BioWare has unleashed a new gameplay trailer for Dragon Age II. You can clearly see that BioWare has done a hell of a job overhauling the graphics engine. Dragon Age II is looking like the RPG to beat in 2011.
Might be worth buying. But i wonder, do i have to play the first one in order understand this one ?
Yep. You SHOULD play it if you want to "fully" understand the game's plot.
You don't have to play the first one I would imagine, but you are robbing yourself of a great gaming experience if you don't. Its a fantastic game
wow look at those graphics bioware has kept there word and deliverd. didnt know what to expect from this game but after this trailer its a must have
but I'm sure that they've cleaned up the engine on consoles too.
word is that its designed on consoles and ported to pc this time
no one ever said something even remotely like that
lol, no games are are 'designed on consoles', games are always designed on PC's and the resources for all games, even the worst ports, are scaled down for consoles, rather than scaled up for PC. I love lamp DA1: http://img2.imageshack.us/i... http://img203.imageshack.us... http://img146.imageshack.us... http://img88.imageshack.us/...
Could possibly be correct. I remember some gameplay leaking out a while ago and the overhead camera was gone and it looked like it played like a hack and slash. Though, that may have been the console version. If I find the vid I'll link it.
Er seriously doubt that
Found the video. This is why I think DA2 will suck. Looks like an Hack n Slash game. http://www.gametrailers.com...
Now lets hope they don't forget the RPG part of RPG like they did with Gears Effect 2
They actually were talking about dumbing down this one, too, for the sake of their oh-so-dear mentally challenged customers. PS: Bioware, I didn't finish Dragon Age not because it was too RPG-ish for me, but because IT WAS HELL OF A BORING AND UNINSPIRING RIDE. @OneSneakyMofo Fair enough, but for what I played, I couldn't stand it anymore. Guess it just didn't click on me like it did on other people. Ah, who am I kidding, I'll try to see if I finally beat it sometime. I think I'm halfway through it on a PC save, but bah, I'll buy the dumbed down console edition with all the DLC.
It's okay, you just missed one of the best RPGs of this gen. I don't want to play Dragon Age: Hack-and-Slash edition, Bioware.
Another one that thinks RPG games have to include heavy cliche mechanics. Nice. Choices makes a game RPG. Not just d20 rules and turn based combat. And there is not one other game that let's you carry your choices over to the second and third games like Mass Effect.
Silly. RPGs are based on Pen and Paper RPGs, wich didn't had any of this deep storyline or dialog tree bullshit. All they did was being dungeon crawlers, the purest form of an RPG, and the only choices you could find there were: -Run away from monster that will kill you, or -Attempt to kill monster that will kill you. So, in other words, your statement of "Choices makes a game RPG" is nothing but false. Now, Gears Effect 2 was A SHOOTER with RPG ELEMENTS and a TACKED-ON DATING SIMULATOR. That is all, but it doesn't means it wasn't enjoyable. It just wasn't an RPG. Let us not forget that of the greatest RPGs barely had choices or dialog trees.
Having loads of spells and tactics while being able to just run up in a real-time and hit them all without using your groups individual roles is a waste of this games potential. Furthermore there are a million other games you can get that type of gameplay from, pause and play has always been a huge part of what made bioware combat interesting and separated it from its peers. Games that sacrifice what makes them unique end up losing replay value and any sort of respect, just look at the new Front Mission for a blatant example of failure in this mindset of appealing to the "everyman".
@" the purest form of an RPG, and the only choices you could find there were: -Run away from monster that will kill you, or -Attempt to kill monster that will kill you. " you never played any good pen and paper RPGs then. There were very significant choices in a lot of them. The choices were a hell of a lot more interesting than the combat ever was. They were far more about character building anyway.
i second the Lazy One . Dont lecture people on "true rpgs" and "pen and paper rpg" , when the way you describe it doesnt seems like you got much experience of it . D&D was about freedom and creativity under the duress of two things : the DM and the world's own set of rules . As for dragon age 1 and 2 .. Keeping an outdated fighting mechanics , that was a rip off their own previous work in neverwinter and the baldur's D&D game , and at odds with current modern techniques , isnt what will warrant it being a great rpg . Bioware actually understood that . They never said anything about dumbing it down . DA wasnt even hard , and people could easily "hack and slash" through it with standard warriors or the cheap mages and the appropriate assists from your team . The witcher also had a far simpler control schemes , are you going to call that one an hack and slash too ? When everyone who actually touched it , would agree its leaps above and beyond in quality ? All the naysayers and harbringers of doom need to remember how Dragon age was first unviled quite a few times . At first most videos too , focused on highly stylised hack and slash action , hardly gameplay from controlling the whole party . Hell even the first trailers and ads were mostly that ... duncan and the hero slashing darkspawns back and forth , with some marilyn manson in the back ( not the best taste then) . The rest is weither or not , given their track record , we are willing to trust Bioware . I easily do .
Will this one be good?
Dragon Age 2 will be good but The Witcher 2 will blow this out the water. Seems like they even took some of the The Witcher gameplay.
Exactly. The Witcher 2 is going to own!
i have yet to see a truly beat the witcher and overall appeal
yeah i agree 100% its the most underrated RPG this gen. A lot of people claim Dragon Age Origins was one of the best RPGs this gen. After playing Dragon Age first then trying The Witcher. The Witcher is just that good and my all time favorite WRPG.
Spoiler alert, am i the only one who noticed Flemeth in the trailer
I'll agree that it isin't choices that necessarily make it an RPG. Heck, I'd like to see a Western developer try its hand at a game with less choices (but certainly SOME) to provide a more definitve tightly written narrative. Dragon Age Origins is NOT the BEST RPG of this generation, though its pretty good. Best RPG goes to Demon's Souls... (but hey, resonable minds can differ)
Well i think people are neglecting what is maybe the sleeper hit of 2011 ( at least in US,since EU is getting it on the 9/11 this year),TWO WORLDS 2!
There's no gameplay here - it's all cut scene/intro ! If you want a non-casual classic RPG with massive non-linear open world & flexible in-depth character building with tons of content then Two Worlds Two is without doubt the way to go. Nothing wrong with DA, in fact story telling, narrative and voice acting is excellent but important to remember that this linear Fantasy Action Adventure is designed to appeal more to casual/younger gamers.
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