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Old 03-02-11, 09:12 AM
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

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they said its going to be better than baldur's gate 2. We'll see.....
lies.
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

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Just finally played the demo (hope I qualify for the free items!). Love the updated graphics, the clean streamlined interface.

Not... totally sure how I feel about the combat. I'll see how it plays out, but having to continually hit the attack button made it so I wasn't able to concentrate on the rest of my team. Maybe that only means I'll finally have to use the tactics menu this go round.
I thought I read this was just in the demo. In the final game, you could use an auto attack feature.
Old 03-03-11, 12:18 AM
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

The April OXM was in the mail today and they gave it a 9.0

Their only criticisms were the side quests get repetitive (They compared them to the mako missions in the first Mass Effect) and the world isn't as large and open as the it was in Origins.

They mentioned you can only change the armor for your main character, you can only add runes tp the armor of your companions.
Old 03-03-11, 02:12 PM
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

Well, I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, but I just saw on Amazon that RitzCamera has 8 copies of the PS3 Signature Edition up for sale for only $63 and change. Who knows if it's really the signature edition or not, but I assume you can easily return if not.

edit: deal is dead now.

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Old 03-07-11, 08:30 PM
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

Can't wait my copy just shipped from amazon.
Old 03-08-11, 04:40 AM
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

http://dragonage.bioware.com/da2/info/bonus_items/

also,
http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/...d.php?t=283955

my copy is coming from amazon tomorrow but i'm wondering if i should finish awakenings/witch-hunt/golems first, i'm not sure what they affect/unlock in DA2

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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

I'll probably enter my codes from the SE and whatnot but I don't feel like registering for any emails. Oh and I think you get some from playing DA Legends on Facebook, too.
Old 03-08-11, 11:26 AM
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

If all that stuff is as useful as the the armor and weapons that you could redeem codes for in Mass Effect 2 you'll have better stuff an hour into the game.
Old 03-08-11, 11:35 AM
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

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If all that stuff is as useful as the the armor and weapons that you could redeem codes for in Mass Effect 2 you'll have better stuff an hour into the game.
Which is why I can't wait to sell my pre-order bonus on ebay again.
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

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Old 03-08-11, 12:00 PM
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

Game Informer gives the console version an 8.25.

Game Informer gives the PC version a 7.75

The one complaint in all the reviews seems to be the how small the world is compared to Origins.
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

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Which is why I can't wait to sell my pre-order bonus on ebay again.
If I still had my eBay account, I'd do the same. People will pay $20-$40 for that stuff.
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

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Game Informer gives the console version an 8.25.

Game Informer gives the PC version a 7.75

The one complaint in all the reviews seems to be the how small the world is compared to Origins.
8.5 from IGN.

Wasn't Mass Effect 2 smaller than Mass Effect? EA didn't buy Bioware til Mass Effect 2, but EA owned Bioware for both DA's IIRC. I am hearing alot of people are complaining that EA half-assed it.

Nevertheless, I am looking forward to playing.
Old 03-08-11, 01:40 PM
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This part of the PC review makes me laugh because, isometric camera (a rather overrated feature) notwithstanding, these issues were all present in the first game:

Maybe this decision was made to retain a shred of the tactical combat that distinguished Origins, but if that’s the case, the attempt is meager and insufficient. You have no zoomed out isometric view, and the waves and waves of filler enemies that pad out encounters make strategy futile. Yes, you can pause and issue commands, but this maneuvering is pointless when you never know how many more bad guys will jump from the rooftops, rise from the ground, or simply materialize out of nowhere. Even with more foes, the fights are considerably easier (unless you really crank up the difficulty), so planning is a waste of time. You can win most fights without worrying about strategy, so why invest unnecessary time and effort in the tactical approach? This conundrum creates a combat system that does not convey the thrill of controlling an unstoppable hero, but also doesn’t accommodate the strategy that is supposed to serve as an alternative.

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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

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If I still had my eBay account, I'd do the same. People will pay $20-$40 for that stuff.
Yup!

See: My Red Dead Redemption Outfit.
See Also: Assassin's Creed 2 stuff.
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Yup!

See: My Red Dead Redemption Outfit.
See Also: Assassin's Creed 2 stuff.
I sold my Fable III weapons for $10, my Mafia II extras for $30, and I scored big when someone paid $47 for some content for a game I don't even remember

In other news, my SE just arrived via FedEx. Now I have a couple of complaints. For one, the SE isn't a steelbook like the first game. I would have paid extra for that.

Secondly, my case arrived in worse shape than Homer Simpson after a doughnut convention. The bottom is cracked and missing pieces. Thankfully the disc seems to be okay.

You can bet Amazon is going to do something about this.
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Was DA:Origins one disc as well? I don't remember.
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This part of the PC review makes me laugh because, isometric camera (a rather overrated feature) notwithstanding, these issues were all present in the first game:
You must not have ever tried the PC version's nightmare mode. Without proper strategy and tactics, you quite simply will not beat it.

Heck, even the PC version's normal mode requires some tactics because it is more challenging than the console version. The console version has no friendly fire even on normal, but the PC does. The PC also throws more enemies at you than the console does.
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

I know that there is the "day 1" dlc included with the game, but I thought I read somewhere that people who play on the first day will have something special unlocked. Anyone remember something like that?
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What's the day one DLC? If you mean the Princes Exile, I think that's paid DLC.

I have to say I am not liking the game so far. I am just past the first area, and the button mashing to attack really pisses me off. That, and I am playing on normal (as a Rogue) and I died in the second area, and had to start all over. No auto save I guess. Total BS.

Besides looking better, I think the first game has this one beat so far. I hope it gets better. Otherwise I am getting rid of it quick.
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

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What's the day one DLC? If you mean the Princes Exile, I think that's paid DLC.

I have to say I am not liking the game so far. I am just past the first area, and the button mashing to attack really pisses me off. That, and I am playing on normal (as a Rogue) and I died in the second area, and had to start all over. No auto save I guess. Total BS.

Besides looking better, I think the first game has this one beat so far. I hope it gets better. Otherwise I am getting rid of it quick.

Yes that one. It comes free with the ce i think
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Re: Dragon Age 2 for 2011

Played it for a few hours tonight.

It's definitely a game that you will be completely lost in, as far as the story goes, if you didn't play Origins. They throw out a lot of terms and places that they expect you to know.

The combat is a lot smoother and better I thought. Leveling up is pretty much the same, just with shinier menus.

The story hasn't really done much yet, but it's still early.
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Yes that one. It comes free with the ce i think
How do you get it free? I got the SE and all I got was something called the Black Emporium.
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It was on the back of the insert in the case. There were 2 codes you have to enter in the marketplace, one on each side. One's for the Black Emporium, the other for the Prince quest.
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Oh, I totally missed that. Thanks

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