Larian Studios' Divinity: Original Sin is a love letter to the early days of computer role-playing games, so it makes sense that the game's extremely limited edition (under 1500 copies) is a love letter to the fans of classics RPGs.
First off, the Collector's Edition comes with two copies of the Kickstarter success, each playable on PC or Mac (with cross-platform play). This is important, as Divinity: Original Sin focuses strongly on cooperative play. It's an isometric free-roaming RPG during times of peace, and a turn-based tactical RPG during combat. Both players are free to wander where they choose, however, so one may be in combat while another is checking out a nearby village. It's a really cool system that allows sadistic players to stand just outside the radius of a battle and watch their friends die.
For purchasers of the limited edition, available for pre-order at the Larian store for $US94.99, there are plenty of things to do while their friends die. For instance, they could roll the included set of tabletop RPG dice to determine if they should help, or play some Solitaire with the custom deck of cards.
They could put stickers on things -- perhaps on the screen of their phone so they aren't bothered by their companion's calls for help. Maybe drown them out with the soundtrack CD, or spend some time memorizing the set of crafting recipe cards, used to master the game's item creation system.
And lo, there be a cloth map, because no classic role-playing adventure is complete without a cloth map. If your RPG collector's edition doesn't come with one, you should just mail it back.
For those of you allergic to lengthy sentences, here's what's inside:
- Two copies of Divinity: Original Sin for co-op adventuring
- Digital copies of Divine Divinity and Beyond Divinity
- Recipe cards to help you craft in-game
- A cloth map of Rivellon
- A two-sided A2 poster
- A Soundtrack CD
- An Original Sin-themed playing card deck
- Premium-quality RPG dice set with pouch
- A Sticker pack
Divinity: Original Sin is now available on Steam Early access for $US39.99. The game officially launches on June 20.