Kotaku: Dragon Age II takes a page from the Mass Effect playbook, limiting player characters to a male or female human version of the game's main character, Hawke.
For a second I though Shepard was in it..WTF. Than I realeized it just meant character is limited like shepard is.
i guess our character will finally be voiced
That would definitely improve the experience. Great story and lots of great codex but the mute main character was annoying.
More importantly, I think it will provide that one singular, central figure that we can grow attached to. It gives them a better chance of writing a storyline keyed to just one character rather than one that could be keyed to various characters.
This sucks especially if i cant build my Dwarf with very high spell resistance.... oh well, i love Bioware games so im bending over. I just hope it's better than DA1 in every possible way... not to mention up the graphics of the PS3 version to match the PC version at least. I dont want real time combat though to replace the rpg tactics of DA unless they somehow make it perfect.
I really hope the new visual style isn't like borderlands or anything, i loved it the way it was. Edit: Seems like the graphics are getting an upgrade, but ugh im just worried about them changing the style, i loved the visual style of DA, but if they just mean darker, that would be fine.
I think they are going to keep the dark style since they stated Dragon Age Origins to be Dark fantasy. So I would say you won't have to worry, it won't go all 3-D Disney [or pixar] animation or something :p.
HEY HEY HEY PIXAR IS THE SHIT! dont be saying they re bad
Not saying they are bad, but it would be bad for DA:O to be going down that direction.
lol i know i was playing
If DA2 is as big of a jump like ME -> ME2, I'm sold.
well hopefully they don't remove the rpg elements and turn it into a hack n slash. :p i'm playing and loving me2 but it just feels like a really long shooter with a really good story. i'm itching for experience points and loot.
the jump from ME to ME2 was a huge jump backwards. hardly any rpg elements, no exploration, extremely repetitive missions (room full of boxes to room full of boxes to room full of boxes), horrible story ("hey shephard, spend 90% of the game recruiting the people that are going to die off screen in the final mission"). gameplay is average. positives: graphics were better. the joker mission was cool, i guess.
You do know the characters only die in the final scene cause you didnt do their missions that are part of the narrative and their character development right? Seems like you missed a good chunk of the game....
i did the missions for the people that i actually wanted loyal, but they still died and i got left with all the shitty people i wanted to die. and the good chunk of the game i missed was "fly to planet, travel from room of boxes to room of boxes until you kill someone". the loyalty missions were just a way to pad playtimes since the story could've been told in like 3 missions if you stripped away all the crew recruiting.
I totally agree with you, ME2, while I still enjoyed it, it felt somewhat over simplified and the vast majority of the game was just "assembling a team". I expected better from Bioware in terms of story progression. ME3 though, has the right opportunity to tell an amazing story, I cannot wait.
May I start pre-ordering this now?
you can do anything you want if you set your mind to it
what about murder? OT: I'm glad they are doing this, it will let them focus on the story more(not that it was a problem on the first one).
I think it's about time I get this, since I've been trying for Months now.
Damn.I enjoyed using an elf character
I'm hoping for some Mass Effect 3 items for buying this. I LOVE cross game support!! Bioware, i loves ya
I didn't use my DA armor in ME2, since I liked the looks of N7 more :) But agreed, I'll buy all Biowares games anyway..
Very good thing to bring more immersion to the game, but I really do like to have more options.. It also increases replay value, but still I'm ok with it, that isn't what worries me, it's the gameplay. I really do hope Bioware makes this game more deeper/complex RPG game, not an hack'n slasher, we have enough those.. Anyways, I bet this will be even better than DA:O, which is hard to achieve.
Laaaaaaaame. No dwarf = no sale. I don't want to be a human in a game, I'm already one in real life and I hate it.
The whole experience of Dragon Age:Origins was built upon the idea that you could live through your own story the way you see fit , with the plethora of options available to you to make for a truly engaging, immersive experience. Now they are going to limit your choices in order to make a more linear story that's so easily crafted? Bah, I hate playing humans in an RPG ><
SO WHAT ABOUT ORIGINS!? WHAT ABOUT MORRIGAN!? WHAT THE FUCK!? THIS ISN'T A SEQUEL!! THIS IS A WHOLE NEW GAME!! CALL IT SOMETHING ELSE!! DRAGON AGE: CHAMPIONS QUEST or SOMTHING!? DRAGON AGE II JUST DOESNT MAKE SENSE IF ITS NOT AN ACTUAL SEQUEL!! whoa capslock . . . sorry :-)
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