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post #41 of 48
Runs like butter.

Gameplay is turd.

Do not want.
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**** console junk.

Do not want.
post #43 of 48
Was anticipating this game after all the stuff about Dragon Age 1, so I downloaded the demo.

You have to right click on every guy and there is only a couple special abilities the graphics are weird to say the least, when a character has blood on them it looks extremely bad.

Was hoping for this to be good but it seems like I'll be waiting for Witcher 2 and Deus Ex to satisfy my RPG needs.
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Never played the first one, but I could only play for 30 seconds before uninstall. Horrible gameplay, uncooperative camera and artifacts galore. I don't care if it's just a demo, it's severely broken.
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post #45 of 48
I personally like DA:2 better than DA:1 from what I've seen from the demo.

I was unsure of keeping my signature pre-order up until I played demo, but I was plesantly surprised.
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Don't know why people are having problems with the camera, works perfectly fine for me, but that's probably because I play MMOs and the camera controls are exactly the same. Had no problems with the combat at all, other than the having to right-click each enemy, I'd personally hope for a auto-target/auto-switch function in the full game. Graphics looked pretty standard to me, but since I can't max it out playably on this system, I'm not surprised.

I'll probably get the game at some point. maybe after I finally get around to finishing the first one lol.
 
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
Never played the first one, but I could only play for 30 seconds before uninstall. Horrible gameplay, uncooperative camera and artifacts galore. I don't care if it's just a demo, it's severely broken.
It runs well and fixes the texture issues if you restart
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post #48 of 48
I wrote a book about it on another site, and was going to type a summary but ended up just using ctrl+p on the whole thing!

"The DA2 demo was okay. It plays somewhat similarly to the way origins played, but I do agree that it's been adjusted to appeal more to the console gamers' market. Maybe the slower fighting and methodical approach to every encounter is what made Dragon Age: Origins so great? I'm probably not alone in thinking that not everything has to be fast-paced and in-your-face to be pleasing in a video game. I have friends who play on console and immediately claimed that DA2 was much better than the first based on the demo. One even said that, "Your mages aren't so helpless now!" and others commented on how the animations were more awesome. I haven't played on console, but I never felt like mages were "helpless" in DA:O. They were probably more capable than any other class really. The animations look cool but feel less real, and sort of pull me out of the game. Every attack is a crazy extravagant strike, or cast (or shot). DA:O was gritty, and really did have that rough, clunky, European knights combat style feel, which is great in my eyes.

(Also, quick note about the ogre in the demo. In DA:O, the ogres would wreck your **** if you didn't have a strategy to beat them with. They would stomp Alistair or whoever you had taking the hits if they weren't occasionally cc'd/stunned/whatever in some way. The ogre in the demo was just not threatening. He would knock your party down, but didn't do much damage and basically your whole party could just wail on him without any real tactics and still take him down no sweat.)

One of my major gripes with DA2 (and probably one that everyone will call me an idiot for :V) is that your main character has a voice now. Really, it bothers me! Hawke tries extra hard to sound like a badass when delivering certain lines (that aren't anything like your reply on the wheel (thanks ME)) and then appears to try and deliver a tender, caring response other times. It really feels like ME2 with Commander Shepard. I argue that not having a voice helps with the immersion, and when your character has a cheesy, action-movie voice and way of talking, at least for me, it takes me out of the character. It's as if I'm watching Hawke have the adventure, rather than I am there having the adventure myself. I never had a problem with that in the first game; it's called having an imagination. I mean, I could imagine myself being Hawke, but every time he delivers a painfully wanna-be-badass response, or an insincere thoughtful reply, I can't help but think, "Wow, I wouldn't put it that way at all if I were in Hawke's shoes."

Of course I will probably get the game, and I do think it will be fairly fun. It's still better than plenty of other games out there (based on first impressions with the demo). Still, I do believe there are valid points for not liking the new game's direction, and if someone believes in those points, nobody should knock them down for it."

*bad editing. -.-
Edited by Choopy! - 2/24/11 at 10:43pm
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