The only game I purchased last month was this one and I forgot to write about it because the last 100 hours of my life has gone into playing this game everyday since I bought it.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 is great. It’s better than great. It’s freaking fantastic! And I can’t stop playing it. It’s challenging, funny, dark, and is the best CRPG I’ve ever played. Nothing comes close to it and I’ve played all of the old classics. My main criticism for the first game was the story and how horrible it was. The gameplay was great, but everything else was really lacking. It was a good game and I don’t regret playing it, but it wasn’t as good as everyone made it out to be. Imagine my surprise when I booted up Original Sin 2 and everything I criticized in the first game was not only fixed but expanded on.
The world is literally my playground here. If I think I can do something I most likely can. If I want to grow wings and fly over a large chasm I can, if I want to make it rain and shoot lightning bolts at the water on the ground I can do it. If I see a treasure chest I can’t get to I can just teleport it to me and open it. Another thing that was added to this game is multiple races. I’m no longer restricted to playing as a human. I can play as Elves, Dwarfs, Lizards, and even the Undead. Every race has their own special benefits. Lizards can breathe fire and generally look down at the other races as servants, Dwarves are led by a tyrannical queen, Elves eat the body parts of the dead to live out their final moments (really great feature), and the Undead brings a stealth mechanic to the game because if you take off your hood the townsfolk will run for their lives and call the guards on you.
My main dude is a lizard noble/mystic that’s an expert at using two-handed weapons, lightning/ground magic. He’s tanky as hell and can quickly close the gap and get in close for a big hit. My companions are the highlight of the game though. In the first game, I never cared enough to get to know any of my companions because the writing was really weak. This game has very interesting companions and I want to get to know all of them, but I can’t. When I start another playthrough I’m taking everyone that I left behind the first time.
This game is packed full of interesting things to do. Puzzles, side quests, and exploring are a huge part of this game. There are little puzzles everywhere and figuring them out is part of the charm. If I think there’s a puzzle in a specific location there probably is and I just need to figure it out. Not everything can be done right way. Sometimes it’s best to ignore some things and go back later when your characters are leveled up a little more and you have certain skills at your disposal.
I have a review in the works for this game so I can go into more details about it. For now, I’m going to go back to playing this gem and probably put another 100 hours in it before I move on to my next game.
Have you played Divinity: Original Sin 2? What do you think of it?