HorrorScope wrote on Oct 3, 2020, 16:37:
Their release is above industry standards in terms of bugs and balance.
Not really. Both Original Sins had game-breaking bugs at release and both were far from feature-complete. A lot of (QoL) features were added in the months and years after release. Divinity Original Sin even got some major content additions to the story and dialogues as a part of the Enhanced Edition because fans complained about the shallowness of story and characters in the original release version.
Divinity Original Sin had a total
of 19 patches and hotfixes after its official release date in early June 2014, i.e. this does NOT even include early access and it does also NOT include the Enhanced Edition. We are talking 19 patches just for the vanilla game in spite of six months in early access. Ten of those patches were released in the first month, followed by four more in month two. I would not exactly call that a release "above industry standards
" but YMMV.
The Enhanced Edition of Original Sin received at least another six patches
between October 2015 and March 2016. These patches also included fixes for severe bugs like not being able to assign skill points and stuff like that.Original Sin 2
received a total of four patches in Early Access, then 17 patches for the vanilla release version and another 12 patches for the Definitive Edition. That's 33 patches total. Four patches were released in the first month, followed by three patches in month two, all with epic lists of bug fixes. This is also not a release I would refer to as "above industry standards
If you absolutely wanted to put a positive spin on this, I guess you could say that their product support is pretty good and long lasting. As I said, for me it just means I will wait for them to release the Definitive Edition of BG3 and subsequently I'll also wait for the dozen of patches for that DE before I will give it a try. I can't be bothered with an inferior version. Too many games, too little time already. But as I said: To each their own. I value quality and I will wait for a quality BG3 version with all the features, all the content and all the fixes on board.