Gamers with a current-generation console and a love for classic roleplaying games (RPG) will be delighted to know that “Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition” hits consoles later this month. The game was originally a PC exclusive, but thanks to the positive critical reaction the game has earned, it was decided that it would be ported to consoles.
Aside from having the critically acclaimed game, the enhanced edition will also come with a number of new features that weren’t in the original version. This version of the game will have split-screen multiplayer, fully voiced characters, re-mastered dialogue and offline co-op.
PC or Mac users, who bought the original version on their computers, will be able to download the enhanced edition of the game for free, according to IGN. This way, no one feels left out and everyone will be able to enjoy the game’s new features, regardless of what platform is being used.
Developed by Larian Studios, “Divinity” was originally a Kickstarter project that gained a lot of momentum thanks to its similarities to older RPGs like “Neverwinter Knights” and “Baldur’s Gate.” The game’s popularity rose so much that a sequel was also announced on Kickstarter and was successfully funded, with a vague 2016 release date for PC, according to Eurogamer.
What made “Divinity: Original Sin” a game of the year candidate for many people was the amount of freedom players had in the title. Players could follow the main storyline or branch off in their own path doing whatever they wanted to do, like stealing from people and burning down houses.
The game’s turn-based system was also praised, as it not only harkened back to the older RPGs in the 80’s and 90’s, but also allowed for complex strategies in the battlefield. Players could take advantage of destructible environments to take down enemies and cast a variety of spells for some fun gameplay effects.
“Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition” will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Oct. 27. Those that miss the older RPGs or want to engage in tactical combat and fun quests should consider picking this game up.