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On PC, Dragon Age: Origins was unflinchingly difficult even at the standard setting, which made intelligent party tactics and frequent use of the pause function essential to victory. That's exactly how I thought it should be. Then I played the Xbox 360 version, and for a moment I looked around as if someone might be playing a trick on me. The framerate was a mess and, by comparison, the challenge seemed more about dealing with the interface than chopping down enemies. That may just be some of my PC elitism bleeding through since I know a number of people who loved Dragon Age on consoles, but it's a perspective that's hard to shake after experiencing the relative convenience of the PC version.
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As might be expected, the game looks better on a nice PC than on consoles. The art style, which I was extremely skeptical of after seeing the initial screenshots, is an improvement over Origins. Everything from the armor sets to the animations and environments have been improved, making for a world that looks and feels more natural. It seems as though BioWare is taking Origins, which was super nerdy and very specifically targeted players like me, and giving it a graphical facelift so it can appeal to a wider crowd. You know, the crowd that doesn't know what a Gate spell is and isn't instantly apprehensive when someone mentions a Beholder. Here's hoping the final version doesn't lose anything in the transition. At the very least, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners should be getting a smoother and ultimately more playable product.
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The first one was WAY better on PC.
I expect this to follow the same path.

Visually it stomped consoles (nothing new there though, consoles graphics stink ), and had top down views not available in the console version.
Plus you could do more easily.
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The first one was WAY better on PC.
I expect this to follow the same path.

Visually it stomped consoles (nothing new there though, consoles graphics stink ), and had top down views not available in the console version.
Plus you could do more easily.
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Pc gaming all the way..
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animations are better? i guess thats an opinion. I personally hate the exaggerated combat and animations and weapons/armor. It makes me feel like my party is at some moment going to combine into an ultimate combo attack ala chrono trigger.

Give me a realistic looking medievil setting with realistic style armor and weapons, with their own styling for the world thrown in. Just like origin had.

I dont need dynasty warriors in my dragon age. so i wont buy it.
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I approve of the homage to Baldur's Gate II.
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The first one was WAY better on PC.
I expect this to follow the same path.

Visually it stomped consoles (nothing new there though, consoles graphics stink ), and had top down views not available in the console version.
Plus you could do more easily.
there's not really any top down view for 2 on PC.
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I want Co-op god dammit.
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Most definitely on PC. Amazing game and I really recommend playing the first one.
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post #10 of 27
I'll be picking this one up on PC as well.
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