Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin 2

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Neiker Aug 31, 2017 @ 4:09pm
How is the story compared to the first one?
The first game had an amazing combat, easily the best crpg combat sistem i have ever played. But the story was, well...Horribly bad. Did they improve on it? This is literaly the only thing holding me back on buying this.
Last edited by Neiker; Aug 31, 2017 @ 4:17pm
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MrFrenglish Aug 31, 2017 @ 4:18pm 
well we can't confirm it ebcause the game isn't fully out yet but the Alpha feels much darker than D:OS 1. The stakes also feel high.

The devs did say they worked a lot on the story to give it a more serious tone and darker elements. And Chris Avellone worked on the story so, we can except a pretty solid story.
Neiker Aug 31, 2017 @ 4:20pm 
Originally posted by MrFrenglish:
well we can't confirm it ebcause the game isn't fully out yet but the Alpha feels much darker than D:OS 1. The stakes also feel high.

The devs did say they worked a lot on the story to give it a more serious tone and darker elements. And Chris Avellone worked on the story so, we can except a pretty solid story.

Yeah, my main problem with the story was how cartoonish it felt, i think i will keep an eye on this game, release is soon anyway, might as well wait the reviews to come in. Thanks a lot \o.
Last edited by Neiker; Aug 31, 2017 @ 4:22pm
easytarget Aug 31, 2017 @ 4:26pm 
Yeah, because every RPG ever made has to be dark and post apocalyptic.
Neiker Aug 31, 2017 @ 4:28pm 
Originally posted by easytarget:
Yeah, because every RPG ever made has to be dark and post apocalyptic.
Nop...But its great if it has good writing and characters. That was not the case on the first game.
Last edited by Neiker; Aug 31, 2017 @ 4:28pm
easytarget Aug 31, 2017 @ 4:29pm 
So says you. My take, if you're playing this because you're expecting W3 writing you're lost.
Neiker Aug 31, 2017 @ 4:32pm 
Originally posted by easytarget:
So says you. My take, if you're playing this because you're expecting W3 writing you're lost.

Instead of saying useless stuff, why dont you give your take on the story? is it good or not? did you like the story on the first game? Your taste and mine can simply differ.

But the first game felt like it was trying its hardest to be a dark epic story, but all the characters including the vilains felt flat, like they where taken from an old cartoon, like he-man or something, thats why i didnt like it. The main plot and pacing where bad too.
Last edited by Neiker; Aug 31, 2017 @ 4:35pm
Dauntless Aug 31, 2017 @ 4:41pm 
All of larian's games have silly humor and generic main plots. This game feels closer to the 1st divinity game's tone than original sin, so that should please the folks that hate fun.
sagamov Aug 31, 2017 @ 5:10pm 
Originally posted by Morsk:
Can he do better than Durance in Pillars of Eternity? I never played the old games, and only know him from Pillars. I realize Durance is popular, but he was completely unlikable, and the prose was a mess I doubt ever saw an editor. Maybe the need to get a voice actor to actually read the lines will improve it.

Honestly I'd rather have Jake Paul in my party than Durance.
thoughts on Grieving Mother?
Iry Aug 31, 2017 @ 7:49pm 
Originally posted by Neiker:
That was not the case on the first game.
Act 1 of Original Sin had really enjoyable writing, though I agree it got really predictable after Act 1.
Last edited by Iry; Aug 31, 2017 @ 7:49pm
Sai Kyouji Aug 31, 2017 @ 8:01pm 
So is the story still stuck in alpha? That sounds hard to judge
MrFrenglish Aug 31, 2017 @ 8:10pm 
Yes still alpha
Devinho Sep 2, 2017 @ 7:30am 
Chris was really helpful, but there's a lot more to it:

Team:
- DOS1 started with one writer, added a second during production. Both great writers, of course, but that's 1.5 writers for the game.
- DOS2 has a writing team of seven, with Chris as a consultant.

Time
- DOS2 has had a longer development cycle than DOS1 had, so we've been able to do a lot more. We developed the story for a year before starting to write, and kept developing it as we wrote the game.

Engine
- We updated the dialogue editor so it was much more flexible and wieldy. This allowed us to build dialogues as conversations. We also learned from DOS1 to be more concise and to-the-point.

As a dev I know I'm biased, but much as I loved DOS1 and enjoyed the writing immensely, when it comes to story and dialogue, DOS2 is ten times the game DOS1 was.

We hope you love it as much as we do.
Story is significantly better. I love the characters, the world, the writing, and the dialouge and persuasion system is WAY better than what D:OS1 offered. I actually care about every character I talked to, which is more than most rpg's can say.
Last edited by Damashi The Kaotic; Sep 2, 2017 @ 7:57am
Dr.Fumetastic Sep 2, 2017 @ 9:30am 
Originally posted by Kyrais:
I love the conversation in here! If any of you are interested in our guild on discord here is an invite: https://discord.gg/rp9AqNW
You know you can just create a thread so interested people with find it instead of just spamming it in every thread you can possibly find, right?
This also makes you seem very low class. I know I wouldn't want to join such a low class Discord server.
Happygamer Sep 30, 2017 @ 9:06am 
This story is for a more mature audience and it has left the Grimm's fairytale influence behind.
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