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Dragon Age 2 Officially Announced!

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by Azereki, Jul 8, 2010.

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    [​IMG]The website for Dragon Age 2 has officially gone live this morning. Retailers will begin taking pre-orders at 10:00 AM MST! Featured on the website is a description of some of the key features we can expect to see in the game as well as a bit of concept art, possibly showing off the new in-game art style. Be sure to watch out for the exclusive story in the next Game Informer!

    Experience the epic sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year from the critically acclaimed makers of Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.
    Key Features:

    • Embark upon an all-new adventure that takes place across an entire decade and shapes itself around every decision you make.
    • Determine your rise to power from a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land.
    • Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior.
    • Go deeper into the world of Dragon Age with an entirely new cinematic experience that grabs hold of you from the beginning and never lets go.
    • Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style.

    Visit the official website.
     
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    Hmm sounds different than the first one, but also great. Can`t wait.

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    Hmm. Having snooped around the website and the forums, it looks like Origins is out, in the new one. Human only, and a pre-made one at that. Like Shepard in the Mass effect games... I am thinking it might be Morrigan`s kid we get to play. There are also some rumors about switching the art-style to a more anime-like style. Probably due to the anime movie deal they make. Still, it looks like just rumors so far. But i seriously hope there is no truth to any of them. Keeping my fingers crossed!
     
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    To be honest, I am actually very interested to see what the new art style is. I felt like the art in Origins was fairly dull.
     
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    The graphics was dated, certainly. I am hoping its more like mass effect 2, graphicswise this time. I liked the realistic look to it.
     
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    Hawke will be male of female. Allthought the artwork thingy shows a male. I was thinking about Fable as well, Munch. :) I wonder what happened to "spiritual successor" of Baldur`s Gate...
     
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    Caradhras I may be bad... but I feel gooood! Veteran

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    [​IMG] If that's true then it's pretty lame.

    :skeptic:

    What is that supposed to mean? If it's meant to be a reference to 300 that is just silly. :lol:
     
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    I am 99 percent sure they will dumb it down lots, just like they did with Mass Effect 2. Sorry for sounding negative, but I kind of am.
     
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    Seriously, 'Hawke?' :bad: Why not 'Tigre' or 'Raptor?'
     
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    Caradhras I may be bad... but I feel gooood! Veteran

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    'Raptore' - don't forget to add an 'e' at the end, it's not cool otherwise... :D
     
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    Lheppard :)
     
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    Caradhras I may be bad... but I feel gooood! Veteran

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    Good one Rawgrim.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    That's funny, you can add an e to the end of almost anything. 'Lhepparde,' 'Caradhrase,' Rawgrime ...' :p

    Also, to make it extra dark and edgy, there's always the o-i-r thing, like in 'noir.'

    'Raptoire.' :heh:
     
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    I have high, high hopes for Dragon Age 2. Bioware will have to work pretty hard to mess this up. They just need to repeat what was great about Dragon Age, but make it bigger, deeper, and just that much more impressive.

    Since they don't have an entire game engine and world to create this time around, they should be able to pull that off. They have a good track record with making sequels that blow away the originals.

    Can't wait for this!
     
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    I wish I could share your enthusiasm Marceror. The fact that you can't play an elf or a dwarf really dampens my interest for the sequel (not to mention the Hawke thing).
     
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    I guess from the business side of things it makes sense to do Mass Effect with swords and dragons when the Mass Effect games have been so profitable, not a huge fan of those games though.

    But the big question, will Marilyn Manson return for the trailer? :p
     
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    They actually sold more copies of DAO than ME 1 or ME 2 -I was surprised to learn that as I assumed that it wasn't as successful and that it was for that very reason they decided to go down that road with DA2.

    IMO the Hawke thing is a pretty dumb move even if they had to go with a name that would work for males and females. In DAO Warden worked very nicely, they could have come up with a generic title and let us pick the name we wanted for the main character.

    It would have been easy to allow Dwarf or Elf main characters by deciding that that character could have been adopted and raised by humans. Problem solved. I guess it was just too much hassle figuring out different dialogue options the way they did in DAO.

    I can only hope that the game will compensate the lack of diversity with more depth but I have misgivings, some ideas look nice (actions having consequences in the world) but the whole concept is a bit like Fable. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Fable as a diversion but it's nowhere as good as DAO.
     
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    Sorry. :grin: It's just that the more I think of it, the more it sounds like the cheesiest thing I've ever heard.
     
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    So much for me getting this out...
     
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