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Dragon Age 2

Postby Glahardt » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:51 pm

So the demo just came out yesterday and I'm impressed so far.
There are some changes that might annoy some people though, such as the missing top-down view (I miss it so much) and streamlined skill tree and combat.
Overall I like the much faster paced combat, especially with mages.

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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Asmodai » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:17 pm

oh yeah I downloaded the demo, have yet to unpack it... I really hope it wont disappoint as much as the first DA did
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Tuor » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:21 pm

Haha, if it`s half as good as Origins I`ll love it. I thought Dragon`s Age: Origins was fantastic
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby NeoWarrior7 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:25 pm

Pretty good. Gives a feel for it all, but still doesn't give a lot away. So much locked up....
Not entirely sure about it, but still a good game so far. Can't wait for release day.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby zepherin » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:52 pm

You have no idea how excited I am about Dragon Age 2. Actually you have no idea how excited I am that Bioware is able to just crank out excellent games. They found a formula for awesome And apparently a formula for printing money.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Remni » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:39 am

What are you talking about that you cant zoom all the way out? From what I heard the camera view wouldnt be that much different than before, you can zoom out to how it was in DA:O and pause for commands and such.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Glahardt » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:44 am

You can zoom out, but you can't get a Diablo/RTS-ish view.
Pause is still there.

Friendly-fire for AoE attacks are gone though.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Remni » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:54 pm

Yeah, I just played the first bit of the demo before going to work. Mages are still ridiculously OP. Frost Cone obliterates Hurlocks without any trouble at all.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby NeoWarrior7 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:01 pm

Uh....
Try that first bit of the demo with any class. It's meant for you to be crazy OP, because that's him telling a story. Admittedly, that might be what high level play is like, but...
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Glahardt » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:33 pm

Yeah, the early part just the dwarf (without facial hair! OMG!) spouting BS.
Unless you're expecting the Champion to actually die while trying to escape Lothering.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Remni » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:54 pm

No no, I knew about that, but I dont think they'd overexaggerate the damage that it does normally, especially since as the Mage your staff attack was doing very little to them. Took 5-6 hits to kill one normally. If those were the real damage numbers of the abilities and real stats of the Genlocks, he's still OP as hell. Again, that's not really news though considering Mages were the most powerful class in DA:O
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby NeoWarrior7 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:41 pm

Hurlocks. They took out Genlocks, it seems. Not sure I like all the art decisions either.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby MQuinny1234 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:06 pm

The new darkspawn look kinda crappy.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby BobSagat » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:46 pm

I used to mage it up in DA:O, but after the demo I don't really get the feel of UNLIMITED POWER as before (brokenness is gone) so I'll probably go rogue so I can just tap every button simultaneously.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Tuor » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:51 pm

Ya, my first character in DA:O was a rogue, it was fun stuff. My second character is a mage with combat magic.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby NeoWarrior7 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:41 pm

Archery is pretty powerful now. High damage, and knock back effects.
Still trying to figure out my playthroughs. One male tank nice guy, I know that. I kinda liked a snarky joking female in the demo, but I can't decide rogue or mage.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby BobSagat » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:05 am

OHYEAH can't believe I forgot to mention that everyone in this game DOESN'T look like total shit. Fucking DA:O, shittiest animations and modeling around.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Ro Wong » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:02 pm

Yeah, bugged me that the only characters in Origins that looked decent were just the party characters. Couldn't even have the PC look that good without carefully setting everything. And even then it still wasn't great. (Was thanful for all the headgear that enclosed on the cheeks.)

And yeah, mages are still the powerhouses. If you have tanks to distract the enemies. Got chased around the field by five Hurlocks and the Ogre when everyone else died... Actually, only time no one else dropped was when I played the two-handed warrior and took all the attention.

Just wondering if they got that one OP archer skill, Slaying Shot. (Or whatever it was.) Didn't check the ability tree too much with the rogue play.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby BobSagat » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:52 pm

Characters are actually kinda bugging me. Carver/Bethany are as bland as bread. Chick who loses her husband is kinda boring as well. Isabella is perhaps too much of a massive slut. Dwarf guy seems kinda cool, but good lord the chest hair.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Jay » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:17 am

I heard there is a loli elf
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Vegedus » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:29 am

Yeesssssss. Played rogue, which mostly due to the dodge ability seemed like one of the more dynamic, fun classes to play. I can barely wait till this game comes out. I really like many of the design changes. Yet, I have a bad feeling in my gut... Awakening was rushed and had lots of subtle problems, and I have a bad feeling this is too.

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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Jay » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:35 pm

If it goes on sale via Steam at like $5 at some point, and there's a mod to make the people look anime, sure, maybe.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby NeoWarrior7 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:39 pm

We're not sure if they're updating the toolset, and $5 would be like 3 years.
But yeah, you might like it.

Though really, I somehow think DAO would be closer to your style. They've gone and made the game a bit more action-y...
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby BobSagat » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:02 pm

There's always a mod to make them look anime.

AS UNFORTUNATE AS THAT IS.
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Re: Dragon Age 2

Postby Vegedus » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:14 pm

It's a great way to get even further down the uncanny valley.
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