Scans of PC Gamer's early review of Dragon Age 2.
it's true until, skyrim comes out.
It's true until Witcher 2 comes out. FTFY The first Witcher was and still is head and shoulders above Origins and from the looks of it Witcher 2 will once again be the better RPG. Don't get me wrong, I loved Dragon Age. It was a good game and a good RPG. Bioware makes some of the finest RPGs in the business and I've been playing Bioware games since Baldur's Gate and after that Neverwinter Nights. It's just that Witcher was a much, much better game.
DA was my first Bio game and man oh man was I disappointed. Combat was very lame and weak. Max level 20, enemies did not respawn. The whole rogue class was broken and not working right. No point in going back to past places, no exploration. Everything so linear. I was finding level 5 loot during the last parts of the game. Graphics where very poor. Game felt so rushed. bio is working on to many things at once and it shows. Unless this game has DRASTICALLY changed I doubt it will even crack top 5. best rpg this gen is a tie between the witcher and demon souls Edit: and lol at Skyrim don't even get me started on oblivion. RPGS Im looking forward to. FFv13 Dark Souls
Same DA was my 1st Bioware game and 1st WRPG I was pretty disappointed. I played the Witcher and its up there as my top 3 rpgs of all time.
I'll decide when I play it but I'm very doubtful...
The decade just started. Saying such a thing now just makes these people look foolish. The game could be great, but there is still a lot of games to come out in the coming years.
thats what i was gonna say. kinda early in the decade to be saying greatest. hopefully someone can improve in the next 9 years.
And not reading the review and commenting on it makes you seem foolish. Here's what he says - "The best RPG of the decade? Nine more years will tell, but for now, yes."
Please do not over hype the game. I don't even want to read a preview. I like Biowares games (Never played a bad one), so getting this on any other RPG from them on 360 is automatic for me. @BakedGoods: The headline says "RPG of the decade." That is sujective hype, and a guys opinion. Did you read what I wrote? "I don't even want to read a preview." I will read a few reviews after I play a significant parts of the game for myself. I do not buy many game based on reviews, especially game I am some what familiar with. I don't trust other opinions over my own. Sorry!
Did you read it? It's a review.
Yea, that was kind of an odd statement since we're just like two~three months into a new decade...
It's been a year actually.
^ Full decades go from the 1 to 10 (i.e. 1991-2000, 2001-2010, 2011-2020) So we just entered a decade. Though I guess it is generally taken as the year 0 to 9. Oh well, the decade is still relatively fresh... so still is odd for someone to call it the best RPG of the decade.
@FatoldMan The decade started at 1st Jan 2010. Check it anywhere on the internet. But yes, still bold.
i know some people will nag about the faster combat, but i feel like it'll be much more satisfying than in origins. from the demo gameplay i've seen, it still looks like a dragon age game, only no awkward delay in attacks. i can't wait to try out the demo tomorrow
Does anyone know how the demo is going to be distributed, via steam or direct download through EA or Big Download?
On the official website. http://dragonage.bioware.co...
Based on Mass Effect 2, Bioware doesn't make rpgs anymore.
really expect nothing but greatness from bioware :)
"RPG of the decade" is a bold statement That means it has to be REALLY REALLY good
rpg of the decade means absolutely nothing and completely subjective
Wooo demo soon. Can't wait.
I pre-ordered the witcher 2 over this but still will buy!!
can't believe all the sheep that are sucking up this advertising drivel like a dyson on heat. Firstly, Dragons Age is a good game. But obviously there are far better out there/to come ie Dead Space 2, Killzone 3, Skyrim, Witcher 2 etc.. etc.. Secondly, it isn't an RPG - it's an action adventure with RPG lite elements thrown in. Thirdly: the below opinion piece is a true reflection among RPG players & enthusiasts. "I'm often hesitant to jump on the Bioware bandwagon because I'm really not the biggest fan of their games. After playing Elder Scrolls games to infinitum, with player-made content stretching the life of their games out as long as possible, I find it almost impossible to truly enjoy the linearity of a Bioware title. Oh sure, rollercoasters are fun, they're fast, they're exciting, they offer a great view, but they're on tracks. And you can't get off those tracks, no matter how hard you try. In a Bioware game, you always know just exactly what you're supposed to be doing at any time, and there's a feeling of immediacy, you need to get it done before you can move on to something else. That's a conventional video game. I'll play any RPG and I picked up Dragon Age and for the two weeks it lasted, it was an enjoyable movie. I call it a movie because it was much more a cinematic experience than a role-playing experience. Everything worked in a very specific order, with only the most meager "wiggle room", but I enjoyed it. Unfortunately Dragon Age was extremely short and sweet. It was over before I even truly felt I was getting started." (Courtesy of Nexus RPG)
I will not argue about Skyrim or witcher 2.But Kz3 does not hold a penny against DAO.Even its not the best killzone game.Skyrim and witcher are action rpgs,DAO is classical rpg and by far the best of its genre this gen. And you're saying its not an rpg?I really wanna hear what should be called an rpg? Dragon age was extremely short???Whoa!That's must be the best joke i have heard in a long time.From when 60-80 hours become extremely short.
How on earth did you spend 60 plus hours? without anywhere to explore there's not nearly enough content in DA. I finished it in under 30 hours (2 weeks) - there's virtually no choice but to complete everything because it's linear. Compare that to 250+ hours (2 months) for Morrowind, Oblivion and over 300 (nearly 3 months) for Fallout 3 and there's the difference between the dumbed down action fantasy rpg hybrid that is DA & proper open world classic western RPGs.
You can get 80 hours out of DA:O if you are a thorough player, which 'RPG players & enthusiasts' should be. If it's the general consensus that people played DA:O around 6 hours a day every day for 6 weeks, then I'd like to opt out of being an 'enthusiast'.
When will 8 march come???I can't wait.
...after March 7 ?
Geesh, I doubt the game is "Game of the Decade." But we shall see. I don't care about the whole is it action rpg v traditional rpg v Im a nerd who actually gives a sheet about the distinction. It looks fun and Bioware this generation has yet to dissapoint me in creating fun games to play. End of story.
You must have only run through the main campaign once.The origin stories for different races are different.I always try to get every single side quest and every single loot while playing rpg.Morrowind and Oblivion were great rpgs but they tooks huge time because moving was slow and they autogenerate terrains.And if you try to finish the main quest in Fallout 3,it can be done under 20hours. How is DAO linear?Where you can forge alliance with elves or werewolves or both depending on your choice.You can get two different story arc for dwarve characters.You can choose whether to kill Loghain,let him live or make him companion.Are these samples of linear gameplay?But your comparison of an rpg with a linear corridor shooter leaves so many questions on how you define linearity. I think you're one of those people who always likes Ultima-esque rpgs and hates Baldur Gate-esque one.
you clearly don't understand the world of RPGs - lol.
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