In this game review video, join Crabby as gives his first impressions on Divinity: Original Sin.
Divinity: Original Sin is a single-player and cooperative multiplayer fantasy role-playing video game by Larian Studios. The game ships with the editor that created it, allowing players to create their own single-player and multiplayer adventures, and publish them online. The game was partially funded through Kickstarter and is a prequel to Divine Divinity.
A crowdfunding campaign started on Kickstarter on 27 March 2013. By using Kickstarter, Larian aimed to secure additional funds to expand the content of the game and the reactivity of the game world. The Kickstarter was successfully funded on 26 April, raising over $1,000,000 (with the PayPal pledges included).
Original Sin was expected to be released in October or November 2013, but was delayed to 28 February 2014. The release date was subsequently delayed again until 20 June 2014, and the game was finally released on 30 June 2014. Current localizations are English, French, German, Polish, Italian and Russian; additional languages may be added.
Originally Larian intended to release PC and Mac versions of the game simultaneously, and stated that once the Mac version was completed a Linux port would not be difficult. However, they decided to delay the Mac and Linux versions to focus on game play; when those versions are released they will be free to anyone with the Windows version of the game. Upon release, the Mac version was available.
Larian wanted to do a turn based game before, but the publisher they were working with always withheld them from doing so.
The game’s budget was around €4 million.
An Enhanced Edition of the game, which will include new content, such as a new story and new game play options, is announced for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and is scheduled to be released in late 2015. The console version of the game will be published by Focus Home Interactive. It will also be free to all the players who have already purchased the PC version of the game.
Original Sin is the latest RPG in the Divinity universe. Divinity: Original Sin concerns two heroes: a condemned warrior released from his chains and a mystic heroine restored to life. The game touts turn-based combat, cooperative multiplayer, and a highly interactive world and includes a full-fledged modding tool.