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Is Divinity: Original Sin the best cRPG from the "new wave"?

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

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Is Divinity: Original Sin the best cRPG from the "new wave"?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    43.6%
  3. kingcomrade

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  1. TheHeroOfTime Arcane

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    When I say new wave I'm refering to all the cRPGs financed through kickstarter that we've received in the last years (Divinity OS, Wasteland 2, PoE...). The little I played was enough to seeit has the best combat system I have experienced in the genre. I can't talk about writing quality since I only played it about 15 hours or so. Was a far better experience than Wasteland 2, which I found a bit underwhelming.

    What are your thoughts?
     
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  2. Lahey Laheyist Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    AoD.

    Edit: not being financed through kickstarter is a bonus.
     
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  3. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy 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 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    My thoughts are that this thread needs a poll. Added.
     
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  4. Quillon Magister

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    Is DOS2 the best rpg that stood the test of time? I mean its some hours old but it still looks and plays like a game released a few seconds ago. Gratz Larian!
     
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  5. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    D:OS 1 has the best opening area, but it really front-loads everything and grows worse the more you play. It's still a good game, but AoD or even PoE 3.0 are better games IMHO.
     
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  6. aweigh Arcane

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    we should go by how many reviews the game has on the codex when deciding such things :>
     
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  7. Volrath Arcane Patron

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    :hahano:
     
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  8. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    The only thing that matters.
     
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  9. Monkeyfinger Augur

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    Bad QoL holds it back a lot.
     
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  10. Luckmann Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Honestly, yeah, probably. I mean, I did enjoy PoE, but ultimately, I can say that I'm more excited for D:OS2 than PoE2, so at least emotionally, my immediate answer has to be yes, and I can't really think of any that really compare.

    At least if we're assuming crowdfunded new-age stuff.
     
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  11. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    I think D:OS's QoL isn't particularly notable.
     
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  12. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Unfortunately 15 hours you played are where D:OS peaks. First map is great, second map is mediocre, and everything after that is a trainwreck.
     
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  13. Saxon1974 Prophet

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    I actually liked Wasteland 2 more.

    I liked pillars and DOS both about equally but didn't think either was great.
     
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  14. gaussgunner Arcane

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    I have to agree, but that's not saying much. It has good mechanics, loads pretty fast, doesn't crash. But the setting, characters and plot don't hold me. Had more fun with old-wave RPGs I've played lately. VtMB, Deus Ex, JA2, even Avadon with all its faults.

    DOS2 might be a little better than DOS1 but I think I've seen suffered enough of this wave.
     
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  15. croitav I hate 3D graphics

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    Kill yourself.
     
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  16. Deadman Arcane Patron

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    Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Divine Divinity is still a better game in terms of quests and locations design.
     
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  17. Meurglys Literate

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    Shadowrun Dragonfall is.
     
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  18. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    How do we reconcile these poll results with the fact that combat-uber-alles people are a minority on the Codex? The addition of graphics whores and world-sim aficionados perhaps?
     
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  19. Serus Arcane

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    As surprising as it is even for myself - in retrospect AoD is the crpg I enjoyed and value the most of all the games in the latest renaissance of the genre so i voted "no".
     
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  20. Deadman Arcane Patron

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    Wow, I didn't realize rpgcodex is such a DECLINE before.
     
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  21. DeepOcean Arcane

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    Best combat: D:OS 1
    Best Storyfagness: Shadowrun games
    Best character system: POE 3.0
    Best Choice and Consequence: AoD
    Best game made by 1 man: Underrail

    Depend what kind of fag you are, the modern new wave games have all in common a certain characteristic, they all excel on one thing (except InXile garbage) and are pretty much crap to mediocre on the rest.
     
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  22. Rev Arcane

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    It's definetely one of the best rpgs of the last years, especially if we only consider the crowdfunded ones, but I voted no because I preferred PoE, especially in its 3.0 version and with TWM.
     
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  23. gaussgunner Arcane

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    I just want all-around good games, is that too much to ask?

    They don't have to do everything, just do a few things well.
     
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  24. V_K Arcane

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    I would say Dragonfall exells at everything it attempts, it just has a rather narrow focus that leaves certain traditional RPG aspects behind (e.g. loot/inventory management). Grimrock 2 is another such tightly focused game, that does few things well and just cuts all other things out. DOS on the other hand is terribly ambitious, so it's inevitable that some of its aspects turned out to be shit. I wouldn't say it makes it a better or worse game than those two though.
     
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  25. jaydee2k Learned

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    Of course not. What are you nigger smoking?
     
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