First: the game takes place in the same setting as the prior Divinity games, correct? I assume it's not a direct sequel to anything, but is it placed after the most recent game (Dragon Knight Saga, I think)?
The game takes place before Divine Divinity (first Divinity game) so it is a prequel.
Second: any word on side-questing? I'm wondering, will we see actual, decent sidequests (e.g. w/ narrative, player choice, dialog interaction, etc.) ala the old, classic CRPGs, or will they just be insufferably simple collection quests?
There will be a lot of cool, intrigueing and deep side-quests as always in divinity games.
Third: Do henchmen have any personality? Special dialog/banter? I know the game is built so multiple players can "speak" in online play, but what about single-player?
This is a stretch goal at 800k $ on kickstarter
timeraider answerd couple minutes before i made this post, but I will keep it anyway