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  • Summary: Master deep, tactical combat. Join up to 3 other players - but know that only one of you will have the chance to become a God.

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  1. Positive: 71 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 16, 2018
    100
    From a great story to a difficult fight, from a beautifully created world to an excellent multiplayer, Divinity: Original Sin II is a unique game offering an unforgettable experience. Despite some mistakes, another RPG giant was born. [Issue#279]
  2. Sep 24, 2017
    100
    Divinity: Original Sin 2 is simply the pinnacle of the CRPG genre. It offers a campaign with memorable characters, interesting role-playing options, and excellent systemic combat. The environments are beautiful and the soundtrack is solid. That alone would put it at the top of the heap, but then Larian added offline and online coop, a PVP arena mode, and Game Master mode, the greatest throwback to the Dungeons & Dragons pen-and-paper games that underpin the entire genre. I might have small issues here and there, but Divinity: Original Sin 2 is one of the best in a strong year for gaming.
  3. Sep 21, 2017
    98
    Divinity: Original Sin 2 takes what the last game did, and juices it up to levels beyond what the doctor recommends. By maximizing its strengths, and finding new ways to improve on weaknesses, it knocks down barriers and locked doors alike in a power move to rush towards one of my favorite games of the year. Though it does have its flaws in the form of small technical glitches, and one really annoying one where sometimes my characters would stop moving as a party unless I manually did it myself, this is an imperfect gem that manages even in imperfection to put some of my favorite RPGs to shame. Well done Larian Studios, well done!
  4. Sep 29, 2017
    95
    No game has captured the nuance of pen-and-paper RPG quite like Divinity: Original Sin 2. Every moment is filled with meaningful choice with real consequences, and every character has a story to tell. In an RPG landscape where dialogue options are dumbed down, and quests have become package delivery to a specific map coordinate, Divinity: Original Sin 2 stands out as one of the best RPGs I’ve played in a decade...maybe even longer than that.
  5. Oct 6, 2017
    92
    Divinity: Original Sin 2 gets further than most of the RPGs nowadays. Larian Studios has created a complex narrative-driven game with intuitive and smooth gameplay.
  6. Sep 29, 2017
    90
    Divinity: Original Sin II has such a wide scope and is such a dense, feature-rich game that it's easy to lose track of time and get completely immersed in its writing, characters, and raw inventiveness. There's a never-ending draw to see one more quest to completion, to try out one new ability or tactic in one more encounter, or to explore just one more location. Divinity: Original Sin II will relentlessly test your own creativity, demand your attention, prove your abilities, force you to question your own decisions, and overall keep giving reasons to continue playing and never lets go.
  7. Oct 13, 2017
    70
    Divinity: Original Sin 2 has an abundance of things to see and do, a staggering amount of secrets to unearth and plenty of tricks up its sleeve. Yet almost every cool moment I experienced sits shoulder-to-shoulder with an equally weighted disappointment. Ambitious and impressive as it often is, it’s ultimately a collection of incredibly pretty beads that just don’t string together as well as they should.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 368
  1. Sep 14, 2017
    10
    A Masterpiece...

    A bold way to start a review, but think of the best RPG you have ever played, and then think of the best developers to
    A Masterpiece...

    A bold way to start a review, but think of the best RPG you have ever played, and then think of the best developers to back it up. Larian is humble, open, and inspired and they have poured those feelings and skills into this game.

    To be honest, when playing through early access the only think I felt was missing was Voice acting. I understood of course the challenge that would be required to do it right and I respected the fact that Larian had at least considered it. Without requesting more money or making excuses, they made if feasible, did it in secret, and released it as a gift.

    DOS2 has fantastic graphics, fantastic story, amazing mechanics, and challenges to the player to think through puzzles and mysteries. Its not handed on a silver platter, but each and every choice is made rewarding. You can literally play through this game billions of different ways.

    To top it off, you can play 4 player COOP. I have always wanted an amazing RPG with drop in and out coop and DOS EE was great for that. Now DOS2 has made it even better.

    In summary, props to Larian and i truly recommend you give DOS 2 a shot.
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  2. Sep 27, 2017
    10
    The best game in this year, until now probably game of the year. Larian Studios have improved several aspects of their predecessor by creatingThe best game in this year, until now probably game of the year. Larian Studios have improved several aspects of their predecessor by creating a masterpiece. Expand
  3. Jan 3, 2021
    10
    Just has a third re-run, and I am 100% sure, this is the best game I have ever played. Dragon Age is my favorite gaming series, Origins theJust has a third re-run, and I am 100% sure, this is the best game I have ever played. Dragon Age is my favorite gaming series, Origins the best out of three, but this...this is just on another level. The writing, fun, unexpected encounters that can happen from this game are endless. It is a true RPG. Expand
  4. Sep 20, 2017
    10
    Triple A, Masterpiece!

    Amazing and huge campaign, multiple difficulties, a lot of class possibilities and party composition, possible to
    Triple A, Masterpiece!

    Amazing and huge campaign, multiple difficulties, a lot of class possibilities and party composition, possible to play with 1-4 players (one as host of the game and saves), perfect Game Master mode to play as if in a D&D tabletop game with the engine of the game, perfect system of interaction between elements surfaces (like set fire on oil, poison explodes, blood/water eletrified, etc).
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  5. Nov 10, 2017
    9
    A true masterpiece, Proudly the game of the year for me

    Feel there might be a lack of "melee weapon" skills. There is 2 melee ones
    A true masterpiece, Proudly the game of the year for me

    Feel there might be a lack of "melee weapon" skills.
    There is
    2 melee ones (~warrior/~Rogue)
    1 Ranged (~hunter)
    1 weird polymorf
    1 summon
    4 is spells. (fire/lightning/ice&healing/Earth&Poison)

    Feels like there should be more skills to choose from.

    Also, everything turns into Cursed fire in the end whatever you do.

    Other then these points, this is a solid great game with a lot of content

    first playthrough on normal took me about 85 hours, and i am currently on my 3th time in "hard" mode
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  6. Sep 22, 2017
    8
    This is not for you when....

    I though it would be as good as the Trailers. I know that some will not agree but there are 2 Concerns I have
    This is not for you when....

    I though it would be as good as the Trailers. I know that some will not agree but there are 2 Concerns I have with the game. 1) The Storytelling is just too much for me. The first 4 Hours i Spend like 90% in Dialogues, not fighting, not exploring, just reading. 2) The graphic and clicking seems not "state of the art" sometimes the move-to cursor is very inaccurate and not visible while the constant turning of the camera is mandatory due to secrets or loot otherwise forgotten, wasnt that much fun for me tho.

    Nevertheless I respect the immense Storytelling work that was put in this game. If you a "real" RP fan , this might be for you, if you are looking for combat and leveling this might be a little to slow for you.
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  7. Nov 6, 2019
    0
    heres a 0

    hey guys we make an rpg and we put animal and plant and you can even talk to turds, Thats why our rpg is the coolest. I shudder
    heres a 0

    hey guys we make an rpg and we put animal and plant and you can even talk to turds, Thats why our rpg is the coolest. I shudder to think what these guys will do with baldurs gate 3. Not to mention that even now patches come out. wtf do you even play your games before shipping?
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