Kevin VanOrd - the guy who wrote the review is usually pretty good. He did an excellent review of Demon's Souls, so right there you know he doesn't need his hand held in games. But, IMO, he focused too much on the faults of Divinity II (every game has them) and I disagree with "bland story populated by bland characters".
I actually like the story and characters much more than Dragon Age (before you flame me, it's just an opinion!). There aren't that many bugs either, I haven't ran into any game breaking bugs myself (knowing full on to avoid overwriting saves).
Like all reviews, they were written by people like you and me, and apart from having a system they will always remain OPINIONS, and mine is that Divinity II deserves nothing less than an 8/10.