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Game Summary

Divinity is an unsung hero in the roleplaying game world. Full of seemingly endless choices and unrivalled charismatic characters, the game was quick to latch onto its community and has been hailed as one of the greatest roleplaying games of all time. Divinity: Original Sin II continues to capitalize on the success of the original instalment and was likewise extremely well received by players and reviewers alike. The game holds universal acclaim on Metacritic and scored an outstanding 93/100 across the board. GameSpot also gave the title a perfect 10. Divinity: Original Sin II was only the 14th game in history to achieve that sort of prestige and its writers believe it will be some time before the 15th perfect 10 is found. It is a game that truly lives up to every hype imaginable and is something that roleplaying game fans shouldn't hesitate to add to their libraries immediately.

Divinity: Original Sin II is set in the fantasy world of Rivellon. Here, the various enemies of the planet have tapped into an energy portal known as The Source and “Sourcerers” are able to freely manipulate this portal in order to cast spells and enhance combat abilities at their own whims. To prevent any truly negative backlash of this sort of power being harnessed, the deities of the world conjured a humanoid protector of the portal known as Lucian and was a temporary stopgap to enemies abusing this sort of power. However, he was killed before the start of the game and various unspoken evils crossed over into Rivellon. It is now up to players and their parties to rid the world of these evils and close the gap between Rivellon and the other dimension.

The game follows the same formula that made Divinity: Original Sin such a hit. Players are freely able to complete the game on their own or with up to three members in their party. There are over a dozen ready made characters each with their unique and interesting backstories to choose from, but there is also an option for players to roll their own characters and choose their race, gender, and basic backstory at the start of the game. Players needn't play this game alone though. It is possible to join up with up to three other live players in order to complete the quests involved in the game and it is believed that this will soon be increased to eight players in the very near future.

The game also incorporates various successful aspects of other games. There is a well-developed crafting system on offer in Divinity: Original Sin II and allows players to forge their own weapons and armour. Players can also use this crafting system to manipulate their own statistics and develop their own unique skill set that could drastically increase their characters' overall prowess as they make their way through the game. Player vs player action is also available in the game and it is a rudimentary deathmatch system where players and their characters enter a closed arena and battle it out to prove their skill in combat.

Divinity: Original Sin II is a true masterpiece in the roleplaying game world. It is hard to find fault with the game and it is surely to be a hit for many years to come.

Game Information

Release Date
14th September 2017
Publisher
Larian Studios
Total Rating
89%
Content Rated
M (Mature)
Game Modes
Co-operative, Multiplayer, Single player
Player Perspectives
Bird view
Genres
Adventure, Role-playing (RPG), Strategy, Turn-based strategy (TBS)
Themes
Fantasy
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One