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Dragon Age impressions

Discussion in 'BioWare' started by baronjohn, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Hobbit Lord of Mordor Scholar

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    At level 8 I am enjoying it more than I ever did BG/IWD/NWN/KOTOR. True the interface is fucking awful, the game content is decent.
     
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  3. Xor Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    And like four hours later I'm bored. That didn't take long. NPCs were pretty bland, combat got repetitive quickly, and the voice acting ranged from decent to horrible.


    Fuck, I'm gonna go play galactic civilizations 2.
     
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  4. Don't, it's even worse.
     
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  5. vazquez595654 Arbiter

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    I don't understand why people like Dragon Age. Don't the story and characters seem silly and phony? Surely you don't like it for the linear gameplay and grinding.

    I compare it to Betrayal at Krondor, and I can't take playing Dragon Age and seeing how much the distance between smart, witty, and interesting characters, dialogues, and stories are between the two games.
     
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  6. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    DA > BAK
     
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  7. vazquez595654 Arbiter

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    Volourn > RPG Codex
     
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  8. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    That goes without saying. Or not.

    More like Volourn = Codex Without The Fakeness
     
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  9. Grifthin Educated

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    Hehe - I'm playing through for 4th time (Dwarf female noble) and decided to head into the Deep roads first. No healer. Level 8. Patch 1.2 (so not as much stun spam). Good lord I'm getting raped.
     
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  10. Ch1ef Scholar

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    SUP FEGGETS
     
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  11. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    I played the human noble origin and discovered what a pice of shit this Howe really is, and Loghain too. I think the Origins are the best part of the game.

    Show Spoiler

    what are the prereqs for Alistair to marry Anora, he just doesn't do it, not enough influence? Someone explain the different Landsmeet outcomes possible , plus the prereqs.
     
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  12. Grifthin Educated

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    @ Ventilator - Spoilers

    Alistair can Marry anora if you don't kill her dad, If you do forget it.
    You can marry alistair if he becomes king and become queen of ferelden - You have to take morrigan's offer for alistair though or he sacrifices himself.
    You can make anora queen - easy one - ally up with her.
    You can make alistair king - fuck over anora, win duel - toss her arse in the tower - sacrifice yourself or let morrigan do her mojo on alistair.
    You can flat out win the landsmeet if you get every councilman to vote for you.

    Those are some of the outcomes - there's more but I havn't discovered them yet.
     
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  13. kris Arcane

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    First I thought that, but it is possible to have him killed and still marry her.
     
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  14. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Yeah, it's only impossible if Alistair kills Loghain because she doesn't want to marry the murderer of her father.
     
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  15. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    ah here comes teh explanation, thx Jarl. I always let Alistair do it.
     
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  16. santino27 Arcane Patron

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    Positives:
    Party-based game. Party control is better than NWN2, (whatever that is worth)
    Reasonably decent environmental graphics
    Origins give more insight into game events, (dwarf noble and bhelen, human noble and howe, etc.)

    Cons:
    Shitty story, shitty characters, shitty writing in general
    'Dark' interpreted to mean that everyone sucks equally
    Uneven pacing
    Too much dialogue, all dealt with via in-game 'cinematic' scenes
    Same old companion plot advancement via in-camp whack-a-mole conversation round-robin
    Terrible (and terribly dull) itemization
    Crappy ruleset, with very little impetus to advance and vastly unbalanced power sets
    Too much combat that is all pretty much identical
    Lame-ass DLC scheme as a desperate cash grab
    Dull.


    Obviously, I was not a fan.
     
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  17. kris Arcane

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    That is just not true.
     
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  18. Pablosdog Prophet

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    the fuck?
     
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  19. eggsackly Novice

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    so far it feels more like drakensang than bg(2). to be fair, i'm not even through with the 'origin'-vignette, but there was a room with some dog artifact and a weak wall. instead of letting me do some research in the books or the artifact description and then requiring me to use a certain item on the artifact, everything is resolved in a cutscene. boring.

    also, fights are easy even on hard and the dialogues are bland and uninspired. some good ideas but lacking in execution. depth and wit in dialogues make a huge difference. i had a lot of fun with iwd2 last month. who wrote the dialogues for that one?
     
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  20. Serious_Business Best Poster on the Codex

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    I think it's fair to say after 80 pages that the conclusion is shit banal boring. The Truth is now revealed, took your time Codex. This is because of the impurity and corruptions, start the purge
     
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  21. SerratedBiz Arcane

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  22. racofer Thread Incliner

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    DA is the best game ever.
     
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  23. DreadMessiah Liturgist

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    :smug: There ya go again. Racing through my head.
     
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