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Review Dragon Age 2 Review

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. CrunchyHemorrhoids Prophet

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    Their video review claims DAO looked like something from 2002 while DA2 is one of the best looking games this console generation. Lord all-mighty.
     
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  2. Country_Gravy Arcane Patron

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    Wasteland 2
     
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  3. Vibalist Arcane

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    So this is what qualifies as roleplaying these days. Not only have Bioware removed the good/evil choices (that at least gave some semblance of roleplaying in their older titles) and replaced them with three different shades of good where you only choose between the tone of your answers. There is also no semblance whatsoever of what made the RPG's of old good, which would be the ability to make your own character rather than controlling a premade one. Great.
    Remember back in the good old days when roleplaying meant creating your own unique character build who could focus on whatever the fuck he wanted, like speech skills, diplomatic solutions and thievery instead of combat? Escapist Magazine clearly don't. Today, good roleplaying is guiding a premade character through a billion cinematics while choosing between being either a "wiseass" or a righteous hero in a bunch of dialogues that most likely, despite the hype, lead to roughly the same outcome.
    Fuck, I need a new MoTB soon. It's the only worthwhile game I've played in a long time.
     
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  4. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    Huh. From the Escapist review:
    The party-based combat is frenetic, with no auto-attack making you feel in the thick of it with constant button-pressing. (If the no auto-attack annoys you, it's possible to turn this feature back on in the options.
    That's a pretty ugly error to leave in on an Xbox 360 review when it's just been confirmed there is no auto-attack feature in the console release.

    That's just wonderful. They (not Games Master but "they" in general) used exactly the sames lines vis-a-vis Fallout 3.

    Just shut up, mega-nerds, your incessant refusal to blindly lap up whatever the industry barfs out is making the journos nervous.
     
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  5. CrunchyHemorrhoids Prophet

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    I have to say I love DA2, not even Oblivion provided this much entertainment.
     
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  6. Linden Arcane

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    ADVANCED COMPUTING POWER! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I will be very disappointed f that doesn't become a new catchphrase on the Codex.
     
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  7. Shannow Waster of Time

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    Pft, newfag.
    Oblivion provided fanboys coming in to defend it. Wonderful hangings and pyres ensued. Oblivion was cited for years to be the non-plus-ultra that the RPG-genre should adhere to. The Paragon RPG.
    There'll be nothing of that kind with Daatoo. It will get a few paid for reviews that'll change their minds as soon as Dathree come knocking. And as long as it's not the failure to break Bio's neck (and I don't think it will be) the codex will only remember it as one of Bio's steps down the shitter.

    A flurry of threads that'll last for 2-3 months about a crappy generic Bio game will never compare to the years of hatred and entertainment Oblivion provided.
     
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  8. Satori (original) Arbiter

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    Must say I'm liking better than the first. Origins bored me to tears with it's bottom of the barrel dialogues, insipid combat and nonexistant atnmosphere. Haven't entered the Deep Roads yet but it trumps it's predesseor in all of the aforementioned areas, just like ME2 did.
     
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  9. Multiple Sarcasm Arcane

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    Considering the comparison was against DAO and not BG, I'm not sure you could embarass yourself any further. I'd come up with a counter-insult, but nature's apparently done plenty of that to you, already.

    And what would a crafter have to offer in DAO, except some more of what you already have a metric fuckton? Not LARPing, I hope?

    Indeed. Both of which had you fetch two ingredients from 50m away, press a button and turn in. I was wishing that fun would never end.

    Of course, you are. Just don't do stock broking and you'll be fine.
    On a completely unrelated note, would you have preferred they kept doing what they suck at (e.g. cRPGs)? The further they move into the derp territory, the more there is room for someone better to fill the quality void. At least, that is my hope.
     
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  10. Victor Dosev Novice

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    Look what I found on Gay-o-Ware forums:

    No, friends this isn't irony. Lovely.
     
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  11. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    Opening day reviews are relatively low.
    A quick comparison on Metacritic
    DA:O 91 PC, 87 PS3, 86 Xbox360
    DAII 86 PC, 87 PS3, 86 Xbox360
     
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  12. Hamster Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2012 Grab the Codex by the pussy Codex USB, 2014
    Apparently a 6/10 review already came out and a 5/10 one is coming out soon.
     
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  13. Xor Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Divinity: Original Sin Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Divinity: Original Sin 2
    How could EA let this happen? Did they waste the journalist bribery budget on hookers and blow?
     
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  14. Noddy Augur

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    Apparently they did. Down to 84 now.
     
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  15. easychord Scholar

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    84? Shit, that's like 2/10 on the 8-10 scale of allowable review scores.
     
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  16. Reptilian Shapeshifter Educated

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    8.0 seems to be Gamespot's minimum passing score for a big name title.

    And that's what they gave DA2.

    In other words: "U R shit, but you seriously can't expect us to say that out loud."
     
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  17. flushfire Augur

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    Then you have more reason to insist bioware could have tried fixing what was wrong with DA:O instead of thinking further dumbing it down helps the genre whatsoever. Whether you like it or not what bioware puts out influences what the mainstream audience believe RPGs should be, just like bethesda did with oblivion. So no, bioware moving into derp territory will not cause incline, only decline.
     
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  18. Black Arcane

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    They paid them alright. It would've been 30s and 40s all around, otherwise.
     
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  19. a budda Arbiter

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    :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    All this talk of payola always make me wistful. If only we lived in a world where game journalists actually had to be paid to be sycophants, rather than it just being in their nature.
     
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  21. Animeadam Novice

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    My favourtie part is that he doesn't fucking explain why he thinks that. He's just saying what he THINKS the game did. I also thought a review was subjective opinons based on universally agreed apon facts. Guess that's why I'm not a gaming journalist :smug:
     
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  22. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    [​IMG]


    Ahaahahah...

    Hawke...Hawke kept the streak of blood during sex...

    Ahahaha...

    That's as good as the blood spatters.
     
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  23. taxalot I'm a spicy fellow. Patron

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    Codex 2013 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015
    A major french gaming site gave it 12/20 , blaming the dumbing down and the lack of effort.

    Sometimes, just sometimes, I keep faith in my country.
     
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  24. BelisariuS.F Augur

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    Comment from the escapist. The dude is talking about that lead designer who left Bioware.
    Someone have posted this gem:
    [​IMG]
     
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  25. Gondolin Arcane

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    See, if you have to stop and think for a bit, it kinda breaks the flow of the narrative. Your average Bioware fanlord drooling at the screen is the pinnacle of immersion.
     
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