June 30 – July 6

This week Divinity: Original Sin releases for the PC. This is one I've been anticipating for a while, though not always with the greatest degree of confidence. I think back fondly on the original Divine Divinity, which was, stupid name aside, an outstanding game and one of my favorite RPG experiences. Though there have been several Divinity follow ups since, none has felt like it lived up to the original game.

Late last year Larian Studios released Divinity: Dragon Commander, a hybrid RTS based, I guess, on the Divinity series, and it was at this point that my hopes for the upcoming Original Sin fell to their lowest level. Dragon Commander somehow took the conceit of playing a dragon in an RTS and made it not particularly fun, which is its own kind of special accomplishment. It really seemed like maybe the first game had been a fluke.

But, six hours put into the Early Release for Original Sin has put me in an entirely new mood for the game. What I've played so far has been exceptional, fun and leaves me eager to dive into the full game this week.

There doesn't seem to be much else this week, but for those of us who've just endured the account-draining Steam Sale, that's probably a good thing.

PC
- Divinity: Original Sin (download)
- The House (download)
- Ship Simulator: Maritime Search and Rescue (download)
- Magicians & Looters (download)
- Second Chance Heroes (download)
- Shattered Planet (download)
- Z (download)

PS4
- Sniper Elite 3
- Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition (download - $15)

Xbox One
- Sniper Elite 3
- Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition (download - $15)

Xbox 360
- Sniper Elite 3
- Far Cry Compilation (Far Cry 3 + Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon + Far Cry 2)
- Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition (download)

PS3
- Sniper Elite 3
- Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn
- Constant C (download)

Wii U
- Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition (download)
- Armillo (download)
- Bombing Bastards (download)

Vita
- Child of Light

3DS
- Mysterious Stars: A Fairy Tale (download)

Comments

Something something was robbed!

garion333 wrote:

Something something was robbed!

garion333 wrote:

Something something was robbed!

Z? I mean, that re-release pretty much came out of nowhere. Anyone know anything about it, or is it just a straight-up port like the other Bitmap Bros. re-releases?

Guacamelee! Version 3 apparently.

It's a rare confluence of events: I agree with Sean Sands about the pick of the week. The end is really f*cking nigh.

I can't wait to play this!

Oohhh, an SAR Sim with boats! Veeeeery intriguing.

Sniper looks like dumb fun.

I'm really looking forward to Divinity : Original Sin. I'm hoping I don't get too overcome with excitement that I build it up beyond what it is.

Z!

Oh wow, I loved that game! I've been looking for a legal way to get my hands on it for ages!

ClockworkHouse wrote:

It's a rare confluence of events: I agree with Sean Sands about the pick of the week. The end is really f*cking nigh.

The walls of reality are breaking down as we speak. Already chickens can fly and turtles can talk. Soon enough cats and dogs will be living together and we'll all be in mass hysteria.

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Divinity: Original Sin looks interesting. Don't think I have the time to sink into a CRPG in the BG style, though.

I still wish infinity had developed the third Divinity game.

Then they could have released a trilogy box set called "Infinity's Divinity Trinity."

doubtingthomas396 wrote:

I still wish infinity had developed the third Divinity game.

Then they could have released a trilogy box set called "Infinity's Divinity Trinity."

Firstly, f-ck "box set" physical media in 2014, but I applaud your marketing creativity.

Starting vacation this weekend, and if I can, against all expectations, stop playing Diablo 3 and Civ5 for just a moment, I will dive into Divinity. It seems great.

I think Divinity is going into my wish list. Just too much pile and not enough bandwidth to add.

I never really got into Balder's Gate (not sure why), but I loved Divine Divinity when it came out - not that I finished it or even came near.

Just a reminder to the BG referrers... Divinity is turn-based. Not pause-at-will. Not an action RPG. I love it and have only done the tutorial, but it reminds me of Wizardry, The Bard's Tale(no, not the remake), and Wizard's Crown far more than BG or any Diablo-like.

Just FYI.

The distinction is a subtle one, but a really important one. It really does create a different combat style to the game, and actually one I like much better than the pause-at-will method.

I've put a ton of time into Divinity over the past couple of days, and it's even better than I expected.

duckilama wrote:

Just a reminder to the BG referrers... Divinity is turn-based. Not pause-at-will. Not an action RPG. I love it and have only done the tutorial, but it reminds me of Wizardry, The Bard's Tale(no, not the remake), and Wizard's Crown far more than BG or any Diablo-like.

Just FYI.

Duly noted. Interesting...