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Dragon Age II News

Preview - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Thu 3 March 2011, 11:20:02

Tags: BioWare; Dragon Age II

Gameinformer provides a preview based on the first 5 hours of Dragon Age II, spoilers abound.

From the moment we first saw Dragon Age II, it was clear that BioWare wasn’t content with creating a sequel that was more of the same. The universe has not changed. Some characters will return. But for better or worse, the gameplay has shifted significantly. 
Few would argue that Origins’ transition from PC to console was graceful. While the PC version used pause-and-play tactical combat in the classic computer RPG style, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 ports were dumbed down. The game wasn’t bad on console, but it felt clunky and unsuited to the control format.
Dragon Age II has been designed from the beginning with the intention of being played with a controller, and it shows immediately.
Thank god.

It may take another 20 or 30 hours before Hawke is as bada** as he was in that introductory sequence, but every time I leveled up and gained a new ability, I felt like it genuinely changed the way I approached battles. Some abilities felt useless or buried in Origins. In Dragon Age II, I found myself using everything at my disposal.
There must be 1000 ways to 'splode my darkspawn.
In other news the release day DLC The Exiled Prince has been announced. For only $7!!

Sworn to the priesthood as a boy, the noble archer Sebastian Vael is thrust back into the viper's nest of princely politics when his family is brutally murdered, leaving him as the sole surviving heir. Choose to either avenge Sebastian's murdered family and reclaim his title or direct his holy vengeance on your enemies in Kirkwall.
Add Sebastian Vael into your party, a deadly archer, and direct his righteous wrath on your enemies, seeing darkspawn exploding in formerly unknown ways. Archery ways.

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