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Divinity: Original Sin II - Review @ PC PowerPlay

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    [​IMG]PC PowerPlay reviewed Divinity: Original Sin II:

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    Review: Divinity: Original Sin 2

    Yet another game of the year contender arrives!

    WILDGOOSE: I took your advice, Wilks. When I levelled up I took the Pet Pal talent. You said it would let me speak to animals and I'd reveal a bunch of new quests I couldn't otherwise access. I knew I'd regret this choice as soon as I met the baby bear. I'd just met its mother moments earlier, you see, and I knew I'd have to tell its child what had happened. Tears welled in the baby bear's eyes. It sobbed. I didn't kill the mother - it was those cruel Magisters, and I made them pay, believe me - but I had now made a baby bear cry. And it's all your fault.

    WILKS: I couldn't be the only miserable one. For every crying bear though, there's a very good dog, an overly officious fire slug, a crab that thinks he's the greatest sourcerer (the whole kludging of source into words does grate a bit) in the land or a rat that wants you to come back and visit often so you can tell it the stories of your adventures and it can co-opt them as its own stories. It's these little moments that make Original Sin 2 for me. The overall plot is a bit naff but the moment to moment events and the characters you interact or travel with make it constantly engrossing and often very funny.

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    Verdict:

    Old-school charm with modern mechanics makes for one of the best RPG experiences in ages.

    Score: 10/10
     
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