem to complain about.

    It doesn't particularly surprise me that the great fans of Dragon Age and Fallout 3+ aren't into this; those games were pretty good, but they held your hand and did so very hard. This does not at all; it's combat is brutally hard without the use of tactics and it gives you no indicator whatsoever where to go for your quests. Questing in it is far more akin to Baldur's Gate or Morrowind, and that's incredibly refreshing.

    The dialog is funny and plentiful; it is not limited by having every single line voice acted. The systems it uses for combat are fairly intuitive if you have any experience with tabletop gaming. The quests are interesting. The world is interesting, and you can do more to manipulate it in the starting town then you can do for the entirety of the last 5 Bioware games you care to name.

    Buy it if you love RPG's, get ready for a headache and being forced to re-examine how to play them if you love RPG's and are under 20 years old.
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  3. Aug 24, 2014
    10
    Overall: very happy with this game.
    It was identified to me as a game similar to Baldur's Gate. The comparison was right. Using modern
    Overall: very happy with this game.
    It was identified to me as a game similar to Baldur's Gate. The comparison was right. Using modern graphics, the gameplay is enjoyable. My experience was bug free. After a short install I end up playing the game for about 25 hours in one weekend (it's very addictive).
    Minor - I only wish we could have a party bigger than four people.
    To do - I did not tried the coop mode yet (but colleagues are quite happy with it)
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  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 3, 2014
    9
    Awesome game, easily one of best games released this year (only Dark souls 2 could beat it, but barely), and best team based rpg since BaldursAwesome game, easily one of best games released this year (only Dark souls 2 could beat it, but barely), and best team based rpg since Baldurs gate 2.
    This game has almost no flaws, maybe rock-paper-scissors could be done better, plot could be less "saving the world", inventory could be more user friendly (although sorting works well and helps finding items) and sometimes you want to click on enemy and your character would walk there, but besides that its almost perfect game.
    Graphics, combat, tactical options, dialogues, old school feeling mixed with modern vibe (spells interact with world, you can move objects etc.), great graphics, fantastic environments, quests with different outcomes, and many **** more. FANTASTIC. This is the game i wanted to play since Baldur and Planescape era- modern version of them. Legend of Bioware is dead, Larian is new king of team based awesomness.
    If you like real rpgs- buy it (and by rpg i dont mean slashers like Dragon age 2). if you like good games- buy it. If you are nostalgic- buy it. Hell you should be playing it already!
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  6. Nov 19, 2014
    8
    Very nice old school RPG. I am a little bit way the halfway mark, though I can say that despite the presence of general rpg tropes (chosenVery nice old school RPG. I am a little bit way the halfway mark, though I can say that despite the presence of general rpg tropes (chosen ones, save the world, insane baddy etc.), it is quite enjoyable. There is a lot of reading involved, so it is more planescape torment than dragon age in that regard. The best thing for me is the combat. It consist of incredibly deep, turn based combat, with a lot of choice in what you can do. I particularly like how you can use the environment to your advantage, and how you need to study your enemy to choose your tactics carefully. The only downside for me, is that there are only four additional companions, two of which were added after the game released. Some of the puzzles require a bit more time, which is okay, if you have some free time, but overall I am quite happy with the game. 8/10 Expand
  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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