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Dragon Age: Inquisition Pre-Release Thread

Discussion in 'BioWare' started by Morgoth, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    I don't think Diablo 3 was ever pirated.
     
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  2. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    Maybe that was his point
     
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  3. Multiple Sarcasm Arcane

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    I think I remember seeing some complex server emulation hack for D3 soon after launch, but its author(s) was somehow threatened (bribed?) into discontinuing its support a short while after. Or something.
     
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  4. cvv Arcane Patron

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    A scale bro, always a scale. Sure W2 is not the pinnacle of highbrow art but compared to all the YA fantasy shit it's fucking Beethoven soirée in Carnegie Hall.

    Btw as degenerated as the Bioware and Bethesda RPGs are mechanics-wise at least they tackle some mature themes to a limited degree. In DA2 there is the Templars vs. Mages conflict dealing with the very real-world question of preemptive restrain - whether is it ok to imprison a whole group of people just because some of them are potentially dangerous (Japanese-Americans in FDR's internment camps anybody?).

    And in Skyrim there was the optional story decision to join either the empire bringing civilization and prosperity to the land or the local leaders defending their right to rule their own country - and keeping it wallowing in backwardness and poverty (a parallel to British and French colonies in Asia and Africa).

    I wish talented indie or mid-size devs like Larian grew a pair to attempt a full-scale adult RPG instead of the incessant derping with wizards, dragons and ancient relics.
     
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  6. Grinolf Cipher

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    Target demographic isn't an issue. Eragon had the same targeted demographic and almost the same story as A New Hope, but bi one un hua right mind would put them into the same category of quality. Same thing about HP, as I quite liked them (first 4 of them, as I hardly remember the rest), and if games on average would have been at least half as competently written as them, there wouldn't be a problem.

    If you want make a point about demographic, much better to say that the younger targeted demographic is the more talentless mediocrities wrote for them, as it easier to make money spending much less effort. But not always, as there aren't many masterpieces for middle-aged housewives for example.
     
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  7. eremita Savant

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  8. Xenich Cipher

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    It was. I didn't even bother trying the pirate version, I knew the game was going to be shit. My friend tried the torrent version and ran the single player game for the whole 5-8 hours of game play it apparently had. /shrug
     
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  9. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  10. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Wow, it's worse than Risen 3? Holy shit.
     
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  11. eremita Savant

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    Another review claiming DAI is really a "slow" game: http://www.gaming-age.com/2014/11/dragon-age-inquisition-pc/

     
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    According to these guys It is better than Onechanbara Bikini Zombie Slayers though, but not much.
     
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  13. Elim Augur

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    Jesus Christ, that 4players review was brutal.
    Sadly, nothing new. The stuff was clear since it was announced.

    We people in Europe seem to like our RPGs brutal, complicated and deep.
    This is no Lebensraum for Bioware Dreck.
    :keepmyjewgold:
     
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  14. eremita Savant

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    I have a feeling that guy didn't get pass those first 10 hours and called it a day...
     
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  15. Branm Learned

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    Thats a good review....Thankful I speak German... Even more reason to not spend a dime on this game and just leech it on release...
     
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    Yes it was, pirated version comes with a server emulator ive heard. Not sure how it works tho.
     
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    10-page review of typical German thoroughness. Nice scale too; 0-19% is inzufficient, 40-59% ja zat is zufficient, weil 60-74% is zatisfaktory. They probably rate porn the same way
     
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    Nah, that's Germany for you, where most of the population seems to suffer from permament Sauerkraut poisoning. EDIT: I didn't make through the wall of text, since the review starts with the boring stuff (how characters look during dialogues and all the emotions), but the summary isn't that great either. Complaining that the world does not react to your character enough is valid criticism, but they compare it to Skyrim of all games.
     
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    It's called STAR WARS. None of that George Lucas revisionist bullshit around here boy.
     
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  20. thesisko Emissary

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    Sounds like Firewine Bridge in BG1.
     
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  22. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  23. Grinolf Cipher

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    Then Episode IV... oh, wait.
    Don't be so picky as I don't see other way to refer only to this specific movie, as it both followed plenty of teenager fantasy tropes and title in question had a very "surprising" similarities to it. Not sure about how further books related to ESB and RotJ, as I only knowledgeable about the movie and only by some lulzy reviews, sunce I couldn't bring myself to watch it.
     
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    Apologies if repost, The Telegraph slammed the game and gave it 60/100:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolo...s/11221041/Dragon-Age-Inquisition-review.html

    I love the BDF (Bioware Defense Force) and their attacks on the reviewer:
     
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    I can almost hear the spitting of tea in shock and disgust as the butthurt begins to set in.
     
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