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themightkai - Jan. 30, 2011 at 1:34:15pm

Don't know if any of you guys have played it! But Dragon age is a RPG-fan boys equivalent of Mass Effect!

Its probably one of the few games (bar ME2) were I have downloaded all the DLC for it! As it its just brilliant!

Its another three parter like ME done by Bioware!


Heres a trailer to Dragon Age: Origins! (the original)


Take my word for it! This game is one of the best RPG's you will ever play, honestly. I have replayed it atleast 10 times! Totally addictive! Cant wait to port my Dwarf warrior to DA2 lol. 


And finally trailer for Dragon Age 2! Previews so far are looking very promising from the mags!


rfludwick - Jan. 30, 2011 at 2:01:36pm

I wish I had the time to play Dragon Age... I generally avoid RPGs because they suck me in and I don't really have the time to play them.

OMGN: RFLudwick


JCXanirus - Jan. 30, 2011 at 2:03:43pm

I got the entire Dragon Age plus collectors digital whatever hoobla for $40.  Still haven't finished it.

"I'm sorry but I only speak two languages, English and bad English!"

-Bruce Willis, Fifth Element

darkstar2380 - Jan. 30, 2011 at 8:47:42pm

Dragon Age was good.  It was, by no means, great.


It was a typical Bioware RPG that satisfied.  It was nowhere near the calibur of Mass Effect.


themightkai - Jan. 31, 2011 at 5:15:22am

They are two completely different type of RPG Darkstar


Dragon Age is trying to be like the baldurs gate series in many ways!


Mass Effect is a completely new style of RPG


To be honest Biowares best work has been Star Wars; Knights Of The Old Republic


JCXanirus - Jan. 31, 2011 at 1:56:56pm

Dragon Age 2 is supposed to adapt Mass Effects dialouge system, which means your character will finally get a voice. Don't know why the last one didn't, ME 1 came before Dragon Age. In fact I don't know why a lot of games have silent main protaginsts, if they bother to voice everyone else, why not the most important charaacter, you?

Yes, I know its so you can identify a you own personality with your character better, but look at Mass Effect. The voice actors of John and Jane Shepard do their job quite nicley I would say.

"I'm sorry but I only speak two languages, English and bad English!"

-Bruce Willis, Fifth Element

darkstar2380 - Feb. 1, 2011 at 7:47:33am

I'm aware of the differences between Dragon Age and Mass Effect.  But the fact is, at their core, they're Bioware RPGs, and are similar in many ways.  Dragon Age was good.  I'm not saying it wasn't.  I'm saying it wasn't great.  There was nothing terribly revolutionary about it as compared to many other RPGs.  The story was interesting, but not a godsend to storytelling.

Mass Effect 1 suffered from lots of the same problems that Dragon Age had.  The gameplay wasn't amazing, and the inventory system was a joke.  Where it differs, however, is that Mass Effect had one of the best stories I've ever played.  And even then, it takes a while to get going.  Mass Effect 2 fixed almost all their gameplay problems, and made the story even more interesting with side characters who didn't suck.

If Dragon Age 2 adopts the Mass Effect 2 model, like they're supposedly planning to, then it's going to rock out loud.  But it's not going to retcon my opinion on DA1.


themightkai - Mar. 1, 2011 at 3:42:08pm

Played to the Dragon Age 2 pre-release Demo have to say its a good game from what Ive played. its hack N Slash now more than anything! Its on XBL you guys should try it out


JCXanirus - Mar. 1, 2011 at 9:03:57pm

Hack n Slash as injust a lot more fighting than last time, or a full on real-time combat sytem?

If that's the case, I better hurry up and finish the first game.


"I'm sorry but I only speak two languages, English and bad English!"

-Bruce Willis, Fifth Element


themightkai - Mar. 2, 2011 at 3:57:20am

real time! However you can play the game like the original! its quite good and the graphics have taken a decent overhaul aswell!


JCXanirus - Mar. 8, 2011 at 2:27:26am

Strange as it may sound, I downloaded DA2's demo even though I already pre-ordered the game and it comes about 8 hours from now.  (Seems to be that time when all Steam games get unlocked.)  Why?  I read you unlock an additional item in the retail game just by playing the demo.

Well, I played the demo, the intro at least, but as soon as a narrator started rehashing the first game's story, I immediatley ALT-F4ed.  I haven't exactly finshed Origins yet, (or even Awakening) and I want to import a save.  I took a big break from playing Dragon Age a long time ago, was around level 9 or something, and I only resumed playing about 3 days ago.  I'm trying to rush this thing.

Anywhoo, I didn't want to continue playing the demo for fear of spoilers, but I'm a bit concerend after the intro fight, is there LOOT in this game?  I'm all for real-time combat, (was just really fucking awesome swinging that sword so fast) but the sheer amount of enemies would drive the game nuts trying to spawn random loot tables on all those corpses.  Assuming the game wants keep this arcade feel, does the game even need loot?

I don't know if I'm complaining, or preaching the game.  I LOVE this change of pace, but worried about how "RPG" this game really is.  Don't get me wrong, I like typical cRPG pause and play style, but for me it has to be done right.  "Turns' have to be fast, which DA Origins does.  It makes the game feel more like an action game even though it really isn't.  Neverwinter Nights which turns ast several seconds which means lots of time just watching characters staring at each other dancing around and doing nothing, only to do a single dagger poke every 6 or 7 very long seconds.  (The good thing with that game is that it's replayability is insane thanks to it's ease of use with mods, HUNDREDS of them, etc.)  But still, I get the feeling the change in variety of loot in this game is going to be the same as the change from Mass Effect 1 to 2.

It might of made more sense in ME2, since it's the future and technology and things become more adaptable or simplistic, but fantasy game's are usually all about finding gold, treasures, swords, swords, swords, and more swords.  Swordy swordy.  I like swords.  And 8-bit Theatre.

Still, I'm sooo anxious to finish Origins, but I want to complete as much of the quests I can too...argghh!

Post edited by JCXanirus at Mar. 8, 2011 2:38:05am

"I'm sorry but I only speak two languages, English and bad English!"

-Bruce Willis, Fifth Element


themightkai - Apr. 19, 2011 at 4:19:18am

Ive completed the game now 3 times....its an epic fail in my opinion wayyyy to short! The story is unclear and short with 3 main plots? I don't know!


They have ruined the franchise! And since EA are obviously the seeking to gain gamining domination over the universe all the money will be made on DLC...


I was seriously disappointed by DA2 :(

darkstar2380 - Apr. 21, 2011 at 4:49:46pm

It was good.  It wasn't great.  I wouldn't go so far as to say the ruined the franchise, because they didn't, they just took it in a different direction.  Personally, I liked where they took it.  Of course, tons of other Dragon Age nuts I know didn't care for it.  Different strokes.

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