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Game Rant: 'Dragon Age II' Hands-On Impressions

"In a bit of a surprise, Dragon Age II made its worldwide debut at San Diego Comic-Con this week. Instead of showing off the heavily-anticpated sequel at E3 last month, Bioware wanted the fans to be the first to experience the newest chapter since the reception at last year’s SDCC was so successful. In a bit of a surprise, Dragon Age II made its worldwide debut at San Diego Comic-Con this week. Instead of showing off the heavily-anticpated sequel at E3 last month, Bioware wanted the fans to be the first to experience the newest chapter since the reception at last year’s SDCC was so successful."

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SeanRL3040d ago

Lot's of great changes in there. Personally I didn't enjoy the first game but this seems to have potential.

bluexy3040d ago

I definitely think their changes will make the game more accessible. Hopefully not to the point where they lose what made the original Dragon Age so unique.

Bobbykotickrulesz3040d ago

i didn't really like the first game either.

bobcostus3040d ago

I'm guessing you either A: Played it on console, B: didn't finish it, or C: both A & B.

Not trying to troll you, but Dragon Age: Origins (at least for the PC) is one of the best RPG's of all time. I can't speak for the console versions, because I didn't play them.

In my personal opinion, Bioware games are best on PC. Just my personal opinion.

SeanRL3040d ago

Nah, I just didn't enjoy it, it was a mix of different things. Bioware games are definitely very well made on PC.

Simon_Brezhnev3040d ago

well i played it on PC and it was an ok game The Witcher is a lot better.

RedSky3040d ago

The Witcher had a more focussed and involving story and definitely had a less generic and much more interesting ending but then Dragon Age had a HUGE scope. It wasn't so much the free world aspect, as there was just so much more content all up, and none of it was all that bad.

Anyway I think the worst change is the simplified dialogue options, everything else I generally don't mind. Single phrase options where half the time you don't know what you're really choosing just don't work in a game that pretty closely follows the classic RPG archetype. In Mass Effect 2 short and shrift works fine, because the game is much more action/event driven but not here.

Nihilism3040d ago (Edited 3040d ago )

Me too, that's the main problem. It's not that Dragon Age was a bad game, it's just that the Witcher was about 500x better. Way better story and combat, and I bought the witcher post enhanced edition, so I didn't experience any quest bugs or other gameplay flaws...not like the innumerable ones in the Witcher. Dragon Age is still bad ass though. It's a shame about those pre-rendered console-ized pre rendered clips that look 10 years behind the in game graphics though... as is the case in ME2

@RedSky
"Dragon Age had a HUGE scope"

That kind of becomes redundant when you walk through the dalish forest and you see that they spent half an hour on the level design. Usually in game editors they have 100 types of trees and they have some kind of randomisation when they are placed so that the size and orientation is slightly changed....I say 5 bushes in a row all the exact same clone and all the same orientation....Compared to orzammar that quest line...which was one of the main quests....looked like it was done by an amateur...and it really highlighted the dated engine.

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Rucury3040d ago

It seems Bioware is giving this game the "Mass Effect 2 treatment."

Tone down the "pure-RPG" mechanics, make them more user friendly, have a strong, full-voiced protagonist with a name and a background, etc.

I personally feel this is for the best, AT LEAST for the console versions, which I heard were under-par with the PC one.

Having played the original Dragon Age, I am genuinely excited for this, as I enjoyed Mass Effect 2 a lot...

I never got to finish DA:O... My PS3 broke down (I punched it while playing Modern Warfare 2 Online... Should've punched my router... Oh well.) and I had to send it in for repairs, and since I couldn't back up the save file...

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ShadyDevil3040d ago

Pretty sure the hands on is embargoed until next week. I could be wrong.

NYC_Gamer3040d ago

these changes were needed for the console versions...

Spenok3038d ago

Agreed, im liking the new combat system.

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