Yea, DA2 is shit. Still haven't even bothered to finish it. Bioware has been on a bit of a slide for a long time imo, but EA has really sent it into the toilet.
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Alright ... I consider myself a Bioware fanboy. I loved DA:O (finished it 4 times, Awakenings 2 times), I loved Mass Effect 1+2 and I loved everything else they did (Jade Empire etc.)
I don't think its fair to completely hate on Dragon Age 2 considering that what it got right was far better than many other games in the same genre. It clearly could have used more structure and content. However if the reviews for 3 come claiming "more of the same" its very possible I won't even touch it.
While true, I think its a severe case of the bad far-outweighing the good, and whatever it did right can't be forgiven because of the level of crap piled in on top of it. I know what you mean though, some shitty games I've played have done things better than triple A titles, but as they suck in all other areas, they end up just flat out failing and being hated. DA2 had some ok ideas, but they were under explored, being left instead to curl up under the filth that amassed on top of them, as they wept softly to themselves, until the suffocated and died.
I think the hate comes with the territory, they took an idea that made Bioware's best selling game, and then warped it. Had they done a spin-off game like AC: Brotherhood, it could be forgiven, but this lies inside the Canon and can't be retconned without some amount of painstaking writing...or a written apology from Bioware with a picture of them burning the corpses of the devs behind DA2...either way seems good to me :D
OT: I hope they do well with this game, but I doubt I'll be buying it on day one. Unless they show some gameplay and bring out a demo that has some actual content in it that isn't superficial, people will always have doubts, and that can only hurt the chances of selling a game like they used to.
@dreDREb13 said:There was actually an interview in which one of the devs flat-out stated that they would not go back to the original formula for DAIII. :| I didn't jump to conclusions, I based it off of fact.Fucking Dragon Age II... One of the worst games I've played. It's nice to know they're rushing out a third one to cash in again. The worst part is that they're sticking with the changes they made in Dragon Age II. If you fuck up Mass Effect, your end will be final, Bioware.Woah woah woah, hold the goddamn phone. Dragon Age 2 is one of the worst games you have ever played? How many games do you actually play? Also, how the hell do you they're sticking with the changes? They haven't even formally announced it yet. Fucking people jumping to conclusions all the time.....
And yes, I do find this game to be among the worst. Dumbed-down RPG elements, horrible characters, horrible story, horrible ending, horrible pacing, horrible setting, horrible re-use of environments, horrible combat, horrible quests, characters that seem to want to jump your cock any time you make one flirtatious comment towards them, and then that ending. Oh... Oh, dear god, that ending.
I was okay with the game at first, but when I kept playing to realize it was all the same shit over and over, and then I wasn't even given the satisfaction of a good ending, that sealed the deal with this game.
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