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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 395
  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. Oct 14, 2017
    10
    Best crpg of the year and one of the best crpg ever...instant classic. Not for cassual gamers. After 80+ hours ingame I want more. AndBest crpg of the year and one of the best crpg ever...instant classic. Not for cassual gamers. After 80+ hours ingame I want more. And offcourse , must replay with other party :)
    What a refreshment on the scene!
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  3. Jul 26, 2020
    10
    There is no words to describe how awesome this game is.

    Basically all the the elements I had ever imagined to play a perfect RPG are
    There is no words to describe how awesome this game is.

    Basically all the the elements I had ever imagined to play a perfect RPG are implemented in this game somehow. The quests are incredibly interesting, the characters masterfully written, the combat is deep, tough, rewarding, and the graphics are absolutely beautiful.

    There is SO MUCH TO DO, you could easily put 1000+ hours in this game and still discover new things, do a certain situation in another way, test different abilities combinations. It's absolutely worth paying full price for this Masterpiece, the amount of content here is equivalent of 3-5 games from this generation, and there is no filler, half-♥♥♥♥♥ mechanics, you'll be impressed by the amount of detail in the world.

    What got me most jaw dropped is the scope of the game. You look at a town, like Driftwood, you have so much stuff to discover, characters to meet, so much interesting little secrets. In one moment I was being ambushed by dwarves after my undead character had a one timer with a lizard, and the next I'm talking to a chicken mother spirit to save her possessed chick. And then half way I noticed that Driftwood's area is just 10% of the whole map. The micro and macro aspect of the game are equally gigantic.

    Games like these only come out every 10 years or so. So buy this game, sit back, grab something to drink with your friend, relax and enjoy the ride, calmly and together, because if it wasn't enough, you can play split screen or online co op this piece of art.

    BUY IT,

    BUY DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2 NOW
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  4. Sep 16, 2017
    10
    Game of the year!! Larian has done it again! This time the writing is improved to go along with the amazing combat (best combat ever in anGame of the year!! Larian has done it again! This time the writing is improved to go along with the amazing combat (best combat ever in an rpg) and awesome game world!!!!

    GAME OF THE YEAR 2017!
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  5. Feb 23, 2022
    9
    This is a great game. The basic story plot is in a straight line, but by providing various options in the game, it encourages users toThis is a great game. The basic story plot is in a straight line, but by providing various options in the game, it encourages users to naturally enjoy multiple plays. Expand
  6. Sep 15, 2017
    8
    It's a turn-based isometric RPG which attempts to do what Sword Coast Legends never did: make a computer game that captured the essence ofIt's a turn-based isometric RPG which attempts to do what Sword Coast Legends never did: make a computer game that captured the essence of PnP, complete with campaign editor (not tried yet, since this is an EA review), GM mode and true RPG-freedom-of-choice. It is very similar to RPG's of old, like Neverwinter Nights, Baldurs Gate etc.

    I have only completed Act 1 so far, since that's all that exists in the early access version, but I am hooked. The game is a joy to play. Difficult at times, yet rewarding too. It offers true freedom of choice in the way you play and create your character. It features a classless character system so you are free to do whatever you want with your character. It also features various "origin" characters which are kind of pre-generated characters with fleshed out backgrounds (the kind of thing you do yourself in a D&D campaign). You can choose to play one of those or alternatively make up your own and recruit them in game.

    There are many ways to solve the quests in game, offering a lot of replay value. Race, "tags" (such as Outlaw etc.) all make NPC's treat you differently and offer various other ways to do things. The co-op gameplay (up to 4 players) has also been specifically designed with this in mind, meaning your party may not always see eye-to-eye on things. This creates the potential for some interesting RP scenarios.

    Although the version I played does not yet feature a GM mode or level editor, this looks to be the icing on the cake and could significantly increase play-time. They will also offer Steam Workshop support for "click-and-play" modding.

    Now all they need to do is offer the ability to import/export characters...

    Summary
    Overwhelming to begin with, but once you get to grips with the game mechanics you realise just how well crafted this game is. Gorgeous graphics, wonderful sound and music, solid turn-based tactical combat and endless replay value.

    Jimbo Rating: 8/10
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  7. Apr 3, 2020
    0
    Usually different (and I mean it) dialogue branches lead to the same result
    Game skips players moves and it wasn't fixed for 3 years now.
    Usually different (and I mean it) dialogue branches lead to the same result
    Game skips players moves and it wasn't fixed for 3 years now. Either devs don't care about their customers or simply cheat with the game rules, both options show complete disrespect towards the players
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