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http://www.metacritic.com/game/plays...i/user-reviews

With all the people saying "I never played Dragon Age Origins or Awakening but I want to try DA2" and the demo being so poor Im not surprised at all.

How is it that DA2 has an 84 based on critics and less than a 3 from nearly everyone who wasn't paid to play it. Somethings not right about that. And my money is on more bought and paid for reviews.
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Having played DA Origins and Awakening, I could not even force myself to finish the demo, it was that bad in comparison.

I canceled my Signature Edition pre-order, but EA sent it anyway. I am awaiting the email with the pre-paid shipping label so that I may send it back.
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Originally Posted by Arctucas View Post
Having played DA Origins and Awakening, I could not even force myself to finish the demo, it was that bad in comparison.
I was able to finish it...but it wasnt easy.
It seems like every time the second game in a series draws this much attention from people (especially those who didnt play the first) it will be worse than the first. It happened with ME2. The difference is that while ME2 was watered down it remained fun and still had good characters. The hype over ME2 was not completely wasted.
From what ive seen DA2 isnt even worth of being in the same franchise.
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I like it...
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I'll buy it when there's some complete pack with all the overly expensive DLC in it and probably when it's on sale.
I don't see why Bioware had to try and change its audience. Only played the demo but by trying to please too many, it probably left the mechanics to be just average. They just ended up putting off a lot of people resulting in the negative user reviews and lower metacritic score.
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I'll buy it when there's some complete pack with all the overly expensive DLC in it and probably when it's on sale.
I don't see why Bioware had to try and change its audience. Only played the demo but by trying to please too many, it probably left the mechanics to be just average. They just ended up putting off a lot of people resulting in the negative user reviews and lower metacritic score.
I agree. Im not touching it until its dirt cheap.
Im currently playing it on a friends PS3 and it is fun, if very simplified. Much of what made DA such a good series has been lost, but personal bias aside its a well made game.
Im not truly enjoying it because of all the flaws and dumbing down (Im still curious how they managed to make DA2 more dumbed down than Origins and Awakening), but at the end of the day its fun and well made.
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