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"Dragon Age 2 is not a brand new game; It's a better, more-refined version of Dragon Age: Origins," explained executive producer Mark Darrah during a recent press event at BioWare's Edmonton studio. Darrah's take on Dragon Age 2 should be heartening for anxious fans of the first, yet his take -- thus-far consistent with the larger marketing push -- seems to have fallen on deaf ears.

Since it was announced Dragon Age 2 has come under fire from ostensible fans for its changes to combat, player agency, dialogue, and continuity. "It's extrapolation to the worst possible extreme," a bemused Mike Laidlaw, lead designer, explained to me in a later interview.

For my money, insofar as my time with Dragon Age 2, Darrah's assessment is apt. Four hours isn't long enough to make a judgment call on what will probably be a sprawling narrative, but the basic mechanics are as sound as, if not better than, their predecessors...

http://www.destructoid.com/bloody-gritty-sexy-hands-on-dragon-age-2-189549.phtml

bit late, but i didn't see it posted.
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I cannot wait for this game. Loved DA:O, and cant see why every one is complaining about the combat in 2.
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post #3 of 56
Looks sick. Cannot wait.
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post #4 of 56
nice. also sweet =).

Defiantly cant wait.
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Sexy times without the bras please (you can leave the undies on cool.gif)
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Originally Posted by bulmung;11746797 
I cannot wait for this game. Loved DA:O, and cant see why every one is complaining about the combat in 2.

What are people complaining about? I thought the combat looked very similar to the first dragon age which was absolutely amazing.
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Sexy times without the bras please (you can leave the undies on cool.gif)
^^ Needs a girlfriend.

Dragon Age 2, perfect/ Kill the gap between May and BF3, which will kill the gap between TESV: Skyrim. But what can I play RIGHT NOW?
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What are people complaining about? I thought the combat looked very similar to the first dragon age which was absolutely amazing.

People are complaining its to fast paced and flashy. I am not joking go look at other threads about DA:2 not just on here but any where. People have been saying they ruined the game because of it.
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I just don't like the look of this at all, even the bar for talents/spells annoys me frown.gif

I'm still pre-ordering it today though tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by bulmung;11748580 
People are complaining its to fast paced and flashy. I am not joking go look at other threads about DA:2 not just on here but any where. People have been saying they ruined the game because of it.

This is Dragon Age. It isn't mass effect or kotor. It shouldn't be fast paced and flashy.
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