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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: 27 out of 348
  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 3, 2017
    10
    The size of this game is insane, and the fact that it is voice acted is even more incredible.

    Massive amounts of fun with friends, and
    The size of this game is insane, and the fact that it is voice acted is even more incredible.

    Massive amounts of fun with friends, and compelling mechanics that will keep you wanting more.
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  3. Apr 10, 2018
    10
    I'm absolutely blown away by how incredible this game is. It is unreal how robust the isometric RPG genre has been the last few years. BetweenI'm absolutely blown away by how incredible this game is. It is unreal how robust the isometric RPG genre has been the last few years. Between this, Grim Dawn, Pillars of Eternity, Tyranny, and hopefully an equally outstanding Pillars of Eternity sequel next month, I can die a happy man.

    What is even more insane is that despite those other games being incredible, Divinity: Original Sin II is clearly the best game of them all. It is THAT good. The environments are lush and detailed. The story is gripping from the very start of the game. The character development isn't a slog, so you actually feel a connection to each of them from the moment you hear their stories. Then as the game continues, you develop even deeper emotional connections. That makes the choices you make and their outcomes so impactful.

    Everything to be said about this game has been said a million times, and with good reason. It deserves all the praise. I just want to give it my 10.
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  4. Sep 21, 2017
    10
    A true masterpiece!

    After playing the first one i was really waiting for this one and it's the best game ever!!! From graphics to audio
    A true masterpiece!

    After playing the first one i was really waiting for this one and it's the best game ever!!!
    From graphics to audio and music.. From races to skills and abilities it's really awesome!
    The story so far is unique and pretty good! Like i said! awesome game!
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  5. Nov 11, 2017
    9
    BEST IN GENRE (D&D) that I've played. Each battle is a unique challenge. My first play-through took over 100 hours and I was sorry when itBEST IN GENRE (D&D) that I've played. Each battle is a unique challenge. My first play-through took over 100 hours and I was sorry when it ended. It was a relief to give my brain a rest, though. The only reason it isn't a 10 is the top-down, turn-based combat. For those who prefer strategic thinking, this is a gem. Expand
  6. Oct 13, 2017
    9
    The Divinity Sin series is the best kickstarter games to date. DOS: 2 improves on the original with a better story, expanded skills, and fullyThe Divinity Sin series is the best kickstarter games to date. DOS: 2 improves on the original with a better story, expanded skills, and fully voiced NPC's just about everywhere. The heart and hook of this game is the combat system though.

    A new system is in place where your characters have both physical and magical armor. It serves as an important "buffer" before they start taking real damage to hit points. Even more important, armor blocks status effects and this game has a slew of nasty ones. Stunned, Cursed, Burning, Petrified, Diseased, Suffocating, Frozen, Crippled, to name just a few. Once your armor goes, things get ugly real fast. Enemies have both magic and physical armor as well, so here is where the strategy on your part comes into play. You can build a balanced party good for dealing with all enemies, or you can focus on doing one type of damage and have a cakewalk on some enemies, and a nightmare with others. Up to you.

    The game has a good amount of dialogue solvable encounters. You work against a persuausion system where where an NPC has a base attitude stat toward you and then an attribute like intelligence or strength is used to reflect the type of answer you can give. To me some of the attributes didn't make a whole lot of sense. I can see intelligence, wits, and memory being used, but think Finesse and Constitution shouldn't really be able to help you answer questions.

    The crafting system is there, but in a highly neutered state. There is no blacksmithing anymore, just the ability to craft food, potions, arrows, and grenades. Finding an epic recipe and going on a quest for the ingredients make for interesting quests so not sure why they did away with it. Perhaps they ran out of time to implement it.

    Finally I wouldn't be giving an honest review if I didn't comment on the overuse of elements in this game. Sure they were meant to give another layer of strategy to combat, and sometime do, but nearly every skill can produce fire, electric, ice, poison, etc. I don't think level 1 skills in general should have been able to create fire fields and poison clouds. It also makes every battle graphically quite messy, hard to highlight an enemy sometime because they are often overlayed in smoke, poison, and fire.

    There you have it. I give it a 9 despite my quibbles about the elements and crafting. With the fall of Bioware, we are really lucky to have Larian still producing high quality RPGs.
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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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