Divinity Original Sin II Review
Divinity Original Sin 2 is one of the better top-down RPG experiences I’ve ever played, but unless you have a desire to log over a 100 hours into it, you might want to skip this one. If you want fantastic value for your money, Divinity Original Sin 2 is what you want to invest in!
Like with the first game, the second mold the characters through the quests – more depth is worked into the everyday questing than is done in most other RPGs, and for that alone, Divinity Original Sin 2 is an easy recommendation. Although I never found the main quest as engaging as other titles, the world around the quests was enough to keep me coming back time-in and time-out. Before I knew it, hours had passed.
And that’s ultimately the goal of a great RPG – to draw in the players, pull them from reality, and provide them with entertainment that they won’t want to end. And at the end of the day, I never wanted my questing in Divinity Original Sin 2 to end. The one-more-quest syndrome kicked in on more than one occasion. I wanted to make those game changing decisions about my character. I wanted to grab that epic piece of loot. I wanted to see what was around the next corner. The game draws you in, and even when transferred to the Nintendo Switch, all that awesome charm and beauty remains.
Porting a PC game over to the Nintendo Switch couldn’t have been an easy task, but yet the development team did a fantastic job of mapping all the keyboard and mouse functionality to controllers. Sure, there is definitely a learning curve that might take a few hours to work out, but ultimately, once the muscle memory is there, you never really encounter those moments of frustrating controls.
Larian Studios has done an excellent job with this port, and while I remain steadfast in the assertion that the game still looks great on Nintendo Switch, it is not as pretty as on Xbox One X, the other console we have reviewed this game on. But the fantastic quests – side quests mostly, which are incredibly well written – and a really smooth frame rate are enough to keep you preoccupied – a few hours in, and you won’t notice the small graphical deficiencies, whether docked or in handheld.
Above all this, the most impressive feature of Divinity Original Sin 2 on the Nintendo Switch, is the ability to move your save files from Nintendo’s console to Steam on your PC, and vice versa. This is relatively new to the Nintendo world, and is a FANTASTIC edition that we really hope other developer take into consideration. And the process is incredibly easy. Simply login to your Steam profile when prompted on your Nintendo Switch, and enjoy the seamless cross over of your save files.
Since Divinity Original Sin 2 takes over 100 hours to beat, being flexible with where you can play it, and when, makes the entire experience that much more enjoyable. Some bosses or game moments might be easier on PC, so you might want to make that jump. Sometimes, it’s easier to play on Console. Regardless, Larian Studios has given players that fantastic option, and that cannot be understated!
Overall, Divinity Original Sin 2 really is a must own on Nintendo Switch. If you are longing for one of the best western RPGs ever created, this is the game to play. The cross play with PC and Steam is just an added bonus that really takes this entire experience over the top!