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Submitted by PiccoloGR 834d ago | news

Dragon Age 3 will not re-use levels, decisions that matter and equipment for companions confirmed

DSOGaming writes: "At this year’s PAX East, Creative Director Mike Laidlaw revealed some interesting new information about the upcoming third part of the Dragon’s Age series. Laidlaw wanted to make it clear that everything they’ve said are just ideas for Dragon Age 3. Obviously Laidlaw is playing it safe and watches how he words things, but we can pretty much say that the following three features will be the foundations of Dragon Age 3." (Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

dedicatedtogamers  +   834d ago
We were also promised that ME3 would have "decisions that matter". Look how that turned out.

R.I.P, Bioware. Yet another victim of EA.
NYC_Gamer  +   834d ago
100% agree,Bioware is dead and full of broken promises.
Nitrowolf2  +   834d ago
I like how they joked about this with DA3 and yet still felt like they were somehow innovating on the DA series by bringing back what's been in RPG since the start of them.
MAJ0R  +   834d ago
Sadly I agree, more evidence that DA3 will be crap is when the guy got asked about modding tools and said that they wouldn't be included for reasons he couldn't disclose.

It is obviously because EA is greedy and only wants you to buy their DLC and not get community mods for free. Origins was miles better because of mods. If they are smart, they will do what Bethesda does and make more money in the long run by having their game prolonged by the community.
NegativeCreepWA  +   834d ago
ME3 was great, you guys just need something to cry about.

You should join the rest of the complainers in the Dark Souls articles.
NewMonday  +   834d ago
via darkride66

"one of Bioware's old managers said that with the reception of Mass Effect 2, Bioware was moving in a new direction to make more action orientated, cinematic games that rely more on big cutscenes and simpler controls to keep things flowing. Dragon Age was in development for quite some time and was a bit of a side project for them with a core group of the old, Baldur's Gate guys chipping away at it while DA2 didn't have that team.
He thought Mass Effect 2 was Bioware's best game to date (this was last fall) but he didn't agree with the action/cinematic approach. He was more old school (his company, Beamdog, is the one remaking Baldur's gate right now). "
awi5951  +   833d ago
@NegativeCreepWA

And i bet you think dragon age 2 was awesome too. Dragon age 2 was a total turd sandwich and you took a big bite and smiled.
STONEY4  +   833d ago
Almost all the hate for ME3 has come from the ending. Yes, the ending sucks, but the rest of the game is brilliant, and even everyone who hates the ending will tell you that. ME2 is still my least overall favorite in the series, best story goes to ME1, best gameplay goes to ME3.

Now Dragon Age 2... terrible. There is nothing redeeming about it. They killed everything that made Origins great. The writing is poor, areas are reused sooooo many times, the gameplay is nothing like Origins and was simplified beyond belief. If people are going to hate on Bioware, then use what they've done to Dragon Age as an example, because they deserve every bit of hate for that.
Getowned  +   833d ago
why dose everyone hate Bioware all of a sudden,they make one game that was mediocre(DA2) and then make a really great game with a bad ending (ME3) and all of a sudden they suck ? I don't hate them I'm just bit dissapointed, but ME3 was grate over all.

Im not ready to jump on the hate wagon just yet besides Dragon Ages 3 from what I've seen and hurd it sound great sofar, I'm really looking forward to it. Yet I still want to see some gameplay footage befor I make up my mind.
SuicidalTendencies  +   833d ago
It's not just the pile of crap that was Dragon Age 2 or the horrible ending of ME3. It's the lies they gave us and the bullshit DLC. It all reeks of EA and that is why I won't be purchasing anymore BiowarEA games.
Kalowest  +   834d ago
Yep another sh1tty Bioware game, look how they have fallen. I agree with Nitrowolf2, this gaming it doing nothing new.

CD Projekt RED is better than bioware.
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Xof  +   834d ago
To be perfectly fair to Bioware, they also promised that for Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age 2, Dragon Age ~and~ the first Mass Effect.

They haven't really delivered even once--it's just that their failures to deliver have gotten ~worse.~

Personally, I blame gamers: we're the ones who let Bioware get away with it for so long.
darkride66  +   833d ago
You guys crack me up. Mass Effect 3 sells double what Mass Effect 2 did at launch and is a huge commercial and critical success and you guys are "RIP Bioware. We Hardly new ye." Get a grip. Bioware has released some of their best work since being bought out by EA. The entire Mass Effect series was launched while Bioware was owned by EA, as was Dragon Age, as was SW: The Old Republic.

Thankfully, the internet posters don't represent the bulk of gamers who are echoing critics sentiments and clearly speaking with their wallets. Bioware remains at the top of their game and continues to put out great product.

And personally, I could care less about "choice" in videogames. It's no different than a choose your own adventure novel with a limited number of paths. I couldn't care less if a different choice I made took me down a different path. The outcome still isn't controlled by me, it's controlled by whoever wrote the script. Choice in videogames is an illusion.
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Lord_Sloth  +   833d ago
Dragon Age Origins was great. Mass Effect 2 was great. EA owned Bioware for both of them. Let Bioware own up to their own mistakes. They're big boys and can handle that they fell on their own. EA doesn't have to be the fall guy because you get choked up admitting Bioware isn't flawless!
Broncos98  +   833d ago
Anybody else wondering if pick a color endings will be back as well?
Two_Sheds_Jackson  +   834d ago
silly rumors
Baka-akaB  +   834d ago
The turbulent 2011-12 period will maybe teach them to eat some humble pie . Remember when they were mocking jrpgs , Final fantasy , and making all bunch of promises that sounded like bull ?

i'm not even mad at them , i never believed the choices would make any important an lasting impact after the way they handled it in me2 . I was only vested in Me3 as usual , expecting just a pleasant sci-fi action rpg ride .

If you do remember choosing the council , among many other things , meant nothing when your dealing with them were ultra limited , as you were shipped elsewhere for the whole game .
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--Onilink--  +   834d ago
well after ME3 i learned that you can no longer trust anything Bioware says about the game before it launches, that i certainly cannot expect to get an honest review within the 1st days of launch and to wait a few weeks for any "anomalies" can see the light of day and then make my mind about the game.

I certainly hope this bussines practice of saying things that actually wont be (or be the complete opposite) in the final game end with ME3
Mythicninja  +   834d ago
Yeah not a damn reviewer I once trusted had anything to say about this fiasco....all gave the game 9.0+ I'll be coming here and be heavily analyzing user comments before purchasing another damn game
--Onilink--  +   834d ago
and at least to me its not even about the scores, i do feel the game is very good, but the fact that they said NOTHING about the ending?? c'mon even if someone likes the ending, its impossible to miss how polarizing it is...

i think by now most people know how much a publisher can affect reviews on most sites, but i think ME3 really pushed it, i would probably even bet that there was some kind of NDA about the ending that they had to sign if they wanted to release their review early because otherwise it doesnt make sense no one would say at least something about the ending
TopDudeMan  +   834d ago
Here's hoping it's better than 2. 2 wasn't as good as origins, but I still enjoyed it despite the recycled dungeons.
john2  +   833d ago
same here. Hopefully 3 will be way better than 2
finodd43  +   834d ago
Sounds good. Hopefully they don't mess up the ending. /sarcasm
ScubbaSteve  +   834d ago
I hated all the characters in that game besides the dwarf. The story wasn't exciting and by midway through the game I was too jaded with the repetitive dungeons to finish the thing. I would much rather see them scrap the entire cast and start over from the first game.
Kamikaze135  +   834d ago
We'll see. Quiet frankly, I've been slowly losing faith in Bioware after EA acquired them.
Bimkoblerutso  +   834d ago
Yeah. What's sad is that you can still tell that the talent is there, but the games either feel ridiculously rushed (DA2) or slimy in their attempts at cash-grabbing and customer manipulation (ME3). Any way you slice it, the problems seem to stem from a greedy publisher.
Lucretia  +   834d ago
wonder if the gameplay will be actually good this time....and if the moral choices once choosen, will seemlessly start the sequence instead of a half second loading before doing it.

also the animations need to change, and PLEASE......Do not do day 1 dlc that is worth over 50$ this time. you cant even control those characters. why was the golem worth 20 bucks?
glennco  +   834d ago
Dragon who?
Getowned  +   833d ago
Dragon Born!!!
Kran  +   833d ago
Hmmmm. So far... things are slightly looking up. But Bioware have got a lot to do to regain my trust. DA2 wasnt that great and although ME3 was great throughout, it got really shabby by the end.
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Kahvipannu  +   833d ago
I absolutely loved first DA, second one.. not so much. They tookd the game to wrong direction imo, still decent game, but not what I hoped for DA sequel, that's whar buggered me most. Also hearing that DA3 will not have mod-support is terrible news, I really don't know what to expect from the third one in overall.. I hope B delivers, but we'll see..
despair  +   833d ago
I agree. I was lucky enough to play the second DA game before the first. I thought at the time that DA2 was pretty good, but then after playing DA1 I couldn't believe how much they f'ed up the sequel, it was like 1/10 the content and extremely simplistic in comparison.
RememberThe357  +   833d ago
OK lets be clear, Origins was not a great game. It had potential that wasn't realized in DA2 but wasn't a great game. But in going from DA:O to DA2 Bioware threw away what was great about the first game that added a modestly improved combat system into the second. So all we were left with was a modest combat system and a few missions to go on. Gone was the feeling of being apart of a larger world, gone was the powerful lore that made the first games story immerse you.

The first game was epic and you felt like the things you did changed the world you were in and the direction your character went. The second game was not as epic but it didn't counter that with a more intimate story and character development.

The thing that disappointed me the most about DA2 was that Bioware ignored what was great about DA:O and created a game that fell short in many more ways than it's predecessor. I could blame EA but I really don't know what is happening at Bioware, all I know is that they need to redirect their ship because they're headed off the deep end.
H3llfir3  +   826d ago
I wish Dragon Age 3 Would take Origins and II and put there story lines together. They Should have Grey Warden go off on the witch hunt and end up going with Morgan through the mirror to see his son. On the other side of the mirror it shows Morgan and Grey Warden raising the Arch Demon, who is a kid that changes into a small dragon, till he reaches the age were he can control it. The Grey Warden should learn how to turn into a dragon by learning the art Flemeth. Your Dragon Age 2 Character should have went to Orlea with there companion. Somehow the Archetech survives, and goes to Orlea into hiding were he creates more talking Darkspawn and raises Mages that are abominations, and ultimatly raise several copy cat Archdemon too. The Chantry finds your Dragon Age 2 charactor with his or her companion, to let them know that there is several blights that are happening and they dont know were they will strike first. You will be flown to soldiers peak. Flemeth comunicates with Morgan threw the mirror, and tells her to come back now that the child is old enough to harness the Archdemon and the World is under attack and several blights will continue if the Power of the Grey Warden doesn't come back to this world. Grey Warden and son w/ Morgan come back threw the mirror, and fly on the Archdemon back to soldiers peak were they meet up with your Dragon Age 2 Character, there companion, and all the Charactors from Age 1 and two. There you stations certian teams for different areas to battle the Darkspawn.

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