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Review [Quickie Nr. 001]: Konjad and Dragon Age 2

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    <p>There comes a time when a man has to announce the start of a new ongoing series of content items on the Codex. We call it "Quickies". It works not unlike "Forgotten Gems" except we plan to shove there content pieces (mini-reviews or articles etc.) which are too short or too... short to pass as real Codex content. So the local, mostly degenerate, populace is permitted, nay, encouraged to submit further such entries in the future.</p>
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    <p>So, without further ado, I herewith announce that the honour to start this new potent series with Quickie Nr. 001 goes to Konjad and his review of Dragon Age 2. Have an excerpt:</p>
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    <p>Dragon Age was a bit different. With it came a return to an isometric camera-angle and fully controllable party members, while the rest of the game stayed true to Bioware's trend of putting action front-and-centre. Dragon Age 2 abandons the throwback to earlier times that Dragon Age: Origins represented, going closer to the action genre like Jade Empire, but still remaining a role-playing game in some aspects. The camera is now fixed on the player's character (or any chosen party member), and while it is still possible to fully control the entire team, it's a bit clunky and inconvenient, and the game definitely lacks the free camera mode and ability to zoom out, so as to get an overview of the battlefield.</p>
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    <p>As you can see, Dragon Age 2 is still very much RPG, probably because it still has a camera.</p>
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    <p><a href="http://rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=236" target="_blank">Read the full review here.</a></p>
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  2. WHY IS THIS HAPPENING

    Edit: Read it. All I have to say is :M
     
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  3. sgc_meltdown Arcane

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  4. Xor Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    So basically the game was so terrible that Konjad had to focus on the few tolerable aspects of the game and mash them into a positive review.

    Edit: I haven't played DA2, but I know there was more wrong with the game than Konjad brought up. No mention of the recycled dungeons, repetitive combat is brushed off as insignificant ("well there's less filler than DAO"), no mention of the removal of RPG mechanics, no mention of the fake choices, no mention of the retarded ending...
     
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  5. Regdar Cipher

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    So does this review answer the most important questions, like is Konjad a troll?

    And now I know the answer. :smug:
     
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  6. waywardOne Cipher

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    So it's a good RPG if by RPG you mean "interactive story"?

    I knew this was going to be a waste of time but thanks.
     
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  7. tindrli Arcane

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    why does it has to be positive in the first place???

    Shit, this "Game" is a disgrace for the genre


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  8. Phage Arcane Manlet

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    This is the key to understanding Konjob.
     
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  9. pipka Savant

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    Konjad's review got posted! :decline:
     
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    The review is posted at last, but I'm not happy at all. How dare you write positive things about this pile of turd?
     
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  12. Shannow Waster of Time

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    I like the review. Could have been written better, but far less derp than I expected. And content-wise it could just be a normal review by a person with strange/shitty taste instead of an attempt at trolling.
    :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Peter Arcane

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    I haven't played DA2 (or any Bioware game since NWN, really), so I can't judge the story, but why is the point you brought up a bad thing? I think it would be quite refreshing to play an RPG where you're not The Chosen One(tm), but simply someone looking out for yourself.
     
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  14. MetalCraze Arcane

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    So Konjad doesn't know what isometric means
     
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    :bravo:
     
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    Codexians sure like to flip-flop.
     
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  19. ViolentOpposition Arcane

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    Codexers like to troll.
     
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    Konjad has cereberal palsy or something.
     
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  21. l3loodAngel Proud INTJ Patron Edgy

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    Didin't like the review. It was more like a trolling attempt. Didin't cover alot of stuff or cover it selectively, that is a bad thing. Anyway heres what I think:
    :bravo:
     
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    [ :troll: ] I WANT TO BE A DRAGON.
     
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    Here I was thinking Konjad never wrote a review and was just having a laugh getting people to believe it they would one day see it (ITS style).

    :lol: Seems like something Bioware would say, "give it a chance, and if you don't like it...WE HAS YO MONEY DON'T CARE LUL (and we might take away your ability to play the game just for laughs)".
     
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