Techtorial: From better character customization to avoiding petty controversies, expectation rises for Bioware to put its "A" game on developing Dragon Age 3.
BioWare have big time redemption to do, DA2 was the biggest player exploitation in recent gaming memory . recycled maps spam cant customize party choices change nothing the game is only a set-up
That's odd. That's not the game I played. It wasn't as good as Dragon Age Origins, but it was still a better than average RPG experience, even if it did start to get repetitive about 3/4 of the way through and once I got over the initial "Huh. You can't outfit your other guys," I just accepted it and played the game. It certainly wasn't a deal breaker. Actually ended up streamlining gameplay quite a bit because I wasn't always worrying about making sure everyone always had the best equipment equipped like I did in the first game. As for the choices - when have choices ever mattered? When it comes down to player choice versus main plot points - plot points are going to win out every time. That's the way Dragon Age was, that's the way Mass Effect was - why would I expect differently all of a sudden? I've never understood the hate directed at this title. I looked at the critics take on this game and it scored really well. Again, not as high as the first, but a 79 metacritic score is something 90% of games released never achieve. And, after playing it I tend to agree with the critics. It was a good game. Not great. Not as good as the first. But good, none the less.
"Actually ended up streamlining gameplay quite a bit because I wasn't always worrying about making sure everyone always had the best equipment equipped like I did in the first game." and what is all the junk equipment i collect good for? that part became pointless "As for the choices - when have choices ever mattered? When it comes down to player choice versus main plot points - plot points are going to win out every time. That's the way Dragon Age was, that's the way Mass Effect was - why would I expect differently all of a sudden? " that is so wrong i don't know where to start, almost every quest in DA:O has story changing choices, this some example from another gamer: "You ignore the fact that you do not have to save Arl Eamon at all. Neither need you save Redcliffe. Neither need you save the elves (you can save the werewolves if you desire). You could decide to help Orzammar in a number of different ways, some of which cause more damage than others, depending on your opinion. You also could decide to kill all the mages in the Circle Tower in DA Origins, even killing Wynne in the process. The ashes could be desecrated before Arl Eamon is encountered and there is a way to avoid fighting Leliana and the rest of the Chantry devotees if the Gray Warden decides to desecrate the ashes (and thereby learn a new character class). Finally, the main character might not win their way in the Landsmeet, might decide to recruit Loghain into the party, and might even encourage the execution of Alistair, a party member that's usually friendly to the main character"
Don't speak. Ur opinion is rubbish. Da2 was complete and utter boring trash that needs to be erased from gaming history. No its not better than most average rpg experiences because its below average.
@darkride The more I read comments from you the more I fear of you becoming a programmer or designer at any development house.
they should make it lead pc, it worked last time.
Make it more like the witcher 2 , and it will be great.
Make it more like Origins and it will be even greater.
Nah, it'll just be more boring.
Nah I think both DA2 and origins had there equal share of flaws (origin had a crazy difficulty level that would randomly come out of no where.) I liked some things from both games I hope they just capitalize on those in DA3. But Im looking forward to it.
I really doubt Bioware will deliver on their promises
They used to. Back in the day. But now they are eas bizzotch
Yup, they said all this about DA2... then we got shafted.
do it bio, do it...
They f***ed up with DA2
I never played Origins but I did play DA2. That game had some good ideas, but everything else fell flat face first in a pile of dog sh*t. Here's hoping 3 is great.
DA2 was the TV movie spinoff to DAO, didn't have the big budget so they had to reuse the same costumes and sets over and over. Trying to divert attention away from this by making the women more busty and giving them an arse wiggle to their walk only worked for a few hours on me.
Turn the game off before the last 10 minutes of the game, and imagine how it ends. I'd send bioware a message by not purchasing this game
DA 2 wasn't terrible. The voice acting and story were great, but they completely fell short on design and dungeons. Vanity mods can clear up a lot of the ugliness involved with the character designs, but that doesn't stop the rehashed areas from being used over and over again. It was also more of a sequel to Awakening then DA:O. Still, the combat was a big improvement and so was the interaction with your companions. Honestly, if they kept the combat and story telling from DA:2 but actually expanded the world, it would be great RPG with a big world to cover and lots of lore to come out of the woodwork. Even fans of DA can agree that most of the 'story' are in books and comics, instead of being actually in the game. Using the dev console, you can see a lot of choices, classes, weapons, and armor were actually removed from the game. Even a model for an armored ogre (like in Awakening) was taken out for no apparent reason. I have hopes that with ME3 and SWTOR finally released, BioWare will take the time, effort, and funding to create a completed game this time around.
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