Pick an Origin Story
New in Divinity: Original Sin 2 is the ability to pick an Origin Story for your character. You can still create a custom character of your own, but trust me, the Origins are a lot more interesting, and open up a bunch of dialogue options for you in many conversations. These Origin Stories will give your characters a special backstory, and add a new layer of depth to them as they all have their own individual motivations and personal quests to pursue. These Origins also shape your character’s personality, and when you interact with other NPCs in the world, you’ll sometimes have access to Origin-specific dialogue options that might offer you an alternate way of getting a quest done or just getting an NPC to react to you differently.
Origin Stories will also affect how other NPCs behave around you, and this makes party management that much more engaging.