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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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Score distribution:
  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: 15 out of 257
  1. Nov 26, 2017
    10
    The best CRPG ever!

    While I started Original Sin a few times and it was boring and boring (before it gets better (: ), this second version
    The best CRPG ever!

    While I started Original Sin a few times and it was boring and boring (before it gets better (: ), this second version is perfectly balanced. Its interesting from the first moment, you dont get alone in areas just breaking vases to collect items, something interesting is happening all the time. The story is entertaining, the people you find on the way are consistent, quests are good, your characters have a good variation to make the game fun to play again. Besides, the 'difficulty levels' also change a lot everything.
    Voice acting is great. Graphics are great (and this is more and more important for me), interface is great, easy to use, intuitive.
    A must for anyone who likes CRPG. And a great option for someone trying to enter CRPG world.
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  2. 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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  3. Jan 17, 2018
    10
    One of the best RPG that I have played in a many many year. The game creator knows how to listen to their players and understand what it takesOne of the best RPG that I have played in a many many year. The game creator knows how to listen to their players and understand what it takes to make a clean and fun game with a safe environment. Expand
  4. Sep 27, 2017
    10
    A masterpiece no doubt and I would seriously name it game of the year if I may.

    Been eagerly waiting for this game for months and it
    A masterpiece no doubt and I would seriously name it game of the year if I may.

    Been eagerly waiting for this game for months and it doesn’t fail me in a single point. Almost perfect in every aspect and way better than its already amazing prequel (except that I feel I prefer the voice and atmosphere of the female narrator in DOS:EE than that of this male narrator.)

    Special reference must be made to the music for it is so astoundingly composed that I feel I can just sit there listening to the main theme for hours. Last time a game’s BGM would give me such immersion and pleasure should be playing Skyrim.

    Larian Studios now officially tops my favorite developer list and this honor should only be shared by CD Projekt Red. These two great studios earn their greatness not only because they make great games, but because the enthusiasm and true love they showed to their works: they try wholeheartedly to polish and perfect their games in every possible way and they always take the players seriously.

    I sincerely hope DOS2 will be a great success and cement Larian Studios’ ascension to an AAA studio (if it is not already in that list). For this reason I feel real sad for some recklessly given negative ratings: it’s a shame not to show your respect and kindness to such a devoted developer that does not care only about profit maximization as many others do.
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  5. Sep 25, 2017
    10
    I will sound like I'm totally paid to do this review, but this game is one of the best, if not THE best shared gaming experience we had inI will sound like I'm totally paid to do this review, but this game is one of the best, if not THE best shared gaming experience we had in years. My wife isn't very competetive, or most multiplayer games of today simply fly out of the window. This however, has been, a joy, a blast, and most importantly - an adventure to be experienced together. For the first time ever she was the one who wanted to stay up late and play.

    Whenever each of us screws up and gets into trouble, the other is there to help... or not. Because our characters just argued about something in-game.

    "Why are you running like mad?" "I just stole a 1000 gold from the magistrate, I think they noticed!" *rushes away*
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  6. Dec 4, 2017
    9
    Best RPG since Dragon Age Origin.
    I spent about 500 hours to play DAO and so disappointed when Dragon Age 2 is released, but this game
    Best RPG since Dragon Age Origin.
    I spent about 500 hours to play DAO and so disappointed when Dragon Age 2 is released, but this game restore my hope in RPG, thank you
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  7. Jan 6, 2019
    0
    Probs to most overated game ever made and i've played everything.

    This game is good. But has major flaws everyone seems to just gloss over.
    Probs to most overated game ever made and i've played everything.

    This game is good. But has major flaws everyone seems to just gloss over.

    Pros
    -Great graphics
    -Decent voice action and music
    -Much better written than the first game
    -Every character and object is interactable

    Cons
    - Diffuculty is **** There is no sense to where to go and which fight will be on level with your party. If the scarecrows didn't kill you in act 2, your a liar and it's stupid bad game design.
    - Equipment becomes usless within 2 levels and you have to cheese steal everything.
    - AI uses dodgy tactics, will focus party members, instant kill or dmg whole party before fight starts.
    - Avoiding these issue is time consuming, why can't I set formations?
    - I've spent half the game in the inventory just sorting **** why the hell dont herbs and ingredients get there own tab or slot. Tag based sorting simply adds an extra step to finding anything.
    - You can never relax - sure in most RPG any fight will range from easy to difficult- because the world is random like that. This game every battle is set to test the limits of your party, making is a stressful time consuming experience compared to other RPG's. You cant fix this since explorer mode is so easy it's pointless.

    Honestly I hate this game because all the acclaim makes me feel like I should be enjoying it more. But this game is a **** 7.5, not a 10. Play pillars or planetscape or witcher for a better rpg.
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