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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 376
  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 21, 2017
    10
    The gamge is absolutely brilliant. Beautiful graphic, interesting dialogs. Best RPG of this decade. Cannot be compared to the first game, thatThe gamge is absolutely brilliant. Beautiful graphic, interesting dialogs. Best RPG of this decade. Cannot be compared to the first game, that is also good, but this one will come up like the best rpgs ever Expand
  3. Jan 23, 2021
    10
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  4. Sep 20, 2017
    10
    a masterpiece absolutly epic best rpg and beside witcher 3 a legendary game.
    i love it and the freedom to play it with friends in coop with
    a masterpiece absolutly epic best rpg and beside witcher 3 a legendary game.
    i love it and the freedom to play it with friends in coop with controler and splitscreen is great.
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  5. Oct 19, 2017
    9
    Larian Studios strike again with massive cRPG game and if you love this genre - you have to play this one. It's pure game as it gets, noLarian Studios strike again with massive cRPG game and if you love this genre - you have to play this one. It's pure game as it gets, no micro-transaction bullcrap, no day 1 dlc, nothing - just a brilliant game made with passion.

    Obviously the game is not perfect, no game is and nothing is, but it's bloody good. You start the game you are not hand-held by anything, you figure you way thru and do your things your own way. You have plenty of option to choose from, starting from your own character - you have many playstyles to choose from: fighter, summoner, necromancer, archer, rogue assassin, mage of 4 different forces of nature, polymorphy and you combine those anyway you like to make a truly unique build and experience in gameplay. You can create your own character from scratch or play one of the 6 origin characters. The origin characters serve as fantastic companions to choose from as well, all of them being different and unique in personality and special abilities. All companions have a unique storyline to experience.

    The quests, dialogue writing and exploration feel really good and thru your gameplay you'll be accompanied with brilliant music written this time by a new composer (Borislav Slavov) and it's up to par with original composer that worked for Larian for so many years, but sadly passed away soon after prequel of this game came out (rest in piece Kirill Pokrovsky). Unlike many other cRPG - this one is fully voice acted for all NPC and a narrator and it ads to immersion - believe me!

    Combat is one of the best in cRPG games in my honest opinion. It's tactical turn-based combat, but it's not hexagon map based. Instead you only have range units that limit you how far you can move your character or how far you can reach with your skills and how big area you can cover - this way it feels more natural. Each turn your party characters get set amount of action points and there your tactics begin on how to use them - whether to strike some damage, crowd control enemies, buff you or your party member, or move your character to a new position. On top of that - you can combo elements for extra effects: fire + oil = massive explosions, etc. You can use environment to your advantage or it can be used by the enemy against you - so play smart, every decision matters and has consequences. You cannot ask for a better combat in cRPG.

    Ofc there are few minor problems with the game - a minor bug here and there, but nothing impacting your experience a lot and story is not the best I've seen in genre, but it's solid enough to suck you in.

    I didn't play 10/10 game yet (because it would have to be absolutely perfect in every way - that's how strict I am) but Divinity Original Sin 2 is close one. My 9/10 would be 10 for most reviewers out here.

    If you are looking for fantastic adventure without being held by your hand - the game is for you. If your are looking for modern cRPG - Divinity Original Sin 2 should be your prime choice!
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  6. Sep 19, 2017
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. 8/10 because my taunt is resisted by physical armor. Seriously, the new armor system is hard to like if you played the first D:OS. Also, quest log is really messy.

    All in all, its a great game.
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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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