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The Dragon Age: Inquisition Thread

Discussion in 'BioWare' started by Bradylama, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Lhynn Arcane

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    Its a DA:I thread, and i wouldnt call "biowarean" something of that quality. Dragonfall is gud.
     
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  2. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    Dragonfall is positively Shakespearean when compared to the crap Larian writes.
     
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  3. cvv Arcane Patron

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    D:OS has one of the greatest combat systems ever made and is great to look at but everything else is average to terribad. Definitely doesn't deserve GOTY.

    Wasteland 2 has good writing and gameplay mechanics, too bad only the second half of it is GOTY material.

    There's MMX and LoG2 and I enjoyed both of them immensely but grid based blobbers are probably too niche for GOTY, even on the Codex. Same for even more niche games like Xulima etc.

    Haven't played Risen 3 but apparently, despite being quite solid, overall it's the same pale, sad shadow of past PB glory as Risen 2 was. Haven't played Dragonfall either.

    To be honest as far as the game journos are concerned DA:I was by far the only contender for mass media GOTY. We should have our own GOTY tho. Should be much more interesting.
     
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  4. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    ... I have to agree, though. D:OS and WL2 have better mechanics but more filler and lapses in execution. It's not necessarily the biggest or fastest hot dog eater that wins the eating contest, but the one that holds a steady pace.

    I mean, looking at the check list, WL2 has the Skill system to let you role-play, the area and quest design to support it, and the story to make you care enough to explore and figure it out; but only rarely does its content succeed in doing all three of these things simultaneously.

    In contrast, Dragonfall lets you use your skills to role-play, has the story to make you care enough to do it, but small environments and streamlined quest design; while it doesn't exactly encourage cleverness or persistence, there are consistently two or three approaches for each run and the role-play to content ratio really good.
     
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  5. imweasel Guest

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    In 2014, things have changed — at least within the ranks of some EA investors, encouraged by the company’s strong performance throughout the year. In the six months leading up to Sept. 30, the company’s revenue rose 34% to $2.2 billion, while net income swung to a profit of $1.05 a share from a loss of 17 cents a share in the year earlier period. Again, video game earnings are notoriously volatile, but the numbers show that Wilson’s efforts are paying off — especially a plan to focus more of EA’s development talent on fewer of its games.

    EA expects to release 10 titles for consoles and PCs this fiscal year, a third of the number it pumped out four years ago. Despite having fewer titles, EA’s revenue from Xbox and other console games more than doubled last quarter to $631 million. Mobile revenue, meanwhile, grew 69% to $123 million, or 12% of GAAP revenue. Two years ago, when Zynga was a hot stock, incumbents like EA looked vulnerable as mobile games threatened to sideline consoles. This year, EA is managing to grow console revenue while gaining a foothold in mobile games.

    Why Electronic Arts Is Suddenly Roaring Back to Life

    TLDR: The positive trend of EA's stock has nothing to do with Dragon Age: Shitquisition. Makes sense, since EA hasn't released any official sales or revenue figures for that piece of shit.
     
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  6. DragoFireheart all caps, rainbow colors, SOMETHING.

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    So is mobile gaming crash going to happen?

    I suspect that either the casuals will be tired of the mobile/facebook games or will get overwhelmed by the choices and stick with a few popular ones, causing others to just die off.
     
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  7. Mortmal Arcane

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    I am suscribed to a newsfeed, and noticed the 21/10 , one was about dragon age inquisition release. If you look on the chart at that exact moment, the stock goes up.Why not before ? I dont think its a coincidence.Maybe its irrationnal, but you dont need official sales or figure for those kind of things to happen.
     
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  8. dryan Arcane

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    It's looking an awful lot like a bubble. It has to burst at some point, because, my dick aside, nothing else is capable of expanding indefinitely.
     
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  9. Space Satan Arcane

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    Last EA experience with the mobile games was Dungeon Keeper Online. Huge success!
     
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  10. Glaurung Liberal's alt Shitposter

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    Observe the wonders of Biowarian modeling skills:

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    Ignore the superior aesthetic value of the hat and observe the little cloth helmet needlessly enveloping the character's head. Yeah, that's right guys - Bioware couldn't be arsed to create a hat-wearing model for each of the character hairtypes, so they just covered up your hair with a glaringly-hideous cloth helmet and hoped you wouldn't notice. :lol: At first I thought the hat caused my hair to change its color, which would have actually been preferable to this. In the world of Biowearian hat design, one size fits all. And some people wonder why everyone turns off helmet visibility.

    Also, I just noticed that DAI had completely eliminated the tactics system, more precisely it's reduced to turning auto-use of abilities on/off and exactly FOUR tactical behaviors - follow/defend player, health threshold, mana threshold and potion reverse. Yup, if you want to program your party to use regeneration potions before going into battle - you're shit out of luck. Could do that six years ago in DAO, could do that even in the piece of shit DAII, but the award-winning GOTY next-gen masterpiece forgot how to do that. In addition to a useless tactical view, impoverished skill selection, inability to modify attributes, and so on.

    Bioware - you piece of shit.

    Actually, consoletard video game industry - you piece of shit.

    For reference, this is the PC without a hat:

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  11. dryan Arcane

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    Uninstalled it today. Just looking at the screenshots above brings me terrible memories of tedium.
     
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  12. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    Girlfriend finished it. After I suggested she try out Dragonfall, she decided to play through Inquisition a second time. I said biiiiiitch babe, Dragonfall's $5, you'd like it. Nope. So I threw some Funyuns at her and said she should play Inquisition seven times if she likes it so much, and she said, maybe I will! And that's my tale about Dragon Age: Inquisition.
     
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  13. dryan Arcane

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    Your imaginary girlfriend has too much freewill. Remember, she can like video game you like, because she's inside your head!
     
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  14. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    God I hope so. That'd be a relief.
     
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  15. Athelas Arcane

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    Sure, but the same can be said about a lot of things when compared to D:OS' writing.

    If you added the words 'not particularly' before 'good', I would agree.
     
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  16. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Replace GF or become a brosexual.
     
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  17. PhantasmaNL Arcane Patron

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    Maybe bw anticipated 99% of the players disabling show helmets. It a shoddy piece of monday morning crap work regardless. And indeed we didnt believe it possible but bw actually succeeded in dumbing down further. Extrapolating you have 2 Tactical Options in da4, Fight Yes/No.
     
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  18. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Is it a small pointless piece going over the eart to specifically hide a wisp of hair or ear clipping through the cloth cap?
    I don't know which possibility is more hilarious.

    I think the most obvious solution is to make helmet model slightly larger than physically necessary, so that hair don't clip through. Or, in case of extravagant hairstyles make hair/part of the hairdo not show when the helmet is on - like Bethesda does.
    It's a fucking no-brainer.

    I even derided them for that but not any more (I can still deride them for buying BW turds, though).
     
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  19. Glaurung Liberal's alt Shitposter

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    I had assumed so at first, but a closer look reveals...

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    The cloth helmet is indeed clipping through the ear, it's a marvelous fashion statement that doesn't factor in the possibility of its wearer having ears. :lol:
    Are we sure Bioware are actually Canadians? They are displaying thirdworldian levels of laziness/irresponsibility.
     
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  20. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Probably Nu-Canadians, the MVLTIKVLT ones.
     
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  21. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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  22. treave Arcane Patron

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    That's a pretty long paragraph just to say "I try to have empathy".
     
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  23. DragoFireheart all caps, rainbow colors, SOMETHING.

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    I really want to punch the person that wrote that.

    His passive aggressive nature is infuriating.
     
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  24. eremita Savant

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    Seven times? She would be entitled to write a codex review...

    Well, at least yours play videogames (and at least it's RPGs, not stupid facebook games), mine hopes I'm gonna "grow up and do something worthwhile"...
     
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  25. DosBuster Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

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    So I just got this game for my PS4... and while I'm still early on, Bioware pretty much made an entire game based around the Radient Quest system from Skyrim. Seriously, the Hinterlands has so much shit content in it... why is it there? Bioware really have fucked with the pacing of the game by putting in all this random needless "go to x and do y" bullshit.

    It looks good though.
     
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