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Game News Dragon Age 2 Announced

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Jason, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Jason chasing a bee

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    <p>The New Shit gets newer with <a href="http://dragonage.bioware.com/da2/" target="_blank"><strong>Dragon Age 2</strong></a>.</p>
    <blockquote>Experience the epic sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year from the critically acclaimed makers of Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.<br /><br />Key Features:
    <ul>
    <li>Embark upon an all-new adventure that takes place across an entire decade and shapes itself around every decision you make.</li>
    <li>Determine your rise to power from a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land.</li>
    <li>Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior.</li>
    <li>Go deeper into the world of Dragon Age with an entirely new cinematic experience that grabs hold of you from the beginning and never lets go.</li>
    <li>Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style.</li>
    </ul>
    </blockquote>
    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/first-dragon-age-2-details-hit">Eurogamer</a></p>
     
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  2. racofer Thread Incliner

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    First 30 minutes of gameplay : Prologue

    A few cutscenes, screen fades to black...

    ...nine years later...

    Rest of the game.

    Anyway, I liked DA:O, looking forward this one.
     
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  3. Silellak Cipher

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    One piece of additional info:

    From:
    http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/141/index/3052334/1

    Poor Volly is going to be Dwarf-less. Will he even bother to play DA2 now!?

    It does sound definitely like they're forcing a character on you, ME-style, and abandoning the Origins concept, which is a shame, because that was easily one of the best parts of DA.

    Spoiler:
    YOU PLAY AS MORRIGAN'S CHILD. Probably.
     
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  4. Mangoose Arcane Patron

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    I was gonna comment on the grimdark stuff. But after thinking about DA:O, I realized the themes were pretty not-banal grimdark. The problem is the combat. Which can be improved, though the "mage, rogue, warrior" schitck is pretty dumb.
     
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  5. Shannow Waster of Time

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  6. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    that you can't play as a dwarf is an outrage
     
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  7. racofer Thread Incliner

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    It will be modded in.
     
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  8. Tails Arbiter

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    Worry not dear friend! Bioware fanboys come to the rescue:
    I wonder if Volly will agree about this. Oh and like in Ass Effect, character will have always the same last name: Hawke.

    And don't miss this:
    But the games will still get 10/10, GOTY and called by professional journalist better then sequel. Hilarious. It's not the choices that are expensive to make, but bullshit graphics and silly voice acting.
     
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  9. Der_Unbekannte Educated

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    This is....sad... really just sad.

    I actually liked DA. When it was announced I was excited... But this.... Come on.
    There is nothing even remotly interesting there. I hope it changes but come on.
    Refering to spartans. Seriously? Phalanx fighting rogues and mages? Fuck off.
     
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  10. racofer Thread Incliner

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    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    Yip, some dude named Hawke.

    If there was one thing DA:O got flak for from the slobberpress, it was the voiceless protagonist. THIS ISN'T THE 20TH CENTURY PEOPLE. So out with a variety of choices in background and race, and in with the BRILLIANT Mass Effect last-name-is-the-dude-marginal-background-choices-at-best shit.

    Mass Effect 2 beat DA:O into the dust. DA:O was an inherited project even before EA took over, and an anachronism. Time to bring in the Good Shit from Mass Effect's genius to improve the shit out of this game.

    Choices cost too much. RTwP is too tactical. Epic storytelling and wild zany high-fallutin action sells. How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world! That has such people in it!

    PS: Fallout 3's plot spanned 19 years hey-hoooooooooo!
     
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  12. Kthan75 Liturgist

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    I think it's too early to judge anything, let's wait at least for the epic trailer.

    Having the adventure take place over a long period of time leaves room for some potentially great C&C, but let's not forget this is Bioware, it's not exactly their strength.

    Then this phrase: an entirely new cinematic experience
    made me cringe. Pretty sure they'll introduce the "streamlined" dialog system from Mass Effect 2, to make it more new shittier.
     
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  13. bhlaab Arbiter

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    Gonna be dumbed down for consoles
     
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  14. Lesifoere Liturgist

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    ME2 was a much, much, much better game than DA, however. DA's brand of "old-school" can shove itself where the sun doesn't shine. If old-school means--and we know it doesn't--plowing through identical trash mobs, trudging through long boring dungeons and some truly limp writing, then I doubt anyone wants anymore of it. Even the Codex. Yes, even ME2's writing was better than DA's, you know.
     
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  15. Azarkon Arcane

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    You guys are hurting David Gaider's feelings :(
     
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  16. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    The Origins concept from DA was actually pretty cool. I liked it. Like ToEE opening vignettes except much better. A lot of exclusive gameplay, a shame they seem to abandon this idea.
     
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  17. Lesifoere Liturgist

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    ME2's writing was phenomenally better than that of the first and, now that you mention it, Gaider wasn't involved.

    Maybe he'll be kept away from DA2 too, in which case it can only be for the good.
     
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  18. SuicideBunny (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻

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    hey, if it has femshep renegade equivalent, it might actually be fun to play, unlike the first game.
    amen.
     
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  19. Mastermind Cognito Elite Material Patron Bethestard

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    Sounds like the average codexer's wet dream.
     
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  20. Shannow Waster of Time

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    Well, this might illustrate my point.
     
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  21. Elhoim Iron Tower Studio Developer

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    You got me :lol:
     
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  22. Mastermind Cognito Elite Material Patron Bethestard

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    Any word on whether you can finally fuck children in this game? Or is Bioware still stuck in the sexually repressed dark ages of the 90s.
     
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  23. Azarkon Arcane

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    Can't blame it all on Gaider, though. He only did some of the writing for the characters, though he was responsible for the damn "novelizations."

    Bioware seems to have two distinct teams nowadays. The DA team, headed by the old school BG/NWN/KOTOR guys, and the ME team, headed by a lot of the newer hires. The newer hires appear to be a doing a better job, writing-wise.
     
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  24. Some Moron On Welfare Educated

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    THIS MAKES ME SO FUCKING ANGRY!!! GRRRR!!!

    All those dumbfucks on the BW forums constantly complaining that there's no voice acting for the PC like in "awsum" Mass Effect. GRRRR!!!!

    The same with the combat. DA:O was a piss easy game if you bothered to learn the system (that is, read the descriptions of attributes/talents). And yet there were TONS of people complaining that the game was TOO HARD even on the Easy difficulty (not to mention that the console versions had far less enemies)! GEEZ!!!
     
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  25. Sceptic Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Got DAMN it. I fell for it. I learned long, long ago not to click any links without checking where they go, but I just saw it was something on the 'dex itself and it looked like a link to another thread. Fuck you Shannow. :love:
     
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