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Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    Tags: BioWare; Dragon Age 2

    <p>Some folks found Dragon Age hard to love. Thankfully BioWare is aware that the game was overly complex and is about to simplify Dragon Age 2 properly, <a href="http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=269925" target="_blank">says CVG</a>.</p>
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    <p><span class="text_article_body">Outside of the chatting, the combat is being simplified too. Bioware has chucked out the 'queued action' system - where you'd press a button and wait until your character attacked - with more direct control.<br /><br /> If you press the stab button, your on-screen warrior will stab. Nice to know. This makes fights feel faster, even if they are actually running at the same pace as they did in the first outing.</span></p>
    <p><span class="text_article_body">...</span></p>
    <p><span class="text_article_body">The pay-off, though, is more spectacular sequences that fizz with magic and frequently coat everything on screen in gore.</span></p>
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    <p><span class="text_article_body">Awesome! That's what RPGs are all about!</span></p>
    <p><span class="text_article_body"><br /></span></p>
    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/100126-dragon-age-ii-preview.html">GB</a></p>
     
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  2. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Yay! Slow-paced combat for ADHD-stricken gore fetishists.
     
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  3. racofer Thread Incliner

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  4. Cenobyte Prophet

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    This preview is completely retarded, but quite funny to read, especially if you remember that the currently known ingame footage shows only a vast black nothingness without any other major details. And that is supposed to be "sexier" than the "sprawling green and brown fields" of Dragon Age?

    Moar grimdark in mah dragun effect

    :yeah:
     
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  5. deus101 Never LET ME into a tattoo parlor!

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  6. Malakal Arcane

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    Uhh simplified combat? Really? Was it even complicated?
     
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  7. denizsi Arcane

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    There was too much to think for consoltards.
     
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  8. .Sigurd Educated

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    The comments seems to be pretty impressive for that kind of site.

     
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  9. Exmit Scholar

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    ME2 has the worst selling number , conclusion ?

    non hardcore RPG newfags don't give a shit about rpgs , and hardcore RPG fans don't give a shit about dumbed down RPG that's why ME2 has the worst selling number - its target audience is no one , cause newfags like popamole and rpgers don't like dumbed down shit - seems like developers don't know anymore what they are doing.

    If they made Baldurs Gate 3 with proper gameplay like the old ones (then i don't care if it's on xbox and ps3 also , a good game is a good game) the sells would sky rocket.

    EA/bioware is shooting its own foot
     
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  10. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    i want to shit in their faces soooo bad.
     
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  11. racofer Thread Incliner

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    Fallout 3 sold 4.7 million units on its first month...

    *shrugs*
     
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  12. deus101 Never LET ME into a tattoo parlor!

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    I WANT TO VISCERAL THEIR FACES!
     
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  13. Azrael the cat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Not necessarily inconsistent. I greatly prefer Bioware's products to Bethesda's - for me Beth is a completely different level of shite to Bioware's predictable-but-competent mainstream action-adventure games. But however crap Bethesda is, their games are unquestionably crpgs. Bad crpgs, but crpgs nonetheless. The sales of FO3 could be taken as a sign that the mass crpg audience is so starved of well-hyped crpgs that even an awful one sells more than the comparatively over-satiated action-adventure market leader.
     
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  14. RaXz Unwanted

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    Finally, after long waiting the birth of the RPG is at hand.
     
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  15. Mastermind Cognito Elite Material Patron Bethestard

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    It could also be taken as a sign that the only people who think FO3 was crap are a handful of codexfags whose opinion isn't worth two shits to any serious developer.
     
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  16. Mastermind Cognito Elite Material Patron Bethestard

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    Fallout 3 is considerably more complex than Ass Effect.
     
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  17. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    I actually prefer Beth games to Bioware games, except for Oblivion which was shit due to level scaling. At least they aren't filled with lengthy cutscenes and incredibly lengthy filler combat parts.
     
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  18. Mastermind Cognito Elite Material Patron Bethestard

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    My conclusion is that the claims of both developers and codexfags that console/casual players like everything to be stupid simple is a lie. I've suspected it ever since xbox Morrowind outsold its PC counterpart despite being a mediocre port with atrocious loading times and constant crashing. I can understand why developers lie: they want to lower production costs without looking cheap, so they just say it's what the people want. What's the codexfag's excuse? I suspect the codexfag may not be lying after all. He's just retarded. If codexfags and their spiritual bretheren across the gaming world would stop bashing console players who haven't actually done anything to them and just pointed out to developers that their emperor has no clothes, we'd all be more likely to get a decent, complex RPG once in a while.
     
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  19. Mastermind Cognito Elite Material Patron Bethestard

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    Unlike Dragon Age where there was no scaling whatsoever. :smug:
     
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  20. jiujitsu Cipher

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    I will not buy this game. Kiddie crap.
     
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  21. themadhatter Novice

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    Total agreement here, mate, it's nice to see a developer that has abandoned the idea of making lengthy combat parts and stuck to making purely lengthy combat games.
    The shameful thing is that both studios continue to market them as RPGs.
     
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  22. Sceptic Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    And ME totally had no scaling dude.
     
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  23. denizsi Arcane

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    Yes, the only significant flaw of an otherwise great game. amirite?
     
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    Hahah-

    Oh wait it's actually true :(
     
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