DancinJack wrote:Anyone have any comments about the texture patch? I still haven't decided about getting this game yet. Might play through 1 and the expansions first. Giving this one time to come down in price a little.
Airmantharp wrote:I think I'm actually elligible for all of these except the Best Buy and Dead Space II ones, which is kind of cool (of course I pre-ordered the Signature Edition).
On another note, I'm really saddened that Steam isn't getting real love from EA here. I don't know why EA likes their own downloader thing, really.
sweatshopking wrote:wow. Just finished this game, and WTF. this game sucked balls compared to the first one. Story was OK. but what was with the 20 screens being the entire game? You NEVER leave kirkwall, and why couldn't they do up more than 10 levels? seriously. this made me lose a ton of respect for bioware, and i used to love them!! (partially cause i used to walk by the edmonton head office). this game sucked. took me less than 20 hours, and I complete every quest but 3. man. i'm let down.
I lol'd at this: "having played through most of the first zone's content"
There is Only the first zone!! they got you to pay full price for 1/3 of the first game! wahoo! friggin EA. I've beaten every bioware game. If they don't fix this "dumbing down" then I'll be done with them.
sweatshopking wrote:wow. Just finished this game, and WTF. this game sucked balls compared to the first one. Story was OK. but what was with the 20 screens being the entire game?
Dear God I wish we could sensor your posts. You are very quickly making your way into my 'enemies' list.
Madman wrote:sweatshopking wrote:wow. Just finished this game, and WTF. this game sucked balls compared to the first one. Story was OK. but what was with the 20 screens being the entire game?
So you say that the whole game is just a DLC platform?
P.S.: Either way, I hated the demo, I don't know why but it yells "made for consoles" all over the screen. If the game is so short I will just skip it.
Airmantharp wrote:I'm really not sure what the fuss is about- I'm not far enough into the game to comment on it's total quality, I'm still in Kirkwall, but so far I really like what I see. The mechanics are there, and they're exactly what they should be. Just like in ME -> ME2, they stripped some of the tedium out of the first game to smooth out the experience and focus on it's core. Some people will complain (and some rightly so), but overall, I like how the experience focuses more on the game and the story, and less on the strategy behind picking the right upgrades and moving things along at the right place with experience points and so on.
In this, it's like ME2, where someone like me can make a horrible Adept and still do a Hardcore run successfully. It wasn't easy, I considered my Vanguard run on Insanity to be easier, but I did it. DA2 appears to have this philosophy, where as a single player game it can differentiate from the MMOs in that you don't have to follow a specific pre-determined path in order to do the top end stuff. You just play the game how you like, and deal with the consequences, which are never so bad it seems.
And I do like the new leveling system; not sure how to explain it properly, but it allows you to keep your characters where you want them. I like the dialog and I'm very happy that Bioware put in the system from Mass Effect with the wheel, and I'm glad that the choices are explained as to what kind of effect they may or may not have. It really prevents you from constantly saving, and having to go back because you made a bad choice, or worse, accidentally made the wrong choice. Best of all though, Hawke is voiced! Going from ME to DA:O and then to ME2, I found that I really missed that during DA:O.
derFunkenstein wrote:I named my guy Hudson. I didn't think of Mike, that's pretty amusing. I liked combat, though it's not at all (to me) like DA:O. It's more "Diablo with an AI team" which I rather dig. I didn't preorder, and I probably won't get it right at release, but I did dig the demo quite a bit.
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