Nottle's forum posts
" Shit, I must have played a different Dragon Age: Origins to some people on here. I don't remember this vibrant, colourful world they played in, I don't remember the amazing UI and menu they had and I don't remember the out of this world combat. I remember the world being pretty brown and uninteresting, I remember the UI being a piece of crap that needed modding to be usable and I remember the combat being a tad slow and monotonous. But then again the main reason I've played 138 hours of Dragon Age is because I loved the story, the characters and RPG aspects of the game. Something that people seem to be forgetting is that none of the parts that made the first game great have been show. All these people who are now cancelling their pre-orders because a camera angle and minor changes to the combat clearly didn't enjoy the first game at all because they could see past these minor changes/annoyances and want to play the game for it's main appeal. The story. Then again what the fuck would you bitch and moan about then. DLC and pre-order bonuses probably. "Can you say that from the demo the game is any less brown? The start is a giant brown field. At least DAO had some detail to some areas. But then again, i've seen very little of DA2's environments. combat is just as slow, there is now just more flash (not necisarily a good thing) and less shuffling (a good thing). The new dialogue system is probably my least favorite change they've made and that deals with how i'll play the story which i agree is the best part of dragon age.
I love the dwarves. I'll miss Oghren, but Varric seems alright. I hate how he'll only carry that crossbow though. I'm all for dwarves being rogues, but it's strange. He's probably the character I'm most interested in seeing other than Anders.
My uncle, Private. Anders, was a wizard in vietnam. Couldn't even tell what language the natives were speaking, could have been Swedish, could have been dalish. Or he just did a lot of lyrium at the time. He said things just fade d together and it was fucked up.
The new combat is neat gameplay wise, but the way people say that the new art style is better seems off to me. Dragon Age Origins was dark, maybe a little generic art wise, but the story and setting had a lot of heart. Instead of keeping it set in the same gritty setting but fixing it so there is less LoTR influence they seem to have made it feel kinda like an JRPG. All the party members are hot, even the mom, but other people look a little more simple and less polished. Flemeth now has crazy hair and armor and you move super fast in combat. I totally understand the need to elimnate the shuffling, the way you enter combat and the way everything felt smooth is great, i just feel like there needs to be some weight to the characters. Now they are acting like ninja.
Also, I'd argue that elves look more generic now than they did before. Now they are more slender and pretty, the way elves always are.