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DA2 deserves every ounce of criticism it receives. It wasn't the worst game I've ever played, however I've never been more disappointed with any purchase I've made.
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Dragon age II was just so much different from the first one. The combat, the art style, i just didn't get into the story as much as i did DA: O. All of the repeat dungeons got annoying after a while because I felt like I was just playing the same level over and over again. DA II was still entertaining, but I think everyone was just expecting it to be more like the original, which was nearly perfect in my book.

The art style was what really baffled me. All the enemies looked different from DA1 and to top it off, graphics were worse.
    
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Most (dare I saw all?) forums are growing increasingly toxic. You've got this community of users that does most, possibly all of their socializing anonymously online and they forget how to have a respectful conversation with someone. It's hard to find a thread on this website even that doesn't have at least a few vitriolic posts!

This is why i favor OCN, as even disagreements often don't lead to petty personal remarks or insults.

I like to think i treat everyone online as i would in real life, because ultimately, crossing paths with someone you've spoken to on the net is a very real possibility.


Going off topic, but this is one of the main reasons why i dislike MMO's, specifically fantasy RPG types (Survival horrors like DayZ are an exception, though) the human interaction completely breaks the immersion for me.
post #24 of 60
Well if they actualy made good games? I went from Pre ordering every Bioware game when it was to be released, Collectors and all, I've got ME1-3 CE, 3 wasn't so bad, Ending sucked, DA2 was horrible, And i didn't even need to play SWTOR for it to flop, + origin exclusivity, I don't buy bioware anymore.
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Well if they actualy made good games? I went from Pre ordering every Bioware game when it was to be released, Collectors and all, I've got ME1-3 CE, 3 wasn't so bad, Ending sucked, DA2 was horrible, And i didn't even need to play SWTOR for it to flop, + origin exclusivity, I don't buy bioware anymore.

Pretty much. The whole "Bioware forums are toxic" thing is a case of current-Fanboys complaining about the overly-aggressive posting of former-Fanboys, the reality is that the former need to take an honest look at EA(Bioware) and recognise that they're going the way of Westwood and so many others, and the latter need to just accept that fact and move on rather than trying to bully Bioware into changing(which they won't, because either the individual you're complaining at is complicit in the decline, or they agree with you but could never say so publicly and can't challenge the management without losing their job).

It's sad that another of the old RPG greats has fallen so far, particularly in terms of PC gaming, and yes it does sting for fans of their work to see them so thoroughly bend over for EA after DA:O came along and made us think we might be heading back to the glory days of PC CRPGs, but there's nothing we can do about it except stop buying their products. We'll just have to hope the current surge in crowd funded titles will take up the slack, even if it is a less than ideal solution.
post #26 of 60
Maybe if they stopped being sellouts and releasing subpar games with dumbed down gameplay to cater to the youth market who have the attention span of a goldfish, people wouldn't be such jerks. Bioware once was a label that you didn't need to research the game, just shut up and take my money, now it's looked at the same way the EA logo is.
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Maybe if they stopped being sellouts and releasing subpar games with dumbed down gameplay to cater to the youth market who have the attention span of a goldfish, people wouldn't be such jerks.
HEY!! That is an insult to goldfishes.
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Originally Posted by moocowman View Post

Link to the original tumblr post. I think this should be put in the OP so people don't miss it.

http://dgaider.tumblr.com/post/39544291251/on-fandom-and-toxic-environments

It's actually an interesting read and he brings up a lot of great points. You'll find that there's no "demand to be treated like an artist." Just a guy pouring his heart out about how toxic the environment of forums can be these days and how it not only affects these developers looking for constructive criticism, but the communities themselves.

Done smile.gif.
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DA2 deserves every ounce of criticism it receives. It wasn't the worst game I've ever played, however I've never been more disappointed with any purchase I've made.

Completely agreed. Dragon Age Origins was a fantastic game, DA2 was such a let down in comparison.
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HEY!! That is an insult to goldfishes.


ROFLMAO
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