Monday, September 03, 2018

"Divinity: Original Sin 2 -- Definitive Edition" Review

With the "Divinity: Original Sin" series, Larian Studios has taken the "Diablo" aesthetic, mellowed out the frenetic action in favor of tactical mastery, and created one of the shining lights in gaming innovation in the past half decade.

"Divinity: Original Sin 2 -- Definitive Edition" serves as a victory lap for the developer, which tops off its achievement of the 2017 release with a tricked out, fuller-featured version that includes all previously released DLC, upgrades and tweaks. The improvements lift an already superior game to legendary status, making it a must-play for any fan of isometric strategy games.

Numerous adjustments make the game more palatable on consoles than before, with hot keys and menus geared for easy access via controller HUD wheels. The result is a free-flowing, slickly paced journey into darkness that captivates even as it frustrates, heaping massive challenges on you, filled with twists and psychological mindgames that top those that came before.

As tough to put down as it is to conquer, the game pushes your analytical skills to the limit as you collect and ration resources, plot out upgrade paths and seek out innovative ways to keep surviving and advancing.

New additions include two-player couch co-op, four-player online co-op, a revitalized and redesigned Arena Mode and scores of new surprises lurking around every corner, "Divinity: Original Sin 2" still packs scores of surprises, even for veteran fans. This is the version to check out for console gamers seeking a passion that will last them months on end.
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