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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.2
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.4


Critic Reviews

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GAMbIT Magazine (Jul 06, 2014)
In conclusion, Divinity Original Sin is an amazing game that manages to merge the brilliant PC RPG’s of old and infuse it with many modern-day elements. It’s not a perfect game, but it sure has a lot less bugs and glitches that plagued Skyrim and critics showered that game with needless praise. I can’t recommend Divinity Original Sin enough and I just hope that other publications also take note of what I hope doesn’t end up as a hidden gem for the PC.
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Co-Optimus (Jul 01, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin is all about the experience of the game. That experience can be done alone where you craft and shape each of the Source Hunters into the kind of people you feel they should be while at the same time devising your own strategies for how to overcome the myriad of foes that await you. Or, that experience can be cooperative, with each player expressing their own thoughts and feelings onto the Source Hunters. That cooperative aspect is what’s helped to make Dungeons & Dragons such a popular game over the years. What better way to tackle incredible enemies than with a friend?
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Twinfinite (Jul 07, 2014)
Overall, Divinity Original Sin is a fantastic game. There is variety in weapons and abilities, and choices in the ways you solve your problems. The world is full of life: Every corner of the world has treasure, or curiosities like a bull that can tell your fortune, or even a severed head that still speaks. The combat is fun, with elemental effects turning large battles into sort of a puzzle, with your spells and abilities being just half of the pieces. The story isn’t as engaging as say, Baldur’s Gate II, but it’s still serviceable in support of such fantastic gameplay hooks. If you like isometric or turn based tactical RPG’s, Divinity Original Sin is the game for you.
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Pixel Perfect Gaming (Mar 27, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin is an outstanding game that does the series justice. It maintains all the beauty of the previous releases without compromising their integrity, and it delivers the type of gameplay that strategy gamers crave.
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StopGame (Jul 17, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin — однозначно главный претендент на звание лучшей RPG года. И уж точно это одна из самых ярких представительниц жанра последней пятилетки. Бельгийцы нашли практически идеальное сочетание классики и свежих интересных деталей, хардкора и доступности, драмы и комедии.
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Quarter to Three (Jul 14, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin has a lot of secrets to stumble over. Hidden rooms and sidequests are just part of the story. It’s a joy to find new ways to interact with the world Larian has created. From getting a dog’s help in tracking a killer, to crafting voodoo dolls by putting together a wooden figurine with a needle and pixie dust, you’ll be doing new things all the time. The most creative turn-based combat seen in an RPG, combined with a dash of humor, has resulted in a fine stew of gaming. Plus, the game has something important to say about life: “No one has as many friends as the man with many cheeses.”
95
GameOver (Greece) (Aug 08, 2014)
Είναι ένας τίτλος τεράστιου βεληνεκούς, που συνδυάζει τα καλύτερα από το παρελθόν και το παρόν των RPGs, προσθέτοντας νέες, φρέσκες αλλαγές στη συνταγή, που πραγματικά ταράζουν τα νερά. Παίζοντας το Original Sin θα βρεθείτε να σκέφτεστε πως είναι αδύνατον όλα αυτά τα αυτονόητα πράγματα να μην είχαν γίνει σε τόσα άλλα παιχνίδια ως τώρα. Ναι, στο inventory τα έκαναν... σαλάτα του Καίσαρα, αλλά ακόμα και αυτό δεν είναι ικανό να αμαυρώσει έναν τέτοιο τίτλο-σταθμό. Πρόκειται για ένα από τα καλύτερα tactical RPGs που έχουν κυκλοφορήσει αυτό τον αιώνα και θέτει με αξιώσεις την υποψηφιότητά του για Game of the Year. Οι PC gamers, που είναι ταυτόχρονα και οπαδοί των RPGs, δεν έχουν καμία απολύτως δικαιολογία για να μην το αποκτήσουν.
95
Polygon (Jul 31, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin seems to pride itself on embracing these contradictions — complex yet approachable, nostalgic yet modern, cliché-ridden yet strange and singular in so many ways. It captures the feeling of a classic '90s PC RPG but simultaneously turns each assumption about plot, setting and combat mechanics on its head. I never expected a tiny, Kickstarter-backed team in Belgium to create one of the deepest and most unforgettable games I've played all year. But Original Sin clearly isn't playing to expectations.
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Kanobu (Jul 11, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin – безусловный успех Свена Винке и его команды, великолепная игра, которая имеет все шансы влюбить в себя не только фанатов Baldur’s Gate, Ultima VII, Fallout или Arcanum, но и новичков в жанре. Судя по новостям, Larian уже добилась неплохих продаж. Теперь у студии есть все шансы сделать новую, еще более глубокую и интересную RPG. А на меньшее мы уже и не согласимся. Ведь в этот раз бельгийцам удалось добиться желаемого и их судьба теперь зависит лишь от них самих.
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Softpedia (Jul 06, 2014)
It might have its limitations, but it’s still probably the best modern rendition of a classic PC role-playing game, one that is born out of love, and one that will surely stoke long-dormant passions for the genre, as well as spark some new ones.
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Hooked Gamers (Jul 09, 2014)
Long in the making, Divinity: Original Sin offers the beautifully deep intricacies of an old-school RPG that does not in any way feel old-fashioned. What a great and unique experience.
93
Overall, Divinity: Original Sin is a massive RPG in scope which takes on our usual tendencies for RPG's and smashes them high and wide. The combat is a massive breath of fresh air, the story is enjoyable and expansive, the music is fantastic while the length of play is large. If you enjoy RPG's of any kind, you'll love Divinity: Original Sin.
93
ActionTrip (Jul 28, 2014)
Suffice it to say, there’s absolutely nothing arousing about this game and yet it made me stop surfing for porn – for a bit. I’d call that one hell of an achievement.
93
Meristation (Jul 15, 2014)
Inspirados por el espíritu de Ultima VII y apoyados por un crowdfunding dedicado exclusivamente a mejorar el juego, Larian ha completado su mejor juego hasta la fecha y un juego de rol superlativo, que nos devuelve a una época perdida del género.
93
Everyeye.it (Jul 11, 2014)
Per ora è meglio concentrarsi su quello che abbiamo: un'avventura magnifica, in un mondo fantastico ricco di possibilità e libertà di scelta, che mette alla prova l'inventiva e la creatività di chi gioca in modo stimolante e intelligente. Non lasciatevelo sfuggire: inebetiti da anni di titoli teleguidati, è tornata l'ora di giocare di ruolo sul serio. E non si torna indietro.
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Ragequit.gr (Aug 22, 2014)
Το Divinity: Original Sin είναι πραγματικά ένα διαμάντι παρόλες τις ελλείψεις και τα λιγοστά προβλήματα που έχει. Οι old school παίχτες είναι σίγουρο ότι θα το εκτιμήσουν και θα χαθούν για ώρες στον βαθύ και τεράστιο κόσμο του. Οι νεώτεροι, αν καταφέρουν να μπουν στο κλίμα και να περάσουν τις πρώτες -αργές σε εξέλιξη- ώρες παιχνιδιού, θα βρεθούν μπροστά σε ένα αριστούργημα που σίγουρα δεν περίμεναν εν έτη 2014. Σε λίγα χρόνια είμαι σίγουρος ότι θα το μνημονεύουμε όπως μνημονεύουμε σήμερα παιχνίδια θρύλους του παρελθόντος. Το Baldur's Gate της νέας γενιάς είναι εδώ!
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Mouse n Joypad (Jul 04, 2014)
From the ashes of a relatively unknown franchise rises a new Divinity game. One that is sure to please every RPG enthusiast out there. It ships with loads of great gameplay systems and offers everything we've come to expect from the very best titles of the genre. Even more so – in the form of co-op. Without any hesitation, I can conclude that this is going to be an RPG-of-the-year contender.
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Games Arena (Jul 14, 2014)
Ai ceva ce bate spre 100 de ore de joc, cu un gameplay profund, care permite foarte multă inventivitate, creativitate și expresie, ce încurajează reluarea aventurii pentru a vedea rezultatele altor alegeri, ale altor tactici, într-un mediu ce nu este open-world, dar este mai open-world decât orice a făcut Ubisoft în ultimii 6 ani. Oricine este un fan al RPG-urilor trebuie să îl încerce. Așteptați o reducere dacă nu vi-l permiteți, important este să îl jucați, să vedeți că încă se mai pot face RPG-uri cu lupte pe ture, tactice, de calitate, care nu se compromit cu fandosiri pseudo-epice și ultra întunecate pentru a fi pe placul unui public țintă ce n-are legătură cu acest gen în primul rând, și nici n-ar trebui, dacă distrugerea sa este consecința. Nu contează dacă n-ați mai jucat până acum un Divinity. Unele glume nu vor face sens, dar nu pierdeți nimic altceva dacă săriți direct la Original Sin. Este minunat.
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Jeuxvideo.com (Jul 07, 2014)
Avec ses combats au tour par tour originaux et jouissifs, ses quêtes à l’écriture finement ciselée, son solide système de progression des personnages et son univers vaste débordant de vie, Divinity : Original Sin possède tous les ingrédients pour entrer au panthéon des grands et bons jeux de rôle. Il emprunte avec succès les principes de ses glorieux prédécesseurs que sont Baldur's Gate ou Ultima pour les réinterpréter de façon plus personnelle et moderne. Les rôlistes pourront se frotter les mains devant cette franche déclaration d’amour de Larian à un genre loin d’avoir dit son dernier mot. Le titre souffre encore de quelques petites erreurs de jeunesse, mais avec la réactivité dont l’équipe de développement belge fait preuve, il ne devrait pas tarder à devenir une nouvelle référence en la matière. Avis aux amateurs de jets de dés et de feuilles de personnages, le seul et unique péché originel serait de ne pas vous laisser tenter.
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Nivelul2 (Sep 20, 2014)
Cel mai bun C/RPG lansat în ultimii ani. Din anumite puncte de vedere mai slab decât clasicii genului, din alte puncte de vedere, cu câteva clase peste. Complex, inteligent, lung.
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Eurogamer.pl (Jun 30, 2014)
W Divinity: Grzech Pierworodny widać pasję twórców i radość, jaką czerpali w trakcie tworzenia gry. Wiele ciekawych rozwiązań sprawdza się najlepiej, gdy dzielimy kontrolę nad głównymi bohaterami z innym graczem w trybie kooperacji. Jednak w żadnym momencie nie czujemy się karani, jeśli zdecydujemy się odkrywać fabułę samodzielnie. Wobec swobody, jaką oferuje gra, jest to spore osiągnięcie.
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Eurogamer.it (Jul 09, 2014)
La quantità di cose da fare è impressionante, il numero di ore per completare il gioco è davvero alto, e come se non bastasse è presente un editor di contenuti, grazie al quale saremo liberi di creare la nostra avventura personale e renderla disponibile alla community, o in alternativa scaricarne una e continuare a divertirci. La mancanza della lingua italiana potrebbe essere uno scoglio difficilmente aggirabile per chi non ha dimestichezza con le altre lingue disponibili (inglese, francese, tedesco, russo e polacco) ma non è detto che in un secondo momento non venga resa disponibile da qualche zelante utente o, perché no, dagli stessi Larian Studios. Nel frattempo è proprio il caso di dirlo: ottimo lavoro!
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Eurogamer.cz (Jul 26, 2014)
Mohutné RPG, které nevodí za ruku, nýbrž nechává velký prostor pro hádanky i dobrodružství. Oslní skvělými dialogy, ohromným množstvím funkcí a tahovými bitvami, co neomrzí. Naštve tím, jak nenápadně ukrojí několik dní z vaší letní dovolené. Povinnost pro všechny, kteří mají chuť po něčem vydatném ze staré školy. A vlastně i pro všechny ostatní.
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Eurogamer.nl (Jul 18, 2014)
De minpunten zijn slechts een kleine keerzijde van een fantastisch glanzende medaille. Als nieuwkomer moet je jezelf even verplichten om door te zetten vooraleer je de game naar waarde kan schatten. Heb je goede herinneringen aan titels als Ultima 7, Baldur's Gate, Fallout of Larian's eerdere Divine Divinity, dan voel je je meteen thuis. Larian Studos is er met verve in geslaagd om de ziel van deze mythische games te vatten en naar onze tijd te vertalen. Het resultaat is één van de beste RPG's van de afgelopen jaren, die op zijn beurt een klassieker vormt voor de komende generaties.
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Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jul 09, 2014)
Certainly, I have no hesitation in recommending Original Sin to RPG fans old and new, provided that you're up for a challenge from very early on and don't expect to romp through, Diablo-style. While Skyrim is obviously more freeform and immersive, and the likes of Mass Effect are more cinematic, Divinity: Original Sin is hands down the best classic-style RPG in years. It's obviously not Ultima 8 in name (and that's probably for the best, because the Ultima 8 we got in reality was bloody awful). It is, however, in every way that counts, the best successor ever to those classic journeys to Britannia, and a triumph on its own terms as a modern RPG with no shortage of fresh ideas.
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Gamer.no (Aug 27, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin har sjel, humor og sjarm i bøtter og spann, og stemningen er helt i toppklasse. Lydsporet må være blant tidenes beste, og oppleves som friskt gjennom hele det massive spillet. Teknisk er ikke spillet helt perfekt, og kvaliteten på dialogene er noe ujevn, men totalt sett fremstår spillet som noe av det beste som har blitt sluppet på rollespillfronten siden Baldur's Gate og Ultima regjerte. Divinity: Original Sin krever litt av spilleren, og tempoet er tidvis lavt, men belønningen for den som lever seg inn i spillet er stor. Det fungerer utmerket alene, men er gjennomgående konstruert for å tilby en sømløs opplevelse også for de som vil dele den med en venn. Spillerne stemte med lommeboka under folkefinansieringskampanjen, og vi ble belønnet med akkurat et slikt rollespill vi har ventet på.
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XGN (Jul 25, 2014)
Haal deze game, echt. Maar dat is dan ook echt het enige grote minpunt van het spel. Divintiy: Original Sin laat namelijk voor de rest zien dat de pure computer role-playing games weer leven en dat we eigenlijk de champagne mogen ontkurken om dat feitje. De complete wereld is daar het bewijs van. Ga het eens ontdekken. Betaal die veertig euro op Steam, want je krijgt er absoluut geen spijt van. We love it!
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Gamer.nl (Jul 17, 2014)
De klassieke CRPG maakt een comeback. Na Shadowrun en Wasteland 2 is Divinity: Original Sin aan de beurt. Dit Kickstarter-project uit Belgie laat zien hoe je fantasy tot zijn recht laat komen. De ontwikkelaars begrijpen wat er zo leuk is aan magie en aan het ontdekken van een wereld. Dit is een hommage aan het beste wat Bioware, Obsidian en D&D-spellen met pen en papier de afgelopen dertig jaar hebben voortgebracht.
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PC Advisor (Jul 20, 2014)
Whether solo or co-op, this is a game in which you’ll quickly lose yourself to sharp, funny writing, an excess of optional pursuits and an elaborate, explosive combat system that’s based heavily on the elements (freezing, burning, electrocuting). While there’s still competition yet to come this year (particularly Dragon Age: Inquisition and Pillars Of Eternity), Divinity: Original Sin has a great shot at being 2014’s best RPG, and thoroughly deserves its surprise success.
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DualShockers (Jul 19, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin is a western RPG that dives head first into the nostalgia pool; while it doesn’t exactly reinvent the contents, it manages to make its own ripples. Larian Studios put a lot of love and polish into this title and it shows in nearly every facet, from the characters to the world building to the graphics to the finely tuned combat system. While it has a few hiccups, they are nothing compared to the sheer wonder and joy players will experience exploring and influencing this vast land.
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Dealspwn (Jul 16, 2014)
An incredibly deep and engaging RPG, Larian have delivered one of the finest RPGs of the last decade in a paean to player choice and freedom, all presented with the knowing smile and cheeky wink we've come to expect from them. Divinity: Original Sin might prove a little overwhelming for some, but old-school RPG fans will absolutely adore this.
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Den of Geek (US) (Jul 21, 2014)
Judgement day for Larian Studios arrived on June 30 after a prolonged Early Access period on Steam. You can put the pitchforks away. Divinity: Original Sin is a deep, modern RPG that feels like an old classic. Its open exploration and complex combat and crafting give the player a freedom of choice rarely seen in the genre over the last decade.
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GameSpot (Jul 19, 2014)
To play Divinity: Original Sin is to fall in love with role-playing games all over again. It's tempting to label the game as an immediate classic simply because it recalls the days of Baldur's Gate and Planescape: Torment, a time that many role-players still look back on with much fondness. It's true that Original Sin has the trappings of those memorable gems: an isometric camera perspective, an adventuring party of four, magic spells and pubs to relax in and an intriguing fantasy kingdom that captures the imagination. What makes this game so special, however, is that it avoids slavish devotion to those games of old and instead tells a tale very much its own--a tale of conflict between the elements that plays out in electrifying turn-based battles, and a real-world tale of loyalty, in which game and player establish a bond born out of patience, perseverance, and the promise of joyous surprises in every crevasse.
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Games.cz (Jul 15, 2014)
Tradiční a poctivé RPG, které používá mechanismy klasických RPG a vlastně s nimi nic moc nového či jiného nedělá. V prostředí okouzlujícího isomerického světa je však výborně spojuje do promyšleného, detailního a skvěle fungujícího celku, který dělá RPG žánru čest, a pobaví na to konto vpravdě královsky.
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IGN Italia (Jul 17, 2014)
Un gioiello assolutamente inaspettato. Nel provarlo mi aspettavo di trovarmi davanti a qualcosa di buono. Magari di molto buono, invece sono stato sorpreso passo dopo passo da una serie quasi interminabile di scoperte piacevoli. Si, non amo l'ironia, ma ho l'onestà sufficiente per dire che si tratta davvero di un aspetto talmente personale che non deve andare a influenzare la valutazione finale. Original Sin è un esperienza profonda, matura, intelligente. Tantevvero che l'unico vero difetto che forse ha è che non è disponibile, almeno per il momento, in lingua italiana. Non trovo davvero altri motivi per non comprarlo, a meno che non si detesti il genere dei giochi di ruolo.
90
We Got This Covered (Jul 15, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin is a modern take on the old school RPG mechanics, offering a level of freedom that many of us had long since forgotten. Fans of the genre should consider this a must-play.
90
Gamereactor (Finland) (Jul 11, 2014)
Kaikki tämä ynnäytyy lopulta kokonaisuudeksi, joka kutkuttelee vanhan roolipelaajan hermoja kaikilla hyvillä tavoilla. Se ei tyydy apinoimaan menneiden legendojen saavutuksia, vaan ottaa niiden hyviä puolia luodakseen oman versionsa. Aivan täydellinen se ei ole, mutta käsitykseni mukaan Larian on edelleen ahkerasti luomassa uutta sisältöä ja korjaamassa bugeja. Maailma tulee myös elämään ja monipuolistumaan jatkossa valtavasti, sillä mukana tuleva editori mahdollistaa omien seikkailujen ja karttojen rakentamisen massoille.
90
Boasting a huge open world to explore, over 100 hours of gameplay and not the slightest suggestion how it should be tackled, Divinity: Original Sin is remarkable. I can’t recall the number of times I was curious if I could do something a certain way only for the game to shrug its shoulders, pat me on the back and encourage my exploration while it hid behind the nearest barrier just in case something went wrong. The lack of hand holding will most likely turn off genre novices and difficulty could be a bit more consistent, but beyond that, my complaints are just me wanting more. With so much already on the table, though, I feel like a greedy fat kid at Thanksgiving dinner pounding and shouting for seconds. Luckily, the included editing tools promise just that, and it will be exciting to see what the community can add to an already outstanding experience. Put on your +1 cape of adventure and go pick up Divinity: Original Sin now, because it'd be a sin to miss out on something this good.
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NowGamer (Jul 14, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin is challenging, rewarding and compelling. It proves that classic isometric RPGs aren't nearly as dead as publishers would have you believe. It has minor flaws, but they'll likely be gone in a few weeks - leaving a fantastic example of the genre.
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PCGamesN (Jul 11, 2014)
When I play Divinity: Original Sin, I’m back in my parents’ study, gleefully skipping homework as I explore the vast city of Athkatla. I’m overstaying my welcome at a friend’s house, chatting to Lord British. And it’s not because the game is buying me with nostalgia, but because it’s able to evoke the same feelings: that delight from doing something crazy and watching it work, the surprise when an inanimate object starts talking to me and sends me on a portal-hopping quest across the world. There’s whimsy and excitement, and those things have become rare commodities. Yet Divinity: Original Sin is full of them.
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Game Informer Magazine (Jul 08, 2014)
We are currently amidst a great resurgence of PC RPGs that borrow from the greats of ages past while taking advantage of modern quality-of-life improvements, graphics, and sound. Divinity: Original Sin isn’t just a great turn-based RPG, it stands tall on its own as an amazing title where players can truly blaze their own paths through the world as elemental wizards, crafty rogues, and brutal warriors.
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Vandal Online (Jul 13, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin es un título que si alguna vez os ha gustado el rol no os podéis perder. Un juego inmenso, repleto de contenidos y opciones, largo como él solo, con la posibilidad de jugarse en cooperativo y que no ofrece ni un solo momento de aburrimiento. Quizás el poco carisma de sus personajes y lo típica que resulta su historia principal le impidan estar a la altura de los clásicos atemporales del género como Baldur's Gate, aunque no por ello deja de ser un producto sobresaliente. Además, la completa herramienta de modding y de creación que se ha incluido con el juego asegura un título prácticamente infinito con el que seguir viviendo todo tipo de aventuras durante muchos meses, años incluso, por lo que iros preparando, porque el mejor rol está de vuelta.
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Gry OnLine (Jul 10, 2014)
Jeszcze do niedawna wydawało się, że gatunek klasycznych gier RPG już na dobre zniknął ze sceny. Dzięki Kickstarterowi i Divinity: Grzech Pierworodny od studia Larian jego wielki renesans właśnie się rozpoczął.
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3D Juegos (Jul 08, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin es a todas luces una de las mejores aventuras de rol de los últimos años. Un videojuego de enorme calidad que destaca por la enorme libertad de acción que brinda a la hora de explorar el mundo de Rivellon, pero también por lo profundo y espectacular de su sistema de combate, las grandes opciones de personalización de nuestros aventureros, su multijugador cooperativo y, por supuesto, su editor de contenidos. Se echa en falta la traducción al castellano, pero a sabiendas de que ya hay un grupo de aficionados trabajando en ella, este es un problema que se subsanará en cuestión de meses.
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Multiplayer.it (Jul 04, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin è un concentrato di RPG, un'interpretazione moderna dei grandi classici, un titolo che pur non privo di limiti li compensa con tocchi di classe, meccaniche rifinite, contenuti in abbondanza e un comparto tecnico delizioso. Peccato per la mancanza di un adattamento in italiano ma non è detto che non arrivi in un momento successivo.
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Game Revolution (Jul 10, 2014)
Trying to describe Divinity: Original Sin in words only gets one so far. I've spent plenty of time with the game and still feel like I've only scratched the surface. In fact, I didn't even mention the art style and soundtrack, both of which are fantastic. It comes down to this: Fans of old-school PC RPGs that don't hold the player's hand and focus on depth and freedom will adore this game. Audiences without that experience will also find something to love in Divinity: Original Sin, because depth and player freedom never become dated.
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Absolute Games (AG.ru) (Jul 16, 2014)
Сложная, запутанная, порой недружелюбная — такие определения поставили бы крест на многих играх, но в случае с Divinity: Original Sin они оказываются комплиментами. Это лучшая классическая RPG последних лет.
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IGN (Jul 15, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin is one of the most rewarding RPGs to come along in years. Its quests and combat compelled me to think hard about my actions and choices, which is more than I usually get to say about contemporary RPGs. Its depth, personality, and combat challenges easily allow it to hold its own against the likes of heavyweights like Dragon Age: Origins. These systems invite constant experimentation throughout dozens of memorable hours of combat and cheeky storytelling, and its rich modding toolkit provides the framework for enjoyable player-made adventure for years to come.
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RPGFan (Jul 30, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin will test your patience, skill, and the limits of your love for flawed creations. If you can get past the brutally difficult and mechanically confusing opening, you'll find a rewarding experience created in the tradition of old computer RPGs. One that, for all its wonders, manages to be maddening at times and soporific at others. If you're tired of hand holding and exclamation points above NPC heads, if you want a challenge, if you grew up playing classic computer RPGs and haven't been properly sated in years, you might find a new addiction with Original Sin. Just be warned that its enchantment grows dim at times, though any brush with wonder is worthwhile.
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IGN Germany (Jul 18, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin ist ein Schwergewicht der Rollenspiele. Die Reise durch Cyseal wird euch einiges abverlangen, denn Divinity erfordert nicht nur taktische Raffinesse und penible Genauigkeit. Es bedarf auch etwas Glück und eine kräftige Portion Motivation. Wer bereit ist das in ein Spiel zu investieren, der wird mit Divinity: Original Sin einige wunderbare Abenteuer erleben. Divinitys Kampfsystem ist komplex, lädt zum Experimentieren ein und macht einen der Reize des Spiels aus. All diese Komponenten sind ein Paradies für Fans altehrwürdiger Rollenspiel-Größen. Aber was für Nostalgiker das Höchste der Gefühle ist, widerstrebt vielleicht neuen Spielern, die sich an Spielhilfen, Tipps und Bewegbildern als Informationslieferant gewöhnt haben.
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PC Gamer (Jul 11, 2014)
A little obtuse in places, but otherwise this is the best new RPG in years. Demands your time and your brain, but it's worth it.
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GameStar (Germany) (Jul 11, 2014)
Die Welt folgt sehr nachvollziehbaren Regeln und überrascht mich trotzdem immer wieder damit, was ich denn tatsächlich alles machen kann. Und sie erwacht erst dann wirklich zum Leben, wenn ich sie auf eigene Faust erkunde. Nach einmaligem Durchspielen bin ich mir sicher, dass immer noch jede Menge Geheimnisse im Spiel schlummern, an denen ich blind vorbeispaziert bin. Ich habe also bestimmt noch einige weitere Abenteuerreisen vor mir – zumal Larian auch noch einen umfangreichen Editor beigelegt hat, mit dem in Zukunft Spieler ihre eigenen Kampagnen basteln können.
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TechRaptor (Jul 09, 2014)
Overall, Divinity: Original Sin is one of the truest RPGs ever made, not only one of the truest in a long time. Larian Studios deftly put a world in place for you to just interact with in any way you see fit. The only places that Divinity: Original Sin lacks are those that do not facilitate player autonomy. Their greatest efforts were put into parts of the game that allow for you to do whatever you want. If that doesn’t excite you as a gamer, I don’t know what will. There is so much more that just couldn’t fit in here and you will have to experience for yourself (like getting the ability to talk to animals). Honestly, it’s probably fair to say that this is one the best things to come out of Kickstarter.
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Bit-Tech (Jul 25, 2014)
It’s this failure to respect the player’s time that prevents Original Sin from being the full on classic I so desperately wish it was. Whenever it has you doing something, Original Sin is an absolutely brilliant game, the best RPG since, oh good grief, probably the last Mass Effect. But when a game demands this much time from the player, it needs to ensure it’s making full and complete use of it, and the lack of streamlining in navigation and party management prevents Original Sin from achieving this.
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Destructoid (Sep 08, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin is an amazing RPG experience. It falls a bit flat on characterization and writing on occasion, but nails just about everything else. It does a great job of compelling players to roleplay their on-screen characters, putting the "RP" back into RPG. This is a game that any fan of the genre will adore, and is sure to suck in new players and teach them what the genre is all about. It's a love letter, and deserves to be loved back.
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Game Front (Aug 06, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin turns in an impressive performance in the world of RPGs. It’s familiar enough that you can easily pick up its basics, while being original enough to require you to pay close attention to learn its idiosyncrasies. Much like the tabletop games from which it seems to draw inspiration, Original Sin is the type of game from which you get out what you put in. It rewards players willing to dig into its systems, and will punish those who don’t. While it does have some off-putting, tedious inclusions, overall it’s a solid RPG that’s worthy of the isometric legacy it claims. Add in the readily available mod tools, and you can bet that Original Sin will be around for quite some time.
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Spazio Games (Jul 22, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin è uno splendido gioco, un titolo capace di lasciare qualcosa nella mente e nel cuore del giocatore. Parliamo di un prodotto che richiede impegno, che fa sudare, soffrire, lottare e infine gioire. Il suo più grande difetto si riscontra nell’eccessiva elitarietà di alcuni aspetti, che in ultima analisi finiscono per creare lo sconforto nel giocatore medio. In un mondo in cui il videogioco è un prodotto di massa, una difficoltà più magnanima, un minore affidamento alle meccaniche di trial-and-error e qualche fase più guidata avrebbero potuto rendere Divinity: Original Sin un prodotto fruibile da un numero di persone infinitamente più grande. Non è così, ma ciò non toglie che - con un po’ di coraggio e tanta pazienza - Divinity: Original Sin sia un gioco che tutti dovrebbero giocare almeno una volta nella vita.
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Game Watcher (Jul 08, 2014)
While in my opinion it has a few flaws that hold it back from true all-time-classic status Divinity: Original Sin is an excellent, beautifully designed and engaging RPG that absolutely never gets boring. The main story could be better told, companions could be more interesting (and just more), and while refreshingly free it could at least offer some better directions for important things or highlight crucial items. Nevertheless the inventive and always unique combat, the witty and humorous writing, the two player characters, the thoroughly engaging world and the sense that you're allowed to do whatever you want to keep Original Sin in the realms of must-play territory. It's also absolutely huge: it took me 23 hours just to discover the next area of the map (and I hadn't even finished exploring half of the surrounding area of Cyseal)! Whether playing single-player or co-op it's utterly great, and while not quite RPG of 2014 any self-respecting RPG gamer absolutely has to buy this game.
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games.mail.ru (Jul 16, 2014)
Сложная, требующая много времени и внимания ролевая игра с лучшей в жанре боевой системой и музыкой одного из создателей «Арии».
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4Players.de (Jul 04, 2014)
So umständlich die Menüführung sein kann, so zahlreich sind die spielerischen Möglichkeiten. In der umfangreichen Charakterentwicklung spezialisieren sich Abenteurer mit einzigartigen Fähigkeiten und nach getaner Arbeit plauschen sie über Gott und die Welt oder geraten im moralischen Streit aneinander – wahlweise sogar im gemeinsamen Onlinespiel. Schade, dass sich ihre Entscheidungen im Gespräch erzählerisch kaum auswirken. Überhaupt liegt die Schwäche des Abenteuers vor allem in der Erzählung, denn der farbenfrohe Schauplatz wirkt trotz düsterer Töne und vielschichtiger Figuren wie ein Themenpark: Seine Attraktion sind die spielerischen Möglichkeiten – die allzu vertraute Geschichte dient nur als Wegweiser.
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PC Games (Germany) (Jul 17, 2014)
Heutige Rollenspiele werden längst für den Massenmarkt produziert, durchgestylt und auf Hochglanz poliert, mit oftmals actionreichen Kämpfen und vielen Komfortfeatures. Divinity: Original Sin hat mit diesen Spielen nur wenig gemeinsam. Es gibt nichts freiwillig heraus. Jedes Körnchen Spielspaß muss ich mir erarbeiten, muss es aus den komplexen Systemen hinter dem farbenfrohen Äußeren befreien wie einen Edelstein aus dem Flöz. Die ersten paar Stunden wirken fast wie ein Aufnahmetest: Wer in Cyseal nicht vor Langeweile einschläft oder sich schwarz ärgert über das verkorkste Notizbuch und das Fehlen jeglicher Spielerführung, nur der ist hardcore genug, um die vielen Freuden von Original Sin genießen zu dürfen. Mir persönlich ist das zu elitär, zu sehr auf das Oldschool-Publikum ausgerichtet, um Original Sin uneingeschränkt empfehlen zu können. Wer aber genau diese Art von Rollenspielen vermisst hat, der darf sich freuen – für ihn geht ein lang gehegter Traum in Erfüllung!
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MMORPG.com (Jun 30, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin is able to both channel the roots of its old-school RPG ancestors such as Ultima and Baldur’s Gate, while also improving the genre as a whole in the process. From start to finish, Divinity: Original Sin is an incredible experience that is full of deep and engaging roleplaying. The true turn-based combat is a breath of fresh air in an industry obsessed with quick satisfaction and it brings you back to a time of tactics and thought. The roleplaying potential presented in quests and dialogue options puts Divinity: Original Sin decidedly above its peers in most aspects, but leaves room for improvement down the line. Larian Studios is on a strong path to returning their long-running franchise to the spotlight, for fans both new and old.
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Divinity: Original Sin is an excellent call back to old school RPGs like Baldur’s Gate and from start to finish was a fun adventure with a deep strategic combat system backed up by fantastic role playing mechanics. While it does have it’s fair share of performance issues and the game’s difficult learning curve is a strong obstacle to overcome for newcomers, underneath it all lies an excellent role playing experience and an adventure that lays out a world filled with tons of activities to do and plenty to explore.
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GameStar (Germany) (Apr, 2014)
(Early Access beta version)
Ich lehne mich wohl nicht sehr weit aus dem Fenster, wenn ich voraussage, dass Divinity: Original Sin ein tolles Rollenspiel wird. Die Alpha hat’s angedeutet, die Beta bestätigt den sehr guten Eindruck. Eigentlich kann man jetzt schon zuschlagen, genug Spielzeit steckt in der Early-Access-Version auf jeden Fall. Klar, dass der Tag-Nacht-Wechsel und die Tagesabläufe gestrichen wurden, tut weh, sie hätten den Umgebungen noch mehr Leben eingehaucht. Aber auch so bietet das neue Divinity ein Maß an Interaktivität in der Spielwelt, wie ich es heute kaum noch und selbst früher nur ganz selten erlebt habe. Hier schlummert eine echte Perle.
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Eurogamer.de (Jul 09, 2014)
Am Ende bleibt eine willkommene Erinnerung daran, wieso das in den Neunzigern nichts Besonderes war und man es so sehr liebte. Es schmerzt, diesen Satz fünfzehn Jahre später zu schreiben. All das hier gebündelt in einer vor Jahren fast verdrängten Form zu sehen, das macht ergriffen und traurig, weil es so etwas kaum noch gibt. Divinity: Original Sin ist den Abenteuern, vor denen es offenkundig seinen Knicks ausführt, nicht unbedingt überlegen - zumindest soweit sich das in nostalgischer Verzerrung beurteilen lässt. Es ist nicht mal überall auf Augenhöhe. Aber es erscheint zur richtigen Zeit mit dem Wissen, woher es kommt und wohin es will. Wenige Spiele werden heutzutage aus dem Grund entwickelt und wenigen gelingt das mit einer Aufrichtigkeit, wie es hier der Fall ist.
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Riot Pixels (Aug 09, 2014)
В этом казусе – вся Divinity: Original Sin. Привлекательная внешне, с броской, симпатичной картинкой, постоянными отсылками к классике и высокой степенью свободы, столь желанной среди поклонников RPG, она метила в широкую аудиторию. Но в реальности её пройдут до конца и полюбят исключительно манчкины, тяготеющие к мазохизму. Вы один из них? Тогда добро пожаловать в Ривеллон.
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GamingTrend (Aug 11, 2014)
All in all, Larian has created a great foundation to build upon, and a solid game within that. However, it still feels unapproachable for gamers who don’t come to it already wanting to like it. The constant patching of disfavorable elements does make a good thing better, but also punishes players who may already be too far along to appreciate it. The co-op option is fun for people who have solid gaming chemistry and definitely adds to the experience, however the tactical precision the gameplay requires may not mesh with random pairings. Eventually Divinity: Original Sin might find it’s most blissful balance, but right now it really needs to be considered a work in progress.
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Giant Bomb (Aug 21, 2014)
Playing Divinity to its lengthy (if predictable and stretched out) conclusion is a journey unto itself, an exhausting odyssey. The game asks much of players but rewards with them genuine, earned satisfaction. Even now, I could recite whole battles to you, days after the game's credits rolled. During one thrilling moment, I was literally biting my nails while a turn progressed. As victory became reality from the final blow, I tore off my headphones and screamed into the night. There are few games like Divinity in 2014, but it absolutely deserves to be here.
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APGNation (Jul 06, 2014)
Over all, I actually had a lot of fun playing Divinity: Original Sin. I think that this RPG has a lot to offer gamers who are fans of oldschool western RPG’s like Baldur’s Gate or Diablo and those who are fans of the mod community.
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Paste Magazine (Jul 29, 2014)
Original Sin wears its references on its sleeve so much that it is mostly sleeves, but the whole-cloth mechanical additions are worth paying attention to. If you like tactical gameplay, then Divinity: Original Sin is a solid experience. If you want amazing writing that doesn’t read like licensed Dungeons and Dragons fiction, look elsewhere.
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Trusted Reviews (Jul 15, 2014)
With more than 80 hours of gameplay and a toolkit to create your own levels Divinity: Original Sin harks back to the golden age of single player RPGs. This is a very good thing. If you’re tired of the raft of hack-and-slash or first-person fantasy games out there then it’s definitely worth giving the barrel of fun that is Divinity: Original Sin a go. If you’ve never played games like Baldur’s Gate or Ultima before then you might even discover a genre that you’ll adore forever.
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RPGamer (Aug 03, 2014)
Fans of old CRPGs will absolutely love Divinity: Original Sin. The modern improvements, new ideas, and abundant care from Larian Studios make it the best classic-style CRPG ever made. Those fans should take this review as a 5/5 and play the game as soon as possible. Unfortunately, for less tradition-oriented gamers, for those who disliked '90s WRPGs and Infinity Engine games, Original Sin intentionally put itself on the fence. It has enough old-school annoyances to make it tricky to universally recommend, and the methodical pace — there were times where I played for five hours and felt like nothing was accomplished — lack of quest pointers, and lack of guidance overall will exclude a large subset of RPGamers despite the strong battle system. Unless one of the older mechanics is a total deal breaker, there are enough improvements here that even someone who dislikes CRPGs could find a new love in D:OS. It's not as modern as Dragon Age: Origins, but it's worlds ahead of Baldur's Gate II.
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Joystiq (Aug 01, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin is an unashamed timewarp, a beast unrestrained in dragging old-school RPG values into the modern day. The concessions it makes are often by-products of the things it pursues, qualities like agency, depth and challenge. The game is so loaded with depth that, like an inventory-laden hero, it's almost crippled by it, teetering over the abyss of complexity and perplexity. What keeps Original Sin grounded is turn-based combat that's consistently a joy. Its symbiosis with the sheer scope of the game raises the whole thing to heady heights that harken back to another age.
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Game Over Online (Jul 29, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin is a game that seems like it was made in self-contained modules and only thrown together at the last second before launch. They created an amazing combat system, they designed a respectably interesting and diverse world to explore, they packed said world full of quests, they created a hierarchical spell and item system, and they wrote a ton of dialogue. But like a jigsaw puzzle that’s created one piece at a time, when all of the pieces are finished, not all of the edges line up correctly. While playing, the phrase that kept running through my mind was “less than the sum of its parts.”
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Gameblog.fr (Jul 07, 2014)
Divinity Original Sin arrive à innover (coop roleplay, gestion des éléments) tout en restant old school. Parfois trop old school même, quand l'interface n'arrive pas à suivre la masse de mécanismes développés par Larian. Grâce à ses combat tactiques jamais ennuyeux et son univers plein de charme, Divinity séduira sans mal les amateurs de RPG et même les néophytes, malgré quelques défauts. Mais surtout, on ne peut s'empêcher d'en vouloir plus ! Le cycle jour/nuit et la météo auraient vraiment rendu vivant ce petit monde, et je veux absolument, absolument, un mode Maître de Jeu pour ce titre au coop déjà bien fun, mais toujours limité. Larian, ne passez pas à autre chose, complétez ce jeu, refaites un kickstarter, je paye !
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Explosion (Jul 08, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin has a lot of good ideas and mechanics which serve a specific audience. For players who like to interact with everything, explore everywhere, and speak with everyone, you are going to find a crazy amount of content to indulge in. Not all of the content is well-explained or interesting, but when the roadblocks of Original Sin rear their ugly head, you can usually find help from the vibrant community which has flocked to the Divinity’s hardcore RPG systems. There are tricky puzzles, annoying difficulty spikes, and unexplained mechanics, but devout fans of fantasy RPGs will likely find something to love in Original Sin.
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Cheat Code Central (Jul 08, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin is an homage to a RPG style that as long since faded, with the genre now flooded with overblown storylines and photorealistic cinematics. Yet there is still a strong audience that has been clinging to the hope that a quality turn-based fantasy would reappear. Larian Studios has delivered on our wishes by providing a world ripe for discovery, and gameplay that gives as much freedom and roleplaying options as we could ever hope for.
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Game Critics (Sep 11, 2014)
As much as I loved the bulk of the game, by the end I was burning out, and burning out fast. Despite that, I'm glad that some studios are still willing to show an almost insane level of ambition in realizing the games they want to make without compromise, even if it does lead to a few dire moments here and there.
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Only Single Player (Jul 15, 2014)
I see Divinity: Original Sin as a good first step in reintroducing games that don’t hold your hand so much and leave you to figure out what it is you have to do. While it is a bit rough around the edges, most of the game is so well-made and there are enough great ideas on display here that I can overlook most of the issues. If you’re looking for a lengthy hardcore RPG with engaging and deep combat that doesn’t treat you like you’re an idiot, don’t hesitate to pick it up.
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New Game Network (Jul 19, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin is a detailed and engrossing RPG with great combat and a healthy dose of charm, but the weak central narrative, goofy tone and myriad moments where you don't know what to do or where to go greatly mar the experience.
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God is a Geek (Jul 28, 2014)
A game that does well as a single-player RPG, and does well as a vast, exploration-based semi-open-world adventure, but excels at neither. Better than many of the RPGs in its ancestry, it nonetheless suffers from frustrating NPC engagement and lacks the intelligent storyline required to make it a classic of the genre.
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Kill Screen (Jul 16, 2014)
Dragon Commander was a strange idea, but it was clearly an idea. I’m not sure Original Sin has a clue what it’s about, beyond “feeling like an old game.” It gets more strung out as you go along, introducing towns that feel curiously bereft of quests and dungeons padded out with tedious switch hunts. There’s no strong character to center it, no perspective to ground it, no consistent challenge to weight it. It’s an impressive novelty, but it fades fast.
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GameStar (Germany) (Feb, 2014)
(Early Access alpha version)
Ich bin hin und weg von Original Sin. Auch wenn sich der Release nun noch bis zum Sommer 2014 herauszögern wird, das Fundament ist stabil. Allein der Koop-Gedanke (der bis in die Dialoge hineinreicht, die beiden Spieler können sogar streiten) ist in dieser Form einmalig, und die Welt bietet viel spielerische Freiheit. Dabei muss man das Spielen selbst – oder besser das Denken beim Spielen – regelrecht neu erlernen, denn die vielen Möglichkeiten und Quest-Lösungswege sind heutzutage eher ungewöhnlich. Deshalb fiebere ich jedem Update entgegen, schließlich macht es ungeheuren Spaß, Divinity beim Reifen zuzusehen – wenn auch zu einem stolzen Preis.
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The Digital Fix (Sep 04, 2014)
It feels like there’s a very good game inside Divinity: Original Sin, but it’s hidden away behind a thousand glitches and gameplay problems. At its core there lies an enjoyable experience, and those brave enough to reach it will likely sing its praises. If you’re willing to battle through obscure systems, poorly designed menus, gameplay issues, a legion of bugs and glitches, and poor support from Larian Studios, you just might find something worth playing. For most, however, it will be a different story. Video games are a form of entertainment, but unfortunately, as the problems mount and mount, this one veers more towards frustration than entertainment. Ultimately, it’s difficult to recommend any game which provides more negative moments than positive ones, and that is precisely the kind of game you’ll find in Divinity: Original Sin.
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Gameranx (Aug 01, 2014)
It’s many decisions like these that keep Divinity: Original Sin from being a truly great game, and more along the lines of an average one. Even things like balancing issues with blacksmithing, skills and abilities, and food items that provide no significant bonuses, only show off the incredible lack of polish. However, it’s by no means a terrible game. There’s a ridiculous amount of fun to be had with combat alone if you can look past these issues. There’s even a co-op mode that will add some re-playability. Nonetheless, Larian Studios had plenty of ambition with this game, but just couldn’t live up to the hype.
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Just Adventure (Nov 14, 2014)
After playing for about 60 hours (yeah, I really wanted to like this game), I realized it felt like I’d spent 40 of those hours moving flowers and boards and clams from one character’s inventory into another. Yes, the flowers and boards and clams can be used in crafting, but no, it isn’t worth the trouble. Playing Divinity: Original Sin is fun like cleaning the underside of your platform bed is fun. I realized this and stopped playing the game.
 
Diehard GameFan (Jul 22, 2014)
Divinity: Original Sin has lived up to its huge expectations and then some. Larion Studios has delivered a huge game with strong emphasis on exploration and interaction. There is also an element of encouragement to roleplay with your own avatar, which adds a unique and fun spin to the game. The combat is what drives this game the hardest, as it’s both rewarding and exciting in how it challenges you. The game will take hours upon hours to complete for just the main quest alone, and there’s a ton of side quest as well. The issues, like glitches, a poorly implemented interface and nonexistent barter system, don’t detract from the excitement that Divinity: Original Sin offers you. Larion Studios has delivered one of the best RPG’s in years. Divinity: Original Sin easily stands side by side with other great games, like the Fallout series, Neverwinter Nights and Baldur’s Gate. Definitely not an experience you want to pass up.