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Submitted by Vames 494d ago | opinion piece

Dragon Age 3 Can Be A Great Game If It Stays Clear Of Dragon Age 2 Mistakes

Mobile & Apps: "Dragon Age: Origins was the best ever Western RPG I have ever played. It was so good that I finished it four times. Therefore, when EA announced Dragon Age 2 was on the horizon, my excitement levels went through the roof as I prepared myself for another thrilling adventure." (Dev, Dragon Age 2, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, EA, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

phantomexe  +   495d ago
I want the ladies to were less clothes not more. WTF
juandren  +   494d ago
Dragon Age 2 was a huge letdown for me. I had high hopes for it after Origins. Damn, Origins was amazing
Eamon  +   494d ago
yeah Origins was so good. The whole world atmosphere, the main storyline, the branching secondary storylines.

The only thing that stood out in DA2 was Kirkwall feeling like a real city, and DA2's characters being varied and colourful.
DOMination-  +   493d ago
The ONLY bad thing about Origins was the craptacular graphics. I know it was supposed to be old school but still.. They were pretty awful. frostbite is going to rock.

I still have high hopes. Just take your dawn time if your publisher allows it please Bioware :)
Eamon  +   493d ago
If you played on PC and installed the official high-res texture pack and unofficial high-res texture mods, it looks a lot better albeit not spectacular.
DOMination-  +   493d ago
Cool, thanks for the tip. I have it on Steam but played it on 360.
Summons75  +   494d ago
Yeah 3 simple steps for it to be a great game

1 make it like dragon age origins and nothing like 2
2 don't do anything like what you did to mass effect 3
3 no multiplayer and higher GOOD writers to write the story and have multiple playable races.

Basically don't Bioware it up Bioware. This is your chance to redeem yourselves after all the things you've done to ruin yourselves. Mass effect 2 had a lot of broken promises and bad writing but redeemed itself in gameplay but then you somehow ruined that in 3 on top of more broken promises and lies. Da2 was a rushed mess and well I don't even know what you were thinking. Then you drove away all your good developers and writers who wrote some of your best games! Common guys we know you can be the best so stop trying to fail.
Eldyraen  +   494d ago
Pretty much have to agree--I don't want to have to wait for Project Eternity and other Kickstarter games to play a stellar party based RPG (or so I hope).
linkenski  +   493d ago
I don't care so much about the Ending of ME3 anymore, but i can't forgive Bioware for changing the nature of the franchise so much. Autodialogue ruins the thing that made Mass Effect such a joy to play. I think the Dialogue Wheel is alright for DA2, but they should make it even more RPG and open-world, and choices should matter even more.
just-joe  +   494d ago
Make it like Origins and make Dragon Age 2 non cannon.
joab777  +   494d ago
I just worry how much say EA has. If they do it will end up like DA2, dead space 3, etc. Maybe bioware can convince them that skyrim and the witcher sold well so make it like them. I wish Bioware still innovated like with DA and ME1. They r still master story tellers but i hope they are allowed to make the game that they think needs to be made.
Eamon  +   494d ago
The issue with Flemeth in DA2 wasn't her literal appearance but her story appearance. She just jumps in twice and just as quickly jumps out. I wanted to know more about her 'plan' but it seems Bioware wants to keep the lid on it till DA3. It seemed that whole amulet quest was just a way to avoid a plothole in DA3 regarding Flemeth's appearance there just in case you killed her in DAO.

I had no idea she could shapeshift into a High Dragon though. Back in Origins, at the end of Morrigan's personal quest, I chose to let Flemeth live. So it was a huge surprise to see a High Dragon (at the start of playing DA2 I mistakenly thought it was an archdemon) turn into Flemeth. I also had forgotten that Flemeth could shapeshift too.

My three biggest issues with DA2:

- story consisted of you doing jobs for other people
- could not customize armour for party members
- locations. You were either recycling areas in Kirkwall or recycling dungeons and hills.

I suspect all three issues will be solved in DA3. I can't imagine Bioware recycling environments again. I also can't imagine Bioware locking armour for party members too. Since Thedas is in the middle of a civil war between mages and templars, the story will obviously have a strong focus on that. If DA3 is to be the last Dragon Age game, I suspect another blight to occur (and one with more than 1 archdemon too). I also suspect the main character to be the offspring of Morrigan (since apparently regardless of whether you did the dark ritual or not, the soul of the Origins archdemon is in her child). And DA3 will most likely be started off in Orlais but then you will travel the world anyway.

I also hope we will see the Warden and Hawke in DA3.
chromiumtwist  +   494d ago
Maybe you should try reading the plethora of comics and novels, because they delve into Flemeth's plans, as well as key plot characters stories far better. Not prequel stuff, either, as the later comics seem to deal with the things Alistair has been up to between 1 and 3.
Eamon  +   494d ago
I have read the two comic series featuring Alistair, Varric and Isabella.

They aren't to do with Flemeth. It's about Alistair trying to find his father.
InTheLab  +   494d ago
I'd just like to point out how consoles had nothing to do with the less than 16 months dev time of DA2. Console gamers never asked for button mash combat (which isn't featured on PC). We never asked for a bland city, boring protagonist, a dumbed down skill tree, the removal of class specializations, the Mass Effect dialog wheelfor dummies, the awful cast, the same 5 locations remixed, etc.

Don't blame this on consoles. Blame it on Bioware releasing a quick cash in.
Saryk  +   494d ago
I liked DA2, I like DA:0 better!
linkenski  +   493d ago
DA3 is going to have gay romances, but they need to tone it down so that the gay characters don't automatically starts flirting with you. I hated Anders and i told Fenris to get the hell out when i realised he was gay. It's the same issue with Cortez in ME3. It's okay to be inclusive, but please understand that not everyone wants gay people to shove their sexuality in your face, even if you consider homosexuality to be okay.
InTheLab  +   493d ago
I don't mind them flirting but what pisses me off is when you tell them you're not interested, they get pissed at you like we're teenagers or something.

It's like "no dude. I'm not interested in you." And Anders says " well screw you...no heals for you"...or some ridiculous tantrum. .
linkenski  +   493d ago
I can agree with that. Bioware's future titles are in massive need of neutral dialogue options!

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