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  • Summary: Set a thousand years after the first game, Divinity: Original Sin II presents a darker, more grounded narrative and expands on the tactical combat system of its award-winning predecessor. In Divinity: Original Sin, you were on a quest for the forbidden Source magic. Now, you yourself are aSet a thousand years after the first game, Divinity: Original Sin II presents a darker, more grounded narrative and expands on the tactical combat system of its award-winning predecessor. In Divinity: Original Sin, you were on a quest for the forbidden Source magic. Now, you yourself are a Sourcerer: a dangerously powerful individual whose abilities summon creatures from the encroaching Void. The Divine is dead and the Void is everywhere. Sourcerers are blamed and the Divine Order is leading the charge against the threat: you. Captured and sent to Fort Joy, you will be "cured" of your powers -- no matter the cost. But the Order has secrets of its own that may cast doubt on its so-called holy mission. As you escape from Fort Joy, you realize that if the world remains godless, it will be consumed by the Void. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Sep 6, 2019
    100
    From lonely farmhouses through pitched battles with gods in far-flung dimensions, Divinity: Original Sin II is one of the most captivating role-playing games ever made in both its original and Definitive incarnations, with the latter proving that even the most complicated role-players can be ported successfully to gamepad-limited consoles. This immaculately conceived and emotion-wrought fantasy world, topped by brilliant tactical combat, make it one of the finest games of recent years, and it remains an instant classic in the pantheon of RPG greats.
  2. Oct 1, 2019
    100
    I named the vanilla release the best game I had played this millennium in 2017, and the Definitive Edition on PS4 the best RPG I had ever played in 2018. 2019 sees Larian’s RPG opus become portable and it is as fantastic as ever. It is easily the deepest, richest, and most rewarding game on the Switch. In short Divinity Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition the best game on Nintendo Switch.
  3. Oct 25, 2019
    100
    Divinity: Original Sin II is a masterpiece and a dream come true for RPG fans. This game takes us to a world in which our decisions will influence completely throughout the secondary plots, without forgetting to maintain excellent quality both in storytelling and in combat and personalization. One of the best role-playing games ever created.
  4. Sep 9, 2019
    95
    Divinity Original Sin 2 was one of the best RPG released in recent years. This Definitive Edition doesn’t change that fact. Loaded with content, it also features a good controler’s compatibility, allowing all consoles players to enjoy this gem.
  5. Oct 18, 2019
    90
    Blitworks has done a fantastic job porting Divinity: Original Sin 2 to Switch, running great for the most part,including local wireless and an interface that has been scaled well.
  6. Sep 19, 2019
    90
    Divinity: Original Sin II is the perfect definition of freedom in the role-playing genre. What Larian Studios has achieved here exceeds all expectations. It’s inspired by the classics, but it wants to innovate. It picks up elements from the original, but improves on them and expands them. Few RPGs can carry their acronym more proudly than the game we have here.
  7. Sep 26, 2019
    80
    Divinity: Original Sin II on the Switch does a wonderful job of staying true to the original PC and console versions with no major drawbacks — even if the menus can be their own mini-boss.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 59
  2. Negative: 9 out of 59
  1. Jun 15, 2020
    10
    2020 Update Review

    I won't mess around. DOS2 is an absolute joy to play on Switch. The game has obvious graphical downgrades but since
    2020 Update Review

    I won't mess around. DOS2 is an absolute joy to play on Switch. The game has obvious graphical downgrades but since release nine months ago the devs have supplied several patches improving the graphics and stability. The game looks good in handheld mode and runs at 30fps with the occasional save stutter and heavy explosions which dip ONLY between moves for a brief second. For PC players the cross save function is a lot better since launch and works as intended. All in all DOS2 is a testament to Larian Studios dedication in bringing a seamlessly impossible port to Switch and NAILING IT. If you have a feeling of trepidation picking it up on the Switch's less powerful hardware please don't. The compromises are reasonable and you still get the full fat experience. A must buy as always.
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  2. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    WOW, one of my favorite RPGs and a killer port to boot. A must have for switch owners and divinity fans.
  3. Oct 7, 2019
    10
    This is possibly the best game of this generation. I liked this game so much I bought it for both PC and PS4. Its refreshing to see a gameThis is possibly the best game of this generation. I liked this game so much I bought it for both PC and PS4. Its refreshing to see a game like this. Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2019
    10
    Безумно крутая рпг, сначала брал в стиме играл, сейчас проходим на приставке в кооперативе! это оболденно, разнообразия от созданныхБезумно крутая рпг, сначала брал в стиме играл, сейчас проходим на приставке в кооперативе! это оболденно, разнообразия от созданных персонажей и их классов просто невероятное! на данный момент наверное это лучшая рпг века :) Expand
  5. Sep 11, 2019
    10
    Fantastic port. The controls are as smooth as you could expect without a keyboard and mouse. This game is really well suited to theFantastic port. The controls are as smooth as you could expect without a keyboard and mouse. This game is really well suited to the portability of the Switch and will certainly make my long bus rides to work all the better. Expand
  6. Oct 24, 2019
    9
    Fantastically rich and satisfyingly difficult to master. Probably my favourite rpg on the Switch at the moment.
  7. Jun 29, 2020
    0
    The combat is miserable. Every enemy can one- or two-shot you at every point of the game. They always go first, so you will always spend yourThe combat is miserable. Every enemy can one- or two-shot you at every point of the game. They always go first, so you will always spend your first turns putting your characters on life support. Enemies can all teleport around the map at will. They all get to make "attacks of opportunity," which is basically a free half-turn--you can have this ability too, but your attacks miss about 50% of the time. Environmental effects exist only to cancel out every one of your strategic choices. The first encounter is always a wash, so that you can use your second to give your characters the high ground and set target priorities so they can have half a chance. You will never be able to do either on the fly the first time around. It almost feels as if save scumming is an actual gameplay mechanic, which is tragic.

    The item menus are a wreck, but eventually you will develop the muscle memory for them. You'd think they could translate the click-and-drag functionality of the PC to the Switch's touch controls, but they...just didn't.

    I liked the writing and acting well enough, and I normally hate voice acting in these games. You can RP in the conversations a little bit, but not so much in the combat, where failure to properly min/max from the jump will lead to a lot of wasted time.

    This was on my list for a long time, but something held me back until I took the jump just now. Maybe I was feeling my future disappointment ripple back in time. I should have listened, and never bought this sadistic pile of junk.
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