Dragon Age 2 Lead Writer Shares Changes He'd Make If the Sequel Was Given the Snyder Cut Treatment

From GameWatcher: "Dragon Age 2 has been around for a decade at this point, yet still ends at the center of enough debates. Arguably the most divisive entry in the series, plenty of players point out how its release, which came barely one year after Dragon Age: Origins' Awakening expansion, essentially doomed it. David Gaider, who worked as a Lead Writer on the title, recently shared some thoughts about the sequel on Twitter, including several things he would change if Hawke's adventure would be given the Snyder Cut treatment."

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Christopher1096d ago

Interesting. I'd wish they had the time to develop the world rather than just give us hallways.

Nerdmaster1094d ago (Edited 1094d ago )

The main problem for me was the same sin Capcom commited with Resident Evil - putting much more action in hopes of selling more, and forgetting what made it great in the first place. DA: Origins battle system was awesome, but the emphasis on action in DA2 felt out of place.
The difference is that RE4 had a long development time and many ideas tried and scrapped before being released, what made Capcom, at least, change the course of 3rd person action games forever. It was "a bad Resident Evil, but a fantastic game". Meanwhile, DA2 was just rushed.

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Yui_Suzumiya1093d ago (Edited 1093d ago )

I loved Dragon Age II. It was the first fantasy themed RPG I enjoyed and one of the few to this day. I even got the platinum soon after it released.


EA Made Dragon Age and Mass Effect DLC Free On PC By Retiring The BioWare Points System

Immersed Gamer writes: "In order to replace the oppressive BioWare Points system, EA is making a large portion of the Mass Effect and Dragon Age DLC catalogs free for PC users.

For those of you blissfully unaware, EA and BioWare employed a payment system called BioWare Points on PC to pay for DLCs for titles like Mass Effect and Dragon Age. While PC gamers have been struggling with BioWare point’s unfair conversion rates and extremely scarce and cost-detrimental sales.

Console players have been allowed to purchase content in pieces through the appropriate Sony and Microsoft shops. For real money, and not BioWare monopoly bucks. In turn, console players missed out on some DLC content, such as Mass Effect 2 pre-order bonuses that have been repackaged into a DLC pack."

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TinkerNation638d ago

Great response to Ubisoft and their disgusting behavior. Ubisoft decide to take away DLC from people who paid for it, while EA give it for free to everyone when they realize their system sucks. Who would have thought that EA of all companies would be showing Ubisoft how it should be done (even if this is EA fixing their own mistakes as well).

Mobis-New-Nest638d ago

What goes around comes around and I promise you, Ubisoft will see their actions blow back on them when their diminishing sales numbers and stock taking a hit downward. That's the only way a company learns when they decide to be reactive instead of proactive.


All BioWare Games Ranked from Worst to Best

BLG writes: "There was a time that BioWare games were the biggest deal in gaming. The Canadian developer’s legacy of all-time classics is well known. Mass Effect, Knights of the Old Republic, and Baldur’s Gate are some of the biggest names in gaming.

While BioWare’s quality has fallen off lately, there’s no denying the quality of titles in their portfolio. That’s why we’re going to dive in and rank every BioWare game from worst to best. By every, I do mean every BioWare game, even the ones you completely forgot about!"

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Orbilator796d ago

Ranked from worse to even more worse more like, they been on free fall for a fair few years now and I personally don't think any of there earlier games have aged well

autobotdan796d ago

Wow to think at one point in their history they made a Sonic the Hedgehog game..crazy

chicken_in_the_corn796d ago

Anthem is crazy underrated. I really enjoyed it. ME1 is Bioware's best imo

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Michiel1989796d ago

I actually put quite a bit of hours into Anthem but i dont think its underrated. It was a huge mess, server issues, gameplay issues, crashes, no endgame loop, too few different enemies, uninteresting gear. too few dungeons.

It for sure had potential and if they could have managed to keep the same gameplay of the classes but without the rest of the issues, this game could have been huge, but in the state in which it launched it was such a letdown. They partly fixed some of the issues, but it took too long. A grinding game like this needs to hook players from day 1.


'Dragon Age' and Why It Sucks to Play Cult Favorite Games

Delving into a well-loved game or series years after its release, when it already has an enthusiastic and devoted fanbase, can be incredibly difficult. People can be casually mean on the internet without intending to, and that happens a lot when you say you don’t like something they do. Fans of the franchise take their love of the game very seriously. They’re fervent and devoted, which has its charms, but it can also feel like you’re disappointing them when you decide their thing is not your thing.

Snakeeater25920d ago

All dragon age games are terribly boring

Kerppamaister920d ago

Why'd you play DA2 if you thought 1 was boring?

Snakeeater25920d ago

Because of the reviews, I thought they could do better specially gameplay wise and the third one was even worst

spss11920d ago

I've never been able to complete a Dragon Age game. They always felt too rigid in design. I eventually think "why am I playing this over Witcher 3?" or pretty much any other rpg.

arkard920d ago

The same reason you read a different book, or watch different movies. Different world, characters, lore and story.

jeromeface920d ago

Idk, because maybe you completed the witcher 3? Not all of us like repeating a game over and over just because its the best in genre.

spss11920d ago (Edited 920d ago )

Never found the story or lore of DA interesting. Inquisition was just generic evil dude with demon army wants to conquer world and you're the chosen one.

I've played through Witcher 3 once, at the same time I was playing DA Inquisition. Hence the example. I never finished Inquisition and went on to complete Witcher 3.

Yui_Suzumiya920d ago (Edited 920d ago )

Well the first bored me but I loved 2 and 3. I could never get into The Witcher or Elder Scrolls but I enjoyed those as far as medieval themed RPG's go.

SegaSaturn669920d ago

I played inquisition and thought the story was pretty well done. Voice acting as well.

Lost interest when i found an ultimate weapon that could only be wieldable postgame. Like wtf would they let me even obtain it for?

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phoenixwing920d ago

Is it really a cult following if it's in the millions?

IanTH920d ago (Edited 920d ago )

lol Definitely a fair point. When a game is made and published by one of the largest video game companies on Earth, has at least 12 million sales between DA:O/DA2/DA:I, DA:I noted as being BioWare's most successful launch, and made EA enough money to greenlight a 3rd game? I'm thinking it's tough to argue that's niche :-p

If you take cult following on the face of it - a group of people who are highly dedicated & passionate about something - the author wouldn't be wrong. But they have to know that term is most widely associated with the group being small/the object being obscure, so it can't really apply here.

melons920d ago

Yeah, in what universe is a series with three games, a fourth on the way that's sold millions and is published by EA a "cult favorite"? Next you'll be telling me The Witcher 3 is a plucky and underrated indie.

IanTH919d ago

I've heard about this hidden gem called GTA V...

jznrpg920d ago (Edited 920d ago )

Cult favorite? It’s well known and sold fairly well and they are making a fourth game . I don’t see it anywhere near cult favorite status . I really enjoyed the first game and the third was pretty good (with failed mmo faults you could notice) but the second game was lazily made garbage .

Yui_Suzumiya920d ago

Second was the best game which is the biggest hot take I've ever had, lol