Divinity 2 - The Dragon Knight Saga

Divinity: Original Sin announced, top down RPG to "address frustrations with Divine Divinity."

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Divinity: Original Sin has been announced by Belgium's Larian Studios. It's an isometric RPG inspired by Ultima VII, having jettisoned the third person viewpoint of Divinity II: Ego Draconis. It's closer in style to the studio's first game, Divine Divinity: so close in fact that Original Sin will end where 2002's Divine Divinity sets off. So close that Larian head Swen Vincke told me that he wanted to make Original Sin specifically to "address frustrations with Divine Divinity."

But this is more than a remake. Divine Divinity looks like a much prettified version of top-down roleplayers like Neverwinter Nights, but Larian are adding some advancements: both modern, in a dedicated co-op story, and older, in turn-based combat. We've got more details below.

Direct2Drive offer digital rental service at $1 per hour

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Direct2Drive have started offering limited digital game rental, charging $5 for five hours of gameplay.

If you like the game you've brought time for, a maximum of five dollars can be put towards the price of the full download. For the moment, just three games are available as part of the service: GRID, Divinity 2 and Silent Hill: Homecoming.

Are you willing to play a dollar per hour (that's 63p for us British) to try out a game? Let us know in the comments.

[via VG247]