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Divinity Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition

Discussion in 'Larian Studios' started by Lacrymas, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Blutwurstritter Educated

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    Origin characters have a story attached to them, so if you are interested in the story pick one of them.
    You can still learn about their story by tacking them along as npc but some decisions are made by them automatically
    in this case. If you play one yourself you get to make the decisions yourself.
     
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  2. Dishonoredbr Learned

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    Thats strange system tbh.. I never saw a game that worked like this at least not a crpg. I guess adds replay value. Anyway thanks. I guess gonna make a custom first and chosen a origin char base on my experience with them.
     
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  3. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Play the Classic edition of the first game instead.
     
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  4. Dishonoredbr Learned

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    Why ? The definitive edition is worse or something ?
     
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  5. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    The final version of the first game is called the Enhanced edition. Yes, it's worse.

    D:OS2 always sucked, Definitive edition as well as before. It completely butchered the combat system, and the "improved" writing isn't nearly good enough to make up for it.
     
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  6. frajaq Arbiter

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    Definetly pick an origin character, its more interesting. Also ignore Nano.
     
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  7. Terra Learned

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    I'd always go custom character personally. The origin characters are all companion characters, I really didn't like how it was handled personally; both in terms of locking content behind origins and being able to rp the origin character completely contrary to their personalities as companions. It is an odd system, particularly given that the custom character gets nothing to counterbalance that lack of an origin, even moreso was the fact that Swen was so surprised that a huge number of players picked a custom character for their playthrough.
     
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  8. Dishonoredbr Learned

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    It's indeed so strange. In most RPGs i want to create my character and see how the world is affect by my choices. Unless the premise of the game is better supported/works better with a fixed protagonist, i don't see a see why decide doing both was the best option.

    Also this Swen guy must be kinda blind or something because you don't need to do much research to notice that people love creating their OCs.
     
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  9. Q Augur Patron

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    Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Torment: Tides of Numenera Divinity: Original Sin 2
    If you pick origin character you still have to choose your fate at that role, and more freely so (and also having more information about it), in contrast to when you have them as companions.
    And all origins are intertwined with main story or factions quests in game so it so it adds to immersion.
    But you can solve same quests with custom character of course.
     
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  10. Murk Arcane

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    He said the first game, meaning Original Sin 1. At some point, you _should_ play the first game because it's great, but the second game is good too.

    If you're interested in the plot, pick an origin character since you can customize them to anything you want anyway build wise.

    If you want a really minor spoiler of who is "most central" to the main plot, then:

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    Fane, but you will have to play undead, which is actually quite well done in this game.
     
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  11. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Why? Origin isn't a full character. It's a piece of backstory. Your interpretation of origin character and Larian's are just different characters based on same backstory, same as different people (or even same person on subsequent playthroughs) can play TNO differently. Neither of them is playing wrong, and neither of them is playing more or less wrong just because their way of playing doesn't align with either Practical or Paranoid Incarnation.

    True, you should get content predicated on not being an origin character then.
     
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  12. Lacrymas Arcane

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    You get the satisfaction of not playing by Larian's rules and there's a distinct feeling of joy and anti-conformity in that.
     
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  13. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    On the other hand, none of the origin characters are barbarians.
     
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  14. Murk Arcane

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    Custom characters still get the tags which give you special dialog options (some of which let you avoid problems that otherwise you'd need persuasion for.. though in some cases they may exacerbate problems too.)

    The story is still written to be about whoever you play, an origin character just gets a specific story that goes with it.

    Worked fine for me, and I like the idea of being able to play as the characters that you otherwise would recruit as your npc companions.
     
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  15. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    https://steamcommunity.com/games/435150/announcements/detail/3742991449200385500

     
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  16. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    is there speed up mod for this yet?
     
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  17. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    huh, when did they fix the initiative system? It's back to the way it was in early access AFAICT
     
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  18. Jinn Arcane

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    Wait, really? It's not alternating between party and enemy anymore? If so, that's game-changer.
     
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  19. catfood AGAIN

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    Didn't they say it was hard-coded?
     
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  20. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    nevermind, think my characters just joined late to the fight then the enemy summoned extras which make the turn order go all whacky
    :negative:
     
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  21. NJClaw Learned Patron

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    Is this a MOTHERFUCKING Baldur's Gate reference?
     
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  22. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite

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    That just means they're the ones who would have to change it (which Logic Artists did on Fallen Heroes).
     
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  23. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I love how open-ended this game is in solving anything.
    Need to kill a high level troll so I went and found some lava, transferred it halfway across the map by creating rain puddles and cast terrain transmutation it to move it forward, then dropped it on the troll. :lol:
     
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  24. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    oh shit, every time I played this I apparently missed a quest with Gareth that
    Show Spoiler
    allows you to save his parents :negative:

    This game has so much content.
     
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  25. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    With the reveal of BG3 and 50% discount, DOS2's weekend concurrent player peak was doubled (12,561 -> 25,481), the best since January 2018, higher than Fallout 4 and Skyrim's. Also it's around the top end of the global top seller list since the discount.
     
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