Honestly had no idea that this was a thing until you mentioned it. I actually think it’s really interesting and I’d love to play it, but for me, it doesn’t offer what’s really special about roleplaying. It seems more like a mixture of Halo’s Forge and a custom story mode with some Fantasy Grounds and a dice system to make it seem more like a Tabletop RPG.
With this, your world and characters are limited to what’s available in the game engine. With a tabletop game you can describe something amazing and it’ll take seconds but with this, you have to design it yourself and it will never look or feel quite like what you have in your head - plus a lot of the beauty of a tabletop game is that when you describe something, everyone imagines something different; it might not be as vivid and ‘real’ as what you see in game but it is precise. Not to mention you can’t add as much personality to everything as you can with Tabletop for two reasons: say I wanted to have a crazy old wizard with two peg-legs and a ridiculous French accent, I couldn’t because you have to use Divinity models and systems. Also you would lose a lot of the stupidity and humour of Tabletop, I can imagine you could run a serious game in Divinity but very few Tabletop games go that way, there are dramatic moments but it’s definitely more about the social aspect, with Divinity the Game Master seems to be more of a map-maker than a true Dungeon Master.
The game also just can’t possibly hope to match the ridiculous depth you have with Tabletop, there is so much history and homebrewed content for D&D alone, there are so many different ways to make a character or design a world or create some magical object or write about history and culture. Like in my new setting I’ve decided to put a lot of my worldbuilding into how language works and what it sounds like and who speaks it and how it got that way (maybe none of your players will ever know these things or even care but it’s so much fun to be creative in this way). By comparison it just seems a little clinical to me.
That went on for longer than expected… sorry if that sounded like I was ranting, I would actually like to play this but from my perspective, it’s not fair for it to be compared to Tabletop, it’s completely different.