Divinity: Original Sin II
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|Larian Studios NV
|8.5/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown
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Games that are capable of bridging the gaps over long periods of time in terms of ratings are often overlooked. They may receive great praise when they are released, which is certainly well-deserved, but they quickly begin to lose steam in the community. They are highly revered as nostalgic drivers for gamers, though their impacts may persist. Divinity: Original Sin 2 is up there among the greats within the industry that was heralded as a great title upon release and still constantly receives massive support from the community built around it. Nearly 4 years after its release and there’s still a great buzz about it even in the farthest reaches of the internet. Normally, I’d not that despite its successes it is not perfect, but I would honestly say Divinity checks all the right boxes for being the perfect experience for all players with only incredibly minor grievances throughout the game.
Become a God
As the developers took some notes from their last conquest, Baldur’s Gate 3, Original Sin 2 was already a title that had a lot of potential solely based on the team behind it. It would be an understatement to say that the were able to effectively transfer the same feelings of wonder, the tactical RPG aspects, and the in-depth lore to the world of Divinity. The story is easily one of the best, most meticulously crafted narratives that has ever graced the world of gaming. All of the pieces move in a satisfying manner as you traverse the world of Rivellon in order to save it.
There truly is no limit to what you can do in this game and you’re able to craft your own background with care. As an added bonus, the game doesn’t have to end when the story does – Master Mode enables you to play endless fan-made campaigns with unique scenarios to your heart’s content. This truly is one of the hardest games to put down simply because there is so much to see, do, and experience. If The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim had you clamoring for more RPG titles, this game will give you an unforgettable journey that goes even further without overstaying its welcome.
Divinity operates on a masterfully designed and crafted turn-based combat system that is easy to get addicted to but is constantly a challenge to master. You’re able to focus your skills in aspects like Warfare, Hydrosophist, and Geomancy that can give you a great edge in combat.
Plus, you can dominate and conquer the world with 3 of your friends, providing you with tons of opportunity to show off your own skills while learning more about the game with others. I’ll be honest and say that even though you’ve got access to all this, and that you’re fairly warned, the enemies in this game are hardly forgiving and will often push you to your limits in terms of difficulty.
Finally, the absolute only downsides to Divinity are that you can frequently run into bugs and that it can feel like your character moves sluggishly across the world. Aside from that, it was a pure, amazing experience that’s unlike any other.
Even if you aren’t into turn-based RPGs, take the plunge and give this game a go. I know you won’t regret it.
- Fantastic writing
- Great combat/skill systems
- Runs well and looks beautiful on most systems
- Somewhat buggy
- Walking speed can be stiff/slow