This one is for the PC Dragon Age fans out there. EA's Mike Laidlaw shows us that the best way to win any RPG combat encounter is to rain down AOE arrows and fireballs on top of your well armored ally.
No tactical view cam? I suppose we'll have to wait for a mod since they are too lazy to put it in.
I thought they confirmed that the tactical view would come back.. if not then no biggie. Mods will take care of that. Beauty of an open platform. DA2, Witcher 2, Elder Scrolls V, good year to be an RPG fan.
I never liked RPG's until i played Dragon Age Origins. Great game. Dragon Age 2 will be on PS3 right?
I'm pretty sure they announced there would be a tactical view in the PC version ages ago. I think the reason they didn't zoom the camera out is to just show off the fighting. The camera goes pretty far out anyway, so as long as you can zoom out it won't bother me if it's not 100% top down. As long as it's not an over the shoulder type deal ( console verison rofl rofl rofl ) @cgoodno "people who are working their butts off " Get a clue, developers make a lot of money and EA and Biowarr make millions in profit, they sure a hell aren't doing us, the consumers any favours by REMOVING A FEATURE SIMPLY BECAUSE IT IS NOT POSSIBLE ON THE CONSOLE VERSION. You think 256mb of vram in a console can handle it is you were to zoom out real far tripling the amount of things being shown on screen all of a sudden? no they cannot. PC can, removing features is a bad thing. I know console gamers like the bend over for $60RRP games standard when the PC version is $40, and they also like paying for cut content in the form of DLC. But just because you have no standards does not mean we should lower ours. If diablo 3 comes to consoles, it will be an over the shoulder RPG....
So, it's "I didn't see a tactical view, therefore the people who are working their butts off to make a game for me are too lazy to put it in."? They have said in the past that there is the choice to change the camera angle view to an overview angle. I haven't seen footage of it, but the last thing I'm going to do is insult the people making one of the only tactical RPGs out there.
Yea I'm sure they are slaving at it 15 hours a day. /s Anyway, there won't be a tactical view, "While we likely won't pull as far up as we did in DA:O, I have always felt that the key to tactical play was actually freeing your camera from the character you're controlling to issue precise orders, which is what we're tuning now." I'm glad they know better than some of us who've been playing WRPG's since Baldur's Gate. http://social.bioware.com/f...
"I'm glad they know better than some of us who've been playing WRPG's since Baldur's Gate." They MADE Baldur's Gate. I think they know what they're talking about. If you don't like it, you can just download a free mod and have it your way.
"They MADE Baldur's Gate. I think they know what they're talking about." Thanks captain obvious(even partly Black Isle played a big part of BG), which is why its a shame they are deviating from the formula, you know the "spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate 2 that they talked about during DA:O development"
***Yea I'm sure they are slaving at it 15 hours a day. *** Actually, many of them more than likely are... I swear. And, seriously, you're just floundering around with the following comment: "I'm glad they know better than some of us who've been playing WRPG's since Baldur's Gate." And Black Isle didn't pay much of a part other than publisher for Baldur's Gate.
Ok, don't mind me, I shouldn't doubt them!
Black Isle made Fallout, didn't they? anyway, those guys are dead and gone and a bunch of morons called Obsidian are trying to ride off their history.
They assisted in BG series, yea obsidian isn't anything compared to Black Isle.
looks like the second way was much more effective. That's the way I will play. I love the look of it though, the on with two swords was very fast moving.
If you play on hard mode, it's the only way to really play successfully. Especially when it comes to boss fights and dragon fights. Even on easy and normal, you're going to want to be tactical in your approach.
Wow. I never played DAO that tactically, even on PC. Can't wait for this. 2011 I could play ONLY Bioware games and it'd still be the best year ever.
on the 2nd Walkthrough hawk lost more life. well they kind just throw him in doing not much.
Tactical view???where?Can any1 confirm if they will release mod tools?If the view shown in video is the only one,i am sure in need of a mod to zoom out.
I am not liking how much they're changing this game. It seems like the console version of Dragon Age II is now some retarded button mashing game. The first game was completely fine, though I do wish it had the tacticle view on consoles. I hope that the console version will at least still have a tacticle pause based combat option, like the PC still has. If it doesn't, I think I'm passing on the game until I can get a better computer. I love BioWare, but they're clearly changing. It's a sad day when a developer that has made many great deep RPG experiences in the past, changes to a more noob friendly casual approach just to make a little extra money. It seems like this is what they're going towards now.
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