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Offline captmorgan72

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Dragon Age Origins
« on: October 21, 2009, 01:53:48 AM »
What do you guys think about this one? It's suppose to be Bioware's darkest game yet. It looks really good but I will wait until I read reviews and such.

Offline Talavar

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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 03:17:49 AM »
I'll probably pick it up for the 360, since my computer isn't good enough to run this any more.  From what I've seen it looks like a relatively undiluted RPG, something that's been thin on the ground for the last couple of years.   

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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 09:06:15 AM »
It looks good, and...long. in the good way.
i've watch some making off video, and the architectural design is really interesting, plus the background story is very consistent. the design of the location actually depends on it's history (example: you have a base middle-age architecture, and above that a layer of more orient looking batiment, wich dates from the invasion of the nearby country)
the level of dedication of the concept team makes me very confident of the universe of the game.
now for the gameplay, we'll have to wait...

By the way, you can download their character creator on their website, it's easy and gives a good idea of what you can do whith your character (you can see what skills are available to what race/class, and the caracteristic requirement for the other skills)

So i guess what's i'm saying is that it looks like a very solid Action/RPG game, and i'll definitely pick it up

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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 08:46:57 PM »
this game was in development for years @_@ they started making this just before they handed off NWN2
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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009, 09:50:47 PM »
yes but those years of development have led to a product that looks exceptionally well done. the spell interactions are something new to fantasy rpgs ((fireballs melting ice walls and setting grease slicks on fire? woah!)) and the way the charecters interact during combat give a much higher level of realism than NWN or NWN2 ever had with the 'circle, swing, duck, recoil' setup. you can actually impale your foes in DAO and they react properly, not just a generic pain animation. the orge thing being able to pick you up and fling in into next tuesday is really awsome as well.
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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2009, 11:34:50 PM »
I'm on the fence for this game. I love, loooooove Bioware. They're the reason why I own a 360 (Mass Effect), and KotOR still remains to this day as one of my all time favorite games, ever. But from what I've seen of this game, I have yet to be interested. When it was first announced, I was really excited. But now, every time I watch a gameplay movie or footage, I don't know. I think the whole rock music / marilyn manson playing in the background with blood splattering kinda turns me off. To me, it doesn't seem as atmospheric as Bioware's other games.

It's Bioware, though, and I'm sure it will get high praise. But it hasn't hooked me like all of their other games have.

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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2009, 10:27:05 PM »
Looks likes there's a turn-based flash game based on DAO: http://www.dragonagejourneys.com/

I haven't played it yet, but I'm about to give it a try.
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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2009, 06:48:32 AM »
Great fine Uncle Yuan. I have been playing this for an hour now and liking it.

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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2009, 01:35:48 AM »
I just beat it with a rogue (the online flash one that is).  It's quite fun, I hope the promised Chapter 2 isn't long in coming.  Gonna try it with a mage and fighter next.  
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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2009, 02:10:29 PM »
I am reading from different forums how people are complaining that the graphics look dated and the fighting mechanics look to dull. I found this game play video and it squashes those complaints. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzxXtQpNkIU&feature=related

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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2009, 04:33:32 PM »
I already pre-ordered the collecters version for the PC. There is something about the sword and sorcery type games I just seem to like better on PC than consoles.
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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2009, 09:19:26 PM »
I agree Ares, but my pc is very dated. My 360 will handle this game much better.

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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2009, 01:00:57 AM »
Installing the game now
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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2009, 03:00:52 AM »
I'm curious about content.  I don't want a game with nudity, lots of language and lots of sex and stuff.  Easily avoided optional content I can deal with (Like Mass Effect) but I'm concerned this goes beyond that, so please give me a report on this.  I would greatly appreciate it.
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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2009, 06:55:56 PM »
So far the nudity seems about on par with what Neverwinter Nights had if you took off all the character's armor. I started as a human noble and played for quite a bit. I also haven't noticed any big swear words or even made up ones like Battlestar Galactica. The only thing I can say that may bother people is violence so far. blood splatters and pools and on the boss fight I foought you perform a coup de grace on the boss. Again all this is from the human noble point. The other race/class origins may have some salty language but nidity I dont think you will see toplesssness or frontal or anything like that.
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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2009, 08:38:19 PM »
You think a major American games publisher is going to deliberately put a game out with nudity?  It'd be faster for them just to lay down behind Joe Lieberman's back tire when his car is in reverse.

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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2009, 01:09:56 AM »
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You think a major American games publisher is going to deliberately put a game out with nudity?

That's what it says on their rating.  Also, Mass Effect by the same people apparently has some, if limited, in the optional--and easily avoided--sex scenes.
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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2009, 03:51:16 AM »
I have yet to see anything with any actual nudity yet. The "love scene" has less flesh than the mass effect one but more positions, lol. Basically if you make any character and take off their clothes thats the amount of nudity you get in that part of it. Although with the grim moral choices you need to make I am thinking maybe there is a brothel somewhere or something. Also the mass effect scene was about at tame as alot of the vogue and other fashion magazines. The models are nude but all the bits are covered by arms or something else. Basically you get some alien side boob and maybe a butt? the whole thing lasted like 15 seconds.
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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2009, 04:25:21 AM »
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You think a major American games publisher is going to deliberately put a game out with nudity?

That's what it says on their rating.  Also, Mass Effect by the same people apparently has some, if limited, in the optional--and easily avoided--sex scenes.

When I say nudity I mean what movies would consider nudity - not shoulder, midriff or back, which is what was in Mass Effect.

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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2009, 05:41:24 AM »
It's still ridiculous in my mind that nudity and swearing are taboo, but lopping off somebody's head? Oh, go right ahead, that's ok!

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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2009, 04:58:38 PM »
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You think a major American games publisher is going to deliberately put a game out with nudity?

That's what it says on their rating.  Also, Mass Effect by the same people apparently has some, if limited, in the optional--and easily avoided--sex scenes.

When I say nudity I mean what movies would consider nudity - not shoulder, midriff or back, which is what was in Mass Effect.

Desire Demons run around with metal pastie things and low-low-low cut leggings; a little bit worse than something you'd see in the club or at the pub on Halloween. They're not terribly common though and since the Desire Demons are blue, and the lighting is moody, most people won't notice in combat. I've only run into two cutscenes where their boob-age is very prominent. Both of these scenes, to my memory, were entirely optional but it's rather easy to stumble into them.

To be quite honest I didn't notice any off-color language, but I don't notice those things either.

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« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2009, 08:05:44 PM »
Fun fact; even though the pathfinding is borked when you try mouse navigation, WASD works fine for Shale's Nightmare.

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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2009, 09:33:17 PM »
no I went to Redcliffe first - man that sucked - I recomend going circle before redcliff unless you want to make a real hard choice.
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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2009, 02:22:08 AM »
so for those of you who are playing it, how is the story? I've always had an interest in Bioware's games ever since KotOR and that's mainly due to how well they handle the stories of their games. From what I've seen and read of this game, at least in reviews, is that they say the story is good but then either barely describe it or make it sound like every other "dark fantasy" cliche. So I'm curious, how well does it stack up agains Bioware's past games, specifically KotOR, Jade Empire, and Mass Effect? (I've never played any of the Baldur's Gate games, and Neverwinter Nights' story was hardly even there).

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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2009, 02:58:26 PM »
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« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2009, 08:22:12 PM »
I went a different origin than electro and it is much different from that. So it seems depeding on which origin you choose you get different options.
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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2009, 12:02:21 AM »
Anyone playing on a console?  If so, any thoughts or reflections?
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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2009, 06:07:23 AM »
I'm playing it on the 360 and absolutely love it. I borrowed my friend's pc copy just to see how my rig would handle it. I made the right choice getting it for my 360. Sure, on the pc I can get crisper graphics at higher settings but the frame rates take a dive. On my 360, everything seems to be balanced very well. Graphics look decent and frame rates are smooth. Now if I had a really nice rig, well then it would be a different story.

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Re: Dragon Age Origins
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2009, 03:07:14 PM »
Steams got it.... but i haven't beaten Batman yet... should i get it now or wait a bit.... ugh!

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« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2009, 03:26:51 AM »
A new Bioware RPG? Must investigate...
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