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Poll Results: Which version of Dragon Age Will You be Purchasing?

 
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post #151 of 1103
Traditional RPGs have complicated combat. Some of the older ones don't even explain all of the modifiers and schemes, they just let you figure out how it works. I agree that the tactics menu is way more intricate than I expected, and that combat seems confusing at first.

I think after a re-read of the manual and spending an hour looking at the options and getting into battles will solve that though.

And once you get the hang of it, all those options will allow you a very diverse strategic approach.

Hopefully anyway. The combat is most certainly not intuitive and will require some careful observation and learning.
    
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How hard is it to get the tactics menu? If (condition is met) do (something)...
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post #153 of 1103
bascially, i havent taken a good look at it yet but it is quite extensive
post #154 of 1103
The thing that confused me at first with the tactical menu was I thought the first column was unrelated to the second column "behavior".

However it is. The first column are the "conditions" - if say for tactic #1 in the 1st the condition exists - then do behavior #1 in the second column.

Once I realized this - doing the tactics became less confusing and added more fun and interest to my combat.

However, I do pause at times during combat and perform direct orders. But the best part of the tactics is I don't have to micro-manage my whole crew - I can just zoom in one toon that I want to change directions and let the others continue their pre-tactical plan.

On the dialogue issue - yes, definitely DA takes a different approach to many computer RPGs and relies heavily on story and dialogue - but the amazing part is that the story & dialogue isn't cheesy, it moves along the story, and you still have plenty of game play in between decisions you make with other toons. The story works - and creates a real RPG breathing atmosphere IMO.
Edited by jamenta - 11/6/09 at 8:31am
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post #156 of 1103
there is no multilayer support, or like a campaign to do with a friend is there?
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I like how sometimes you have to make a decision that you pretty much need to do to yet your party thinks its real dumb. Like fighting zombies to gain favor to recuit an army. Seems like its pretty important but pretty much all my party called me an idiot. But they were kind of right, Im getting demolished by endless waves of zombies.

Is work over yet? Definately abusing internet privilages... whoops... May or may not throw my mouse through monitor very soon.

This game definately owns my free time. Real bad owns my free time. But its just so glorious........
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post #158 of 1103
Dragon Age: Origins is solo only, but tbh the OC storyline is way better than what RPGs got nowadays, but that shouldn't surprise anybody, since it kinda is Bioware's trademark.

Finished the game yesterday and I must admit it's really good, especially the way romances are implemented, you can, say, romance one char and lie about it to another, but at some point that one would come shouting at you, making it a big deal that you lied. There's also quite some banter going on between party members when you explore, and I found some of them to be interesting to say the least. Overall a great RPG, can't wait for the first modules to appear.
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Damn.. Finished already?
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Originally Posted by NrGx View Post
22 days till my exams finish...

*rocks psychotically in the corner*

Is the CE worth the extra $20?
i would say so. the Warden's Keep quest has a lot of cool stuff in it and will cost $15, and all the other stuff that came with the CE looks to bring more value and fun to the game, so for me it's worth more than $15. i definitely regret not having just gotten the CE off Steam

but then i am a pack-rat, so
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