Is this game boring anyone else?

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#1 Posted by MephistOMG (28 posts) -

I just turned the console off after playing for about 5 hours, and honestly, I don't think I'll ever play again.  I gave it my best shot but I just don't see what the draw is with these games.  The story is retarded and the quests are the same old cliche, written by a ten year old, crap that every other uninspired rpg has.  I just don't get why people like these games...

#2 Posted by GrandHarrier (180 posts) -

Probably because the game is actually rather amazing. I too put in about 5 hours and I really wish I didn't have to go to bed before work tonight. Absolutely enjoying the combat, the characters, and the story threads that are beginning to form.

#3 Posted by MephistOMG (28 posts) -

Im just sick of fetching and killing over and over.  It's like every quest involves running to one place, talking to somebody, run somewhere else, talk to some other dude, run aaaalllll the way back where you came and maybe fight someone for some reason.  I just dont feel any motivation to continue doing these things.  I just got done paying the dude his 50 gold coins and I'm still doing crappy cliche quests.

#4 Posted by Agent47 (1895 posts) -
@MephistOMG: I had that same problem with Dragon Age:Origins.I thought it would be like Mass Effect, and it was but everything seemed sub par.The voice acting, the characters, the combat was somewhat fun but got redundant.It is kind of like a throw back to the classic RPGs so I could see why people would like it, but I think I will stick with The Elder Scrolls for my RPG fix.
#5 Posted by MephistOMG (28 posts) -

yea I loved Mass Effect 2, and I just assumed, having never played the first Dragon Age, that this game would be comparable.  But I was was wrong.  The visuals are great and the combat is ok, but the pacing of the story is just too slow for me.  I hate doing boring quests over and over.

#6 Edited by StarvingGamer (8150 posts) -

So rather than talking to NPCs or killing enemies you want quests that... require you to drive a car? Match 3? Execute a perfect Statue of Liberty play?
 
I'm really not sure what you were expecting.
 
EDIT: I mean, ALL YOU DID in ME1/2 was talk to dudes and kill guys. Like... what?

#7 Edited by thehuntsmen5434 (427 posts) -

yea do not base this game off the fact you liked Mass Effect 2.   That would be an awful assumption.  Science fiction does not equal Fantasy.  That's like loving Star Wars and getting the bright idea to try Lord of the Rings.
 
People more of less usually just fall in love with the ownership of characters.  As in World of Warcraft, Fallout 3, or Oblivion.  Imo those games didnt have great stories either, but hell if I didn't have a ton of fun with all of them.

#8 Edited by Eversor (26 posts) -

You can break down every RPG into four types of quests - kill, fetch, talk to and escort. Mix and match all kinds of bells and whistles, but the main ingredients will always be the same. You might as well just stop playing games, if you find those activities boring, because that's what they revolve around.

#9 Posted by MephistOMG (28 posts) -

In ME2 the talking and killing was interesting and motivated me to keep playing.  In DA2, it's boring and cliche. And the over-arching storyline just feels stupid to me.

#10 Edited by thehuntsmen5434 (427 posts) -

Yea the giant Robot you fought at the end of ME2 wasn't cliche.  No story is without cliches.
 
Its almost unfair to compare this game to ME2 anyways, since that game was pretty amazing.  Might as well compare every game to it.  I didn't think  Bulletstorm had a very developed story, it was just shooting, ME2 had everything.
 
 
Whatever

#11 Posted by StarvingGamer (8150 posts) -

This just in: shooting people with guns in video games is not cliche!

#12 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

So it sounds like you've realized that RPGs, in general, aren't for you. That's cool. Move on to new and exciting things!

#13 Posted by ShadowofIntent (288 posts) -
@thehuntsmen5434:  I love both Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, just sayin......
#14 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

Aaaaaww shit... There is $60, wasted. My copy didn't even arrive yet... I wonder if I can still cancel..

#15 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5228 posts) -

It seems like you just don't like fantasy RPGs

#16 Posted by ChristianCastillo (1178 posts) -
@Jayross said:
" Aaaaaww shit... There is $60, wasted. My copy didn't even arrive yet... I wonder if I can still cancel.. "
are you serious?
#17 Posted by Enigma777 (6071 posts) -
@MephistOMG said:
" yea I loved Mass Effect 2, and I just assumed, having never played the first Dragon Age, that this game would be comparable.  But I was was wrong.  The visuals are great and the combat is ok, but the pacing of the story is just too slow for me.  I hate doing boring quests over and over. "
Well there's your problem right there. 
#18 Posted by LiquidPrince (15911 posts) -
@MephistOMG said:
" The story is retarded and the quests are the same old cliche, written by a ten year old,
The story in a BIOWARE game is retarded? All right then... I have to go to a doctor now because my eye rolled into the back if my head.
#19 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5228 posts) -
@LiquidPrince said:
" @MephistOMG said:
" The story is retarded and the quests are the same old cliche, written by a ten year old,
The story in a BIOWARE game is retarded? All right then... I have to go to a doctor now because my eye rolled into the back if my head. "
Visit them Bioware Drs and they shall cure you.
#20 Posted by onyxghost (306 posts) -

It ain't your thing. That is all.

#21 Posted by JeanLuc (3579 posts) -

Man I'm the exact opposite. I can't put this game down.

#22 Posted by FlyingRat (1446 posts) -

I haven't played 2 yet, but i liked the first Dragon Age more than i liked Mass Effect 2.

#23 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@ChristianCastillo said:

" @Jayross said:

" Aaaaaww shit... There is $60, wasted. My copy didn't even arrive yet... I wonder if I can still cancel.. "
are you serious? "
I really hope he's not being serious..
#24 Posted by Yummylee (21506 posts) -

lol ah the 5 hour mark. In Origins that was when you only just had the world map opened up to you. 

#25 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

  This thread made my day.
 
(cool. busted 1000 posts. Even better. :) )

#26 Posted by BSchneider30 (58 posts) -
@ShadowofIntent:  I've always said that Star Wars is more a fantasy story set in space than a sci-fi story.  On topic, I just played Dragon Age 2 for about two hours, and so far I'm loving it.  I didn't play the first because my pc can't run it, and the console versions supposedly didn't run that well.  I've never really been into RPGs, but I love Mass Effect  and I picked this up on the strength of Bioware's name.  I'm pleasantly surprised at how much I'm into it so far.  Not that I thought it would be bad mind you, just not what I am typically into.
#27 Posted by haffy (673 posts) -

I like the game. If you find you self trying to rush through a game like this it's obviously going to be boring. I thought ME2 was kind of boring so I rushed through it, so it probaly ruined the experiance for me. Also you can make anything sound dumb and simple by summing it up in a few words.

#28 Posted by detectivepbert (262 posts) -

I am torn as to whether or not to get this game.  The first game seemed great but just performed sooo poorly on the PS3 starting maybe 30 minutes into the game that I found it to be technically unplayable.   It seems this time around the console versions are technically more capable of running smoothly, but also that the game itself may be more action-oriented and/or "dumbed-down" compared to DAO?   I'm willing to give DA2 a shot *IF* people can speak to its playability on the PS3.  

#29 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5228 posts) -
@murphyjammer said:
" @ShadowofIntent:  I've always said that Star Wars is more a fantasy story set in space than a sci-fi story.  "
So have I but some people won't believe me.  Please believe me!
#30 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -
@GrandHarrier said:
" Probably because the game is actually rather amazing. I too put in about 5 hours and I really wish I didn't have to go to bed before work tonight. Absolutely enjoying the combat, the characters, and the story threads that are beginning to form. "
This but I've played for 7 hours today.
#31 Posted by rosebud04 (360 posts) -
@MephistOMG said:
 written by a ten year old.
Done.
#32 Posted by haffy (673 posts) -
@detectivepbert said:
" I am torn as to whether or not to get this game.  The first game seemed great but just performed sooo poorly on the PS3 starting maybe 30 minutes into the game that I found it to be technically unplayable.   It seems this time around the console versions are technically more capable of running smoothly, but also that the game itself may be more action-oriented and/or "dumbed-down" compared to DAO?   I'm willing to give DA2 a shot *IF* people can speak to its playability on the PS3.   "
I don't think it's dumbed down. The only thing I can think of that may be dumbed down or I just havn't found one yet is the codex quests that were easy to miss. But your party is still dumb as shit unless you tell them what to do or set their tactics. I don't think I had to reload many times on origins because of how easy it was on hard. Hard on this game is actually hard though. I think friendly fire is only in nightmare. But I have no idea how I would be able to get through that without having to pause every few seconds.
#33 Posted by The_Hiro_Abides (1261 posts) -

I'm about 3 hours into DA2 and I think it's pretty good. It's about what I expected and the combat moves quicker. Liking DA games is about the minutia and the experience of talking to npcs. 
 
I love ME2 but when you sum it up it basically devolves to "Hey I'm collecting dudes, and yeah I shoot some collectors!" The first ME had a bigger overarching plot. The second game was more grandiose and had a lot of cool set piece moments.

#34 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1044 posts) -

It isn't Mass Effect 2 in terms of being a 'blockbuster' sequel, lets just say that.
 
It's actually similar to Knights of the Old Republic 2. Great gameplay in most areas but with a really bland, forgettable storyline and an entire cast of yawn-inspiring characters.
 
It's Diet Coke.

#35 Posted by Hunkulese (2699 posts) -

Why would you pay $60 on a game you know nothing about?

#36 Posted by Erebus (52 posts) -
@ShadowofIntent said:
" @thehuntsmen5434:  I love both Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, just sayin...... "
This.
 
And I also regard Star Wars as Space Fantasy.
 
To me, Science Fiction is based on our planet's possible futures and our timeline of history. Star Wars is in another galaxy altogether.
#37 Posted by Commisar123 (1791 posts) -
@MephistOMG:
sounds to me more like your just impatient its supposed to be kinda slow
#38 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

I didn't know where to post this, but this thread seems like as good of a place as any. 
 
The user review section on Metacritic is currently at 3.8, while the critic metascore is 83. I just thought that was funny. It's probably just a lot of angry people who feel the need to yell RUINED FOREVER, because they have nothing better to do.

#39 Posted by TheChaos (1158 posts) -

This is what happens when you advertise a game as something it isn't in an attempt to get a wider audience.

#40 Posted by EmptyApartment (140 posts) -

nope i am loving it, sucks i have to go to work so early so tempting to just stay up in play :(

#41 Posted by HydraHam (1338 posts) -

Boring? i guess it isn't your thing, out of the last maybe 5 major releases (black ops, bulletstorm, killzone 3 etc.) i have had the most fun with this and i can see myself easily putting 100+ hours in it as where i put about 6-8 hours in each of those games then sold them.

#42 Edited by AnnouncerGXZ (702 posts) -

gameplay is horrible. i guess its for hardcore nerds that can take the slow, boredom gameplay. im more like a rushy rush kind of player like boom! headshot! and racing and ramming and uppercut someone in the jaw and ofcourse fastly button mash in bayonetta while having eye candy at the same time.

#43 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11626 posts) -

Clearly, someone isn't into RPGs. Not that that's a bad thing, but what were you expecting from the sequel of a throwback to classical CRPGs like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale? Contrary to popular belief it's still pretty similar to the first game in terms of it being a RPG with tactical pause combat. Personally, I'm around 5 hours in and I think it's pretty amazing.  Not sure if I can compare it to Origins yet, because the tone is so weirdly different at times, but I'm liking where they are going so far with the opening scenario being straight out of Baldur's Gate II.

#44 Edited by AnnouncerGXZ (702 posts) -

hell i even prefer gameplay from dark alliance over this.

#45 Posted by rybrad (143 posts) -
@StarvingGamer said:
" Execute a perfect Statue of Liberty play? "
Now that would be an awesome quest!
#46 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -
@AnnouncerGXZ said:
" gameplay is horrible. i guess its for hardcore nerds that can take the slow, boredom gameplay. im more like a rushy rush kind of player like boom! headshot! and racing and ramming and uppercut someone in the jaw and ofcourse fastly button mash in bayonetta while having eye candy at the same time. "
You are a horrible person.
#47 Posted by DriveupLife (913 posts) -
@MephistOMG: 
Take it a little slower. The quests you're doing are not "go get wolf pelts", they mean something to someone. That's the motivation: helping companions, getting loot, or doing the right thing makes you want to keep playing.
#48 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3782 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater: Was the first part of the demo not the opening of the game?  Or are you referring to Varic's situation being like the beginning of Baldur's Gate 2?
#49 Posted by juice8367 (443 posts) -
@onyxghost said:
" It ain't your thing. That is all. "
#50 Edited by project343 (2818 posts) -
@MephistOMG said:

" In ME2 the talking and killing was interesting and motivated me to keep playing.  In DA2, it's boring and cliche. And the over-arching storyline just feels stupid to me. "

Dragon Age has always had a much slower pace than both Mass Effect games. In Mass Effect (particularly in 2), you're always shoved into the next mission. There's little time for character development, or soaking in the world. Now, don't get me wrong: I loves me some Mass Effect, two of my favourite games ever. But you're playing two completely different games for two completely different reasons. 
 
Hell, there are quests in Dragon Age II that have you go and ensure that your companions are comfortably settled in their new home. Which are, so far, some of my favourite moments in this game. But then again, I'm a sane person. I play BioWare games for the only proper reason: their characters.

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