on 04-03-2011 02:05 AM
on 04-03-2011 08:37 AM
I have just played the demo and I hate to say it but im disappointed. I absolutely loved Dragon Age: Origins, it was one of my favourite games during 2010. The story was epic, becoming a grey warden, the fall of King Cailan, Alisters rise to the throne (depending on how you played). Superb voice acting and narration, including Claudia Black as Morrigan. I was so immersed in Dragon Age: Origins it became a truly unforgettable experience.
Dragon Age: Origins had set a high standard for any future sequels. I played the Dragon Age 2 demo and couldn't help but feel parts of the RPG element had been lost. It actually felt like more of a liner action game than an RPG. Limited dialogue options and felt very closed and restricted in terms of character personality and development. I found myself mindlessly hacking and slashing away with no real bond between the character and their companions.
I had high expectations for Dragon Age 2 but from what I've seen of the demo it doesn't hold a candle to Dragon Age: Origins. I almost didn't finish the demo I was so despondent. On a positive note the graphics have been improved. It's possible the gameplay will improve as the story progresses in the full game. However, the Dragon Age 2 demo gets a thumbs down from me and will fall in the shadow of it's predecessor.
on 04-03-2011 05:49 PM
Apart from the fact that you become the Champion of Kirkwall, we don't really know much about your exploits in any detail.
Lets look at it this way, the demo is a little like playing a small part of one of the origin stories, then essentially appearing in the tower of Ishal, and later doing a couple of skirmishes in Denerim - taken like that Origins would be hard pushes to live upto itself.
The game may well be something you dont like, and thats fine we're all different, all i'm saying is keep it in context, DA2 could very well be better than its predecessor but a 30min demo isn't going to give enough depth and immersion to tell.
I was fairly negative about it, until I played the demo and alot of my doubts were put to rest and i've just pre-ordered it today.
on 04-03-2011 08:36 PM
...Additionally, I think it's a bad move to judge a game based on its demo--there's so much more to be enjoyed in the final release, judging by the difference between full games and their demos in the past--at least as far as the "I don't want to play this game now" approach.
It depends how you're judging it. If you are judging on content, bugs or longevity then yes. But I am judging the feeling of the core game mechanic. And even if the story is amazing, it won't mask the fact that the core game underneath is ultimately quite dull. And it isn't likely to change drastically between the demo and release.
But if it works for you, that's great. I hope you enjoy the full experience. But not everyone has to like it.
on 04-03-2011 11:21 PM
on 07-03-2011 03:39 PM
when i played it i never noticed it was a rpg unlike dragon age origins it just didnt feel right playing hawke and not playing a grey warden and everything seems more dull like the abilities and characters just dont grab me like dragon age origins did when i played origins i wanted to replay it to see how it would turn out if i did this but this game i couldnt actually complete the demo the first time as warrior , then i replayed as mage and i actually enjoyed it way more mage seemed really fun especially near the end of the demo some really nice spells but yet again it fails to grab me like dragon age origins therefore i will pass on buying it maybe get it when its cheap like i did with dragon age origins i think dragon age 2 will be good but im more interested in LA NOIRE!
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