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Game News Dragon Age II Has the Best Writing since PS:T

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Dyspaire Augur

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  2. Overweight Manatee Scholar

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    Give the guy a break. With all the bad press DA2 is getting such a review probably entitles him to at least $10k or the equivalent in blowjobs from "escorts" provided by Bioware. You can't hold wanting a blowjob against a poor lonely game reviewer, can you?
     
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  3. Reptilian Shapeshifter Educated

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    Played both games around the same time (no more than a year between), and I remember much more from Anachronox than MotB.
     
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  4. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    DA2 writing is BIO wriitng. That's as bad or as good as always. That said, there are some really good moments as well.

    Just dealt with Varric's brother, and the way they handle the confrontation is fantatsic. If you try to be peacemaker and get Varric to spare his bro's life he listens but he's not happy about. Plus, as much as a bastard Bartrand was in ch1, I actually felt some empathy for him. Go figure.

    And, the mage-templar is fantastically done as well.

    Of course, there's silly stuff as well....
     
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  5. Zomg Arbiter

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    agreedo. At least that TTO sucked. Doesn't help that most of the caustically bad gameplay in the game happens from Ravel -> TTO
     
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  6. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Ravel is awesome. Don't ffukkin' diss her, fuckface.
     
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  7. racofer Thread Incliner

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    Re: Dragon Age II Is Better than PS:T

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  8. DragoFireheart all caps, rainbow colors, SOMETHING.

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    Re: Dragon Age II Is Better than PS:T

    You ignorant little dumb fuck, this game is still "derp, hero fated to save people" and you DARE compare it to PS:T!?!?!?!?!?!?

    :rage:

    :decline:


    I will not be going to w/e source that pile of shit came from.
     
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  9. Elzair Cipher

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    WHAT THE FUCK!!!!
     
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  10. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    I'm very glad that the RPGcodex is impartial to the bullshit game journalism out there which gave DA2 only 8 out of 10. Which voice-overs have you done? I personally found Fenris the most intriguing character among the cast. Merrill is a close second with her infectious personality and amazing plot twists.

    Many things in Dragon Age 2 replicates what Planescape Torment did. Limited customization to the recruited NPC armor and weapons for instance, which reminds me of upgrading Dakkon Zerth Blade and new tattoos. But I'll stop now because I have a LP to complete.
     
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  11. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Torment: Tides of Numenera Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech
     
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  12. Lesifoere Liturgist

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    Farcical. It's rich that she calls TTO "grossly unsubtle" when she wrote Loghain, one of the thinnest, most incompetent antagonists to come out of Bioware's bowels. And of course a Bioware writer would want to reduce a complex character into a monodimensional love interest obsessed with nothing but a dude's affection. Die in a fire, Kirby.
     
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  13. CrimsonAngel Prophet

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    OH i god dam hate Loghain becaus of the potential he had and how it was wasted by bioware and there so called "writing" team.
     
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  14. Overweight Manatee Scholar

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    I still can't figure out what Loghain was supposed to be. He feels like a bad use of the 1. XXX 2. ??? 3. Profit joke. Did Bioware ever try to explain him or did his whole story arc just slip through the cracks?
     
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  15. Arcanoix Scholar

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    His intent is explained when you find a letter at Ostagar between Cailan and the Empress of Orlais. It's hinted that Cailan kind of had a thing for her, given their informal tone. Loghain acts like he doesn't know what you're talking about, and then admits he feared Cailan would have set his daughter aside and she'd lose her rights to the throne.

    Of course, Return to Ostagar is paid DLC with textures that have an internal date around the time the PC version would've released. (before the 6 month delay) More proof of cut content being put into the game for an extra price. :/
     
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  16. mondblut Arcane

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    [Perception] So DA2 is a JRPG? Could figure that, that's exactly what biofags crave for.

    Bitches. Bitches never change.
     
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  17. Toffeli Atomkrieg, ja bitte Patron

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    Fuck you.
     
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  18. Shannow Waster of Time

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    For me Loghain's writing wasn't so bad, not even his motivations and behavior. The problem to me was that the player was never able to call Loghain on his bullshit. You could never point out all the holes in his justifications. That made me :x
     
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  19. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    "Fuck you."

    You ain't my type. Sorry.
     
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  20. attackfighter Magister

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    So you have to buy DLC just to give the antagonist a motivation?
     
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  21. Pelvis Knot Cipher

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    Re: Dragon Age II Is Better than PS:T


    I saw you posted this before, and no one gave you any recognition for such a great gif. It really is a great gif.

    :clap:
     
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  22. Alec McCabe Novice

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    If you don't kill him and talk to him, you can, and he'll agree.
     
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  23. Azrael the cat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Re: Dragon Age II Is Better than PS:T

    What's the gif from? Obviously a basketball match, but where?
     
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  24. Marsal Arcane

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    Re: Dragon Age II Is Better than PS:T

    :M Aussies cannot into sport?

    It's handball, probably international match involving Germany. The pissed off guy is/was the coach of German national team.
     
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  25. Gosling Liturgist

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    Antagonist motivation DLC. Brilliant.

    What's next? A DLC that explains me why I should feel motivated to play the game?
     
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