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#507824 04/07/14 05:26 AM
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Well seems the first Reviews are coming in and they are positive.
Can tell that by D:OS Also being Top Seller on Steam again for a while.

Here Kotaku Review:
http://kotaku.com/im-glad-theyre-still-making-games-like-divinity-origin-1600013660

French Site: 80/100
http://www.millenium.org/divinity-o...al-sin-larian-studios-kickstarter-111444


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If this game gets mediocre reviews, I'm going to be so pissed. It deserves nothing less than a 10/10, IMHO. smile

Edit: that French review was terrible.

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I'm kind of glad also that Larian is one of the first of the "revivalist" fantasy CRPG's.
We have quite a few ones coming along going forward with Project Eternity, Torment Tides of Numenas (2015 Q3/4) etc.. so looking forward to those as well.


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I'm not excited about going back to 2D backgrounds that lack perspective, no matter how many lighting techniques they use to modernize the concept. So, Project Eternity and Torment Tides of Numenas are on my pass list. I'm glad Larian decided to make the backgrounds in Divinity : OS 3D instead. Same goes for Wasteland 2 (although Divinity beats it easily graphically).

I really want Larian to be able to report over a million copies sold.

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We are all rooting for Larian not just because that will mean they will support the game more going forward but also because they are a great bunch of guys who deserve a hit seller.
I just hope that they report the 1m copies sold before the price drops too dramatically smile
1m sold at 5$ vs 1m copies sold at 19-40$ is such a big difference..



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Watching Angry Joe Livestream, that is why if you play like he is and you think the game is hard, you just need to play the game a LOT MORE. He's playing at about 5% efficiency. That said, they had fun coop'ing, most likely going at it tomorrow evening.

Had 2000 watching, not sure how many he sold playing like that. smile

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Ohhh didn't know he was live streaming it. I remember the kick we all got when he also started backing D:OS, saw the backers figures increase right away as well. Hope he's enjoying it too!

btw Metacritic out now as well: http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/divinity-original-sin and it's looking good with a 9.2 at this point in time with 1 review in and lots of good user rating smile


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Gamersglobal (German): http://www.gamersglobal.de/test/divinity-original-sin

Score: 9/10

I'm just surprised that they criticised the soundtrack. Come on, the music is great and so atmospheric. If you don't like the music you must be a very tasteless sucker...(kidding_)... hug

More German early impressions:

Gamestar: http://www.gamestar.de/spiele/divinity-original-sin/artikel/divinity_origial_sin,48271,3057510.html
PC Games: http://www.pcgames.de/Divinity-Original-Sin-PC-244409/Tests/Divinity-Original-Sin-im-Test-1127492/

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I'm rooting for Larian too! I hope they make a ton of money so that they can continue making great games for us. I bought the game last night and I'm enjoying it very much.

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The German mags all seem to hate the German translation. Maybe Larian should crowdsource it? I'd help proof reading it (no way anyone is going to make me actually play it in German though *shudder*).

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Auch wenn Divinity: Original Sin im strikten Sinne kein Open-World-Spiel ist, gibt es jede Menge Gelegenheiten?


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Even though D:OS is not open world in the strict sense of the word


How is it not open world? I'd say it's even more open world than Skyrim as you can do what you want and the game doesn't bend over backwards to help you but the world stays as it is (aka no stupid scaling).

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It's sad when a game has to get good reviews to be successful, we all know this game is fun without validation from some stranger you've never met

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Originally Posted by Songbird
It's sad when a game has to get good reviews to be successful, we all know this game is fun without validation from some stranger you've never met


Well, we could be selfish and think "i am having fun so i don't care about what others think", but i believe most people here are fans and realy want the game to do well finantialy, and that (as you say) needs a lot of famous-strangers to validate that fun in reviews, so that publicity makes the game a sucess in sales.


I do believe that most PC gamming reviewers will rate the game in the 85ish range, probably a few in the 90s but those probably will be the more RPG-hardcore oriented.

Expecting a few reviews under 80 because some reviewers just can't be bothered to do a very in-depth exploration and are probably the wrong person to do an CRPG review, but that is unavoidable and expectable in all game-genres.


All in all, we will probably end up with metacritic 84-86 and user metacritic of 86-89. This are my predictions lol smile

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Originally Posted by KnightPT
Originally Posted by Songbird
It's sad when a game has to get good reviews to be successful, we all know this game is fun without validation from some stranger you've never met


Well, we could be selfish and think "i am having fun so i don't care about what others think", but i believe most people here are fans and realy want the game to do well finantialy, and that (as you say) needs a lot of famous-strangers to validate that fun in reviews, so that publicity makes the game a sucess in sales.


I do believe that most PC gamming reviewers will rate the game in the 85ish range, probably a few in the 90s but those probably will be the more RPG-hardcore oriented.

Expecting a few reviews under 80 because some reviewers just can't be bothered to do a very in-depth exploration and are probably the wrong person to do an CRPG review, but that is unavoidable and expectable in all game-genres.


All in all, we will probably end up with metacritic 84-86 and user metacritic of 86-89. This are my predictions lol smile


I want the game to do well, so why not contribute to positive user reviews than relying on "official" reviews to validate your enjoyment of this game? like you said, sometimes the wrong reviewer gets assigned to this game and that's leads to subpar reviews being churned out.

I certainly wouldn't a twitch gamer to review this game positively.

I personally don't expect one magic number to properly quantify the entire quality of a game

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Originally Posted by Garod
Well seems the first Reviews are coming in and they are positive.
Can tell that by D:OS Also being Top Seller on Steam again for a while.

Here Kotaku Review:
http://kotaku.com/im-glad-theyre-still-making-games-like-divinity-origin-1600013660

French Site: 80/100
http://www.millenium.org/divinity-o...al-sin-larian-studios-kickstarter-111444


Bonus points to the Kotaku reviewer for calling out Scotty Lynch and the Gentleman Bastard series.

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WE don't need positive/good reviews. We already know that the game is fun. But Larian need them for a bigger commercial success.


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Not just Larian either, success of this game will encourage other developers to start making similar games again.

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Originally Posted by Fireblade
Not just Larian either, success of this game will encourage other developers to start making similar games again.


Agree. This is very important indeed. The market is realy dependant on good reviews (and good revenue) from games like D:OS that try to do things diferently from the mainstream. The more success this kind of games are, the more risks bigger companies are willing to take to make stuff outside the box.

At least, i hope so.

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Originally Posted by Gyson
Torment Tides of Numenas


Originally Posted by Garod
Torment Tides of Numenas


Psst, it's actually Numenera. wink

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Originally Posted by Jito463
Originally Posted by Gyson
Torment Tides of Numenas


Originally Posted by Garod
Torment Tides of Numenas


Psst, it's actually Numenera. wink


Dammit, i swear to god, i don't even ... i can't... i never... Numene... Nume... dammit!


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Originally Posted by CWagner
The German mags all seem to hate the German translation. Maybe Larian should crowdsource it? I'd help proof reading it (no way anyone is going to make me actually play it in German though *shudder*).

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German translation is fine and well writen.
Only needs complition smile

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