Bioware Shocker: Dragon Age 2 HUGE disappointment

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by mabaker, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. mabaker macrumors 65816

    mabaker

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    I’ve been playing Dragon Age 2 and all I’ve got to say is: It’s bad.

    - no characters, shallowness all over
    - no plot
    - absolutely hideous 3D-models
    - lack of essence and quality in the game


    This may very well me THE disappointment of 2011 in terms of gaming. Feels truly like playing some random Final Fantasy clone that did not respect the depth that the first part had.
     
  2. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Maybe you're just more of the dice-rolling d&d type of rpger. I have a feeling this one will be more accessible to casual gamers.

    I did like the first one very much and can see why a lot of people who enjoyed the aspects of the first won't like the second one.
     
  3. Barnzee macrumors regular

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    I wont go near this game till they release an ultimate addition like the first one.
     
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Not a big surprise, it was a rush job. And the previews made it pretty obvious they were aiming for the console button-mashing crowd this time. Oh well, at least we have The Witcher 2 in May.
     
  5. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    Yep, happy about The Witcher 2.

    I'll finish up DA:2, but as it, without some patches from Bioaware, its combat system is complete **** compared to Origins. I'm all for ACTION as much as the next guy, but not when they stripped out key control features in favor of NINJA-ACTION!
     
  6. pionata macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't seem all that bad.

    Through I'm not sure if I should get the 39$ ultimate edition of the first game (that I completed on ps3 without the expansions) or this new one, that may be a bit simpler and less "epic", but has better graphics, a tighter combat system (more responsive for sure) and better animated cut-scenes.

    I guess I'll go for the new one for the sake of curiosity.
    Gametreemac seems to be stuck on me, taking 10 minutes to checkout.
     
  7. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with you on the 3d modeling. It looked worse than the first, IMO. The cutscenes were absolutely horrible. Coming from ME2, this was a serious disappointment. It was also far to linear for me. I appreciate my sidequests, darn it :mad:. Plot was shallow, and I support the sentiment that the original combat system was better. Now it's in a wierd spot...its not a good rpg click combat system, but it's not a FPS system either. As an earlier commenter said, this was a rush job, and it showed. Oh well, here's to ME3! :)
     
  8. pionata macrumors 6502

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    After reading some more reviews I decided to get DA:O Ultimate version instead.

    Huge 14.4 gigs download...
     
  9. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    Appreciate the 14GB download. I wondered why DA2 was only about 5.5GB, but then I learned most of it is spent in 1 city and all of the "different" dungeons/buildings/areas are all just rehashed with different hallways blocked off and you start off at different ends. It definitely takes away from the experience. Especially when the overhead maps don't even change when those hallways are blocked off.

    DA2 has been fun for me so far, but looking at it from relative standpoint compared to DA:O, it's a huge disappointment. So I say don't fret the massive download and then while you're playing, appreciate all the work that went into making the world of DA:O.
     
  10. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    What's sad, is that some people were trying to say the game is just as long as the first, but because of better compression, Bioware was able to get the file size down.

    I knew that was utter BS then and now that the game has been released, it's been proven as such.

    Anyways, I agree, from the standpoint of DA:O, DA 2 is very disappointing.
     
  11. Sauron's Master macrumors regular

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    No one has credibly said that it was as long as DA:O. Bioware flat out said it's shorter than DA:O and longer than ME2. In actuality, it's slightly longer than ME2 and ~75% of a DA:O playthrough without the DLC.
     

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