Divinity: Original Sin 2 Entirely Voice Acted - 1 Million Words, 1200 Characters

Written by Shaheryar Ehsan-i-Haque on Tue, Aug 29, 2017 1:00 PM
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Divinity Original Sin 2 is being built using an enhanced next-gen Divinity Engine, making it improved over the original Original Sin engine. With a new user interface, a new approach to their art-style, and hopefully advanced roleplaying systems. But there is a particular focus on narration. Larian Studios have around 80 voice actors covering the 74,000 lines of Divinity Original Sin 2's script. That's around one million words and 1200 characters. It seems like they are not scared about spending some of the $2 million they earned through just their Kickstarter campaign.

With such an in-depth script, the developers hope to increase the replayability of the game, since you will not be able to experience all the action in just one go. Every single character, including non-player characters (NPC), will have voice acting in the game. So buckle up for a long adventure.

Check out the voice acting update by Larian Studios in the video below:

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is available on Steam as Early Access for £29.99.

Original Sin 2 puts you in the prison colony of Fort Joy where your players have forbidden magic powers and have to discover the secrets of the land by selecting their own origin story. The world will react differently in each scenario.

What are your thoughts about Larian Studios' dedication to the narration? Do you think it is impressive or they are taking this a bit far? Let us know, GD'ers!

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19:45 Aug-29-2017

Now that is some serious dedication. Kudos

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18:48 Aug-29-2017

Wait 1200 characters but only 80 voice actors? I hope they all have a good vocal range, that's 15 characters each! My biggest gripe with the Witcher 3 was hearing the same Eh!?'s and Auurghh!'s every time I bumped into someone lmao!

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21:03 Aug-29-2017

You must have hated Oblivion. That is, if you played it...

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22:30 Aug-29-2017

Oh my god, yes I've played Oblivion and I forgot all about that! XD

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16:03 Aug-29-2017

OMG YES ! This is gonna make Divinity: Original Sin II much better and more immersive RPG :D

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15:20 Aug-29-2017

No one has as many friends as the man with many cheeses

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13:54 Aug-29-2017

I'm really glad they went with voice acting because the voices in my head are never as characterful :D

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01:50 Aug-30-2017

Yup, full voice acting makes the more fluid and tends to pull me into a well-developed world XD.

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