It's rather amazing what a passionate fanbase can do to keep their favorite franchises alive these days. Case in point Divinity: Origin Sin, Larian Games latest release in the decade-old Divinity franchise, which would never have been made had it not been for the $1,000,000 crowdfunding effort. Yet here we are, and Divinity: Original Sin is now available for purchase, and yet again there's another awesome game that would never have been made, made a reality by gamers making their voices heard.
Divinity: Original Sin is a turn-based RPG, a throwback of sorts to the Baldur's Gates and Icewind Dales of yesteryear. Much like the Dungeons and Dragons roots that grew the genre into what it is today, an important feature is that gamers be able to create their own stories, their own campaigns. As such, Larian has gone beyond the call of duty and has also delivered a full toolkit for fans to use and abuse. In fact, it's the same toolkit that Larian themselves used to make the game.
Many fans may have been wondering if Divinity: Original Sin would be released at all, given the game's multiple delays. Originally planned for late 2013, it was pushed to February 2014, but then when that didn't work out either the game's release became nebulous. Of course, that's all moot now, because the game is out and people can judge for themselves the quality of Divinity: Original Sin.
Pick up the turn-based RPG, featuring 4-player co-op, today on PC. Divinity: Original Sin retails for $39.99 and can be picked up on Steam.