Living with your boyfriend or girlfriend can have its challenges, but when you both enjoy gaming/video games, it takes the word challenge to a whole new level. Many games nowadays are either single player or having online-only multiplayer modes. Rather than fighting with your significant other about whose turn it is to play your favorite RPG, try the split-screen adventure game Divinity: Original Sin.
Divinity: Original Sin is a great way for two gamers to spend time together without having to purchase an extra console. The only equipment you need is an extra controller. Unlike most split-screen games, Divinity won’t teleport you in order to keep up with your companion. Instead, it lets both players go at their own pace, hunting for treasure or killing enemies. The game is highly cooperative, though, so although you’re free to explore on your own, you’ll want your partner with you during combat and some dungeon puzzles.You can even customize your own character and class, so both players can have the game style they like.
The game also allows you to completely customize your avatar. You can play as male or female, having both genders or different genders on your team. From there, you get to choose what class and skills your character will have, so each player can use the style they want. The classes have a surprising amount of variety, too, and the game doesn’t limit your choices depending on the other player.
One player can’t completely dominate the many quests in the game, either. Divinity: Original Sin has an interesting feature where you can either agree or disagree with your partner in the dialogues. If you come to an impasse, you play a game of rock, paper, scissors to determine whose ideas you follow.
Divinity is a turn-based RPG, which makes the combat system easy to use for inexperienced gamers. There’s no pressure to slay the enemies right away and there’s even an in-game tutorial system. This means no one is going to throw down the controller because it’s too frustrating to keep up. It’s perfect for newbies, casual players, or even serious gamers who like to min/max their gameplay.
If you’re looking for a game with amazing graphics like Skyrim, Divinity won’t deliver. However, the storytelling and gameplay are perfect for couples wanting to experience new gaming/video games together. Exploring a new world is a terrific way to bond over shared hobbies.