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« on: September 26, 2008, 08:37:57 PM »

http://dragonage.bioware.com/

Some neat videos...

Part 4 is especially cool looking... (scroll down) neat spells and what not...

I'm excited for this one for sure!
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 08:59:33 PM »

Yep, Dragon Age is like the return of classic CRPGs like Baldur's Gate and the like.

It also looks to have mod tools to the level of Neverwinter Nights.
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 09:46:09 PM »

Pretty great looking videos. Sound is good as well. Picked up a couple of annoying things. Combat phrases are going to get old quickly. As in "right in the face" Which I heard 3 ti-4 times just in the clip. And "I need healing".  These are just quibbles though. Day 1 purchase for me. I'm a one game at a time kinda guy, but if I'm in the middle of a game when this comes out, I'm dropping that and starting this. Unless it overlaps with Fallout 3 and F3 really has a hold on me.
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008, 10:07:47 PM »

Yeah, hopefully those are the details that get worked out by release.
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2008, 11:44:18 PM »

Looking forward to this as well.  The BG series was one of my all time favorites.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008, 02:18:24 AM »

Quote from: Greg Wak on September 26, 2008, 09:46:09 PM

I'm a one game at a time kinda guy, but if I'm in the middle of a game when this comes out, I'm dropping that and starting this. Unless it overlaps with Fallout 3 and F3 really has a hold on me.

That seems an unlikely scenario since Fallout 3 is pretty much locked in as a late October release while Dragon Age is 1Q 2009 date with typical Bioware history caveats.

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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2008, 06:36:16 PM »

Man, that looks awesome.  Too bad I won't be able to afford the computer upgrade to play it.  frown
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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2008, 07:31:28 PM »

damn, #4 looks sweet!
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2008, 04:11:31 PM »

Quote from: Sarkus on September 27, 2008, 02:18:24 AM

Quote from: Greg Wak on September 26, 2008, 09:46:09 PM

I'm a one game at a time kinda guy, but if I'm in the middle of a game when this comes out, I'm dropping that and starting this. Unless it overlaps with Fallout 3 and F3 really has a hold on me.

That seems an unlikely scenario since Fallout 3 is pretty much locked in as a late October release while Dragon Age is 1Q 2009 date with typical Bioware history caveats.

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Well see, the reason I said that is because I have several things between now and F3. I actualy have a couple of old games at a good gogamer sale, by that time FC2 should be out. Hinterland will be in there someplace. Stalker clear sky, Rise of Flight-A WW1 flight sim, may make december, and I think there might be a couple I am forgetting. Plus F3 is a looks like a huge game that will take me some time to get through-I'm not the fastest player in the world. But you are also correct. With Bioware, Q1 2009 is just a possibility and who knows when the game gets here. I wish I had it now, I know that.
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2008, 06:05:47 PM »

Wow, that's looking great!
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2008, 06:10:23 PM »

I'm probably in with both feet on this one.  Not only does it look great, Bioware's known for crafting some very deep and compelling stories. 
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2008, 06:34:49 PM »

Dragon Age is definitely a jstrange game.
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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2008, 06:46:12 PM »

After watching the videos I am not sure if friendly spells hurt your team or not.  If they do why wouldn't you wait for the fires to finish doing as much damage as possible to the enemy before moving in, but if they don't why did the person doing the commentary say you need to be careful where you aim one of the spells?

It never seems like the team is being damaged by the fire - certainly not as much as the enemy. 
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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2008, 06:51:16 PM »

maybe your guys can accidentally block a spell if the get in the way.
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2008, 07:04:21 PM »

Often spells in these sorts of games only affect enemies... or it could be changes they made for the sake of the demo... dunno.
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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2008, 07:54:21 PM »

Quote from: kratz on September 30, 2008, 07:04:21 PM

Often spells in these sorts of games only affect enemies... or it could be changes they made for the sake of the demo... dunno.

May also be a part of the difficulty options. 
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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2008, 08:37:02 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on September 30, 2008, 07:54:21 PM

Quote from: kratz on September 30, 2008, 07:04:21 PM

Often spells in these sorts of games only affect enemies... or it could be changes they made for the sake of the demo... dunno.
May also be a part of the difficulty options. 

I'm betting on that. The Baldur's Gate series had a difficulty adjustment where you could be hurt by your party's spells or not.
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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2008, 02:58:39 PM »

New video here:

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/dragonage/video/6199857/dragon-age-origins-official-movie-1?tag=videos;sd;1

Especially cool around 7:00 when the character goes out with their party in the woods.

This is looking great.  Seems they are evolving the cinematic aspects of the in game cut scenes as well.
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« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2008, 03:11:15 PM »

The new Game Informer has a cover story on it.  I haven't gotten my copy yet though.  I'm really hoping this makes it's Q1/Q2 release for the PC like they've said and not have any 'simultaneous release' stuff crop up.
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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2008, 03:27:18 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on October 23, 2008, 03:11:15 PM

The new Game Informer has a cover story on it.  I haven't gotten my copy yet though.  I'm really hoping this makes it's Q1/Q2 release for the PC like they've said and not have any 'simultaneous release' stuff crop up.

GameInformer says early 2009 for PC late 2009 for console. Decent article, but I didn't see anything too ramp up excitement... maybe if I didn't just finish up Saint's Row 2, wasn't in the middle of Fable 2 and looking forward to Fallout 3 next week I'd be more interested in Dragon Age. slywink
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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2008, 08:52:20 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on October 23, 2008, 03:27:18 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 23, 2008, 03:11:15 PM

The new Game Informer has a cover story on it.  I haven't gotten my copy yet though.  I'm really hoping this makes it's Q1/Q2 release for the PC like they've said and not have any 'simultaneous release' stuff crop up.

GameInformer says early 2009 for PC late 2009 for console. Decent article, but I didn't see anything too ramp up excitement... maybe if I didn't just finish up Saint's Row 2, wasn't in the middle of Fable 2 and looking forward to Fallout 3 next week I'd be more interested in Dragon Age. slywink

Yeah, I'm kind of surprised how many announcements and reveals we are getting right now.  This time of the year is packed full of games that are coming out in weeks, not months, so trying to hype something for next year right now seems like a big error.  And yet we have a DA cover story, the announcement and reveal of the KOTOR MMO, the Halo 3 expansion reveal, the Star Trek MMO, etc.

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« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2008, 05:05:08 AM »

Dragon Age is a day 1 purchase for me.

It's a return to classic RPG style, but updated with the latest tech and techniques, and that's something that's been sorely missing in the game market these days.
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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2009, 05:36:43 PM »

PC Gamer synopsis
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« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2009, 09:58:07 PM »

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I love it.

Unfortunately:

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"Different" DRM than Mass Effect

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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2009, 12:56:27 AM »

For some reason I've suddenly become totally obsessed with this game starting some time around last weekend.  I don't remember what triggered it, but now I just can't wait.  Unfortunately it looks like there isn't even a confirmed release date yet.  Maybe March?
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« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2009, 08:53:59 AM »

Quote from: rittchard on February 03, 2009, 12:56:27 AM

For some reason I've suddenly become totally obsessed with this game starting some time around last weekend.  I don't remember what triggered it, but now I just can't wait.  Unfortunately it looks like there isn't even a confirmed release date yet.  Maybe March?

That's what it hopefully looks like at this point.  That the PC Gamer guy was able to play something is a good sign.  March is also when the tie-in book comes out.

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« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2009, 03:16:34 PM »

I think they said they were targeting April, hopefully it doesn't fall prey to the 'must delay until fall' bug that tends to go around this time of the year.
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« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2009, 04:51:35 PM »

Want.  I probably won't have time to play until May or so, so I've given Bioware the okay to delay it until then if they need the time.
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« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2009, 04:55:29 PM »

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on February 03, 2009, 04:51:35 PM

Want.  I probably won't have time to play until May or so, so I've given Bioware the okay to delay it until then if they need the time.

heh, I'm not sure why I'm worried about it being delayed either.  it's a Bioware RPG like BG2/KotOR and not like Jade Empire/Mass Effect, so it'll probably sit on my hard drive for about a year before I get into it anyways.
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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2009, 09:45:47 PM »

Delayed until the second half of the year:

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/090203/20090203006283.html?.v=1
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« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2009, 10:25:51 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on February 03, 2009, 09:45:47 PM

Delayed until the second half of the year:

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/090203/20090203006283.html?.v=1

Gee a holiday timeframe release.  Go figure. 
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« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2009, 11:07:09 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on February 03, 2009, 09:45:47 PM

Delayed until the second half of the year:

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/090203/20090203006283.html?.v=1

That's pretty frustrating, and a bit odd given the comments on the official boards recently.  Makes me wonder if it's a decision made for marketing or other reasons rather than because the title won't be ready on time.  It also seems odd that Bioware would put DA:O so close to the presumed release of the second Mass Effect game, which has been rumored as a holiday 2009 release.  Unless there is news there that hasn't been revealed.

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« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2009, 11:58:07 PM »

well that sucks.

I guess this quoted from the Pc gamer article means diddly squat "Leading on the PC, not consoles".

The John Riccahirrado dude from EA has already confirmed it was purely for marketing reasons, to coincide with the release of the console version.
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« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2009, 12:51:57 AM »

As disappointing as the move is, it does make a lot of sense from the marketing angle- better to focus in the advertising in one two-three month period for all platforms instead of doing it now then turning around and doing it again at the end of the year.

But, yeah, I can't help but think this pretty much nixes any chance of ME2 hitting this holiday season.
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« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2009, 12:54:13 AM »

Bloody fucking holiday release bullshit. RELEASE YOUR FUCKING GAMES SOME TIME OTHER THAN CHRISTMAS!

And don't even get me started about how this moves from a PC exclusive to a simultaneous console/PC release.
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« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2009, 01:02:48 AM »

Naw, I think it's because they realize the game is not up to par, so instead of giving the PC crew the possibility of slamming it several months before the console counterpart hitting the market and therefore negatively affecting the majority of the sales, they're going to release them all together to avoid it and maximize profit!  ninja

But seriously, this stinks a little. So much for PC lead etc, etc. Ah well.
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« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2009, 01:03:07 AM »

Once a developer whores itself out to the consoles, there's no going back. They are a console developer and will never be a PC developer again.
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« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2009, 01:09:37 AM »

Quote from: Fellow on February 04, 2009, 01:02:48 AM

But seriously, this stinks a little. So much for PC lead etc, etc. Ah well.

Not sure how this changes it from being "PC lead"- the game has been targeted at PCs for pretty 80% or so of it's development. 
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« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2009, 01:17:50 AM »

This makes me very sad, and of course had to happen just when I was getting interested!
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« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2009, 01:34:06 AM »

FUCKING WHORES!
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