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Development Info Dragon Age 2 103 Min. Cutscene Endurance Test

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Jason, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Jason chasing a bee

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    <p>Fans of awkward, overwrought BioWarian cutscenes <a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-01-25-dragon-age-2-has-103-mins-of-cutscenes" target="_blank">are in luck</a>.</p>
    <blockquote>BioWare fantasy role-playing game Dragon Age 2 has a whopping 103 minutes of cutscenes.<br /><br />The impressive figure was revealed by the BBFC, which has given the game its expected 18-rating certificate for "strong bloody violence".<br /><br />Dragon Age 2's 103 minutes of cutscenes eclipses Killzone 3's 70 minutes worth, revealed by the BBFC earlier this month.</blockquote>
    <p><br /><em>Thanks to jdaubenb</em></p>
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  2. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    *shrug*
     
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  3. MessiahMan Cipher Patron

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    A couple hundred more minutes, and they'll be catching up to to the Metal Gear series.
     
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  4. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I don't *play* *games* to *watch* *cutscenes*. That's what *movies* are for - they are huge lengthy cutscenes from the beginning to the end.

    Sure it might be useful to show something using a cutscene, or to use a cutscene to reward player, but if you find yourself making an interactive movie all of the sudden when you have thought you were making an RPG, you're doing it wrong.
     
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  5. aries202 Erudite

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    So there is 103 minutes of cutscenes in an rpg game which maybe more than 60 hours, and that is 60X60=3600 minutes of gameplay. Not surprising it is, I find.
     
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  6. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Only 103 minutes? Screw it, not buying it. I wanted a cinematic experience, if I wanted some lame crap I'd play Pacman or something.
     
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  7. made Arcane

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    Not supporting GamerDad anymore? How come?
     
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  8. racofer Thread Incliner

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    I'm eager to play watch DA2!!!
     
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  9. pipka Savant

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  10. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Why? There are too many people already.*





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  11. Saxon1974 Prophet

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    This is why I pay no attention to bioware games anymore. For dragons age 3 it will be a blu ray movie that goes straight to video

    Sign of the times I guess. Todays kids want things done for them
     
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  12. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I would gleefully relieve them of the burden of having to an hero themselves.
    :smug:
     
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  13. haptsonir Novice

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    Impressive.
     
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  14. torpid Liturgist

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    Does anyone know the length of Mass Effect's cutscenes, to get a frame of reference? They're the only Bio games I've played since BGII (pats self on back).
     
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  15. Konjad High on potatoes Patron

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    intro slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene slash slash slash slash cutscene the end
     
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  16. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Isn't it good that all the new games are so wonderful? Truly we live in the golden age.
     
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  17. denizsi Arcane

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    RPG = Railroaded Passive Game.
     
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  18. Raapys Arcane

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    Good point Konjad. How are the review sites going to decide which cock to suck( the most)?

    Though I'm betting Gameinformer is going to rank Skyrim higher than DA2 and ME3.
     
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  20. FatCat Educated

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    • There will be 256 cutscenes in TW2 of overall length about 150 minutes (TW1 – 130 cutscenes / 53 minutes) :smug:
     
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  21. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    Exactly. I remember in ye olden days, it would be like a reward to see a cutscene after achieving something in the game after many hours, something to look forward to. It should be used for major exposition, not every couple of minutes like in ME2 where it was irritating as fuck considering that each mission was about 10-15 minutes long and still broken up by constant cutscene interruptions!
     
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  22. bgillisp Scholar

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    Only 257 more minutes to go to be equal to Wing Commander 4 then!
     
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  23. denizsi Arcane

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    Ah, WCIV. Never finished it. Should get back to it sometime.
     
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  24. Raghar Arcane

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    You bastard. I thought It would have 103 minutes long sequence preferably as intro. Now you are saying all custcenes would have only 103 minutes.

    Xenosaga has 8 hours of cutscenes.
     
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