This week Divinity: Original Sin releases for the PC. This is one I've been anticipating for a while, though not always with the greatest degree of confidence. I think back fondly on the original Divine Divinity, which was, stupid name aside, an outstanding game and one of my favorite RPG experiences. Though there have been several Divinity follow ups since, none has felt like it lived up to the original game.
Late last year Larian Studios released Divinity: Dragon Commander, a hybrid RTS based, I guess, on the Divinity series, and it was at this point that my hopes for the upcoming Original Sin fell to their lowest level. Dragon Commander somehow took the conceit of playing a dragon in an RTS and made it not particularly fun, which is its own kind of special accomplishment. It really seemed like maybe the first game had been a fluke.
But, six hours put into the Early Release for Original Sin has put me in an entirely new mood for the game. What I've played so far has been exceptional, fun and leaves me eager to dive into the full game this week.
There doesn't seem to be much else this week, but for those of us who've just endured the account draining Steam Sale, that's probably a good thing.