Fangirl Plays: Divine Divinity, Part 1

As I mentioned before, I backed Divinity: Original Sin on Kickstarter and took advantage of a neat little offer during their campaign: Add 5$ to your pledge and get Divine Divinity as Download! So here I am, trying to get into the Divinity series, and overcome my natural awkwardness around old-school role-playing-games. A hint: I’m actually loving it.

I think I mentioned before that when my brother gave me Baldur’s Gate 2 when I was around 15, I didn’t get into it at all. Really, I didn’t get what I was supposed to do, I didn’t get the combat or whatever. Later, after I had discovered a passion for pen and paper role-playing, I tried Neverwinter Nights. Still couldn’t be bothered. I should mention, however, that I readily played Oblivion and Skyrim, as well as Fallout 3. They’re different, and I’ll get to that.

Anyways, with Divinity, I’m trying hard to do this right. I am not just running around, casually exploring the world, collecting XP. Oh no, this time, it’s personal: I am reading the fluff texts. I am talking to everyone. I am reading the books. I am investing myself in this world and its storyline, to get the most out of it. Continue reading