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(IGN)   "Dragon Age 3" will be called "Dragon Age: Inquisition" because it's a whole new story and not because the second one sucked out loud   (ign.com) divider line 127
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2013-06-20 05:29:32 PM
Pretty sure I bought the second one, then never played it. I never finish games either now. I am getting old.
 
2013-06-20 06:03:26 PM
Or it might be because the last one ended with the Circle of Magi in open revolt and the Templars massing for a holy war to wipe them out.
 
2013-06-20 06:23:28 PM
Yah and they're going to make us wait a full year or more and make us buy the next gen console to play it.

Bastards.
 
2013-06-20 06:28:43 PM

justtray: Pretty sure I bought the second one, then never played it. I never finish games either now. I am getting old.


Just play the first one again... twice.
 
2013-06-20 06:41:46 PM

Ambivalence: Yah and they're going to make us wait a full year or more and make us buy the next gen console to play it.

Bastards.


pretty sure it will be on PC
 
2013-06-20 06:42:56 PM
Not buying anything from EA. Especially now that they're forcing origin with everything.
 
2013-06-20 06:45:34 PM
Oh you're just bitter that Isabella wouldn't sleep with you, Subby.
 
2013-06-20 06:50:14 PM
They had me at Morrigan.
 
2013-06-20 06:53:37 PM
Did they get rid of hamburger helper?
 
2013-06-20 06:53:56 PM
I never finished the first one.  Very repetitive combat, and the story was meh.
 
2013-06-20 06:55:29 PM
Will it just be the exact same dungeon layout over and over again like DA2?

It's hard to figure out where DA2 fell apart though. Origins was so amazing I played through it something like 12 times, (though only all the way through about half of those).

How did it go so wrong?
 
2013-06-20 06:57:20 PM

Klivian: Will it just be the exact same dungeon layout over and over again like DA2?

It's hard to figure out where DA2 fell apart though. Origins was so amazing I played through it something like 12 times, (though only all the way through about half of those).

How did it go so wrong?


No.  They've been pretty upfront in saying that they absolutely shat the bed with DA2 and they're working on making DA3 way way more like Origins.
 
2013-06-20 06:57:30 PM
I liked the second one...
While I agree that the setting was very confined and the re-use of maps was inexcusable, the combat was so much more interesting than the original, and the episodic nature of the quests was better than the eternal walking through Orzimmar.
 
2013-06-20 06:59:13 PM

meat0918: I never finished the first one.  Very repetitive combat, and the story was meh.


I couldn't get into it.  I bought the GOTY edition because it was super cheap and I thought I'd give it a go.  It was overwhelmingly meh.  YMMV but it didn't do it for me.
 
2013-06-20 06:59:47 PM
Played the first one as a mage. Boy was that overpowered. I don't remember any of the details, but I had a few room clearing spells. The game was a lot harder without a mage or dedicated healer (which happened if you pissed off whats her name.)

Never played the second. Heard it sucked, so I didn't waste my time on it.
 
2013-06-20 07:02:35 PM

justtray: Pretty sure I bought the second one, then never played it. I never finish games either now. I am getting old.


it's the for the best that you never played it...

/played it 3 times
//ends the same way every time
 
2013-06-20 07:02:42 PM
First one was great, second one had problems but I was happy with it overall, looking forward to the third.
 
2013-06-20 07:05:28 PM
What a show.
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-20 07:05:36 PM

Honest Bender: meat0918: I never finished the first one.  Very repetitive combat, and the story was meh.

I couldn't get into it.  I bought the GOTY edition because it was super cheap and I thought I'd give it a go.  It was overwhelmingly meh.  YMMV but it didn't do it for me.


Neither could I. It made me angry, as I don't have much cash for games. The wife thought it was a good gift, and she should've been right. I tried like hell to like it, but I didn't see anything enjoyable about it.

CSB: that was when I quit asking for games as a gift. When it sucked, I felt bad because it was a gift.
 
2013-06-20 07:23:49 PM
Dragon Age 2 was a solid 7/10 - which for Bioware is shiatting the bed. It was fun, but there was too much backtracking, and they definitely rushed it (which as a Bioware fanboy, I will blame on EA).
 
2013-06-20 07:26:14 PM

Honest Bender: meat0918: I never finished the first one.  Very repetitive combat, and the story was meh.

I couldn't get into it.  I bought the GOTY edition because it was super cheap and I thought I'd give it a go.  It was overwhelmingly meh.  YMMV but it didn't do it for me.


Also bought the Ultimate Edition (which in an amazon deal also came with DA2). So much party and combat micromanagement in DA1. I can see why some folks like it -- very Baldurs Gate old school. But not for me.

Barely made it past the first big battle (darkspawn tower) and got to lothering. Then I quit.
 
2013-06-20 07:26:21 PM
DA:O was one of the few PS3 games I finished and, along with Borderlands, only one of two I bought any DLC for. I tried the DA2 demo and didn't care for it one bit. Just didn't like the "action rpg" angle it took. Not that the DA:O system didn't have its downsides, but I wish they'd just refined that instead of replacing it.

Plus it just felt like the whole thing was just rushed out to turn a quick buck on the popularity of DA:O. Makes me think DA:O was a lot more popular than they expected and they were caught off guard without a sequel already in the pipeline.
 
2013-06-20 07:28:14 PM

Klivian: Will it just be the exact same dungeon layout over and over again like DA2?

It's hard to figure out where DA2 fell apart though. Origins was so amazing I played through it something like 12 times, (though only all the way through about half of those).

How did it go so wrong?


I dunno. You ever played Mass Effect 1? The generic prefab warehouses and subterranean bases all had the same layouts too. ME2 made every area a lot more unique, which made the game shorter but a hell of a lot more special.
 
2013-06-20 07:33:06 PM

Klivian: It's hard to figure out where DA2 fell apart though.


It's not hard to figure out; everything about it, from the wonky pacing to the re-used levels screams "rush job". They had less than half the time to make it than they did with DA1, IIRC.

Mentat: Or it might be because the last one ended with the Circle of Magi in open revolt and the Templars massing for a holy war to wipe them out.


Oh god, really? the whole Xmen-style "mutants versus normals" thing is so freakin' played out by the end of DA2.
 
2013-06-20 07:33:23 PM
My experience playing the first one:

• create character (female, of course)
• go through training level
• somehow talk hot scullery maid into sleeping with me
• watch hot scullery maid in her underwear get killed in first combat. Feel bad
• reload, choose different options to try to save hot scullery maid in her underwear, eventually realize that she's doomed no matter what I do.
• depart for first town, as per instructions
• barely survive the "introductory" combats in first town. Realize that I'm not as good at these games as most people. Dial difficulty down from "normal" to "easy."
• repeatedly die to the enemies guarding bridge leading out of first town. Reload. Die again. Dial difficulty down from "easy" to "very easy."
• spend rest of game trying to get into pants of hot lesbian redhead. Unwittingly fail one-time conversation check to initiate romance. Play several more hours, make no further progress on hot lesbian redhead romance. Realize that I must have screwed something up. Read strategy guide. Revert to early save. Achieve hot lesbian redhead romance. Achieve it several more times. Realize listening to wonky accent on overly talkative hot lesbian redhead doesn't make up for diminishing marginal returns on hot lesbian redhead romance scenes. Quit.
 
2013-06-20 07:35:01 PM

MadSkillz: Klivian: Will it just be the exact same dungeon layout over and over again like DA2?

It's hard to figure out where DA2 fell apart though. Origins was so amazing I played through it something like 12 times, (though only all the way through about half of those).

How did it go so wrong?

I dunno. You ever played Mass Effect 1? The generic prefab warehouses and subterranean bases all had the same layouts too. ME2 made every area a lot more unique, which made the game shorter but a hell of a lot more special.


Yup.

While Mass Effect 2 felt dumbed down from 1, at least the environments had some originality to them. Fighting in the same moon base what seemed like 15 or so times got tiresome.

/if I had been a dev on that game, I'd have snuck in an easter egg about how one company has the monopoly on evil criminal prefab moonbases
 
2013-06-20 07:35:34 PM
And it's going to be on Origin only release, so it can go fark itself.
 
2013-06-20 07:38:56 PM

Need a Dispenser Here: Played the first one as a mage. Boy was that overpowered. I don't remember any of the details, but I had a few room clearing spells. The game was a lot harder without a mage or dedicated healer (which happened if you pissed off whats her name.)


Yeah, mages were broken in that game, especially with the Blood Mage specialization.

/who thought an AoE snare that deals damage over time was a good idea?
 
2013-06-20 07:40:50 PM
They should just call it "Dragon Age," like the new Tomb Raider and the upcoming Thief.
 
2013-06-20 07:41:28 PM
I will wait to learn the choices of colours at the game ending before purchasing it.
 
2013-06-20 07:42:18 PM

rjakobi: Oh you're just bitter that Isabella wouldn't sleep with you, Subby.


She's doing him a favor, she's a filthy sailor.

If you meet a girl that appears to like you a lot, doesn't seem to be reserved but still seems very hesitant to go all the way.... thank your lucky stars.

She likes you so much she's decided to not give you whatever horrible STD she has.

/I'll check DA3 out when it hits the bay. EAIOware saw the last of my money loooong ago
 
2013-06-20 07:45:59 PM
I'm taking a wait and see attitude about this new game because I'm broke and taking a wait and see attitude is free.
 
2013-06-20 07:55:30 PM

MadSkillz: I dunno. You ever played Mass Effect 1? The generic prefab warehouses and subterranean bases all had the same layouts too. ME2 made every area a lot more unique, which made the game shorter but a hell of a lot more special.


I did everything on my first time through all 3 games, and my Mass Effect 2 save file's time was slightly longer than my Mass Effect 1 save file's time, at about 80 hours.  Maybe ME2's DLC made the difference?
 
2013-06-20 07:57:45 PM

Ambivalence: Yah and they're going to make us wait a full year or more and make us buy the next gen console to play it.


You know, I have to wonder what would've happened to Mass Effect had the current console generation not held on as long as it has.  With only a few exceptions, save files for one system can't be read by games for the next system.  Mass Effect was lucky in that both the PS3 and 360 were the same system for all 3 games.  (And even when PS3 finally got ME1, PS3 was still current-generation.)
 
2013-06-20 08:01:10 PM

tlchwi02: Ambivalence: Yah and they're going to make us wait a full year or more and make us buy the next gen console to play it.

Bastards.

pretty sure it will be on PC


But it will be an Origin exclusive, and when nobody buys it because Origin has 1/20th the install base of Steam, EA can cry "piracy!"
 
Juc
2013-06-20 08:01:36 PM

Dinobot: Did they get rid of hamburger helper?


you're a farking idiot.
 
2013-06-20 08:06:01 PM
 I liked the second one...
While I agree that the setting was very confined and the re-use of maps was inexcusable, the combat was so much more interesting than the original, and the episodic nature of the quests was better than the eternal walking through Orzimmar.


They made combat better in DAII by making it more dynamic then screwed it up by making every fight about waves of enemies. Not only that it would break suspension of disbelief when  the waves dropped out of the ceiling or sky.
 
2013-06-20 08:08:02 PM

Sargun: Klivian: Will it just be the exact same dungeon layout over and over again like DA2?

It's hard to figure out where DA2 fell apart though. Origins was so amazing I played through it something like 12 times, (though only all the way through about half of those).

How did it go so wrong?

No.  They've been pretty upfront in saying that they absolutely shat the bed with DA2 and they're working on making DA3 way way more like Origins.


And after all the times they've said things like that (including DA2 if you recall) - how could anybody be so stupid as to believe them?

Bioware is dead.  They were a great company, but it's time to mourn the loss and move on.
 
2013-06-20 08:09:13 PM
My gf loves DA2 and she has played them both (and all ME series games) to death. Me I liked DA a lot but thought two looked all wrong to me.

I guess the world agrees with me, I shall go be smug at her.
 
2013-06-20 08:10:01 PM

floor: They made combat better in DAII by making it more dynamic then screwed it up by making every fight about waves of enemies. Not only that it would break suspension of disbelief when the waves dropped out of the ceiling or sky.


Was it PA that described it as a mass-murder simulator?
Dealing with those waves on the highest difficulty was nasty.
 
2013-06-20 08:13:08 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: And after all the times they've said things like that (including DA2 if you recall) - how could anybody be so stupid as to believe them?

Bioware is dead. They were a great company, but it's time to mourn the loss and move on.


Yeah, Mass Effect 3 was their chance at redemption. They blew it. Pour one out for Bioware next time you have a beer.
 
2013-06-20 08:14:21 PM
When I read that I thought it was a movie and thought, has there been a decent movie about dragons? The Hobbit 2 hasn't been released yet.
 
2013-06-20 08:22:58 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: And after all the times they've said things like that (including DA2 if you recall) - how could anybody be so stupid as to believe them?

Bioware is dead. They were a great company, but it's time to mourn the loss and move on.

Yeah, Mass Effect 3 was their chance at redemption. They blew it. Pour one out for Bioware next time you have a beer.


I personally loved ME3 despite some of the story casualties of cutting development time down.  I cheated on PC to make the combat dead simple to skip it because it was a pointless grind and I was into the story more than anything (I enjoy interactive fiction more than I enjoy the shooting and strategizing. Killing the same dude 800 times pisses me off. Having to shoot someone more than 6 times to finish them off, despite them being an evil creepy cyborg thing, pisses me off. I hate bulletspongey games with hordes of enemies, which is why Bioshock Infinite was a bit lacking. It was pretty, then it was mindless dull-as-shiat action for the next 8 hours, including a motherfarking ghost.. i mean WTF?).

The only open world games I really enjoy are the Saints Row games (because they're over-the-top-balls-out-crazy-shiat) and Assassin's Creed, because 2,Brotherhood,Revelations, and 3 are all both easy and strangely satisfying to play, despite controls that fill me with hot sexy rage.
 
2013-06-20 08:23:31 PM
I used to love anything Bioware gave us but they've really turned into a shiat sandwich since EA bought them. I'll consider DA3 if and only if it receives rave farking reviews from at least 90% of those brave enough to buy it.
 
2013-06-20 08:31:35 PM
3 things DA2 got wrong:

1. Combat was mindless and involved fighting waves of enemies that magically popped out of thin air. Without the ability to pull the camera back into an isometric mode you could not and did not have to be tactical at all.

Every encounter in DA:O could result in your party's death. You needed to actual take part in the combat.

2. The levels were reused. One of the key elements to an RPG is exploration. When I keep going to the same farking areas, I'm not exploring.

3. You could not customize your party nearly enough. One of the Pavlovian tricks involved in an RPG's addictiveness is the discovery and use of loot. DA2's loot and party customization was incredibly limited.


So the three major elements that go with Fantasy RPGs were completely shiat in DA2. Combat, Exploration, Customization.

Personally, I farking hated the interface and overall art style as well. The game looks like anime. fark that.
 
2013-06-20 08:34:32 PM
Lemmie know when they've gotten out from under EA's Orifice.  Until then the franchise holds no value.
 
2013-06-20 08:47:31 PM
DA2 was good, but not great. It wasn't a real rpg - to much action (and farking waves of enemies). ME3 was excellent, right up to the last 15 minutes - perfect blend of rpg-lite and shooter. But those 15 minutes really screwed things up.

Also, Origin sucks incredibly hard. Just sell it on Steam.
 
2013-06-20 08:49:20 PM
Nobody expects the Dragon Age Inquisition!
 
2013-06-20 08:56:03 PM
Who is to say how good the game will be. The only thing that is for sure is that DLC will be out right after the release. You know. Major DLC that is basically half the game they with-held from release to make bank on.
 
2013-06-20 08:57:12 PM

chaoswolf: I used to love anything Bioware gave us but they've really turned into a shiat sandwich since EA bought them. I'll consider DA3 if and only if it receives rave farking reviews from at least 90% of those brave enough to buy it.


This is pretty much the same attitude that I'm taking about it. I want to have faith in BioWare, I really do. They've done some awesome stuff. But EA has a long and successful history of absolutely destroying the soul of every developer they swallow. I still haven't forgiven them for wrecking Westwood and raping the corpse of the C&C franchise repeatedly.
 
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