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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. Expand
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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: 42 out of 472
  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 13, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Not often do I rate a game with 10 out of 10. Divinity Original Sin does not even deserve a 10/10 in a way as it has been released with some uncanny design choices (mostly in the UI), but still gets the highest score because every other game element is so powerful and the game mechanics offer unsurpassed replayability, depth and tactical choice.

    Divinity:OS is best compared to classics like Baldur's Gate and older TES titles such as Morrowind. Going back to the old-school isometric perspective feels like a sensible, logical and nostalgic choice that shows its merit throughout the whole game. Not once would I consider playing this game in a 3rd or 1st person perspective. Every single piece of environment presents a potential piece of the puzzle to your quest solution which adds greatly to playtime and a sense of discovery and natural immersion.

    Combat and character development rules are original, inventive and understandable, but unforgiving. Imagine destroying a boss made out of lava in one turn, only to walk past its corpse on the next and instantly killing yourself because that boss left a puddle of lava. A simple example of one of the many reasons you will be saving often, retrying encounters and redoing pieces of the game just to experience the myriad of possibilities every little sequence has to offer. Every minute of play is a learning experience, adding new knowledge and depth to the game.

    In addition to the astounding brilliance in gameplay just from the original campaign, Divinity:OS also offers a complete construction kit and encourages a vibrant modding community. The first pieces of community-driven content are already underway and the patching and post-release support is fast, active and to-the-point. Larian keeps listening to the community and still strives to improve the game.

    Indie gaming at its best. RPG has been re-invented and redesigned. Divinity:OS is the new template for the future of the isometric, true Role-Playing Game.
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  3. Aug 17, 2014
    10
    The game I was expecting. After years of waiting, after a kickstarter campaign and after hours on alpha/beta. They simply made a little gem,The game I was expecting. After years of waiting, after a kickstarter campaign and after hours on alpha/beta. They simply made a little gem, this game deserve to be one of the best rpg ever. And I think it is. Expand
  4. Jul 2, 2014
    10
    If you are a fan of turn based gameplay and innovative charming story telling then you will love this game. You can tell that the developersIf you are a fan of turn based gameplay and innovative charming story telling then you will love this game. You can tell that the developers put a lot of love and effort into this game. Its a crying shame that games like this will only ever be made by crowd funded developers. This is a game made for RPG fans by RPG fans and it does not disappoint. If you call yourself a gamer and you do not have this game, shame on you! Seriously go and buy it right now.. its that good. Expand
  5. Jan 11, 2015
    9
    An extremely rewarding game, it starts really slow and hard but as you get used to the mechanics and your team starts being productive itAn extremely rewarding game, it starts really slow and hard but as you get used to the mechanics and your team starts being productive it becomes one of the finest RPG experiences to date.

    The best thing about this game are its battles, there is no standard way to win and here lies the magic and also the difficulty of the game.

    You can approach battles in any way you want and you can improvise. The system is extremely deep and makes use of the environment which can be your biggest friend or foe depending on the circumstances.

    The world is mythicaliy designed with a huge amount of lore spread throughout it making you want to explore more and more..You can find tons of equipment and choosing the best equipment for your team can be an extra challenge and adds to the immersion.

    The only minor flaw I found is character design which is kind of generic
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  6. Oct 10, 2014
    8
    If your up for an old styple RPG, this is a great game. Great story, very well balanced difficulty (although sometimes you may get stuck for aIf your up for an old styple RPG, this is a great game. Great story, very well balanced difficulty (although sometimes you may get stuck for a while until you understand how to solve some quests). It definitely is oriented to people that can invest time into exploring since it is very time consuming and big. If your looking for a quick experience this game is not for you.
    As a drawback i would state inventory management since it quite complex and you tend to accumulate quite a stock. There are also different minor bugs that must be adjusted here and there.
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  7. Jan 6, 2018
    0
    boring combat, old mechanics, ugly graphic and terrible story and lore... once again cash grab from glitchstarter end up as failure... go buyboring combat, old mechanics, ugly graphic and terrible story and lore... once again cash grab from glitchstarter end up as failure... go buy something thats actually a game not dead-genre corpse Expand

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