Perhaps it was that. If I ever get out of the house I'll have to swing by his place and try it and see if it helps. I don't really know how to explain my dislike of the graphics to be honest, which is odd to me because usually when I don't like something I at least know why..lol. It just didn't seem "right" somehow.
Does the "Re-Mastered" version do anything to fix it?
It got some changes, but the only thing I have heard specifically mentioned is the shaders were improved so that metal armor and weapons are shiny and look like they are made of metal. (though it sounds like there are other things, but that is the major improvement it would seem)
To bad when forcing AA print screen does not work (it only shows black) or I would show a picture of how it looks on my machine once AA is on.
If you want, you could play around with the demo for the original (the demo for the remastered version is not ready yet).
Demo link: http://www.divinity2.com/downloads.php#demo
Now that I have had time to think about, I think the remastered version also had some textures improved and an improved graphics engine that preforms better (or was it a new graphics engine?).