Divinity: Original Sin
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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.
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.
Outstanding tactical combat and engaging quests make Divinity: Original Sin one of the most rewarding RPGs in years.
Plan to lose hours of your life thanks to great character customization, stellar combat, random loot, puzzles, bosses, and mysteries.
Divinity: Original Sin is one of the deepest and most unforgettable games I've played all year
The excellent Divinity: Original Sin isn't a look into the history of role-playing games, but instead a look into their future.
They may not make games like this anymore, but maybe they should. Larian's latest CRPG is a deeply satisfying turn-based adventure that rewards players with patience.
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.
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.
Divinity: Original Sin is a classic RPG from top to bottom. Unfortunately some of those older elements could have used some extra polish and improvement. However, for those looking to relive the glory days of PC RPG's this is the game for you.