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  • Summary: Divinity Original Sin: Enhanced Edition is a much lauded Role-Playing-Game that blends deep customization and humor with dynamic turn based combat. Either in online co-op, split-screen co-op on your TV, or even alone, take advantage of a classless RPG system to create your heroes and conquerDivinity Original Sin: Enhanced Edition is a much lauded Role-Playing-Game that blends deep customization and humor with dynamic turn based combat. Either in online co-op, split-screen co-op on your TV, or even alone, take advantage of a classless RPG system to create your heroes and conquer the evils of Rivellon!

    Embark upon a journey with up to three companions as you bend the very fabric of time, where what seems like the case of a simple murder unravels into hours of quests facing fiendish foes, magical polymorphs, and dastardly bosses. As a Source Hunter, master the elements and use the environment to your advantage in dynamic combats mixing weather and magic to explode, poison, electrify, freeze and burn your enemies!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 1, 2015
    91
    The best homage that the old school RPG can get, but also a rendition to the new wave on the genre, adapted seamlessly to consoles.
  2. Oct 29, 2015
    90
    There's little we can complain about. Divinity Original Sin still is an outstanding and unique experience, no matter what platform you play it on.
  3. Oct 26, 2015
    90
    You can find RPGs that are prettier, more accessible, or less busy, but very few are as dedicated to the true spirit of role-playing as this one is.
  4. Nov 1, 2015
    90
    Whether it be the finer details that the game gets so right, the brilliantly written script, the deep, addictive battle system or the simple fact that, Larian Studios have somehow managed to make it all work on a home console, the fact of the matter is; Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition, regardless of where you decide to play it, has to go down as one of the single finest Western RPGs released in the last five years.
  5. Nov 5, 2015
    90
    There isn’t much wrong with Original Sin outside of the fact that there simply may be too much of it. In a time when games are releasing on a weekly basis, this is a daunting experience that requires the utmost dedication. Still, for anyone who loves the turn-based genre, it doesn’t get much better than this.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 8, 2015
    90
    A surprise gem, particularly in co-op. Be prepared to put in a bit of learning time, but it's well worth it so you can appreciate the unusual freedom at your fingertips. Also: you can talk to dogs. [Christmas 2015, p.69]
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 3, 2015
    80
    Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition has come a really long way, from the solid and praised RPG to a totally redesigned project that brought a hardcore version of the genre to the new consoles. What a creditable achievement. [Issue#258]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Nov 5, 2015
    10
    I knew the game not previously - the more I am impressed. It starts at the free choice of character (two persons) where you can decide freelyI knew the game not previously - the more I am impressed. It starts at the free choice of character (two persons) where you can decide freely about sex - super! The turn-based battles are also a fine break from the modern gameplays. The story is very interesting and well written dialogues. Unfortunately, there is no German Synchro of the spoken dialogue. The texts have been translated into German.
    The inventory could be better resolved, but that would be my only criticism already. Nice that even those turn-based RPGs find their way to the consoles (Xbox One).
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  2. May 7, 2016
    10
    It is the one of the best RPG I have ever played, and I played a lot of RPGs . I don't play on PC. It is useless to try to explain what thisIt is the one of the best RPG I have ever played, and I played a lot of RPGs . I don't play on PC. It is useless to try to explain what this game is. You can bu sure that if you like RPGs, this game MUST be played. Pay attention: it is not a game where you will find the best graphic effects, or the best "framerate". Here you will simply find one of the best RPG existing. I suggest to play it with no informations about the game, so to discover it gradually Expand
  3. Aug 21, 2016
    10
    Even though I am only level 6, I am absolutely hooked on this game. The combat is (surprisingly) amazing yet challenging, the game doesn'tEven though I am only level 6, I am absolutely hooked on this game. The combat is (surprisingly) amazing yet challenging, the game doesn't hold your hand, and I can already tell it has a ton of content. Even if you haven't played a turn-based combat game before (like myself), I think that you'll be glad you bought it. I can only hope the sequel comes to consoles. Expand
  4. May 4, 2016
    9
    Great game. Interesting story and good old school role playing experience. However, if you don't like to read or examine stats this gameGreat game. Interesting story and good old school role playing experience. However, if you don't like to read or examine stats this game isn't for you. Expand
  5. Mar 13, 2016
    9
    Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition
    New School RPG with an Old School Feel
    Divinity Original Sin tells the story of 2 source hunters that
    Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition
    New School RPG with an Old School Feel
    Divinity Original Sin tells the story of 2 source hunters that you get to customize at the beginning of the game, customization is pretty basic so you’ll be lucky to get a character to match your likeness even a tiny bit
    These source hunters are out to solve a town murder, but while solving this murder they’re sent down a path and realize they need to solve something much larger than this.
    Before you play this game, you need to be self-aware with the kind of gamer you, because while this game is fairly new, the way it’s delivered isn’t.
    Don’t expect a top down Skyrim…
    I was reminded many times of Pokémon, in the sense that every city you go to has its own story that still connects to the main story.., you set out on a journey and that’s it, you’re on your own, see you later or never, the game doesn’t care.
    It will not hold your hand, other than marking the occasional few important places on your map for you to go check out
    This is a 60 hour journey that you’ll need to figure your way through.
    And the only way to do this is to listen to the conversations…
    At first this doesn’t seem like too much to ask, but every character you run into talks longer than your mom does when she bumps into somebody she knows at a grocery store,
    I’m almost certain 15 of the 60 hours was spent sitting through dialog..
    You can skip through any and all, but this isn’t advised as again, it’s the only way you’re going to figure out where to go to next,
    you have to literally immerse yourself into the game world to beat it... you have become your character…
    That being said, if you don’t have the time or patience to literally almost live another life you’re not going to like this game….
    Sure you can follow a guide, but who wants to do that for 60 hours?
    Otherwise, you’ll find this game to be quite the masterpiece
    You’re solving mysteries and puzzles, there are side quests that can help with main quests, tons of npcs to interacts and trade with, and you want to talk to every npc, helps them, get on their good side and sometimes be able to bring them along your journey..
    Their help is much welcomed because outside the city walls the wilderness if full of enemies ready to kill you
    Beyond the problem solving that’s going on, there is a turn based combat system here…
    This fighting system is very simple to understand with tons of skills and spells to learn based on your characters skills that you get to freely choose as you level up...
    You could easily turn a brute to a witch and vice versa….
    Through shops, chests, and bookshelves, you’ll find tons of skill books to teach your characters new moves for battles…
    You have your basic elemental attacks which come in handy since enemies do usually have a weakness, and the environment is completely interactive…
    You can catch things on fire, blow them up, throw poison grenades, it’s all fair game...
    My favorite though is the ability to summon creatures to help you…
    By the end all 4 of my characters could summon at least 1 creature, while only 1 of the 4 were a witch…
    You aren’t forced to stick to certain skills based on your characters stats... there is an insane amount of freedom here…
    Still, it took me a little over halfway through the game to get my team so stacked... so for the first half I had to rely a lot on scroll, which can be used to regenerate a fallen member, summoned creatures, or do elemental attacks…
    I did however feel that I was a little too over powered in the last 40% of the game…
    I hardly had to think during battles..
    It seems as though I’ve figure out the best strategy and it failed maybe 2 times onward…
    but even the final bosses were a breeze…
    This made the final few maps feel like a drag, and you kinda get to see just how repetitive the game real is…
    Still the first half of the game can be insanely challenging at times….
    some bosses 1 hit killing your entire team, having to force you to approach their rooms differently so all of your member don’t take the damage…
    Luckily you can find some epic loot to help with elemental damage, give you some stat boosts, and if all else fails, there is a quick save feature to let you retry as many times as you’d like, or leave, stock up and come back…
    The journey to the credits though is well worth it..
    Especially since your characters feel so real to you
    They will interrupt when they disagree with your dialog choices, causing you to have to rock paper scissors your way through a decision and this really an extra layer to the immersion..
    OF course even better if this other person is sitting on the couch with you, as this game does support split screen coop as well
    Despite feeling more like a puzzle game for the final half, Original Sin is one of the best RPGs in a long time.
    But if you aren’t willing to put in the time and effort this game demands,
    I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it
    I give Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition
    a 8.5/10
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  6. Nov 9, 2015
    7
    Firstly, I am an old-school D&D fan, so the turn-based combat has a decided appeal (in an RPG the skill should be in the stats of theFirstly, I am an old-school D&D fan, so the turn-based combat has a decided appeal (in an RPG the skill should be in the stats of the character, not in my skill with a controller). On the whole this is a pretty good game that will appeal to a niche market (jRPG fans should take note as this is a step up), but will unlikely find a wider audience given its mechanics and lack of polish.

    Pros:
    Turn-based combat that depends on every stat of the character, which is controllable/ determined by you...from who attacks first, who attacks most, through damage, defense, etc. Very satisfying...but takes a while to get back into coming off of the action style games of today.

    Character customization for the above reasons; allows vastly different approaches to the game.

    Crafting is strong; again, only if you are into the time it takes to appreciate it. This is another niche appreciation.

    Story is ok and although the physical footprint is not large, the combination of the above and the planing involved with approaching combat, so as not to be 1-shotted, the game takes 40+ hours to complete (maybe on easy mode it would take less, not sure).

    While I don't play co-op, that you can fully lay the game co-op is a fantastic feature.

    Cons:
    This game was clearly made on a PC budget, from visuals to voice acting this is very obviously not a AAA product (again, much like a jRPG)

    Combat, at times, can be very unfair. It is far too easy to be 1-shot killed (not just "you", your whole party!!!!!) and, in a game with a true ironman mode, that is unconscionable.

    Rock-paper-scissors is a ridiculous concept to resolving disputes...and I mean ridiculous.

    Like too many games over the past few years, the games become more complex, but the tutorials do not, so your early enjoyment of the game is much less than it should be...and you lose a lot of people that are borderline RPG fans.

    Camera angles (top down)/ screen colors are not great and it is fairly easy not to be able to see enemies during combat as they blend into the environment (not purposely)

    Enemies/ creatures do not re-spawn, so there are only a set amount of xp in this game...once you are "done" a section, it is barren (except for the corpses) for the rest of the game...huge disappointment.
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  7. Feb 7, 2016
    2
    This game is a big no-no. the only thing that saves it is to remember Divinity 2.
    Graphics, story and mechanical is terribly weak
    pass away
    This game is a big no-no. the only thing that saves it is to remember Divinity 2.
    Graphics, story and mechanical is terribly weak
    pass away from it, disappointment in the right
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