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Submitted by D81 1134d ago | news

Metacritic users drag down Dragon Age 2 rating

Metacritic users have dragged down Dragon Age 2′s rating rather spectacularly, leaving all versions with an extremely low average user review score. (Dragon Age 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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kasasensei  +   1134d ago | Funny
*see the sky*
-Look son, an epic shit storm is coming.
GrieverSoul  +   1134d ago
Judging by the demo, I would actually give the game that.

But since I havent tried the full game, I wont say another word.
OdinFallen  +   1134d ago
Get your little jab out of here. Stop trying to fuel the flames.
nickjkl  +   1134d ago
goes to /v/ to see if they did this so i can say

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE
chainer3000  +   1134d ago
My PS3 version is a piece of trash. It freezes every 5-10 minutes, no lie. Have not made it past the prolog, and this is with 8 hours or so of trying.

Finally just ponyed up and bought another version on Steam, which works magnificantely. Problem is, I am now stuck with a non-working PS3 signature edition. Bioware/EA really fudged up this release for a good bunch of us. Check out tech support on Bioware's forums, it's overrun with issues, confusion, frustration, and no help from Bioware, just questions about previous DA:O saves, ME2 saves, and things like that.

Clearly they hired a crack time of monkeys to dev this for the PS3 version... that said, PC version works wonderfully, but I still won't give this game better than 1/10 before it BOTH products work as they should.
kevnb  +   1134d ago
And they called it a console port lol.
jadenkorri  +   1134d ago
thankfully i hold off on alot of games because i have so many to play right now anyways. Im backlogged with a few games i haven't finished, so dragon age 2 is a wait and buy later, hell i haven't even finsihed the first one yet.
ChrisW  +   1134d ago
You guys do understand that those scores will disappear because they are all from people who haven't played the full game... especially the ones that were posted before the game's release.

Besides, I look more at the critics reviews. I normally read the negative and mixed reviews first, just to see if there's really anything that I might care about... Normally for AAA titles, it's just a matter of opinion on the really bad negative reviews. Thus should be taken with a grain of salt.
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RedSky  +   1133d ago
Return it chainer3000.

You are legally entitled to do so if the product is defective. If you assert it is, I doubt the place you bought it from will contest it.
Agent VX  +   1133d ago
@ChrisW

I really think you underestimate what is happening. Don’t get me wrong, I have played the demo, and if I wasn’t a experienced RPG player, I would think this game is good.

Butttt.... the main point with the negativity is that BioWare teamed up with their money hungry big brother (EA) is turning their “Staple” gaming, which is RPG’s into simplified button mashers. They rushed this product out, and no doubt by orders from EA is to get as much DLC out as possible very soon. If you have played their RPG’s, you would know exactly what I am talking about.

People who play RPG’s are worried that this new step by BioWare to make the game more “Accessible” to more users is selling out. They are one of the last great RPG creators in the video game industry, and this title is a big step backwards on how RPG’s are played.

Everyone has a right to voice their opinion, and I think there is a big segment of the older style of RPG players that are gonna be disappointed with this title, I know I am.
ChrisW  +   1133d ago
Agent VX,

'Well Said!' bubble.
chainer3000  +   1132d ago
@RedSky

I have the signature edition, and alas, lacking the foresight to know my copy would not work beyond the starting menu, I unlocked all my DLC before playing a new game, like most people would. At least, I do for all my games.

The problem is Amnazon can only repay me what I paid - which I am considering as I've bought the PC version and am on playthrough #2. I have a ticket that has been escalated twice with EA (didn't go through bioware, that would take decades) so I will what that yields, or if I can get a replaced, sealed copy of the signature edition - to regain the value it *should* have been worth if I got a working copy. I also do jsut want the signature edition as I am a huge bioware fan and it is collectable.

*****Edit: going to need bubbles to post again here... thanks anyone!
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NukaCola  +   1134d ago
Then I will equip the "Umbrella of I don't give a damn"!!!!

The user score has no bearing on anything. Regardless of game, book, movie, console, etc..
Sony360  +   1134d ago
Who pays attention to user reviews anyway?
NatureOfLogic  +   1134d ago
@ Sony360
I do.
lex-1020  +   1134d ago
I do. As long as the review is within a 6-8 radius. I hardly believe user reviews over an 8 because most of the time it's just a fan-boy who's all hyped for the game and just got off the adrenaline rush of beating it for the first time.
gcolley  +   1134d ago
who pays attention to metacritic user reviews is the real question
bageara  +   1134d ago
@lex-1020
WTF! that is one of the most stupidest things ive seen on N4G. So all games to you are between 6-8? anything else is written by fanboys? nice logic lol
PS3Freak  +   1134d ago | Funny
"Most Stupidest"

Oh the irony.
YoungKingDoran  +   1133d ago
seriously?
i'll take a decent user review over a "professional" review any day.
(and just because its on a website doesn't mean its "professional" (I mean, are you trying to tell me those guys have PHDs??) )

and yeah i know my comment is 12 hours late, but fuck you i had to work, and now i get to live in your guys' comment wake guys. woohoo.

nah, you know i love you guys.
wheres that troll-guy who's always blatantly trolling and i agree SOMETIMES when what he says is really funny. i love you man.
then you got the real troll that actually BELIEVES everything hes saying. where are you? *hugs*
and that guy who takes the real troll SUPER SERIOUS. and he starts pulling out these facts, and proof and www.links.com, and you knowwww, you KNOW he exaggerated that number by a couple of million.
you're the fool we hate to love pal, and i know what you're thinking, no; i didnt get that mixed up.
what about the guy who writes the huge essays you never read and when you get to the bottom its like this:
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and you feel bad he put so much effort into it so you just agree with him... or disagree, LOL.
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there's that really friendly guy you've bever seen before who makes the <i>cute</i> jokes and everyones like "hey where you been man?" "miss you, bro" ... i dont really know you, i never have, but i love you too.
theres the level headed guy, you're okay.
then you got me, some weird guy you see a comment from every now and then. and he's weird but like; yeah, i guess he's kinda funny.

and if anyone ever even reads this... again, i know what you're thinking, and; yes i had a cone halfway through that comment.
dont do drugs kids, cause i just wasted like 16 minutes writing a huge _N4G_ comment... i feel so dirty.
urghh got to iron a shirt for tomorrow too. fuck work. forget what i said earlier kids, DONT WORK!
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bageara  +   1133d ago
@PS3Freak lol yeah you got me but in my defence i wrote that when i was pissed late last night and its not really irony, just bad grammer

@Ro0 What the fuck you been smoking dude? lol
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fossilfern  +   1134d ago
i think this fits

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Oxymoron028  +   1134d ago
PS3 Version: 84/100
X360 Version: 83/100

Wut?

Also, this is why Meta Critic is an unreliable source. All it takes is a group of dedicated fanboys and you can stifle the score to any game.

Much like this site, it only takes 10 people to get your bullshit spread as news, heyho!
aaronisbla  +   1134d ago
metacritic doesn't take reader review scores and average them into their official scores, hate them if you want, but get ur facts straight
Oxymoron028  +   1134d ago
@aaronisbla;

Metacritic still show user scores on the main page.
aaronisbla  +   1134d ago
the scores aren't hidden, but seriously, if you are a gamer looking on that website, you should know by now that user reviews are often made by raving fanboys on all consoles.

Look at some of the low scores for any kind of exclusive, Halo,KZ2-3, Gears, all have user review scores that are pretty harsh and totally go against what the 'professional reviewers' have given them.

So you'd trust a 25% review over a game thats averaging like 85% on average?
Oxymoron028  +   1134d ago
@aaronisbla;

I'm not talking about your or me, we'll both look at it and see that these review scores are clearly some sort of "piss take".

But not everyone will think like us two when it comes to this site. From what I've seen from around the internet, people throwing around review scores as if they're fact, it seems a lot of gamers cant think for themselves.
Vaud-Villian  +   1134d ago
User score average is 3.1 for PS3 and 3.9 for 360. Both are FAAAAAR under the averages by reviewers
DarkSpawnClone  +   1134d ago
If you buy games based on metacritic,you are a noob and not a gamer.

TBH i don't think less then half of the people that reviewed the game even played it,which really makes the user review pointless,it's just sad really.
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Blad3star  +   1134d ago
Actually meta has saved me hundreds of dollars - I avoided buying games like Haze (55 metascore), Too Human (65 metascore), Dark Void (59 metascore), Lost Planet 2 (68 metascore) and many more.

I still picked some of those games up but not at $60.
Jazz4108  +   1134d ago
Picked up the 360 versin and great game.
siliticx  +   1134d ago
Are you kidding me. The rating is my barometer on what to buy or at least give a try.
Anything 95 and up = MUST buy, unless it's a rockstar game.
90 and up = most likely a buy, might have to try.
80-90 = mix and match, might depend on track record or sequels
79- : MUST try it before buying

Yes, being a PS3 gamer with these conditions is quite costy.
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DarkSpawnClone  +   1133d ago
No I'm not kidding siliticxnoob,just because some games do not have a perfect score doesn't necessarily mean you are going to hate it sure there are games i wouldn't touch with a 50 foot poll there are some games a lot of people didn't like that i found really enjoyable that's why i think this whole buying games based off of metacritic is BS like really why is a 79 a bad score ? you just said you would buy some thing in the 80's but 79 is to low of a score for you LMFAO!!! wtf 1 point and its a bad game now ? come on man play what you like if you want a game get it don't like it sell it or trade it,or hey return it normally you have 30 days to do so unless its a PC game,no big deal.
nothere413  +   1134d ago
Can't say it's undeserved. Just beat the game a little bit ago, and I'm sorely disappointed with it. Everything feels really sub-par. Especially the story.
Model  +   1134d ago
game deserves what its getting, we need to cure biowares consolitis
CrIpPeN  +   1134d ago
the demo was awful on PS3 stutter all the time in fights.

IF you have a gaming PC, I would suggest get it there if you are still interesting of getting it.
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Alos88  +   1134d ago
Some say PC gaming is dead, but PC gamers hating on "dumbed down console ports" sure isn't.
tdrules  +   1134d ago
consumers complaining about an unsatisfactory product.
what next!
Alos88  +   1134d ago
I'm talking about those people that hate it without even trying it, based solely on the increased focus towards the console versions (despite the fact this was because Origins sold better on consoles)
radphil  +   1134d ago
" (despite the fact this was because Origins sold better on consoles)"

By like a small amount.
kevnb  +   1134d ago
Lets face it, the pc version most likely made the most money. The pc version of da2 is still by far superior, but the console version is better than before. Da2 feels alot like wow combat wise, which is not a console game last time i checked.
Heartnet  +   1134d ago
The user reviews on all 3 platforms are bad so
ChronoJoe  +   1134d ago
Look at the people who wrote user reviews. Most of them voted on the game on all 3 platforms.
chainer3000  +   1134d ago
I wrote a 7/10 on the PC version and 1/10 for PS3. My PS3 version will freeze every 5 minutes without fail. PC version works fine, though.
Killzone3___  +   1134d ago
playing on console is fun and playing on pc is fun too , both are different even in the same game so it depends on the people , in my opinion pc gaming have great graphics but i don't know about the gameplay because i never had a good pc...

pc gaming is dead because of the developers , they don't care , if pc have amazing games like god of war - gt5 - uncharted - gears ..etc everyone will ocme back to it
kevnb  +   1134d ago
Because nobody plays world of warcraft, stalker series, total war series, civilization, witcher, starcraft 2 etc.... Honestly most people dont buy a system for a handful of exclusives.
annus  +   1133d ago
@Killzone3___
I'm sorry, but how the hell did you decide PC gaming was dead? Because it doesn't sell as much of the same title as Xbox? Everyone on Xbox will buy a game if it has GTA, Halo or CoD in it's name. A majority of gamers on console will play those games. Look at PC, you have counter strike, BF, CoD, WoW, Starcraft, DoTA etc. All the gamers are spread out across a shitload of games, they don't all just buy a game because of the name. Games like Counter Strike are what, 10 years old or more? They still have a shitload of people playing. Just because some money hungry company claims that a platform is dead, does not make it true.
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kevnb  +   1134d ago
Dont listen to those guys, they are tbe ones who complain about everything.
Shackdaddy836  +   1133d ago
Us PC gamers whine a lot. I will admit it. It's pretty obvious if you ever go into a forum for a PC game.
anonymous92348  +   1134d ago
Who cares?
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Lord_Doggington  +   1134d ago
no one pays attention to the user score anyway
Heartnet  +   1134d ago
erm the peopel spending money to buy the game?

if a game has bad review scores its a bad game :)
Topshelfcheese  +   1134d ago
thats a very narrow way to look at the world...its only a bad game if you have no opinion for yourself and follow other people's words like a sheep.
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jakethesnake  +   1134d ago
@Topshelfcheese - well we don't all have infinite money and need to decide what games we will buy and which ones we won't. It may be a narrow way to look at things, but I'm not throwing $50 or $60 bucks after something that isn't worth it. Nor do I have time to play every game ever made - so reviews are an important piece of deciding where I will spend my time/money and where I won't. Not the only piece, but certainly an important one.
MARKUS_MAX1MUS  +   1134d ago
@Jake the snake

Thats why you play the demo or rent the game or borrow it from full release, Thats why your on here on a Gaming News website to keep up with the latest releases.

when you see in game footage of a game its pretty easy to tell wether or not its going to be a good game.
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Oldsnake007  +   1134d ago
dude you obviosly don't know that most of the user scores on metacritic are from trolls or fanboys.
joydestroy  +   1134d ago
agreed. i'm loving the game on PC. can't seem to stop playing well past my bed time even though i have to wake up early for work the next day. if a game can do that, then it's good in my book.
wollie  +   1133d ago
Im doing the same. I went in think i was gonna hate this game because of the simplification (huge fan of DAO)but his game has just as much strategy and customization as the first (if not more). For people who say its a button masher, try it on hard and see how long you button mashing keeps you alive.
joydestroy  +   1133d ago
try it on hard!? lol i've gotten owned a few times on normal! i think i went to some areas i wasn't quite ready for. i ended up in some cave with all of these guys and i just couldn't defeat them without setting it to casual for that fight. and i think there was one other i had to do that for. i just kept trying, and there was LOTS of pausing going on, but i just died anyway =/

so yah, def not a button masher!
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RyuCloudStrife  +   1134d ago
thats the User Score its 2.7
its not the official meta critic score..

Just look at the Xbox 360 version http://www.metacritic.com/g... a 3.4 User Score but a 83 metascore just like the PS3's

http://www.metacritic.com/g...

Beefjack.com has no life...
buckley  +   1134d ago
The article specifically states that the "user review" score is dragged down, and does not claim that the official metacritic score is bad.

I thought it was an interesting catch by Beefjack.com,personally.
RyuCloudStrife  +   1134d ago
but in reality
the users haven't dragged down anything except that, which no one cares or listens to, the title is misleading as it makes it seem its the official score that has been dragged down, the official score is 83. This is just stupid tactics in sentences by stupid sites who want hits off sites like N4G, where the flamewars are the norm..
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aaronisbla  +   1134d ago
how is it an interesting catch by beefjack.com? this has happened plenty of times for exclusive games from both sides, this sh!t ain't nothing new
NiteX  +   1134d ago
People are retarded. DA2 is just as amazing and addictive as the first one was. I think I may like it even more than the first game. Not fully sure yet seeing how I'm only 5 hours in.

And if you truly think it's a simple button masher then you obviously haven't played anything more than the demo. Fighting that mature dragon left me stumped for a while that thing kept kicking my ass.
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rybobales  +   1134d ago
I agree. Most seem to be on this "i hate it because its not the same" bandwagon. It is Dragon Age 2, NOT Dragon age: Origins 2..
OdinFallen  +   1134d ago
I agree with you on that one. They've made the graphics, in my opinion, easier to look at. (I loved the first). And the gameplay has a much more satisfying feel.

If anyone complains about a lack of tactical gameplay they are simply wrong. One of the bosses was tough enough to force me to manage my party heavily and even forced me to use the "move-to" command quite a bit. (You may or may not know what boss that was)
saumer  +   1134d ago
I go around the country installing software at different companies.

We routinely save people about an hour of work a day per person, but people complain because it's not exactly the same. "I used to have 3 mouse clicks to do this step. Now I have 4. This software sucks."

They forget the fact that that one mouse click saves them an hour of manual labor later in the day.

People are stupid. I've given up on taking anyone's opinion, on any topic, as valid. Out of thousands of different people I have worked with, I've only met a handful that can rub two brain cells together...
LunaticBrandon  +   1134d ago
Go to the user score for any game, its loaded with garbage. 10/10 BEST GAME EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!! and 0/10 WORST GAME EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all over the place.
NukaCola  +   1134d ago
I saw a 0 on a game once, like Uncharted 2 or something and it was like:

"Game sucks and is overrated. Besides the graphics, and gameplay, story, etc etc.. this is stupid game, GEARS 2 is beTTAAAZZZ And that is MOAR EPICSZZZ than gay Uncharted"

^^^Well I mean maybe some people will take this review to heart. It is kind of like a Jim Sterling review afterall.
darkride66  +   1134d ago
He he. It's funny, because it's true.

I never look at user review scores, anywhere. Meaningless. I have a few sites I trust, but more than that I have the opinions of friends who have never steered me wrong. So far they're loving DA 2 and don't know what the big deal is about.
Highatus  +   1134d ago
I can understand the frustration of the PC crowd with the texture patch and taking out some strategic elements.

However, the users that brought down the console user scores show their immaturity and spoiled nature that has become rampant this gen.

Bioware has catered to the console with this game by streamlining the gameplay to be more fluid and less daunting in the menus and combat.

These 'gamers' need to stop the crying, With the exception of the ones with the legitimate issues (PC).
Nac  +   1134d ago
I haven't played my copy yet, but I have heard bad things. Supposed to be a really good game but a terrible sequel. Shouldn't have changed the formula and passed it off as a successor, BioWare. You have listened to your fans in the past, do so again. If you do a DA3, make it like origins and not Mass Effect. You helped create the First person RPG, don't kill it.
BeOneWithTheGun  +   1134d ago
I would have to say Elder Scrolls helped creat the FPRPG.
Nac  +   1134d ago
In what context do you mean "First person RPG?"
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Nac  +   1133d ago
This is what BioWare means by First Person RPG.

http://www.gametrailers.com...
(go to the 4:15 mark to get the terminology.)

Not First person view.
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1134d ago
I thought Metacritic got rid of user scores a long time ago. Didnt this same thing happen when xbox fanboys started rating ps3 games really low before they even released, then Sony fanboys retaliated by doing the same?
Sheikah  +   1134d ago
Why tamper with the meta-critic system...?
Personally, I believe one has to make up ones mind about virtually everything... No two minds think alike.

I don't consider Mass Effect to be the messiah of standards to which all other RPG's must adhere (now oldschool D&D however..).

I didn't think Bayonetta was worth the disc it came on (I rather enjoyed the artwork, mind you). These are both opinions weighing against the average opinions - which I respect ofc..

I reckon it was Churchill who once said that 'The best argument against democracy is a 5 minute conversation with the average voter'. The same applies for this case of metacritic score being influenced by user reviews..

User reviews and metacritic scores were made to ensure unbiased evaluations of products. It accounts for both the frustration of the dissapointed fan as well as the satisfaction of the new-comer to the series...

As soon as we deliberately start tipping the scales for 'the lulz' - we willingly neglect the option for a believeable evaluation.. And, honestly, what the hell is the fucking point of doing that anyway? Besides being an utter tithead, ofcourse.

In short: thanks a lot for ruining what could've, otherwise, been a perfectly proper mean of evaluating of products. Sincerely, the rest of the world.
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TheDivine  +   1134d ago
Very good point, well said.
artsaber  +   1134d ago
I've rented it and have played an hour
Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying it a bit so far. But what if the damn game played similar to the opening sequence?

Why are the graphics so dated, etc? I do not get the hype around this game, it is not a polished product like so many other games. People act like Dragon Age is some sort of Diablo game or something. I just don't buy the hype, I don't understand it.

I know people will disagree like I have blasphemed, but it is just my opinion. I just don't understand why Dragon Age gets a pass. Even the cut scene graphics are amateurish. IMO Demons Souls(although very different) looks better and plays better.

Maybe someone like NiteX can convince me what is so amazing about this game beyond a person fetish for anything with wizardry and dragons in it.

No offense to anyone, I'd just like to know why so many hold this game in high regard.

I'm playing with the Mage right now, I just run in circles and shoot fire. I admit the way it is setup does make me want to see who is in the next pack of goons, which adds to my playtime. I'm gonna keep it a bit longer, level up, score some loot, and see how my opinion develops. People should probably try this game simply because its not a damn shooter. I'm tired of those right now.
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outwar6010  +   1134d ago
i guess the main reason why people loved the first one was because it was a bioware game and they thought of it being a fantasy rpg where like mass effect there were variables that you could play around with and expect to be able to import into characters into the next game and see how things unfolded
Sheikah  +   1134d ago
For starters - I'm European, and I wont have the full game untill tomorrow - the demo, however, I have played through a few times. On that note, I'll skip ahead.

I'm not going to agree or disagree with you on this one, to be honest. What got to me about DA:O was the dark fantasy setting and the quality that went into creating a good atmosphere and a believable story. It was the character development and the micro-management that went into making classes, applying points, swapping gear and generating tactics. I played the original three times over - then the expansion came and I applied even MORE hours to the game. To an even greater extent, it was the pathos of the game as well. You cared about your companions and you adopted the world - making it a bit of a personal investment.. You wanted to keep your comrades satisfied.

If DA:2 plays half as good as DA:O, I'm more than satisfied.

On the note of Mass Effect, however, I rather disliked it for trying to be an RPG (This accounts for both games, mind you). I've never been a very big fan of RPG/shooters... It's just not as authentic to me (In all honesty, while fireballs are unbelieveable, surviving a +1 shotgun blast to the face seems less plausible while a +6 pistolwound to the chest takes you out.. I don't buy it.).

I think console users are to in to the game because it is one of the few 'better' RPG's on the market for us... It's not just combat and fireballs - it's the immersion that comes with a Role Playing Game that makes it special.. And most other RPG's sorely lack this.

On a complete side note btw, I didn't think much of the mage in the demo. It's all 2H warrior or rogue for me. Probably... 2H male hawke first, the femme rogue with an attitude second.
Da One  +   1134d ago
Some people are upset that they tried to "Mass Effect 2" the game, i like the premise and the combat system of the game, but after playing the demo i got kind of turned off. Action RPG's have been done far better.....

There are a plethora of reasons why each individual can be upset, however I'm not buying the game for my own personnel reasons so that's all that needs to be said, i hope you all enjoy your purchases......
dragonknight4  +   1134d ago
this video is the answer to your question:

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Peoples views on quality have become skewed. Even one of the developers in the video admits to dumbing down the gameplay to make the game more intelligible. Not to mention the advertising and the score inflation for WRPGs by the western media.

"You press a button, something awesome happens!"
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BeaArthur  +   1134d ago
I'm enjoying it a lot more than the original so far (3 hours in) so I could give a fuck what Metacritic or their users think.
Kiriel  +   1134d ago
Wakey wakey Bioware, gamers are sending you a message.

User score at Gamespot is gradually going down also (was 8,4, now 7.4)
palaeomerus  +   1134d ago
If gamers buy the game the Bioware won't care about the user score "message" from a few unreasonable, shrieking misfits at all. Nor should they.
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BeaArthur  +   1134d ago
Your more likely to complain if you don't like it than you are to get on a forum and praise if you like it.
Sheikah  +   1134d ago
@Bea & Palae'.

Yup. It's a lot more fun to bring stuff down than it is to praise.
mobijoker  +   1134d ago
Why all games have to be dumbed down for casual gamers?Atfirst ME was dumbed down to a tps.But the end product was largely similar to the previous one.In case of DA2 pc,all things are dumbed down and its apparent that it was a port caught in the middle.
The missing high res texture pack proves that pc version was just an afterthought.I am a big fan of Bioware but never was i so disappointed with them.An epic turned into a good game.The bioware i knew always made good games.
buckley  +   1134d ago
Once I saw reviews of it and how so many things were changed, I knew this was going to piss off a lot of people.

But I'm still gonna play it and probably like it. Bad for BioWare is still generally really, really good.
OdinFallen  +   1134d ago
I think people use the term stream-lined and dumb-downed in regards to the combat when they should not. The only thing that was truly changed about the console's combat was base attacks and the responsiveness of the attack when a button is pressed. All the other abilities are essentially the same save for hitting A. Why are we so immature?
rybobales  +   1134d ago
agreed, all they really did was clean up the interface. And the 'persistent gore' is FINALLY ACTUALLY persistent gore! I loved DA:O but i never expected DA2 to be the same, and Bioware never gave the illusion it was going to be a sequel to the first.
Killzone3___  +   1134d ago
great game , it will give you a good feelings just like in the ps2
I_Guts_I  +   1134d ago
You must be high.
Killzone3___  +   1134d ago
why ?.. because it gives me good feeling ?.. i enjoy it , it's really fun and remind me of playing ps2 games with my brother , if that's high then so be it XD
thisguywithhair  +   1134d ago
Why is everyone acting like the game being dumbed down for the console is a bad thing? That is like being mad at a car company for changing their cars from standard to automatic transmission, and saying that they are dumbing down driving.

The game made more money overall on the consoles, why wouldn't Bioware want to make the next game more accessible for the people they expect to make more money from?
BeaArthur  +   1134d ago
Thank you. Finally a voice of reason. Should they have left the PC version alone? Probably, it seemed to work just fine but the console version played horribly. They will sell more copies across the 360 and PS3 so they should cater to those of us who choose to play on a console. It's smart business.
Sheikah  +   1134d ago
Fully agreed.
And that's not even bringing up the topic of piracy. The game is probably already circulating the torrent sites, denying Bioware their rightfully earned cash.

If the console market is where the profit is to be made - it should, naturally, be the market to aim for.

Piracy on the PC is TREMENDOUS compared to consoles (all for the better).. I don't mean to rant, but it is (partly) the tossbags illegally downloading the games, thereby hampering the financial gain of the devs, who have brought this upon the PC generation...

Why focus-invest on something is people are just going to steal it anyway?

(I used to be a PC purist no less than a year ago, mind you)
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Lionalliance  +   1134d ago
Link is broken.
LoaMcLoa  +   1133d ago
I dunno, I think he's pretty balanced in Brawl.

"Ba-dum diiish!"
danielle007  +   1134d ago
Does anyone look at the user score anyways?

I've never seen this happen, though, personally. Kinda weird.
Krakn3Dfx  +   1134d ago
Maybe Dragon Age 2 not being very good is what's dragging the score down.
HacSawJimThugin  +   1134d ago
I played a little bit of the first game and while it was not bad it just wasn't for me. I played the demo of DA2 and that was more to my liking. Gamefly send my copy out Monday morning and I can't wait to play. I love action RPG's and there needs to be more of them.

I think Bioware is trying to attract gamers like me with all of the improvements, but they may have failed a little because some of you hardcore fans hate it.
Raven_Nomad  +   1134d ago
Dragon Age 2 is amazing! I am not finished with the game yet, but it's so much better then the original. I love the combat system, the game itself isn't boring like the first one, you actually have to push buttons and do things. So much better then DA1.

Graphics, characters, weapons, story are all amazing! I think people are just butthurt because they made a game that appeals to a wider audience.
kasasensei  +   1134d ago
Too bad that most of you here can't understand the French language... The reviewer "PixelPirate" on the French website "jeuxvideo.com" is explaining why this game is BAD and why he gave a 12/20.

40 minutes of gameplay where he explains why this game is Full of Fail.
For those who understand, it's here, 4 videos.
http://www.jeuxvideo.com/ga...
http://www.jeuxvideo.com/ga...
http://www.jeuxvideo.com/ga...
http://www.jeuxvideo.com/ga...
Relientk77  +   1134d ago
Damn it has 80 negative comments, actually I just refreshed it now its 84.

Is Dragon Age II really that bad?

I was thinking of possibly getting it

edit: on the PC it has 125 negative reviews, and theres alot on the 360 as well, but on the 360 one theres alot of postive reviews as if people are trying to fight back for the 360 version? or something
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BeaArthur  +   1134d ago
People are probably reviewing the copy of the game they played. Also keep in mind the game has been out for a day and most of those people probably aren't even half way through yet. I have the PS3 version, I'm 3 hours in and it has me totally hooked.

@below...they just get bitter because fanboys liked the original and they are made because it has been changed.
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Relientk77  +   1134d ago
Users with the same name gave negative reviews to the pc, 360, and ps3 verisons. Wow like yea I am sure you played all verisons of it and can say that you played enough hours of each to give a true accurate review

How many damn fake users gave Dragon Age II fake scores, theres so many. Why all the negative user reviews? It seems people have no life and have nothing better to do, a clear waste of time. Way to go guys, go get a job

PS: My fav fake user names that I saw: Dragonage2sucks, Biowarefan, brutallyhonest

Yea these names are totally not fake
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fasterthanu22  +   1134d ago
dragonage2sucks Mar 9, 2011 0/10

lol at the name

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commander  +   1134d ago
DAY 1 DLC = FAIL
AntiHeroComplex  +   1134d ago
some really funny comments on metacritic,..
take this for example by friedhamster:

"The single worst gaming experience of my life. The demo was, bar none, the most horrid thing I've ever been through. Demo's are supposed to make you WANT to buy a game, right? Put the best foot forward and all that? DA2 made me want to chop my feet off so that I'd be forced to lay in bed for the rest of my life forced to look at nothing but my walls and ceiling as such would have been a fate a million times better than ever seeing the like of BioWare's latest offering."

lmfao im gonna read through these for the humor factor alone.
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Dlacy13g  +   1134d ago
@AntiHeroComplex...Clearly @friedhamster never tried to play Brunswick Bowling...for if he/she had...they would clearly understand that DA2 is not the worst gaming experience.
AntiHeroComplex  +   1134d ago
lol what system is that on? Ps3? If so ill know to watch out.
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