Dragon Age II Demo

 Well I waited patiently for the Dragon Age II Demo, and I wasn't let down-- completely.
You start by getting to pick male or female (mage, warrior, or rouge) I chose rouge female because that has always been my favorite class in Dragon Age. It tells you a little story about how the champion started out, and throws you into some fighting with Darkspawn.

What I loved:

I am glad to see the game again. The radial menu remains the same which I was really worried about. Looks decent, better than the first aesthetically. The character model for the demo female is absolutely gorgeous, unlike in the first game where the female character model looked very manly. This is the same problem I felt exists in the "Mass Effect" games. But Dragon Age II really makes the female look like a female. I noticed the facial expressions of the characters look a little stiff, but this doesn't take away from the character. I am still unsure about the new fighting system, but I think it is growing on me.

What I loathed:

Okay, here is my big problem. The demo was laggy as shit. It skipped all over the place and cut off parts of cut scenes. I am worried about the final game because of this. I don't recall Dragon Age Origins being like that, but I am afraid it isn't just a demo problem. The parts where they throw you into battle look absolutely bare. I felt like they just threw together a battle sequence with no thought to the stage. I really hope this game isn't missing any visual components. I don't feel like they should have chosen those particular sequences to showcase in the demo. Also what the eff is up with the gypsy lady's boobs? I mean come on now...they are massive! Not massive in a good way, they look like she has tumors on her chest.

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