Average User Score: 8.9Jul 13, 2014This game is really great -- a worthy RPG on pars with genre classics like Baldur's Gate 1/2 or Dragon Age: Origins. Divinity Original Sin has an open, sandbox world where you have a lot of freedom where you go next, what quests you do and how you develop your character. The turn-based combat mechanics with the different elemental effects are fun and interesting. If you don't like games where the game is constantly holding the player's hand with big arrows and exclamation marks you will love Divinity Original Sin!… Expand
Average User Score: 4.0Sep 5, 2013This is not Total War this is Total Failure.
To start with the most obvious: turn time takes FOREVER. You make your turn in 20 seconds and then have to wait for almost a minute until you can play again. And during the wait time you can just do nothing. You can not check you settlements or fill production queues. And my PC is well equipped and plays almost every game perfectly. The next big thing is the AI. It is not just total stupid, but simply non-existing. Both on the world map, but foremost in the battles. Horse archers dismounting their horses and charging you walls equipped with bowmen?? This is too bad to be just stupid. Another thing is the lack of immersion. You do not get the feeling that any of your choices matters in some way. Somehow things are not well stitched together. More related things are: bad user interface, totally mis-formatted in-game help, and a general lack of polishing.
Related to the previous games this is not a step backwards, but it is just an incomplete game full of bugs which totally misses the point of grand strategy. Rather play Empire, Shogun 2 or Rome 1 you will actually have fun with theses game.
Without the bugs and playable game turns I would give it a 6/10 but like this the game is almost junk.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Jul 27, 2013Playing a cultur or diplomatic game is finally much more fun in Civ5. But what use are all the new options when the AI does not know how to play them? For me Civ5 has always been a game against the computer and frankly the AI is just plain stupid: It does not know how to vote in the world council, it cheats (-80 gold/turn and no consequences) and reacts completely unreasonable. With all the new options of Brave New World this is more apparent than ever.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Jul 27, 2013Well done hand-drawn isometric graphics and nice 3D characters. Sound effects are very weak and the music is not much better. Spell and combat effect are a bit on the weak side. The story is told with text and character portraits and quite interesting with several twists. The skill system is not worked out very well with only linear choices in character development. Presentation of skill tree and inventory is not done well, especially for a PC game. If you are into turn based combat it is a nice experience for a few hours don't pay more than $10 for it.… Expand