Dragon Age II's coming!

I can't believe the sequel to Dragon Age: Origins is coming so fast! I thought DAO was great. The only problem was the combat. I guess I am more of the hack and slash kind of gamer, but gameplay videos have shown me a better combat type. The combat in Dragon Age II is faster and more brutal. It's gorier than it's predecessor (I likes!). The new dialog  wheel is another great addition. I like to make decisions on the game based on my own judgement, so this will help me more. The new art style is kinda weird because it's more stylized and is not as gritty and dark as its predecessor. With all the new improvements, I'm really looking forward to Dragon Age II. Feel free to share your demo experiences in the comment box..

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Posted by overlord_ofthedeadXD

I can't believe the sequel to Dragon Age: Origins is coming so fast! I thought DAO was great. The only problem was the combat. I guess I am more of the hack and slash kind of gamer, but gameplay videos have shown me a better combat type. The combat in Dragon Age II is faster and more brutal. It's gorier than it's predecessor (I likes!). The new dialog  wheel is another great addition. I like to make decisions on the game based on my own judgement, so this will help me more. The new art style is kinda weird because it's more stylized and is not as gritty and dark as its predecessor. With all the new improvements, I'm really looking forward to Dragon Age II. Feel free to share your demo experiences in the comment box..

Posted by xyzygy

I'm really excited too. Tuesday can't come fast enough. I hear it's more like Mass Effect which is a huge plus to me.

Posted by ReyGitano

Personally I'm not a fan of either the original or this new combat system. The old one felt slow, and the new system feels like it moves oddly fast for something that takes so long to kill an opponent. 
That being said, I find both systems tolerable enough that I think I'll be able to play Dragon Age II for what I really enjoy; the fiction, voice work, and art. Also, loot. Lots of loot.

Posted by SuperSambo

I bought the first recently it it had really slowed down and become a chore. The combat is really boring and the friendly ai plain sucks, while the story seems to be do this go here, here and here then go kill him. There is no mystery.

Posted by RedRoach
@SuperSambo: How did the AI in DA:O suck? You could not only directly control them and give them exact orders on spells, position etc, but you also had the tactics menu which allowed you to set up multiple scenario's and have the AI react exactly when you wanted to. For example you could have a mage cast heal whenever a certain party member was below %25 health,  You could get than tank to use taunt as soon s the mage got aggro, and have your rogue use whirlwind whenever he was surrounded. I don't see how the AI can suck when you are in full control of it.
Posted by chrissedoff
@SuperSambo said:
" I bought the first recently it it had really slowed down and become a chore. The combat is really boring and the friendly ai plain sucks, while the story seems to be do this go here, here and here then go kill him. There is no mystery. "
you can edit the friendly a.i. scripts.
Posted by fullmetal5550

I am hoping that Gamestop has a midnight release for DAII. I have been waiting for this game ever since it was teased in Dragon Age Origins: Awakening.

Posted by Flaboere

To bad I'm in europe with the stupid firday-releases, I don't even understand it, I never noticed wich day any game came out, and to me it wouldn't matter if it was friday or tuesday.

Posted by SuperSambo
@chrissedoff
@SuperSambo said:
" I bought the first recently it it had really slowed down and become a chore. The combat is really boring and the friendly ai plain sucks, while the story seems to be do this go here, here and here then go kill him. There is no mystery. "
you can edit the friendly a.i. scripts.
I didn't know that, ill check it out. Should make it a lot less frustrating.
Posted by Tearhead
@SuperSambo said:
" @chrissedoff
@SuperSambo said:
" I bought the first recently it it had really slowed down and become a chore. The combat is really boring and the friendly ai plain sucks, while the story seems to be do this go here, here and here then go kill him. There is no mystery. "
you can edit the friendly a.i. scripts.
I didn't know that, ill check it out. Should make it a lot less frustrating. "
Yeah, I micromanage the shit out of my party. When I played Origins, my battle strategy was this: rush in and gather agro with warrior, pause, set up everyone's skills, switch to mage and juggle their healing and damage spells. Oh, and if there's an enemy mage, KILL THAT FUCKER FAST!
Posted by Brians

I'm very excited for tuesday as well. To pass the time I am going to try and finish dead space 2

Posted by McGhee

I really don't understand the people complaining about Origin's combat. It is exactly like KOTOR's and that game is rightly considered one of the greatest RPGs of all time. 
 
That being said, I'm still looking forward to this change in the combat, but the older way would've been fine with me too.

Posted by Yummylee

March in general is going to be a suweeet month. Dragon Age 2, then Yakuza 4 a few days after!

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Posted by lclay
@Tearhead said:
" @SuperSambo said:
" @chrissedoff
@SuperSambo said:
" I bought the first recently it it had really slowed down and become a chore. The combat is really boring and the friendly ai plain sucks, while the story seems to be do this go here, here and here then go kill him. There is no mystery. "
you can edit the friendly a.i. scripts.
I didn't know that, ill check it out. Should make it a lot less frustrating. "
Yeah, I micromanage the shit out of my party. When I played Origins, my battle strategy was this: rush in and gather agro with warrior, pause, set up everyone's skills, switch to mage and juggle their healing and damage spells. Oh, and if there's an enemy mage, KILL THAT FUCKER FAST! "
Rule number one for fantasy RPGs: KILL THE FUCKING MAGE FIRST! 
 
I've been watching my housemate play through DA:O over the last few days and he has yet to fully grasp this concept and it has lead to some rather messy defeats. hahaha.
Posted by Unchained

I can't wait for this game. I took like a week off work after release day just so I can immerse myself.  

Posted by azrailx

doa combat was perfect on pc, it was quite difficult even on normal 
combat seems fun in doa2, if a little fast so that tactics lose out a little

Posted by overlord_ofthedeadXD
@xyzygy: That's what's got me pumped too! I loved Mass Effect 2 to death. :D
Posted by Mike76x
@overlord_ofthedeadXD:  The combat threw me off too, I bought DA:O just a few months ago without knowing anything about it.
I got a great deal on the Ultimate edition and I know I like Bioware stuff so why not.  
I'm on my third playthrough, with 4 achievements left and only just yesterday did I realize that I still button-mash.
My character is sitting there saying "Ok" "I'm on it" "Yes" "Ok" "I'm trying" "yes" and I finally figured out why. 
Posted by amir90

I loved the combat in DA:O made me use some tactics, not saying DA:O2 has awful gameplay, but it seems like fun.

Posted by NoCookiesForYou

In Europe they release it on Friday. Seriously i can't wait to get my hands on this game.

Posted by TheDudeOfGaming
@xyzygy: You offend me sir,i challenge you to a duel! *gloveslap*
 
Anyway,im not as hyped as i thought i would be,but i will probably get it once the reviews come in.
Edited by overlord_ofthedeadXD

The main draw of the Dragon Age Origins is the story and the narrative. It was absolutely fantastic! Why can't Bioware just make a movie and just get an Oscar 'cause their stories are soo good! :P

Posted by Cornman89

Tuesday is so far away...

Posted by PhatSeeJay
@overlord_ofthedeadXD said:
" The main draw of the Dragon Age Origins is the story and the narrative. It was absolutely fantastic! Why can't Bioware just make a movie and just get an Oscar 'cause their stories are soo good! :P "
Because a movie where people are standing in front of each other and the protagonist constantly ask questions could become a drag after a while. :P
Posted by StLucifer
@Cornman89 said:
" Tuesday is so far away... "
That's still 3 days before I'll get my hands on it. :(
Posted by S0ndor

Haven't felt this much hype for a game since Mass Effect 2. There's something about Bioware games that always brings out a childish sense of glee in me.

Posted by phrosnite

I haven't been more excited for game in my life :)

Posted by TorMasturba
@Jason_Bourne said:
" @SuperSambo: How did the AI in DA:O suck? You could not only directly control them and give them exact orders on spells, position etc, but you also had the tactics menu which allowed you to set up multiple scenario's and have the AI react exactly when you wanted to. For example you could have a mage cast heal whenever a certain party member was below %25 health,  You could get than tank to use taunt as soon s the mage got aggro, and have your rogue use whirlwind whenever he was surrounded. I don't see how the AI can suck when you are in full control of it. "

This. He's essentially insulted his own personal intelligence for not noticing this in the first place and then blaming the game for his mistake. 
 
Ah well, live and let live, we can't like everything right?