“You’re human like me,” I casually said. “Surely, you can let me slide on the pat down this one time?” No dice. I was subjected to the pat down and the pilfered tome was found. This threw me into combat with the guards, who had things like armor, weapons, and magic. I didn’t last very long. That’s the kind of game Divinity: Original Sin 2 is. It is equal parts grand freedom and vicious punishment.
It’s a damned amazing game.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 is the latest title from Larian Studios, the studio that has previously produced Divine Divinity, Divinity II: Ego Draconis, and Divinity: Dragon Commander within the same universe. It’s the second Kickstarted computer role-playing game (CRPG) from Larian, the first being the rather successful Divinity: Original Sin. If you’re a fan of classic CRPGs like Baldur’s Gate, Ultima, Planescape: Torment, and Fallout, games like Original Sin have been the vanguard of that style of play in the modern era.