Dragon Age 2 Preview - Videogamer

Videogamer: "Dragon Age comes off as one of the more interesting attempts to construct a narrative in an RPG. Because not only are you trying to unveil Hawke's true identity, you're simultaneously creating his myth as a hero with every choice you make."

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Rowland3028d ago

I'm afraid Dragon Age is a linear, commercially driven game franchise masquerading as an RPG, designed to appeal to the casual gamer (wider audience).

Despite excellent story-telling and narrative, don't be fooled by the RPG tag. Origins was more like an interactive book than an RPG and DA 2 looks like being no different.

These games could have been absolute classics if Bioware had stuck to their principles and developed open worlds with exploration and discovery, wide township interaction, factions, proper leveling and item mechanics and flexible micro management - then factored in their excellent story telling and dialogue approach. Dragons Age would then have sat alongside and challenged the likes of open world greats such as Baldurs Gate, Fallout, Witcher, Elder Scrolls etc. It's the fact that it's a fake RPG that's hugely disappointing and concerning for adult gamers and fans of this great genre.

Elder Scrolls Oblivion was a true next gen RPG - choice of camera perspective, in-depth character choices, open world, better graphics, flexible micro-management, larger scale and scope.. etc, which came out early 2006 ! Nearly 5 years on and the Dragons Age franchise is nowhere near Oblivion's quality in any regard whatsoever, which is shocking when you think about it.