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

 
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post #861 of 1103
lol i feel bad for you having gotten hooked on RPG by DAO, simply because there are few RPG's as good as DAO.. you could try The Witcher... or maybe (more casual) Torchlight... or if you're willing to brave the older graphics and gameplay, Baldur's Gate / Icewind Dale...

oh, and FWIW, i preferred Shale to Alistair. she's funnier, and although you lose out on being able to add amulets, etc, she tends to do better IMO as a tank. have you visited the DAO Wiki? do so. it'll provide TONS of info (but if you arent careful you can spoil a lot of stuff for yourself)
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Yeah got mine modded up now. Looks pretty good! Well - a hell of a lot better.

So is this like WOW then? Beside the "pause" tactics, and story. Would I enjoy WOW? I never realised I liked this genre. But I quite like skilling, collecting items, and the whole general building of characters. Quite like the strategy involved too.
Sorry, I have never played WOW. But I can offer you this, the game has a fairly steep learning curve unlike WOW from what I heard. You might get frustrated by the difficulty in the beginning but as you get used to the combat mechanics, the game will be very addictive! Combat is one thing but the story and the dialogues and choices are the main focus of the game! Damn, I need to play DA again to get my fix!
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post #863 of 1103
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lol i feel bad for you having gotten hooked on RPG by DAO, simply because there are few RPG's as good as DAO.. you could try The Witcher... or maybe (more casual) Torchlight... or if you're willing to brave the older graphics and gameplay, Baldur's Gate / Icewind Dale...

oh, and FWIW, i preferred Shale to Alistair. she's funnier, and although you lose out on being able to add amulets, etc, she tends to do better IMO as a tank. have you visited the DAO Wiki? do so. it'll provide TONS of info (but if you arent careful you can spoil a lot of stuff for yourself)
Oh I've liked RPGs for quite a while, it's just the Fantasy genre I've discovered I like. But I will check those out - cheers. Don't think I can brave the old graphics lol. Proper sucker when it comes to that. I had to mod DA:O for me to not cringe when I played it.

Yeah I've been using the DA Wiki, it's good! I actually downloaded the Prima Official one, and it sucks in comparison to the Wiki. Awkward, bloated PDF. Ugh.

I had been careful with both, but actually spoilt the ending for the game by looking at the Awakenings expansion. I just wanted to quickly see if it was a large DLC style addon (and thus worth adding midgame), or an actual sequal addon. But within the first line I read on the info, it told me the ending to DA:O. -_-
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yeah, well there is enough in the epilogue that knowing the ending alone isn't all that bad - for example, you see if a family you helped goes to find a new life, etc. there's more to it than just that

brilliant game
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You now fight as the Darkspawn! The city of Denerim, jewel of Ferelden, girds itself for war. As a hurlock vanguard, you alone hold the power to make thralls of your fellow darkspawn and drive them into the heat of battle. Heed the archdemon's call Denerim must burn!
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Play as the darkspawn! The city of Denerim, jewel of Ferelden, girds itself for war. As a hurlock vanguard, you alone hold the power to make thralls of your fellow darkspawn and drive them into the heat of battle. Heed the archdemon's call--Denerim must burn!
Key Features:

  • A look at an alternate history: what if your character had died in the Joining ceremony, and the Grey Wardens marched under Alistair's command instead?
  • Command genlocks, hurlocks, shrieks, and even the mighty ogres.
  • Complete the module and unlock an epic Darkspawn item in DA:O and Awakening.
  • Requires Dragon Age: Origins to play.
Yes please Think I'll wait till I've completed it though.

Current at around 68 hours first play through, and not let completed. This game is immense. Done pretty much all the DLC and side quests, still, I don't feel compelled because I want 100%, I actually enjoy them all.
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post #866 of 1103
Downloaded the latest DLC. Not sure when I'll get around to playing it though. This wasn't one I was on pins and needles waiting for. Kinda meh. But Bioware has me by the you-know-whats. I even bought the stupid Feastday gifts/pranks add-on. Pretty much anything DA:O I will buy. Thats rare since I'm generally getting weened off gaming in my old age. But I have been buying everything Bioware the last few years. I probably will even buy The Old Republic MMO when it comes out next year. This is coming from someone that has skipped the whole MMO boom. I haven't played a single second of WoW or anything like that. It was tough to pass The Lord of the Rings when they came out with a MMO since I am a big fan of that world... but I did.

I don't think I can hold off when Bioware releases one though. Its like crack.
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I'm sort of bothered by the lack of character carryover in the expansion and this DLC. You spend 60 hours or so building them up and then you don't even get to play as them?
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Didn't touch DAO for a while...just tested the "Darkspawn Chronicles" a bit... it's interestin' but it's too late here right now (2:20AM),
will gonna play it again probably this weekend...L@L


http://dragonage.bioware.com/dschronicles/









Edited by Abiosis - 5/19/10 at 2:43am
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Sorry, I have never played WOW. But I can offer you this, the game has a fairly steep learning curve unlike WOW from what I heard. You might get frustrated by the difficulty in the beginning but as you get used to the combat mechanics, the game will be very addictive! Combat is one thing but the story and the dialogues and choices are the main focus of the game! Damn, I need to play DA again to get my fix!
Just noticed this post, sorry.

I think you misunderstood, I've played DA:O for nearly 80 hours, I was wondering if WOW was like it, rather than comparing it to WOW as if I've played WOW and not DA:O.
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post #870 of 1103
Oh wow, I didn't know there was more DLC due

I just started playing Fallout 3 again because I've played DA to death, I think I'll give this a try though
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