Here you will see a video demonstration of the gameplay of the new DRAGON AGE 2 in consoles
Wonder if Bioware are making the console version this time around, the first one is great just bought it a while back and can't wait to try the 2nd I just hope it has co-op.
DA:O was on consoles. Or are you speaking of a other game ?
I mean I wonder if they are developing it this time for consoles, DA:O I believe was outsource to Edge of Reality.
O_O its dynasty warriors: DA edition. RIP Dragon Age feels like I hardly knew ya. The console virus has killed off another franchise.
While I found the "Dynasty Warriors" comment funny. How in the world are consoles to blame!?
I think the PC version is gonna play the same as DA:O, if I'm not mistaken. The gameplay in the video is more suited to consoles.
Spot on with the dynasty warriors comment. But DAO suffered from this kind of combat as well...so not sure why DA is dead NOW when the first game had the same combat feel
Looks really clunky.
It's a tactical combat system made to look like a free-flowing action combat system. Lots of people on YouTube say it even looks like DMC, but it's far from the same gameplay. I think the clunky feeling you're getting is the pause between the tactical combat options which simulate a turn-based feel in real time.
I think it looks much better than the first in the Graphics dept, loved the first game - day one for me
Hmm...I really don't see much of an improvement in terms of graphics. But Dragon Age was never really about good graphics. It was the gameplay and storytelling that made it great. The gameplay here looks a little bit different, but it looks like it still needs a lot of work.
did you try the console versions? the graphics on those two looked like something from a ps2
DAO looked incredible running on a decent PC
we arent talking about the pc version now. look at the headlind of the article
This is what I was referring to. DAO was about good graphics, just not on consoles.
even on pc and with shitload of mods , the game didnt look really good . Higher resolution got its limits
nice gameplay with Queen on background too!
haha why would they play Queen? O.o
Why WOULDN'T they play Queen?
New Guitar Hero, I believe.
Cant wait to play this at Eurogamer this Friday :)
I really LOVED the world, characters, story, and just about everything about the first one EXCEPT-and this is a biggie for me- the combat. I really just did not care for the combat as it felt too clunky and almost like it was set on automatic most of the time. I just didn't feel very connected to the combat. Most of the time it felt like if I just hit the X button one time and let it go that I could just leave and let the game do whatever and get about the same results as if I sat there and input every command. I like to feel like I'm needed when I play an RPG. The graphics were pretty horrid, but I can deal with that better than I can the combat. If this one will fix that clunky feel and at least improve upon the graphics I am SOLD. Either way, I'm definitely gonna give this one a try as it has probably the most potential of any RPG that I see coming out within the next 6 months.
what difficulty where you playing?
Did you play it on super easy? Almost every battle I've had to pause constantly, plan meticulously and time things right or my party gets it's ass kicked. The combat system is one of the best things about the game. It is brilliant, in depth and deep and very tactical. The only thing I can think of that would let you just watch fights like you explain there, is if you cheated to make your stats massively high, the difficulty was extremely low, or you just weren't playing Dragon Age. I thought Origins was a damned hard game in a lot of parts.
will this type of actionish\rpg be the norm for bioware? and will they ever make a game like origins again? Origins brought really brought back the classic top down rpg that i was never a fan until origins and i have been playing all the classics since then, but all in all I'm pretty sure that DA2 will be a great addition to my steam library(or PS3 if there isn't support for mods)
i remember reading that the PC version still will keep some of the "major rpg" elements, its only the consoles that are getting these action-makeovers. cant provide a link though
can you choose between both ways of playing, because that would be sweet
no, the pc version will focus on RPG elements and consoles action - if what i read was right
I hope that's true. I do *not* have high hopes for an action-oriented DA:O after seeing that video. It definitely looks serviceable, but not all that great a translation. If PC stays true to the roots, I'll relax. I do think that console versions would be better served by this mode though. The adaptations they made to cover for the lack of an overhead view on consoles was admirable, but not all that great in practice.
They are doing what Mass Effect 2 did, taking out some of the RPG and add more action?
Has enemies that react in combat. It has a very dynamic combat system (unlike the first Mass Effect). DA2 looks like it's borrowing its combat engine from dynasty warriors.
Look's much more developed than the first.
Still ugly, but looks fun!
I'm loving DA:O and am looking forward to DA2. The graphics look mightily improved, and hopefully they also improve the combat animations from the first game - which do look very wooden most of the time.
I loved Dragon Age (I played it for PS3). Top 3 game for me in this generation, but to be honest the combat in this video made it seem a little like dynasty warriors with some RPG elements mixed in. You could still see the implementation of skills appears to be the same, but the actiony feel they gave to attract more people really made it look like a button mashing Dynasty warriors feel. But I'll give them the benefit of the doubt since it's Bioware and I loved DA:O. However, if it plays like it looks I might have to switch over to the PC version.
Enemies barely react... might as well be chopping at blocks of wood the whole game, this is 2010. Why not some dynamic combat? Procedural hit animations, ragdol physics? Maybe they thought they would emulate hack n slash games from 5 years ago...for...nostalgia or something? Either way, it's freakin TERRIBLE. It was my MAIN turnoff from DAO, and it looks like the trend will continue. Shame since the story and world are beautiful :(
I'm so sad to see this go so action-y. I which they where sticking to a more tactical systems, not this button mashing crap! My dream would be that they make this turn-based. At least I can dream.
Looks like a hack and slash game....
loving the new gameplay fighting
looks like Jade Empire's combat... Awesome!
I'm afraid Dragons Age is a linear, commercially driven game franchise masquerading as an RPG, designed to appeal more 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. Elder Scrolls Oblivion was a true next gen RPG - choice of camera perspective, great character choices, non-linear open world, better graphics, flexible micro-management, larger scale and scope.. etc, which came out early 2006 ! Nearly 5 years on and DA franchise is nowhere near Oblivion's quality in any regard whatsoever, which is shocking when you think about it.
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