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I beat the original Divinity: Original Sin with a friend of mine and it was a EPIC journey. The game's mechanics, like the use of teleportation pyramids and surrounding environment to defeat enemies, is like nothing I have encountered before! I recall us not being able to kill this super-Knight. We ended up stacking a TON of explosives near that area, moving it bit by bit, and then KABOOOOM!!! and half the big guys were eradicated!

I also loved the music and atmosphere - I can't really describe it, but it is very emotional, even more emotion than Witcher games. Just listen to the SoundTrack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiR4g0A-83s .

I cannot wait to re-play the newly released Enhanced Edition with the same friend! The list of changes of EXTREME - its almost like a new game!

What I would like to know is whether someone managed to get NVidia HBAO / HBAO+ bits to work through NVidia Inspector. This game's graphics could greatly benefit from HBAO or at least SSAO!
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The game has pretty good ambient occlusion already. I never found working bits for the original. I won't get around to playing Enhanced Edition until next year but I look forward to it. I haven't even played co-op yet, but I can tell it's the best co-op RPG due to the mechanics.
 
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Yes, it really makes you think and lets you approach a problem or an enemy from different angles. With teleportation pyramids you can do all kinds of odd stuff. The game also has great sense of humor - from funny NPC's to hilarious enemies (little manic-laughing suicidal mini-skeletons with huge bombs in their hands - LOL!) and even the way you sneak is funny (you become either a stone or a barrel or a bush and move like that).

The story was good and I am not sure why some said it wasn't. It wasn't awesome, but it was still good. This time they re-wrote parts of it and I hope the story became even better.

What I don't like is that the Enhanced Edition graphics (textures, models) is exactly like it was in the original game, but with new city / environment details and special effects. I was really hoping for high-resolution textures for environment or at least enemies... At the same time Enhanced Edition now runs on DirectX 11 and 64bit, which makes it MUUUCH faster than the original game as far as load times go and FPS. In the original vanilla game, I was forced to use 1080p + FXAA + SMAA + LumaSharpen because 4K DSR to 1080p downscaling was too much to maintain 60fps. That changed and now I get steady and smooth 60fps with 4K DSR to 1080p downscaling!
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Interested in the game... Which game is it similar to? Diablo? Dragon Age? or something totally different?
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Its hard to say. it is turn-based combat RPG that has a good story, deep NPC and player interactions, dialogues, overall mechanics, but most of all it is THE BEST co-op RPG I ever played. It can be quite difficult - there is no hand-holding, pick thenwrong questbto do at your level and you are toast!
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Is the turn based system similar to Xcom or much different?

Also you mentioned COOP. How is the experience without playing with someone else?

I am strongly interested in the game. Only 20 bucks too.
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Is the turn based system similar to Xcom or much different?

Also you mentioned COOP. How is the experience without playing with someone else?

I am strongly interested in the game. Only 20 bucks too.

It's kind of like XCOM, except without guns. Having played XCOM will make you somewhat familiar with this game's turn based gameplay.
 
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Seems like I will buy it next month along with Fallout 4 and Star Wars.. These 3 games should keep me entertained for sometime.
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Is the turn based system similar to Xcom or much different?

Also you mentioned COOP. How is the experience without playing with someone else?

I am strongly interested in the game. Only 20 bucks too.

Non co-op is awesome too, but co-op is just more fun.
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Just a couple of 4K shots:





I could make the original / vanilla D:OS (DirectX 9, 32bit) run @ 4K @ consistent 30fps, but EE (DirectX 11, 64bit) runs @ 4K @ consistent 60fps 90% of the time.
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