Divinity: Original Sin, which was first released in 2014, received rave reviews when it went on the market. Praised for its breathtaking graphics, stellar gameplay, and a compelling storyline, it hardly came as a surprise when its successor, Divinity: Original Sin 2 managed to pull off the same feat. PC players have had the first taste of the immense freedom, character interactions, and full-fledged character development that the game offers, and now console gamers will finally get to undergo the same experience as their PC peers, albeit with enhanced mechanics.
In a community post on the PlayStation blog, developer Larian Studios addressed the need for improvements despite the positive response to the game. Director of Publishing Micheal Douse states:
“While Original Sin 2 was highly reviewed we knew we still had room for improvement, and bringing the game to PS4 was the perfect opportunity to introduce a massive number of much-wanted tweaks and addition. We’ll be talking more about the specific of those changes in coming posts but suffice it to say we’ve been hard at work bringing the entire experience to a whole new level.”
In other words, console users will be treated to specially-tailored elements, such as “a user interface in both four-player online co-op and two-player split-screen co-op modes”, with the promise of content updates and extra features in the coming weeks and months.
For those who are looking to dive into a new RPG world, this fantasy role-playing game is worth the consideration. Set in a realm built to test the creativity of players, the title stars six unique origin characters who come with their own backstory, personality, and questline that can be explored in a single-player campaign or a multiplayer setting. As with most games in the genre, there’s plenty of magic and spells in store, and players may choose from the vast skillset to deal with their enemies. For those who favour experimentation in combat situations, the game will pay off the effort with handsome rewards.
The move to add Divinity: Original Sin 2 to the console family certainly is a welcome move, and gamers can look forward to having a fun time embarking on dangerous quests, summoning demonic allies, and meeting new people when it drops on August 2018.
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