I have the steam version and german localization of the game, but I could never watch the intro in game found in the Steam\SteamApps\common\Divinity - Original Sin\Data\Localization\German\Video folder except for the logo and the telescope one.
I wondered if there was an intro at all and it actually is
in the folder, but every time I start a new single player game I get to the character creation, then to the Cyseal loading screen and immediately to the beach without intro.
First I thought it's pretty old-school with no explaining except the book in the inventory
Then I assumed it's because I don't had installed the Bink Video Player, but also after installing it, the intro wasn't shown after starting a new game.
What could be the reason for this issue?