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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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  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: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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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  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. Jun 24, 2020
    8
    If you enjoyed the Baldur's Gate games of old, this is that feeling again but with a new coat of current gen graphics paint.
  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 10, 2020
    0
    L'Original Sin d'origine était une sorte de version bêta d'un kickstarter de mendiant à la base (on sait que le kickstarter est laL'Original Sin d'origine était une sorte de version bêta d'un kickstarter de mendiant à la base (on sait que le kickstarter est la "plate-forme" qui sert aux développeurs en phase de clochardisation à faire la manche...) ; cette "édition améliorée" à l'occasion de la sortie sur consoles est devenue un peu moins bêta et un peu mieux finie mais le jeu est resté néanmoins très bêta dans l'ensemble...

    Il s'avère en effet très bas de plafond pour un jeu de rôle qui n'a pas grand-chose de "rôle" à dire vrai, à part surtout les défauts outrancièrement exagérés ici... un jeu très bêta et très bête donc dont l'humour crétin omniprésent est vraiment pénible à supporter.

    Son monde générique est très ballot et n'appelle jamais qu'une attention polie alors que son espèce d'histoire à la godille suscite quelques baillements plus ou moins discrets... Son combat au tour par tour semble alléchant mais se révèle à l'usage bancal et décidément trop foireux. Le "leitmotiv" qui tourne à l'obsession en ce qui concerne les surfaces à "piéger" est en effet une mécanique qui ne tourne pas rond, en plus d'être très con et bâclée.

    L'interface sur la console est plutôt ratée et peu commode à utiliser, le dirigisme est roi ici, les choix sont quasi-inexistants et les ennemis vite trop balèzes, histoire de se donner une allure de jeu élitiste à la mords-moi-le-noeud. Graphiquement, ça reste bof et plutôt niais et enfin globalement cette "enhanced edition" demeure aussi merdique que l'originale !
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