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The graphics are much better than origins, even with the low settings that the demo only has to offer. I don't know where people are getting that the graphics sucks. Probably their ass.

Yea, the demo is buggy, and its mostly because of DX11 because its not in the beta. But even on playing on high setting with DX10, the Graphics are much more improved from origins.
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Graphics: The blightlands certainly were pretty meh looking although once you got to Kirkwall the city textures look a lot better than they did in Denerim and other towns in DAO. I noticed the lighting and shadowing look a lot better than the first. Self shadowing helped make the characters look better. I actually like the stylized look they have now, makes it look less like a generic Tolkien fantasy game. Skin textures were also improved, I even noticed that characters have birthmarks and other stuff on the arms and such. Armor textures look a little better but still way too low res, especially the templar's pants/skirt thing. I only wish DX11 worked and we could see if the tessellation they were talking about improves the textures any.

Sound: The voice acting was hit and miss, both male and female Hawk sound good, as does your sister and mom but Carver was a lot worse then any other Bioware actor I've heard. Which is fine with me since he's going to die on my first playthrough. I wish there was more of Inon Zur's music playing, only heard it in a few spots. The mage standard attack spell sound was strange but I forgot about it after a few minutes of playing.

Story: I got used to the dialogue wheel pretty fast. Probably because I beat Alpha Protocol a few days ago and the intent icon in the center of the wheel reminded me of the Aggressive/Suave/Professional choices that were in it. I can't really comment on the storyline since all we got was the intro and a boss fight, although I'm happy that they're finally changing their formula of "a great evil has come and you have to unite 4 factions/planets under your cause so you can defeat it". That has always been the weak point of Bioware games. Seems like they're going for a more personal/family focus and I hope it comes out well. I'm also sure the characters will be likable since it is a Bioware game.

All in all I enjoyed it and won't be canceled my Signature Edition that I pre-ordered back in January.
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Jumping on the I like it and pre-ordered it ages ago side
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Originally Posted by treston323 View Post
The graphics are much better than origins, even with the low settings that the demo only has to offer. I don't know where people are getting that the graphics sucks. Probably their ass.

Yea, the demo is buggy, and its mostly because of DX11 because its not in the beta. But even on playing on high setting with DX10, the Graphics are much more improved from origins.
depends on what you mean. texture quality is better in some areas, noticeabley the characters and armor.

But as for as art direction, which is a major part of graphics. I Really dislike the game.

So that is how people could be saying the graphics arent as good.
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depends on what you mean. texture quality is better in some areas, noticeabley the characters and armor.

But as for as art direction, which is a major part of graphics. I Really dislike the game.

So that is how people could be saying the graphics arent as good.
The direction and storyline are not graphics. This is like film theory, having great cinematography does not equal a great film. That said, we really don't know what the story is like.

I'm still rather miffed that they took away the characters we grew to like/love and made this new jalopy. I'm torn, I like the new interface, its cleaner albeit limited in what we can see/touch atm. I wanna play the old characters and import my saved character. Why break something that wasn't broken Bioware?
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For what its worth having of played the demo on the sig rig as well as a PS3, it is better on PC... it is very hacky slashy on the console. Its fairly obvious that the ME team worked on the final polish of DA2, and in some ways it is a better game from a narrative standpoint, but the textures are still a little meh the difficultly is also sorta like looking for a prize in a cracker jack box... 60 bucks is a little steep considering the other titles coming out in march... suppose I will pick it up later in the year while waiting for the real game... ME3...

Its better than I what I thought it was going to be, and in that I was impressed, but it could still be better and feels a little dated for what it is.
 
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Graphics: Meh. It could be a lot better and I dont see why they released a demo with unstable dx11 performance. Also some of the performance features are locked. Protip - you want the graphics on your demo to look as good as the real game if you expect people to buy it.

Gameplay: Again, they locked things such as the inventory. Why? Characters seem uninteresting and typical. I strongly dislike the new dialogue system. Its Mass Effect style only they ruined it, dumbing it down to "Say something nice/funny/mean" One thing I do like is the level up system, which is more Witcher-style. Also the graphics in some of the cutscenes were pretty good.
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I can't stand the graphics/art style. It looks so bland and dry. Some character models look like it is from the mid-90s.

I gave the demo a generous 7 out of 10.
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well i stopped my pre-order and have moved this game to the "buy it in a steam sale" list. i think it will be good but not worth 60 bucks.
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I can't stand the graphics/art style. It looks so bland and dry. Some character models look like it is from the mid-90s.

I gave the demo a generous 7 out of 10.
I don't see the issue. I honestly thought they looked exactly the same as in DA:O, with slightly improved textures.

Graphics looked better when you got to kirkwall or w/e it was called.
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