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I'm enjoying dragon age: origins, should I also get dragon age 2.....

#1pokemanxPosted 12/26/2013 12:17:19 PM
in advance since it's on sale right now for $5:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004PGNJG2/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004PGNJG2&linkCode=as2&tag=cheapassgam15-20

I've read people complaining about this game, why?
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#2machetemanPosted 12/26/2013 12:21:03 PM
they took Dragon Age Origins, made the combat less tactical, removed almost all exploring aspects, removed ability to change party members gear, and turned it into a corridor RPG.

with that said, its still worth $5.As long as you don't go into it expecting an improved sequel (which is why people are so mad), its still a semi enjoyable 30+ hour game.
#3ShadowThaReaperPosted 12/26/2013 12:22:26 PM
No. It's terrible. Waste of time and money.
#4Golden_GonadsPosted 12/26/2013 12:26:10 PM
For $5 you may as well, but it'll be a disappointment. Probably worth $5, but still - Disappointment.
#5Bigj089Posted 12/26/2013 12:28:56 PM
I wouldn't say so. And I say that because it has bastardized combat which is somewhere between Mass Effect and DAO and does neither justice and only hurts itself, enemies come in wave after wave by literally just appearing from thin air, a lot of environments are completely reused, and just simply not being a dick to your party members makes them throw themselves at you like that crazy person in highschool who has an effigy of their crush sitting in their bedroom.

Those are my reasons why I think it's a bad game and you shouldn't play it. But then again if you have $5 to just throw around, you might like it. Watch some vids to watch of it.
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#6MonkeymagePosted 12/26/2013 12:31:10 PM
It also takes pre-established characters (Anders in particular) and turns them into ridiculous "omg so progressive" stereotypes. Anders was one of my favorite parts of the original and to see what they turned him into in 2 is saddening.

There are also huge changes to characters and character designs (Flemeth and Qunari) that make absolutely no sense, and they were simply explained away with the expectation that nobody would question it. Also, characters that were supposed to have died in previous DA plotlines, depending on your choices, are back no matter what in DA2. Why? According to the writers, "your choices aren't canon".
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#7AlleRacingPosted 12/26/2013 12:37:28 PM
Definitely not. Bad story, bad gameplay (wave based combat), inexcusably terrible graphics, retcons out the ass, copy-paste areas... Anyone who can call that good, or even passable, shouldn't be trusted.
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#8DiviDudePosted 12/26/2013 12:45:35 PM
macheteman posted...
they took Dragon Age Origins, made the combat less tactical, removed almost all exploring aspects, removed ability to change party members gear, and turned it into a corridor RPG.

with that said, its still worth $5.As long as you don't go into it expecting an improved sequel (which is why people are so mad), its still a semi enjoyable 30+ hour game.


This is pretty much true. It's a mediocre game, so expect mediocre results and you won't be so disappointed by it. That being said, it's not awful either; the hate is usually hyperbole, which is to say that people expressing such strong hate are silly people anyway.

$5... probably worth it, if your backlog is small enough.
#9ShadowThaReaperPosted 12/26/2013 12:49:07 PM(edited)
Mediocrity isn't even worth $5. Buy Spelunky instead when it goes on sale.
#10AlleRacingPosted 12/26/2013 12:58:00 PM
DiviDude posted...
It's a [disappointing] game, so expect [disappointing] results and you won't be so disappointed by it.


I'm just trying to wrap my head around this ridiculous logic.
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