Hardcore Gamer: Bioware has been saying and showing us all the right things, but one has too wonder if Inquisition has any chance of redeeming the series after Dragon Age II.
Honestly, I don't think so. Dragon Age II killed all the goodwill left from gamers of this confusingly titled franchise.
I love both, not sure why so many hate DA2 , it has its flaws but its still amazing game. Mass Effect and Dragon Age are best game series ever.
That may be so, but Mass Effect 3 and Dragon Age 2 showed that BioWare could be slaves to the all mighty dollar, allowing EA to let them rush two games which should have been the best of their generation.
I didn't like the last gen games but this reboot looks great.
ME3 is hardly rushed. It's a very polished game that where its gameplay and graphics represented the series' height. The only major complaint about ME3 was the ending to its story. It left many players confused and fans disappointed. Fortunately, I had the luxury of playing the whole series first time after Leviathan DLC and Extended Cut had come out. Which made the ending much less disappointing in that I actually enjoyed it, even if some stuff didn't make sense. Dragon Age 2 however is completely different case. The gameplay felt a bit dumbed down from DA1. It reused levels and dungeons too many times for many missions. And the story was mostly about doing jobs for people with occasional crisis happening.
Yeah, I also don't know why so many people act like DA2 was some terrible abortion. It was no DA: Origins, but it was a perfectly serviceable and fun rpg in it's own right. It's biggest crime was that it wasn't DA: Origins. That was my biggest problem when playing it. If I had played the two games in reverse order, or not played the first at all I probably would have had a better time with the game.
I'm still a little wary of the "new" Bioware. It's a Bioware that seemed slightly too vulnerable to publisher interference on their last few offerings. But I'm always ready for them to bounce back. Their history is impressive enough for me to always be optimistic about their games. And in all honesty, I still loved ME3 and DA2, even if I thought they were generally inferior to most of Bioware's other games.
After their comments so far about DA3 it seems unlikely however ME3 was such a letdown yet that still got amazing reviews so who knows.
The ending was a let down sure and the fact that your decisions didnt really seem to matter was a massive loss of potential but overall I loved the game.
The ending was really just the icing on the whole letdown cake The game was such a step back, they turned the game into a massive over the top generic feeling third person action game. Any class could manage any weapon, you didn't really need to rely on your team mates or their biotics/skills, you could go into fights gun blazing, the fighting was very accessible and dumb down....I could go on.
Yes i think it will, New generation means endless possibilities ! They will go crazy on this since they mainly focused on next gen. Dragon Age 2 was a bit of a dissapointment and im hoping... no im sure the devs learnt from their mistakes and will make this a BAD A## Game! ^^
I never played DA2 but loved DA Origins. What was wrong with DA2? I plan on picking it up when I buy a new 360 since mine broke
Nothing it's just that it was made with consoles in mind so if your a pc gamer it's quite bad.
Too much is wrong with it to even explain. Download the demo on Xbox Life and you'll see it instantly. The fact that Flemeth (Morrigan's old mother, the witch of the wilds) shows up out of the blue with a boob job and disturbingly revealing outfit for an old lady seems to say it all for me. But basically the tactical gameplay, the expansive game world (including the explorable map), and the depth of character creation are all lost. I don't mind console games, but Dragon Age 2 just doesn't deserve to have the same title as Dragon Age Origins. I wouldn't pay more than $5 for DA2.
It will. I am getting good vibes from it.
Time will tell.
Time will tell. I'm avoiding any game that EA is involved with until it proves itself over time with lag/bug fixes etc.
I didn't realise it needed redeeming. DA:O was superior to DA2 but I still really enjoyed it.
It is only the third game in the series and I am sure they learned a lot about what worked and what didn't from the first two games. Origin was an awesome RPG and if they stick to that formula and overhauling it, I think it will work.
I played most of Bioware games, and the only one I truly liked was DA:O. Even Sonic Chronicles I thought was bad, and I love Sonic. Because of that, in my opinion DA:O was an exception to the rule, and I don't expect Bioware to make a game as good as that one ever again.
I loved DA a lot and enjoyed the Second one, but i dont think the series was killed, i think this new game will bring the game back to its roots and implement new things. Looking forward to this game.
There's only been two games in the main series. The first one was FANTASTIC (I couldn't get enough) and the second one was quite disappointing but not without its merits. I didn't think the second one was bad enough to condemn the series but I do think more of the first would be very, very welcome. I will say that another disappointment would be hard for the series to recover from.
There is a chance but Da2 lost fans and ME3 lost a lot more. Bioware has been proven to lie and break promises so I don't fully trust them right now. What they need to do is release a demo to show they kept their promises and aren't hiding that they changed their bad attitude. If not they will risk it on all just releasing it.
They were inspired by Mass Effect 3 so of course not. If anything it will be even worse than the 2nd Dragon Age. The series died after Origins so it could cater to all of the casuals that though Mass Effect was good.
Ehh they're still moving away from the slow tactical pace of Origins. I saw a gameplay video and the dude was rolling around like Dark Souls. Dragon Age is about sitting in the pause screen for 5 minutes trying to plan out your next moves.
Heh, it sounds bad when you say it like that, but I agree, the tactical gameplay from DA:O was great. It brought me back to the good ol' days of Fallout 1 & 2. It was much more realistic, since it took time for people to aim bows, swing swords, etc. It wasn't a ridiculous hack-and-slash game. I think they should improve the series by going back toward that kind of tactical gameplay, but implementing animations like in the Batman: Arkham Asylum series or Sleeping Dogs, where characters' moves actually connect with one another. This would made combat more realistic and immersive.
Personally, BioWare lost me with ME3. I was a huge fan of both series and read all the books, but ME3 just made me lose all interest in BioWare. I know, that compared to how I saw them before ME3 that I should still be excited. One game shouldn't destroy all that I loved prior, but it did. I wish this was a case where I was just lying to myself, that there was the tiniest spark of interest left in either series, but there just isn't.
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