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Dragon Age 2: 5 Minutes of Pure Gameplay Footage Emerged

Brand new gameplay footage of Dragon Age 2 from the Igromir Expo 2010. The video shows the battle system and pure gameplay. (Dragon Age 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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moegooner88  +   1849d ago | Helpful
RedDead  +   1849d ago
Thank you, website is full of pop ups and shi*

Edit---good old Mage tactic, run, spell, run some more. 70% of the time, it works every time
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joydestroy  +   1849d ago
hahaha yep that's exactly what i was thinking while watching, runnnn! =)
game looks good so far though. def picking up the second one
irepbtown  +   1849d ago
I'm still playing Dragon Age Origins lol.
I've nearly completed it though, done everything except the Dalish, then i'm off to Denerim.

Anyway, Looks brilliant.
kancerkid  +   1849d ago
Game looks like it have been simplified immensely so that the battle system is useable on consoles. I never played the first one but watching my roomate play it, well it looked clunky to say the least.

In this video I do not see the player controlling their AI partners AT ALL. Maybe you can do something with them, and these demo'ers did not know how to use it much yet, but this does not bode well for people who want this to be as old school as the original was.

I do however have faith in Bioware, even after the Mass Effect 2 simplification debacle, so I should not base my opinion of this game on 5 minutes of demo gameplay.

By the way, the environments look awesome. Dark fantasy FTW.
evrfighter  +   1849d ago
ummmm someone put the wrong video up. This is dynasty warriors =\
ThanatosDMC  +   1849d ago
Yeah, they made it into a brawler type game instead of an rpg tactics game. He didnt even pause the game once during combat.
jeseth  +   1849d ago
Thank You !! +Bubble !
Thanks for the link, the site in the article is filled with popups and crap.
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maniac76  +   1849d ago
im dign the new gameplay,i didnt really get into the first one,but will try it again at some point,i like the action of the new dragons age
Neckbear  +   1849d ago
Well, fear no more!
This gameplay is designed by people like you- who couldn't get even the most basic of RPGs!

...C'mon, BioWare.
EditorAtGNG  +   1849d ago
Not to be as harsh as the poster above since many people do enjoy simplistic and user friendly game interfaces (and combat mechanics), I still have to point out that dumbing down an RPG in order to appeal to the more "hack-o slash-o, button mash-o" audience is kinda disrespectful from Bioware's part. Sure, it is their ip and they can do whatever they feel like (in order to rank up sales, etc) but taken the overall complexity out of a genre that has been defined by it is just plain disrespect for that same genre that made them so popular.

PS: Not to be confused with simply bashing this new idea. I do agree that the system needed some fines in order to be more pleasurable to use, but dumping it completely and starting over with a hack&slash is something too drastic for an RPG.
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soundslike  +   1849d ago
RIP Bioware

you had a long run, but couldn't resist the noobs in your focus test groups...
dragonelite  +   1849d ago
Don't know i think the player in this video is just playing like a button smasher i have seen videos where they really go tactical switching between characters placing rogue types behind the enemies and stuff.
PrimordialSoupBase  +   1849d ago
Consolised rubbish.
HolyOrangeCows  +   1849d ago
"This gameplay is designed by people like you- who couldn't get even the most basic of RPGs!"

I see some people prefer games where the character stands in place and slices their sword automatically every 14 seconds. Exciting stuff.
TheIneffableBob  +   1849d ago
At least that requires some thinking unlike running around mashing buttons.
ECM0NEY  +   1848d ago
In defence of simplifying combat
I didnt buy Dragon Age at launch. I heard it was pretty good from a few my friends and friends on live so i decided to give it a try. I played for like 4 hours and i just couldnt get into it. The combat is so slow and boring. Some of my favorite games were the KOTORs and the DAO combat still felt slow. Maybe Im just over the turn based stuff but Dragon Age 2 looks much more fun then the original.
10thnightvolley  +   1849d ago
loving this... surely right up my list now
Galaxia  +   1849d ago
@ dragonshardz
I really love Bioware, but what they are doing with this dumbing down is illogical.

Look at their sales for all their AAA games and you will notice something. That something is Mass Effect 2 is their smallest selling game ever. And Dragon Age 1 is their biggest ever. KOTOR and Mass Effect 1 also sold far higher than ME2.

So why on earth ME2erize DA2?! It defies logic!

I was quite annoyed when I heard you now cannot change your party members armor anymore. I loved doing that in DAO and in ME1, I spent hours customizing and mix/matching different armors in those games. ME2 felt empty without it. Don't get me wrong, ME2 is a good game, just not a good Bioware game.
wedgie  +   1849d ago
could you tell me where you heard that about the armor? Because that would suck.
Neckbear  +   1849d ago
Jade Empire: Hack 'n' Slash Dragon Age Edition?

dragonelite  +   1849d ago
Stop teasing me
unicronic  +   1849d ago
Looks promising
DA:O was excellent but the combat system needs a renovation. The old click on enemy run up to him and auto-hack n slash is tired.

It's looks like combo attacks may take place which would be refreshing.

That being said as long as it doesn't go Dynasty Warriors style it should be fine.
TheIneffableBob  +   1849d ago
I don't see how it's tired if a big-budget game with that style of gameplay hasn't been done in 10 years.
ExPresident  +   1849d ago
Was the first one really that good? I never took the chance to play it but this one is really looking interesting.
Galaxia  +   1849d ago
Dragon Age: Origins is probably the second best game I've played this gen. Really really good game. It also has a 100 hour main story, then add Awakening, the DLC's and all the other Origin story's and it gets up to about a 150 hour game. Completely free of grind as well, it is all story and fun gameplay.

The characters are really well written too.
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GameOn  +   1849d ago
Im playing through it now. In my opinion it's over-rated with kinda ugly graphics and not great voice acting. Im playing it on 360 and its glaringly obvious this is meant to be played on PC.

Some poor voice syncing too.
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karlowma  +   1849d ago
"this is meant to be played on PC"
Quoted for truth. If only Bioware would realize this.

ME2, DA2, down down down hill we go.
Katz  +   1849d ago
Art Design
I’m trying to decide if I like the new art style. I think I do. It’s more distinctive at least.
StanRaimondi  +   1849d ago
looks good. Can't wait to play it
soundslike  +   1849d ago
if they are going all action no pausing...

then give us multiplayer!!!

this game needs 4-player coop
Dudix2  +   1849d ago
OMG I realy hate that website!!!!
MGOelite  +   1849d ago
wtf is this???? i was hoping they would keep combat the same or changee it to demon souls sorta
Thecraft1989  +   1849d ago
wtf is this ? And please for the love of god ban translate sites
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NiteX  +   1849d ago
Ugh I blame the childish console boys for this horrible disaster. No longer will RPGs be hardcore. Well at least SWTOR won't be touched by the plague that is the console.
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   1849d ago
to a console player DA combat system was always more action base.wer're use to turn based jrpg being the staple of are role playing blame it on whoever you want.not are (console palyers)fault that all ya'll (pc gamers)dev love to cater to us.they love us and i for one ain't hating them for it.
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   1849d ago
combat system is second to none in the genre.
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Fationably Late  +   1849d ago
Combat system is/was poor...
That damn Ogre and his boulder throws. Maybe it's because I played the game on a console, but it doesn't seem right that I can be hit even if I've moved out of the field of view (eg. if I'm standing next to the Ogre when he throws the boulder, it shouldn't hit me.)
Target locking is stupid and it completely destroyed the game for me.
Letros  +   1849d ago
Wow this looks pretty boring...not sure what you did to DA Bioware...this is just button mashing.

WRPG's are supposed to be tactical, you can no longer call DA the spiritual successor to BG.

It would be nice if this was just for the console version and the PC remained true to the WRPG formula, but I'm scared this is not the case.
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soundslike  +   1849d ago
It's even worse that most players don't even know what people like us are talking about, as they just slid the difficulty down to the easiest level and never had to learn what spells and skills could turn their instant party wipe into a success.

Many of them don't even know that aspect of the game exists or at least not to the extent and detail that has been implemented. All they see is sub par animations of hacking and slashing and some people following them around automatically kicking ass.

So no wonder they don't get it, because honestly, the game doesn't do a very good job of explaining it. those of us who played BG, KOTOR, NWN, know that the pause and play is what makes the otherwise bland looking combat exhilarating...but to the people who haven't been taught how to use it, and who died instantly on normal and put the difficulty down and end up not needing to, are then judging the game from an incomplete standpoint. And so then by catering to this style will DA2 risk being incomplete as well...
Letros  +   1849d ago
Well said, these type of games are extremely fun on hard difficulties because it forces you to think and plan out and execute. When its on easy its exactly how this video looks, boring and not forcing anyone to use their brain.
crematory  +   1849d ago
they turn it to hack/slash game they should implement combo system also:(
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Hayakuzima  +   1849d ago
Not Sure...
Not sure what I think of that. I like hack/slash games, but I wasn't hoping to see DA2 end up as one.
At least you can run faster by looks of things in battle.
I always thought- how are you supposed to get away from rocks that ogres chuck if all you're doing is some dodgy crab walk?
If there's gonna be a DA3 they should make it 4-player co-op, it seems strange they didn't already.
I'll still get it though, but if it sucks, I'm gonna be one unhappy bunny. I really quite liked the first one
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yamzilla  +   1849d ago
looks like poo
way to ruin a franchise for the sake of console sales, the first game was ok...but a HUGE downgrade in terms of scope from neverwinter nights 1 and 2 and all those tasty expansions, this one looks like a pile of dung in graphics, here's hoping the pc version is COMPLETELY different....that video looked like utter trash!
zero_cool  +   1849d ago
Dragon age 2 suffers from what 90% of games suffer from ai restraints,button lag,camera control issues,lack of fluid character animations & inescapable canned animations which are all really frustrating when your trying to react in time to attack,defend & maneuver around enemies attacks especially during intense set pieces during gameplay.
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isa_scout  +   1849d ago
Calm Down Peeps
in the gameinformer cover story on DA2 a couple months back Bioware stated that the pc version will still be able to pause and play like the original and go top down and direct the game like a general commanding your troops. Their developing the game to the strength of "each" machine. How can you people loose faith in one of if not the best RPG developers??? I for one love everything Bioware does, and this game just reaffirms my beliefs in that.They show love to everyone.
zero_cool  +   1849d ago
who ever just disagreed with me im sorry you can't face the facts but ive seen these set of problems in 90% games this gen & it needs to stop.
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yamzilla  +   1849d ago
has been consistently delivering a more and more watered down, consolized product with each new iteration. Mass Effect 1 to 2; huge downgrade and DA2 looks to be following that pattern. Plus the lack of classes and actual rpg-ness is an obvious nod to who they are now slave to- the masses.

And lets be honest, the masses generally like crap; justin bieber, farmville, facebook, myspace, twitter, ford products, apple, starbucks, walmart, and halo.

lady gaga


the drab, dour inequities of the human condition prevail.

there is no justice
tubers  +   1849d ago
Gosh the animation sucks. It's not as fluid and realistic as how they hadle swords compared to DA:O. There's something iffy about the HUD and HP bars too.. too boxy.

OFC, not the final judgement but this ain't looking good IMO.
jrbeerman11  +   1849d ago
if they somehow keep the same strategies of the first game while adding more of an instant command system pushing it closer to action rpg is say good job.

The masses can play game on normal or below and get the watered down cookie cutter hack and slash while we can play on hardest difficulty using tactics and full party command.

I felt that Mass effect 2 did a good job catering to both kinds of gamers. Mass effect 2 on the hardest difficulty is one of the best gaming experiences I have ever had, spent way too much time playing that one.
denero1  +   1848d ago
yeah this couldnt possibly be good
i mean look at mass effect 1 and 2 and jade dynasty all epic fails bioware is on its way out the door :|

on a more serious note i love the direction they are taking a real fan supports the devs with any decision they make as long as it benefits the game

but you guys judge because it isnt what become acustomed to glad you guys werent around before toliet paper are we wouldnt be wiping -_-
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