Long Suspected Dragon Age 3 Now Has Subtitle

#151 Posted by Xaviersx (157 posts) -

I enjoyed DA2 enough to buy DA1 and its Awakenings, and maybe not having much of a history with these game types (I never finished Neverwinter...), I can say I'm looking forward to DA3. I would hope for even deeper opportunities to interact with my companions as well as a deep, rich story. I'm still kinda torn over the events in 2, but that's just my starting point so its got more of a hold on me.

#152 Posted by Clonedzero (4091 posts) -

ill give them the benefit of the doubt. obviously i'll want to see more of this, but it could be good. DA2 had alot of cool stuff in it, it was just rushed. ME3 was pretty amazing until the ending.

i mean, i dont think they'lll make the same mistakes, DA2 is infamous for its flaws, almost a joke in the gaming community, so i think they'll try alot harder this time around.

#153 Posted by PSNgamesun (394 posts) -

I really dont get all the Bioware hate. I liked the ME series thought it was the best this generation of consoles and DA:O was perfect aside from them graphics it was perfect. Their only flaw is DA2(never played that star wars mmo) and even that game is not a total shit game; i mean compare that to duke nukam and it looks like a fucking masterpiece lmao.

#154 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

@ChrisTaran said:

Can't say I'm looking forward to this.

#155 Posted by Socialone (202 posts) -

If this one lets go of the preset name/race and the stupid dialogue wheel I might give it a chance.

#156 Posted by Irvandus (2818 posts) -

HOPE NEVER DIES

#157 Posted by RedCream (704 posts) -

I can wait until 2015 just to experience something like DA:O again.

#158 Posted by LikeaSsur (1495 posts) -

.....So.....I hated Origins, and like Dragon Age II. But I realize I'm in the minority, and we'll probably see something close to Origins. If they know what they're doing, that is.

#159 Posted by stinky (1543 posts) -
@Viking_Funeral said:

@triviaman09 said:

I loved DA2. Yeah, the lack of different environments wasn't great but I didn't feel like the mechanics were significantly watered-down from the original. I had a lot of fun with the gameplay and I thought Bioware crafted some great characters and did some really interesting things with narrative that you don't see in many other games. Kirkwall may be the only place you go in that game, but by the end of it, it's not the same city.

Kirkwall didn't change in a single noticeable way.

At all.

sometimes it was night, sometimes it was day. 
  
alternate answer, by the end of the game 10 robbers came out to attack instead of 5 at the beginning.
#160 Posted by aznjon12 (188 posts) -

I've kept myself pure with only playing Origins, so I have nothing but high hopes for this.

#161 Edited by P_Pigly_Hogswine (102 posts) -

I'll only play this if they can promise 35ft ceilings in all rooms and broom cupboards.

#162 Posted by Zippedbinders (983 posts) -

No one will ever be happy, because video games are serious business, right guys?

#163 Edited by Godlyawesomeguy (6386 posts) -

Dragon Age: Origins was faaaaantastic! Dragon Age II......well, I'm not finished with that quite yet, if that's any indication, but it's pretty good too. I'm hoping that Dragon Age III take on more of the elements of the original than its immediate fore bearer.

EDIT: I do really like the subtitle.

#164 Posted by Mabui (63 posts) -

Dragon age 3, more like Dragon age Pee ammirite?! ...  
 
In my opinion, Dragon Age 2 played better then Dragon Age Origins.  The writing was noticeably worse, especially when it came to the choices.  Also, the battles weren't meaningful, you just wiped out wave after wave after wave of people rather then running into memorable battles at any point. 
 
Mass Effect 3 was fun, the ending was a mess, and their solution was sort of blind to the complaints.  I enjoyed the game, just the conclusion sucked the desire to play again out of me, which is sad.  
 
In the end, it'll be a wait and see for Dragon age 3.

#165 Posted by CaptRocketblaze (173 posts) -

I skipped Origins and took a shot on 2. I enjoyed it, probably because I didn't have expectations going in. Lucky for me, I don't have super high expectations for 3, so I'm ready to jump in whenever they release it... Then I'll hate it because it's not like 2.

#166 Posted by 07ron (30 posts) -

Origins was a great game. DA2 was disappointing but still decent.

Fingers crossed for the 3rd installment. It could be an amazing game. *Positive Energies*

#167 Posted by Bribo (592 posts) -

I'll wait till it comes out, then I'll read some reviews.

If it reviews well, maybe I'll buy it and play all the way through. Then I might post an opinion about it on the internet.

But not before.

#168 Posted by Senno (74 posts) -

Can't wait! I love the Dragon Age games!

#169 Posted by Elwoodan (757 posts) -

Hopefully they can actually craft the "adult fantasy world" they pushed so had with the first two games, compared to heavier stuff like the Witcher the DA games always felt a bit childish and black and white. (not that the witcher is immune to "MAN THAT'S ONE FUCKED UP SCENARIO, HUH?" syndrome.)

After playing the Walking Dead games, I would love an RPG with a similar system of choices/morality, games seem to get stuck in this rut where either the choices are straight good/evil, or every choice is completely terrible. sometimes things ARE gonna work out ok, and sometimes they wont; more developers need to see that.

#170 Posted by Slag (3995 posts) -

The premise sounds pretty promising actually. Orlais should be a good setting

A little odd to be on the Inquisitor side, especially given the connotations that has had in European history.

I'm cautiously optimistic.

#171 Posted by JasonR86 (9608 posts) -

I wonder what this game is going to be about...

#172 Posted by RetroVirus (1457 posts) -

I wonder if Bioware even can go back to the Origins format. It seems almost everyone wants them to, but would they be up to that challenge? I don't know. I certainly hope they can.

#173 Posted by TheChaos (1158 posts) -

Bioware: 1 step forward, 30 steps back.

#174 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

If it's building off the story of 2 they already fucked up.

#175 Edited by ScreamingGhost (213 posts) -

I enjoyed DA 2 more then DA 1 there I said it. Though that's not to say DA 2 didn't have flaws like to many of the same zone reuse but I preferred how it was streamlined in some regards. The scope of the first was much better and had far more variety but I enjoyed the combat much more in DA2. The art design of DA2 was also much better and more distinct. Hopefully they take what was great about both versions and find a medium between the two. Allowing those that want more customization and control and the option for others to stream line things they don't care about.

#176 Posted by ScreamingGhost (213 posts) -

@Adaurin: Bioware tends to have better characters then stories. Mass Effect is just Ancient Aliens gonna kill everybody and DA 1 was your the chosen one! I kid, though for me Bioware has always had interesting characters that make me care about the universe that I'm in. I do however agree with you that the story for DA 2 could have been better.

#177 Posted by probablytuna (3534 posts) -

Well I liked Dragon Age II from what I played of it.

#178 Posted by arch4non (443 posts) -

@probablytuna said:

Well I liked Dragon Age II from what I played of it.

You can hand in your gamer card at the door on your way out.

Online
#179 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

@arch4non said:

@probablytuna said:

Well I liked Dragon Age II from what I played of it.

You can hand in your gamer card at the door on your way out.

And you should be promoted to troll rank 2.

#180 Posted by welshguy (40 posts) -

Loved the story of Dragon Age Origins, did not like one little bit the gameplay. Prefered the gameplay of dragon age 2 over the story. So a happy blending of the two would be nice.

#181 Posted by Funkydupe (3311 posts) -

@TheChaos: Trying to please everyone with the same game can backfire on them, yes.

#182 Posted by Rox360 (1045 posts) -

I don't... Why do the first and third games have subtitles but the second has just a number? Could they simply not think of anything to say about DA2, or is DA3 so shallow that they felt they needed to reintroduce a subtitle to make it seem flashier? I'm okay with the first product in a series having a subtitle and the rest having numbers. Previous experience with the Halo franchise has taught me that it makes it much easier to search the Internet for things solely relating to the first game. But past that, it's perfectly okay to just use numbers. Or subtitles. Or possibly both, for extreme clarity. It just seems odd to have a trilogy going where the middle part has no name of its own...

You know, Fellowship of the Ring, LotR 2 and Return of the King. That's catchy.

#183 Posted by mordukai (7133 posts) -

@StarvingGamer said:

I can't wait. DA2 and ME3 were great games, despite what the sheeple might try to tell you.

As a stand alone game DA2 is fine but as a sequel to DAO then it doesn't have a leg to stand on. I've said t before and I'll say it again. Bioware kinda shot themselves in the foot when they decided to name it DA2 because then gamer's expectation were set pretty high considering how loved DAO is (to this day it remains Bioware's most successful game) so you can't really blame people for lashing out when they discovered they did not get the game they hoped for.

I also bet you that DA2 was not the initial name for the game but some egghead in PR thought to capitalize on the DAO name. They could have easily named it Dragon Age: Kirkwall or Chronicles of Kirkwall, treat it as a spinoff while they work on a proper DAO sequel. That would have saved them a whole lot of shit storm.

#184 Posted by John1912 (1827 posts) -

Still never finished DA2. Sad EA butchered it.....

#185 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1733 posts) -

@ScreamingGhost said:

@Adaurin: Bioware tends to have better characters then stories. Mass Effect is just Ancient Aliens gonna kill everybody and DA 1 was your the chosen one! I kid, though for me Bioware has always had interesting characters that make me care about the universe that I'm in. I do however agree with you that the story for DA 2 could have been better.

DA 1 is more of a complete copy of The Night's Watch and the Others from 'A Song of Ice and Fire.' (Or 'Game of Thrones' if you only know the HBO show.) You weren't 'the one,' so much as 'one of the few remaining' who could take out the Others. Sorry... the Darkspawn.

#186 Edited by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

@Rox360 said:

I don't... Why do the first and third games have subtitles but the second has just a number? Could they simply not think of anything to say about DA2, or is DA3 so shallow that they felt they needed to reintroduce a subtitle to make it seem flashier? I'm okay with the first product in a series having a subtitle and the rest having numbers. Previous experience with the Halo franchise has taught me that it makes it much easier to search the Internet for things solely relating to the first game. But past that, it's perfectly okay to just use numbers. Or subtitles. Or possibly both, for extreme clarity. It just seems odd to have a trilogy going where the middle part has no name of its own...

You know, Fellowship of the Ring, LotR 2 and Return of the King. That's catchy.

Considering the original game was simply called Dragon Age for a very long time makes that even worse. The Origin subtitle was slapped on pretty late and I assumed it was so inevitable sequels could also have subtitles, making it feel like one long running series, like Lord of the Rings. Just calling the sequel "Dragon Age 2" made no sense and it's pretty clear the team who made the original game had very little to do with the design process.

@mordukai said:

I also bet you that DA2 was not the initial name for the game but some egghead in PR thought to capitalize on the DAO name. They could have easily named it Dragon Age: Kirkwall or Chronicles of Kirkwall, treat it as a spinoff while they work on a proper DAO sequel. That would have saved them a whole lot of shit storm.

Spot on. It was originally called Dragon Age: Exodus and it seems like it was planned as more of a spin-off/expansion originally, which makes a lot of sense in hindsight. It should have never claimed to be a sequel.

#187 Posted by HH (599 posts) -

if EA was left alone in a room with your baby.......... would you be afraid?

#188 Posted by NicksCorner (410 posts) -

Im gonna wait for reviews on this.

#189 Posted by Fearbeard (824 posts) -

Hopefully they keep the gameplay improvements from part 2, but bring back a more compelling world to explore with few recycled maps. They certainly had more time to work on this then they did part 2.

#190 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5137 posts) -

Despite its problems I really enjoyed DA2, can't wait for 3!

#191 Posted by JuggaloAcidman (272 posts) -

Dragon Age 2 was of such low quality it was impossible for me to play. I'm still angry about Dragon Age 2! The graphics were some of the worst I've seen this gen. Cameo, a fucking 360 lauch title, looked better then DA 2!

#192 Posted by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind Hrm... Origins... Exodus...

Dragon Age 3: Leviticus?
#193 Posted by EchoEcho (815 posts) -

As someone who enjoyed both DA:O and DAII, I am very much looking forward to this. I have faith it'll be a more complete game than DAII was, what with the longer development time, and the new engine they're building using Frostbite 2 as a basis should mean it's up to par in the graphics department. Granted, I think the art design helped DAII look better than it might have otherwise; DA:O on the other hand was many things, but a great looker wasn't one of them.

So long as BioWare finds the proper balance of the best aspects of both games, DAIII could easily be the best in the series.

#194 Posted by ScreamingGhost (213 posts) -

@Viking_Funeral said:

@ScreamingGhost said:

@Adaurin: Bioware tends to have better characters then stories. Mass Effect is just Ancient Aliens gonna kill everybody and DA 1 was your the chosen one! I kid, though for me Bioware has always had interesting characters that make me care about the universe that I'm in. I do however agree with you that the story for DA 2 could have been better.

DA 1 is more of a complete copy of The Night's Watch and the Others from 'A Song of Ice and Fire.' (Or 'Game of Thrones' if you only know the HBO show.) You weren't 'the one,' so much as 'one of the few remaining' who could take out the Others. Sorry... the Darkspawn.

Good point.

#195 Posted by Dan_CiTi (3171 posts) -

DA2 would been better if it was just a spin-off, not a sequel to DA:O which it pales in comparison too. DA2 was alright, but at the end of the day kind of a mess compared to the first game which was a masterpiece. Hopefully they have their heads on straight with this one. 

#196 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3738 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

@Rox360 said:

I don't... Why do the first and third games have subtitles but the second has just a number? Could they simply not think of anything to say about DA2, or is DA3 so shallow that they felt they needed to reintroduce a subtitle to make it seem flashier? I'm okay with the first product in a series having a subtitle and the rest having numbers. Previous experience with the Halo franchise has taught me that it makes it much easier to search the Internet for things solely relating to the first game. But past that, it's perfectly okay to just use numbers. Or subtitles. Or possibly both, for extreme clarity. It just seems odd to have a trilogy going where the middle part has no name of its own...

You know, Fellowship of the Ring, LotR 2 and Return of the King. That's catchy.

Considering the original game was simply called Dragon Age for a very long time makes that even worse. The Origin subtitle was slapped on pretty late and I assumed it was so inevitable sequels could also have subtitles, making it feel like one long running series, like Lord of the Rings. Just calling the sequel "Dragon Age 2" made no sense and it's pretty clear the team who made the original game had very little to do with the design process.

@mordukai said:

I also bet you that DA2 was not the initial name for the game but some egghead in PR thought to capitalize on the DAO name. They could have easily named it Dragon Age: Kirkwall or Chronicles of Kirkwall, treat it as a spinoff while they work on a proper DAO sequel. That would have saved them a whole lot of shit storm.

Spot on. It was originally called Dragon Age: Exodus and it seems like it was planned as more of a spin-off/expansion originally, which makes a lot of sense in hindsight. It should have never claimed to be a sequel.

The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, The Curse of Monkey Island

Escape from Monkey Island, Tales of Monkey Island

The only other example I can think of. And Monkey Island 2's title STILL annoys my OCD.

#197 Posted by Rox360 (1045 posts) -
@Wrighteous86 said:

The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, The Curse of Monkey Island

Escape from Monkey Island, Tales of Monkey Island

The only other example I can think of. And Monkey Island 2's title STILL annoys my OCD.

This... this explains so much... 

Every time something reminds me of Monkey Island, I do a little mental dance where I try to remind myself how many games are in that series and which came out when, and I never feel like I quite got it right. I finally understand that I kept forgetting about the second game! Man... that's.. a weird sort of relief...
#198 Posted by jakob187 (21642 posts) -

BREAKING NEWS: Patrick Klepek will be referenced by some random sites as confirming Dragon Age 3 on next-gen platforms.

#199 Posted by Namekaze_Minato (22 posts) -

DA2 had Acceptable story but crappy environmental graphics. My decisions seemed to have little impact on the overall ending; I was hoping for more revelations about the God Child (aka Morrigan's child) and its role in the future events. As mentioned by Bioware the third game will be about "Saving the World from itself" I am assuming that there will be a new character; who will either facilitate the growing hostilities or mitigate them. 
 
I still get the feeling that DA3 Inquisition will set the stage for a new trilogy focused on a new Character (hoping God Baby); who will unite the people of different origins under a new rule (preferably his/her's). For instance, if MC is a mage he/she could become the Archaeon(ruling regent) of the Teventer Imperium. Or the MC could rule the Grey Wardens by becoming the First Warden; simillarly the MC could be leader of multiple factions and then give priority of one faction over others.    

#200 Posted by Blackout62 (1328 posts) -

I do propose this game be abbreviated as "DAIIII".

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