Divinity: Original Sin 2 by Larian Studios is out now. It boasts a new Game Maser Mode, an expanded co-op system and is a considerable step up in both the overall depth and writing department when compared to the previous series entry.
As if the headline didn't already clue you in, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is out. The game is set one thousand years after the events of the original Original Sin (he he). Divinity: Original Sin 2 features an "expanded world, a branching story, deeper turn-based combat, a classless character development system, 4-player co-op play, and loads of fully voiced dialogue. The world of Rivellon is full of new lands to explore, both beautifully detailed and brutally dangerous" says the press release.
Game Master Mode is a new addition to the game. It's a toolset for the Game Masters that lets them create their own custom campaigns. "A GM can create an entire campaign from the ground up, uploading their own world map and assets, editing battle and dungeon maps, scripting roleplaying scenarios with player response options, rolling virtual dice, and managing intense battles in real-time with up to four players. GMs can even upload and share their campaigns via Steam Workshop".
Divinity: Original Sin 2 will also feature a Discord integration. A player’s Discord profile will display detailed game status, progress, and game modes as they play. If co-op spots are available, players can post invites to play together in a Discord chat. Neat.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 features six origin characters with full-fledged backstories, personalities, and questline:
- Red Prince, a haughty but heroic lizard noble; An aspiring jazz musician.
- Sebille, an elven assassin; Collects porcelain dolls.
- Lohse, a possessed musician; Really into street racing.
- Ifan ben-Mezd, a mercenary ex-soldier; Really into pottery.
- Beast, a rebel-turned-pirate dwarf; Moonligths as a private investigator.
- Fane, an undead member of the long-forgotten Eternal race; Used to work as a cashier at Whole Foods.
Whether players choose an origin character or create one from scratch, Divinity: Original Sin 2’s classless character development system provides them with over 200 base skills and spells. That's before you count Skill Crafting. Playing co-op is also an option in the series. Divinity: Original Sin 2 allows co-op for up to four players. It also includes controller support and split-screen for two players on the same PC.