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Preview Dragon Age II Preview

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Finally, I'm making progress. Eventually, the Codex will admit the truth in unison: ME is Action RPG.

    Not hard, not complicated, not complex.

    Let's type it together: ME is an Action RPG.
     
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  2. Sceptic Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    ME1 is an action RPG, I never denied that. With a heavy emphasis on the action part, but still an action RPG.









    ME2 OTOH is just a shooter :smug:
     
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  3. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    but it's pretty awesome because it's sufficiently dumbed down as a shooter that even I can handle it
     
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  4. Seolas Scholar

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    Why are they changing DA so much, it sold well, made them lots of money, and got a diehard following drooling for the sequel. So they want to popamole it to the extreme for what reason? I admittedly enjoyed DA:O and Awakenings as an imperfect but pretty good game but DA2 just looks atrocious to me and this first day buyer of the DA:O, expansion, and all of the DLC minus the stupid Feastday gifts doesn't even want DA2 at least until its GOTY edition goes on sale.
     
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  5. .Sigurd Educated

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    DA crowd
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    Mass Effect crowd
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    profit!
     
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  6. circ Arcane

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    It's dumbed down further because they simply can't code. DA:O took 10 years. Halfway through that they anounced they were working on a BG 'spiritual' sequel. Now they have to produce DA 2 in 2 years.

    HOW THE FUCK ARE WE GOING TO PULL THIS FUCKER OFF? JESUS FUCK WE ARE SCREWED MAN. WE CAN RE USE THE RESOURCES AND SHIT BUT WE STILL GOTTA WRITE NEW SHIT.

    TAKE A CHILL PILL MAN. WE OUTSOURCE THE WRITING TO THAT KINDERGARTEN AGAIN. WE DOWNGRADE EVERYTHING, EVEN THE CHAR GENERATOR. DISTRACT THEM WITH AN EPIC AD CAMPAIGN. THEY WILL GOBBLE IT UP LIKE GAIDER'S COC... OH HI DAVE.

    HEY GUYS, 'SUP?
     
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  7. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    Mass Effect III will be a much better game than Dragon Age: Press the A button II
     
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  8. hoverdog dog that is hovering, Wastelands Interactive Developer

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    Mass Effect II was a much better game than DA:O.
     
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  9. GarfunkeL Racism Expert

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    I'm not and I'm fairly certain that I'm not going to be the only one.
     
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  10. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Exception that proves the Codexian rule.
     
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  11. AlaCarcuss Arbiter

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    I'm pretty sure most of the previews we're seeing are for the console versions. As I understand it, they are indeed 'streamlining' these to make them even more suited for console play.

    Of course the PC version will also feature some SL'ing (dumbing down), but to a much lesser extent. For example, you can still play the PC version in zoomed out/top down perspective and features a completely different UI.

    Then again - I could just be speaking out my ass (which is not unusual). :M
     
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  12. Radisshu Prophet

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    Or just language families in general.
     
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  13. Arcanoix Scholar

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    I'm pretty sure it's a shooter given 85% of the time you're blowing holes in shit, the other 15% of the time you're collar grabbing. The ending is the same, also, as there are no options to join the Reapers, thus lacking Choice/Consequence. The game is a shooter. Nothing more. Nothing less.
     
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  14. baronjohn Cipher

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    Even Bioshock is more of an RPG than ME2.
     
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  15. made Arcane

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    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Andyman Messiah Mr. Ed-ucated

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    If you can jump and level up then it's an action rpg.

    Naturally, this means Mass Effect is not an action rpg. Because it's not. It's a failed covershooter that moves too slow to be any fun or actiony and it has useless stats and useless equipment that detracts further from both the ACTION and RPG elements. Thus it is not an action rpg. It is a shit game.
     
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  17. meh Educated

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  18. Andyman Messiah Mr. Ed-ucated

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    Any other genres you stupid fucks need help with?
     
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  19. Chateaubryan Cipher

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    You're divagating : it is possible to jump with the Mako.
     
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  20. Andyman Messiah Mr. Ed-ucated

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    You're right. Whenever Shepard is driving the mako, Mass Effect is an action rpg.
     
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  21. Hegel Arcane

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    Am I the only pure blood codexer left?
    I still haven't played: DA, any Mass Effect title, FO3, NV, Alpha brotocol.
    So fresh, so clean clean.
     
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  22. circ Arcane

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    I wish I was you dawg.
     
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  23. Xor Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Nope. I don't buy it. Bioware will have to do better than that to convince me.
     
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  24. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    "Even Bioshock is more of an RPG than ME2."

    L0LZ
     
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  25. CrunchyHemorrhoids Liturgist

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    Even ME2 is more of an RPG than AP.
     
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