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Old 05-28-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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Divinity: Original Sin Announced


Larian Studios has announced a new RPG called Divinity: Original Sin. It is a direct sequel to the first Divine Divinity game, and is inspired by Ultima VII.

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Divinity: Original Sin has been announced by Belgiumís Larian Studios. Itís an isometric RPG inspired by Ultima VII, having jettisoned the third person viewpoint of Divinity II: Ego Draconis. Itís closer in style to the studioís first game, Divine Divinity: so close in fact that Original Sin will end where 2002′s Divine Divinity sets off. So close that Larian head Sven Vincke told me that he wanted to make Original Sin specifically to ďaddress frustrations with Divine Divinity.Ē
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
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BUY THIS GUYS!!! Divinity II was amazing! This will kick ass! And according to Larian, I am The Dragon Knight!
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:54 AM   #3
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They have a great idea here, but they would really get rich if they just bit the bullet and made it into an MMO.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:58 AM   #4
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This doesn't look too bad.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:12 PM   #5
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Divinity 2 the Dragon Knight Saga was a complete blast if you get the chance to play it! This is looking pretty cool too.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:19 PM   #6
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I really need to get around to playing Divinity II. I own it.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:47 PM   #7
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Wait what?

Divinity II was freakin' awesome, but they're going back to isometric? Not sure I'm cool with that, at all :\
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:04 PM   #8
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but they would really get rich if they just bit the bullet and made it into an MMO.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:55 PM   #9
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Divinity 2 the Dragon Knight Saga was a complete blast if you get the chance to play it! This is looking pretty cool too.
I wasn't expecting a lot from this game, but I ended up really enjoying it.

Too bad the older Divinity games use StarForce (which doesn't work on Windows 7), which means if I want to play them I'll have to buy them again from a digital retailer.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #10
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I tried to get into the second one, but I couldn't bring myself to play through the demo. My first impression was horrible animations and a general lack of polish. I keep hearing good things though, so maybe I'll force myself to play through the demo.

I may as well. Mount and Blade seems low-budget too, but I've been playing the hell out of that.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:11 PM   #11
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The second one wasn't all that bad. This looks pretty damn interesting though. I wonder if it took them too long to make a profit on II, so they are going back to isometric land? Either way- it kind of looks awesome and Ill keep my eye on it.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:18 PM   #12
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I'll keep an eye on this one. Really liked the last one.
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:26 PM   #13
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Just bought Divinity II last night because it was on sale with Steam. I remember loving the first, but never got a chance to play Beyond Divinity.

Reading the little preview there, I love what they described with the conversation system. I think that's rather nifty.
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #14
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RPG Watch has a preview here.

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Like in the first Divinity anything that is not nailed to the ground can be used. Again, you can carry around anything that is not too heavy like a bed or a barrel (as useless as that might be, but if it makes you happy, you can). And you can also throw a barrel at an opponent, use a broom as a weapon to hit someone with, or break a crate because it is blocking your way.

You can also combine objects that are found in the game. If you have poisonous mushrooms you will get very sick eating them but when applied to your weapon it results in a poisonous weapon doing more damage.
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Original Sin can be modded. The same toolset as is used by the developers will be delivered as part of the game. Also, all the objects, tile sets and characters in the game will be delivered together with the toolset. There is no programming skill required to use the engine as they have made things very simple to use.

Mods can be placed on Steam Workshop to create a community in which mods can be shared or even sold and where you can play these mods together.

Original Sin will be released on PC and Mac only. There will not be a console version and the game will be scalable to allow playing on a variety of platforms.
Getting really excited already!
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #15
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Nice! I really liked Divine Divinity. Sort of part Diablo, part Ultima 7. I need to beat that thing one of these days...
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They have a great idea here, but they would really get rich if they just bit the bullet and made it into an MMO.
That is probably the most destructive thing they could do to their franchise.

Please, ENOUGH MMOs. Now go back to playing WoW.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:55 AM   #17
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Ultima 7 was the best RPG ever made, in my opinion, and a lot of games are JUST NOW catching up to the things it was doing 20 years ago.

More games need to learn from it.
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