Genre: Adventure, Indie, RPG, Strategy
Developer: Larian Studios
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive / Maximum Games
Release Date: Oct 27, 2015
Available Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Reviewed Platforms: Xbox One
When Divinity Original Sin released on PC, it had a huge following. It’s what folks would expect from a hugely successful Kickstarter that backed it. Coming from veterans of the RPG world, there was little reason not to be excited. Role-playing games of this nature are very welcome on the PC. Fast forward a year and some change later and we have the Enhanced Edition releasing, even on consoles. It’s a bold move and consoles usually don’t see these western RPG isometric style genre on consoles, but did the conversion from PC along with all the other additions come with a price?
Larian Studios is delivering some great new content to Divinity: Original Sin players today in the form of a juicy update. “The Bear and the Burglar” DLC pack, available for free via Steam, not only improves co-op dialogue by streamlining lengthy discussions, but adds two brand new companions with unique story arcs who can join your party as you set off to save Rivellon. …continue reading » Divinity: Original Sin gets Two New Companions in Free Update
It’s an udderly exciting day as the best bovine mod for a Belgian-developed RPG launches with a mooving trailer that’s sure to satisfy the hunger in all four of your stomachs. In addition to highlighting the fine bovine action of the Cow Simulator 2014 mod, the trailer also features the beefy Divinity Engine Toolkit, which is now available for anyone who owns Divinity: Original Sin on Steam Early Access and will be included when the game officially launches on June 30. …continue reading » Come watch Cow Simulator 2014 in action, then use it in Divinity: Original Sin’s Engine Toolkit
Larian Studios is taking RPGs back to their roots with Divinity: Original Sin, which is now available on Steam Early Access here.
The Early Access game is available at two pricing tiers:
- Standard Edition: 39.99 EUR/USD – Gets you the Early Access game and the final game (this is the same price as the final version)
- Co-Op Deluxe Pack: 59.99 EUR/USD – Includes two (2) copies of Divinity: Original Sin for cooperative play, and a double pack of Divine Divinity + Beyond Divinity.
Divinity: Original Sin goes back to the values of memorable cRPGs: isometric, party based, turn based, gripping dialogues, choice and consequence, deep story, profound character and party development, a big interactive world filled with characters and items, free exploration… There is only one main goal, and how you get there is completely up to you. But everything is more fun with a friend and so is Original Sin: drop-in, drop-out multiplayer takes care of that, both online and locally.
- Become part of a reactive, living and open world. Explore diverse environments, find myriad of creatures and tons of desirable items.
- Experience gripping, party and turn-based combat. Manipulate the environment and use skill & spell combos.
- Play in co-op multiplayer and engage in co-op dialogues. Shape your relationships with your partner that will influence the game.
- Unravel, a deep and epic story, set in the early days of Rivellon. Taking place well before Divine Divinity and The Dragon Knight Saga, Divinity: Original Sin presents you with a familiar world in another era.
- Classless system let you shape your character any way you want. Endless item interaction and combination take things to another level of freedom.
- Create your own adventures and share them online. With Original Sin comes the powerful toolset used by the game’s designers.
Larian’s Divinity RPG series has proven to be a hit with many thousands of fans around the world. Both Divine Divinity and Divinity II were cult hits in many quarters, with their captivating world design and original look at many fantasy archetypes – you could be a dragon, for one thing.
The next game in the now classic series will arrive in February 2014. Divinity: Original Sin will tell new stories in the game’s universe and bring all kinds of new gameplay styles to a series that has never stuck to the same formula. Because that’s how Larian rolls; they don’t like doing the same stuff over and over any more than you do.