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Dragons Age 2 Review at CalmDownTom

The original Dragon’s Age may have had flaws, but it never lacked ambition. The question was, what changes would Bioware make for the sequel?

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Pintheshadows1955d ago

I can't believe I gave that website a hit. Sean Bean doesn't voice male Hawke. It's Nicholas Boulton. He basically has written the review to slag it off. The 6/10 seems a generous score for what he has written. Sounds more like a 3 or 4 and he's not even aware the PC version has auto attack options.

Val1s1955d ago

Thanks for the heads up on the voice actors, my mistake. I did know the PC has auto attack, but this was the console version I reviewed.

Pintheshadows1955d ago

If you knew the PC version had auto attack and have not played it (I have) then delete this paragraph.

What’s even harder to get your head around is the fact that you need to press a button each time you want to attack. In a game that fundamentally operates by invisible dice rolls and traditional RPG systems, its incongruous to have to repeatedly tap the attack button to swing your sword or hurl fireballs. In the same way as WOW or any other modern MMORPG positioning of your character is important and reading the animation cues of your enemies is vital in dodging their attacks. While this works well on the console its not likely to be as intuitive with a mouse and keyboard and its easy to see how the PC crowd will feel aggrieved at being abandoned by another major franchise.

topcat_871955d ago

Ehmmm last time I checked, it was called Dragon Age, not dragon's age... but who cares about that... right?

The_Zeitgeist1955d ago (Edited 1955d ago )

People that sit there and hit one button are morons that don't know how to play. This game is not a button masher. I think this game is being treated unfairly. The story is like a fantasy version of Scarface. Just because a game is not what you expected it to be, does not mean it's a bad game. The only real grip people have that is justified would be the recycling of map layouts in the game.

Pintheshadows1955d ago

Everything you say Zeitgeist I agree with across all topics. I think i'm turning into a DA2 fanboy but I want to defend it from unwarranted hate.

Val1s1955d ago

I liked the combat, I never said it was a button masher. Of all the points I disliked, I strongly defended the combat system. Once you get used to it its great.

You shouldn't be so defensive about a game you love. Read the actual points I criticized, not the ones you imagined I made.

Pintheshadows1955d ago

I'm sorry, if you can criticise a game I can criticise your poor review. I read the review in its entirety and, being polite as i'm English, it was bollocks.

The_Zeitgeist1955d ago

1. When you post on N4G don't try to defend yourself too much, let it slide.

2. "In a game that fundamentally operates by invisible dice rolls and traditional RPG systems, its incongruous to have to repeatedly tap the attack button to swing your sword or hurl fireballs."

If that is your method of playing the game then you are button mashing. How you describe the combat is your own fault, not mine.

3. You could be a cool dude. I don't know. Don't take it personal, we have differing opinions. Again, if you post on N4G don't defend yourself. It makes your site look unprofessional. Plus there is no need to defend yourself to jerks like me right?

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