Posted: May 24
I bought this game after thoroughly enjoying Divinity: Original Sin. Do I love this game just as much as Original Sin? Definitely--and I love the developers for maintaining my faith in RPGs.
Some plus points:
+ Questing. Minimal hand holding, quests that were actually fun and required you to be aware of what the characters tell you. There is some freedom of choice on how you want to complete them as well.
+ Exploration. The game rewards you for taking your time to explore the world. There are many secrets hidden around, whether on paper or in a locked cellar--to which the key you'd have to find using hints the game subtly gives you.
+ Wonderfully written dialogues and like able NPCs. I'm someone who enjoys games with characters that can make me feel for them. This game has no companions, but the NPCs are so quirky with their own individual personalities, it more than compensates.
+ Music and voice acting. If you played Original Sin before this game as I did, you might hear some familiar tracks. I didn't mind, they're well done and really help keep you immersed. Voice acting was a joy to listen to.
+ Combat difficulty. Many modern RPGs I've played at normal difficulty are much too easy. I feel that Divinity 2 has done a good job at balancing. I had to make use of obstacles to avoid missile attacks, dodge and heal and not simply button mash mindlessly.
- Camera angle during combat when using certain skills bugs out a little.
- Not much character customization
- Crafting and Enchanting are done through NPCs, oversimplified in my opinion. I loved the manual crafting system available in Original Sin. (Of course, Original Sin is newer.)
Summary: Recommended for fans of story driven RPGs. Great for players who appreciate immersion and do not like too much hand-holding when it comes to questing and progression. Also great for those who love to explore and find secrets! Lastly, if you do decide to buy and play it, make sure you play the second part (Flames of Vengeance) that comes included in the Director's Cut as well!
Happy Gaming :) I sure had a good time.