The Indie Minute: Divinity: Original Sin 2
This week on The Indie Minute, I dive into the illustrious world of Divinity: Original Sin 2, the stellar computer role-playing game that’s sweeping the video game nation. See why, even in a year full of excellent titles, this virtual Dungeons and Dragons is poised to challenge GOTY front runners for their coveted crown.
Divinity is a high-fantasy, isometric RPG in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Diablo. The game features a large slate of customizable skills, armor sets and weapons as well as a number of elemental components for your consideration. Divinity also gives players the option to customize a character using any combination of the 5 Races and 14 Classes available, as well as the option to choose between 6 Origin characters around which the game is centered.
The second you begin your adventure, however, is when the game truly begins to shine. The instant you spawn in The Hold, as Sourcerer held prisoner of The Divine Order, Divinity reveals itself as one of the weightiest, most consequential RPGs to date. Every dialogue choice, every item kept, and every friend made affects the overall outcome of your storyline.
In my short 10 hours, I have found the remains of a little girl, rescued an elf from prison, slayed a man-eating monster and escaped from my own confinement. Yet things could have gone completely different. The slightest change in what I’d done, a small this or that, could have changed everything, down to the dialogue in the game’s turn-based battles.
To top it all off, the game can be played by yourself, cooperatively, or with a Game Master, a’la DnD. Yes, that’s right: you can use the game’s assets to make your own DnD adventure.
Game of the Year? Well, let’s just say Zelda doesn’t seem so untouchable anymore.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more from The Indie Minute!
The Indie Minute is a short-form blog series about our favorite independent video games. Every few weeks, a member of our staff will write a 300 word-long blog post (a roughly minute-long read) about their current indie game obsession. Each post will highlight a different independent video game, its premise and what about it makes it so excellent. Our goal with this series is simple: to provide insight into the largely unexplored world of independent video games to you, our readers, and to grow as gamers in the process.
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