In the Play This Next column, Man of Many takes a look at a great new or recently released game that may have slipped under your radar. Given the sheer quality of content available on consoles and the near-limitless potential of PC, it\u2019s easy to overlook an amazing game in favour of the latest hit. For every Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty, there\u2019s another game equally worthy of attention, and we make a case for why you should play it and where you can find it.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYou\u2019ll also like:\r\nNew Battlefield V Trailer Reveals Battle Royale Mode\r\nOver 15 Minutes of Brutal Doom Eternal Gameplay\r\nPS4 DualShock Controllers Receive a Fresh Lick of Paint\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLast year Divinity: Original Sin 2 was released on PC to great critical and fan acclaim. The single-player and co-op RPG is currently sitting on a healthy 93% Metacritic average. Fast forward 12 months and the lauded title finally makes its way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the form of a Definitive Edition that\u2019s packed with loads of new features.\r\n\r\nWe\u2019re talking adjusted story arcs including significant overhauls to the third act, around 150,000 new and rewritten words, redesigned areas and dungeons, improved visual effects and performance, new combat challenges and an overhauled Arena mode to name a few. Best of all, if you\u2019re a PC player who already owns the game, you can upgrade to the Definitive Edition free of charge. Nice!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDivinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition is a dark fantasy epic operating in a similar vein to Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, The Witcher and so on. Set in the impressively-realised world of Rivellon, you play as a \u201csourcerer\u201d who has been arrested, detained and deported to Fort Joy, where you will be \u2018cured\u2019 of your source affliction.\r\n\r\nMeanwhile, Rivellon is being invaded by monstrous creatures from beyond the Void, which may or may not be your fault. At Fort Joy, You work to form a posse of diverse, yet like-minded prisoners and plot your escape. Ultimately, you wind up on a grand quest travelling along the coast, accruing enough power to hold back the void.\r\n\r\nFrom its overarching plot to save Rivellon to interacting with passing townsfolk, Divinity\u2019s story and world-building are some of the finest you will find in gaming. The plot gets dark, comedic, political and romantic without ever feeling contrived. There\u2019s always something interesting, entertaining or necessary to learn from talking to the hundreds of NPCs and animals scattered throughout the world. Yes. You can even have a yarn with the animals.\r\n\r\nAnd if that\u2019s not immersive enough for you, search desks, bookshelves and occasionally corpses for documents that further expand Divinity\u2019s story and lore. It all depends on how much time you\u2019re willing to dedicate to the one game.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGameplay is reminiscent of classic isometric RPGs like Baldur\u2019s Gate 2 and Neverwinter Nights, also the more recent Pillars of Eternity. Be sure to zoom-in frequently to appreciate the attention to detail that would otherwise go unnoticed. While you\u2019re free to explore the open world, combat is tactical and turn-based. Each of your four party members has limited action points per turn, meaning planning and strategising during each battle is essential to your success.\r\n\r\nCreate a character from scratch or select one of the six pre-made characters and alter their appearance to your liking. It\u2019s highly recommended that you choose a pre-made character as each of the six has a backstory and personalised quests. The remaining pre-made characters will fill-out your party later in the game. Interact with them throughout to learn their story and activate personal quests. What\u2019s interesting is party members won't always see eye-to-eye, meaning what's good for one character could have a negative impact on another. Just like in real life.\r\n\r\nLike all great RPGs, Divinity: Original Sin 2 encourages you to personalise the hell out of every system. Select your armour, skillsets, weapons and upgrade abilities to suit your playstyle. Same goes for dialogue. Charm, persuade, buy or threaten your way out of almost every situation.\r\n\r\nDivinity: Original Sin 2 encourages you to think outside of the box. Sure, you can always follow the quest markers. Or maybe your persuade skill is high enough and you can trick a guard into unlocking a door, leading you straight to your objective. Maybe you sneak past them and pick the lock, or perhaps you kill all the guards, steal their keys and walk through. There are multiple ways to complete each task the game throws at you. Some creative solutions feel like you\u2019re cheating the game\u2019s systems, these usually involve the teleportation gloves, but it\u2019s just a testament to the game\u2019s experimental design. Trial and error are key. Just be sure to quick-save before you follow through with any of your bold decisions.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOverall, you\u2019re looking at around 50-60 hours of gameplay, and that can be easily doubled if you want to see everything on offer. Once the credits have rolled, the additional game modes can provide endless entertainment.\r\n\r\nGame Master mode bridges the gap between tabletop role-playing and video games. It empowers you and up to four players to tell stories through custom worlds and scenarios of your own creation. Game Master even adds dice rolls for the traditional D&D experience. Arena is the multiplayer mode where you and up to three other players battle in turn-based combat in bite-sized arenas, selecting from a list of predefined heroes.\r\n\r\nDivinity 2 isn\u2019t perfect. There are occasional glitches, which are commonplace in RPGs of this scope. Still frustrating though. Hopefully, developer Larian Studios will continue to patch the game over the coming months.\r\n\r\nThat said, Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition is a blast. With the looming release of Marvel\u2019s Spiderman, Black Ops 4\u00a0and Red Dead Redemption 2, Divinity 2 could potentially slip under most console gamer\u2019s radars. That should be considered a crime against humanity. At least add this game to your \u201cto play\u201d pile before you\u2019re caught up in holiday 2018\u2019s big releases. You can thank me later.\r\n\r\nDivinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition is available now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.\r\n\r\nMan of Many received a copy of the game courtesy of the publisher\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.