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« Reply #280 on: January 21, 2011, 02:35:26 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on January 21, 2011, 12:34:55 AM

well this gets a big WTF from me:

Ser Isaac of Clarke's armor

I wonder if it shows your health meter on your back.

ya, pretty lame, just as lame as the mass effect 2 tie in on the original
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« Reply #281 on: January 21, 2011, 07:23:46 AM »

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Quote from: CeeKay on January 21, 2011, 12:34:55 AM

well this gets a big WTF from me:

Ser Isaac of Clarke's armor

I wonder if it shows your health meter on your back.

ya, pretty lame, just as lame as the mass effect 2 tie in on the original

aye, the armor was horrible to look at , and this is even worse... I can appriciate them trying to do a little more than just a pure gimmick, but this? Meh...

Still not buying!
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« Reply #282 on: January 28, 2011, 03:49:51 PM »

there's a bunch of stuff on the Bioware blog about races and groups.  just scroll down past the three blue monkeys.
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« Reply #283 on: February 01, 2011, 04:33:11 AM »

the inevitable mention of DRM.
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« Reply #284 on: February 01, 2011, 10:13:07 PM »

Remember the flash game they did as an Origins tie in?  Another one is coming:

http://www.ea.com/dragon-age-legends
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« Reply #285 on: February 02, 2011, 03:38:18 AM »

I missed it, but there's a teaser trailer on the same site that looks interesting.

http://www.ea.com/dragon-age-legends/videos/legends-teaser-trailer
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« Reply #286 on: February 02, 2011, 07:00:14 PM »

PC demo on the 23rd....

[edit] and Gamestop employees get early access to it: http://dragonage.bioware.com/da2/gamestopdemo
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« Reply #287 on: February 03, 2011, 02:12:11 AM »

Wow, somehow I was completely oblivious to the fact that this comes out next month. Sigh... I really wish I could buy a new gaming PC...
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« Reply #288 on: February 08, 2011, 02:23:22 AM »

a character from Awakening is returning:

Spoiler for Hiden:
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« Reply #289 on: February 08, 2011, 04:50:45 AM »

I must have missed it somewhere, but I don't recall seeing it -- do you become a grey warden in DA2?
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« Reply #290 on: February 08, 2011, 04:52:34 AM »

Quote from: cheeba on February 08, 2011, 04:50:45 AM

I must have missed it somewhere, but I don't recall seeing it -- do you become a grey warden in DA2?

I don't believe so, unless there is a choice in the game that lets you do it.
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« Reply #291 on: February 08, 2011, 07:30:50 PM »

the first 2 minutes of the game: http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/08/see-the-first-two-minutes-of-dragon-age-2/

Plus a new preview: http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/08/dragon-age-2-preview-a-shot-of-adrenaline/
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« Reply #292 on: February 09, 2011, 12:40:19 AM »

there's going to be a live demo and dev chat this Friday at 11am PST.  We should sic jersoc on them  icon_mrgreen
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« Reply #293 on: February 09, 2011, 01:42:53 AM »

the warrior class and Champions trailer.  I think it's safe to say the media blitz has begun.
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« Reply #294 on: February 11, 2011, 10:33:37 AM »

1Up preview:  'Dragon Age 2 Feels like a Blend of World of Warcraft, Dragon Age, and Kill Bill'
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« Reply #295 on: February 11, 2011, 12:26:28 PM »

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1Up preview:  'Dragon Age 2 Feels like a Blend of World of Warcraft, Dragon Age, and Kill Bill'

I just finished the first one and reading your quote makes me ask "What the hell was broken in the first one?"  However, i just read the articel and the lst paragraph made m e feel much better about it.

'Despite the fears of a "Dragon Effect 2," based on my 90-minute playtime, that's not a concern. Yes, it looks and feels almost like an action game, but that's more in tweaking animations and making your characters hustle rather than lollygag during combat. It's still a pause-and-play combat game, it still has a lot of places to go and people to talk to, and it still has a detailed skilltree (but now with branching choices rather than boring linear progression) that puts Mass Effect 2's tree to shame. Even the fact that you can actually dodge projectiles, or how boss battles now utilize timing and patterns, makes the combat already feel fresher rather than devolved.'

I'm a bit more optimistic now.
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« Reply #296 on: February 11, 2011, 09:22:50 PM »


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 boss battles now utilize timing and patterns
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This scares me just a bit. I just hope they aren't too twitchy. I hate that in boss battles as it frequently makes me have to repeat it over and over.
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« Reply #297 on: February 11, 2011, 10:48:51 PM »

A derscription I've heard talked about in podcasts is it's not twitch dodging so much. There will be some patterns, and they will tend to telegraph their intentions ahead of time, similar to any other boss these days. For example: There's a boss that will move to the center of the room and you'll see him also draw in a low of energy and he'll start to glow. In the room you're fighting him, there are solid rock pillars around the edges, you just hide behind the pillars to avoid a devastating blast attack.
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« Reply #298 on: February 12, 2011, 12:46:46 AM »

2 tracks of the music have been released.
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« Reply #299 on: February 12, 2011, 06:25:15 AM »

oh, and it's gone gold.  so now we just have to wait.

and probably read more articles claiming the rogue was broke in DA1.
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« Reply #300 on: February 12, 2011, 06:39:23 AM »

Here's a lengthy video (20 minutes of gameplay, 30 minutes of Q&A) showing off the PC version.
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« Reply #301 on: February 14, 2011, 01:32:52 AM »

Quote from: EddieA on February 12, 2011, 06:39:23 AM

Here's a lengthy video (20 minutes of gameplay, 30 minutes of Q&A) showing off the PC version.

i'm hoping it's just the video, but that gameplay doesn't look very smooth.
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« Reply #302 on: February 14, 2011, 02:19:03 PM »

Except for the UI and menu changes, it looks like Dragon Age to me.
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« Reply #303 on: February 15, 2011, 07:49:14 AM »

Felicia day in a 6 episode live action series set in the Dragon Age universe. Ms. Day plays an elf rogue.

http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2011-02-15-felicia15_ST_N.htm

http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Rufusdrake/Felicia_Day_breathes_fire_into_'Dragon_Age'_series

More Felicia in fantasy costumes? drool

But, this idea?  retard

Also, the developer preview and Q&A video is pretty much is what I expected. Dragon Age, but sped up and mixed with Mass Effect 2. Hopefully they didn't go as far as ME2 did with its inventory and such.
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« Reply #304 on: February 16, 2011, 08:04:45 PM »

I really hope this doesn't feel like a console port on the PC. Two Worlds II did so much right in designing enjoyable gameplay, I have my concerns about this being an action rpg on rails (although a well done one) after reading the previews.
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« Reply #305 on: February 17, 2011, 01:09:10 AM »

Quote from: Turtle on February 15, 2011, 07:49:14 AM

Felicia day in a 6 episode live action series set in the Dragon Age universe. Ms. Day plays an elf rogue.

they're supposed to be talking about this tonight on Jimmy Fallon.
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« Reply #306 on: February 17, 2011, 02:09:43 AM »

The weird thing is, it's got a good director behind it, and Felicia has improved her acting skills. But what does that really mean? It's still an advertising tie in.
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« Reply #307 on: February 17, 2011, 09:42:17 AM »

the tech behind DA2
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« Reply #308 on: February 17, 2011, 09:59:09 AM »

SPOILER WARNING FOR LINK:
http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/141/index/6046067/1#6046067

Here's a forum post, containing stories written by the DA team on what's happening between DAO and 2 to the party members that are confirmed to be possible romances. I'll talk more about it below for people who don't mind knowing who they might be.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Strangely enough, there's a lot of characters in 2 that are from previous games. A lot of returning characters come from the Origin stories, such as Merill. While Anders (and Justice) come from Awakening.
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« Reply #309 on: February 17, 2011, 10:15:46 AM »

I'm just hoping they have great interplay between your party members again.  I remember having to stop playing DA1 several times just so I could stop laughing at things they said.
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« Reply #310 on: February 17, 2011, 10:43:09 AM »

There is still inter-party banter. It's one of the things they specifically said they didn't want to remove.

They're also going to have more instances similar to Awakenings where there's in-world objects to click on that will have a character chime in with some exposition, or banter.

I remember finding out that Wade's shop in Denerim had a spot that would always trigger party banter if you left and returned to the store. I eventually reloaded the game and used that spot to get all the bits of banter I missed the first few times I played.

I also found that I still had my DAO and Awakenings save files, they were just hidden away. So no need for a new play through for me. But, I am going through all the codex entries.
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« Reply #311 on: February 17, 2011, 11:02:22 AM »

Quote from: Turtle on February 17, 2011, 10:43:09 AM

There is still inter-party banter. It's one of the things they specifically said they didn't want to remove.

oh, I know it'll be back, I'm just hoping it will be as good.  I was going through the wiki earlier and reading some of the quotes from conversations and have to say they set the bar pretty high.
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« Reply #312 on: February 17, 2011, 12:34:45 PM »

Well, you'll be glad to know that the same writers from Origins are also on 2. And those same people are also the ones who help choose voice actors.
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« Reply #313 on: February 17, 2011, 12:46:13 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on February 17, 2011, 12:34:45 PM

Well, you'll be glad to know that the same writers from Origins are also on 2. And those same people are also the ones who help choose voice actors.

Let's just hope they've learned to write romance since the last time. The romance dialogue in Dragon Age Origins was just embarassing.
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« Reply #314 on: February 17, 2011, 02:35:35 PM »

I'm just looking forward to more trademarked Bioware awkward-humping-in-underwear cutscenes!
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« Reply #315 on: February 17, 2011, 03:18:38 PM »

the Jimmy Fallon interview
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« Reply #316 on: February 17, 2011, 09:02:54 PM »

Quote from: Jag on February 16, 2011, 08:04:45 PM

I really hope this doesn't feel like a console port on the PC. Two Worlds II did so much right in designing enjoyable gameplay, I have my concerns about this being an action rpg on rails (although a well done one) after reading the previews.

I'm less concerned about the PC version now and actually suspect there will be more unhappiness on the console side at the action elements added there.  That demo the lead did last week (using the PC version) looked pretty solid.  Other then the loss of the full isometric option and a few other tweaks, it looked a lot like DAO.
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« Reply #317 on: February 17, 2011, 09:11:39 PM »

The more I think about it the more glad I am that they're putting out a demo next week. If it doesn't click with me I may see about canceling my pre-order.
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« Reply #318 on: February 17, 2011, 11:13:07 PM »

Some video from the demo. Looks even more action-y than I thought it would.

Video 1
Video 2

Obviously spoiler-y for those who don't want to see the first several minutes of the game.
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« Reply #319 on: February 17, 2011, 11:29:34 PM »

Some keys for the flash game beta:

http://APPS.FACEBOOK.COM/DRAGONAGELEGENDS

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