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Divinity: Original Sin -- Enhanced Edition

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Bloody fantasy RPG rewards thoughtful decision-making.

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It's still overly complicated in places and lacks some of the polish found in other traditional role-playing games, but this enhanced edition is unquestionably a better game than the original. Developer Larian Studios made subtle but sweeping changes to the story and its characters, resulting in richer and more organic dialogue, including spontaneous and memorable bantering between characters. Larian also improved not only how the game looks by adding new cut scenes, more original creatures, and new animations for most existing creatures but also improved its stability, resulting in far fewer game-ending glitches and crashes.

Plus, players who have found the original a bit too daunting might want to give it another try using the new and more accessible "explorer" difficulty setting, which tones down enemy intelligence. Veterans, on the other hand, can test their limits in "honor" mode, which makes the game devilishly difficult while affording only a single save file. Other new features -- such as support for gamepads, split-screen co-op, and the ability to rotate the camera 360 degrees -- ought to expand the experience to an even broader audience. Perhaps best of all, existing PC players don't have to pay for any of this; their games will automatically update for free. Divinity: Original Sin was already a pretty good turn-based fantasy RPG, but the enhanced edition takes a step toward greatness.

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