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Old 08-20-10, 10:52 AM   #13
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Because it's a sequel and people that played the first are kinda expecting that?
Dragon Age was a very good RPG but changing elements of the combat system for the sequel is not a bad thing. Most of the battles, especially those towards the end, involved some very tedious gameplay, mostly spamming CC spells and wrestling with the party's AI to keep them focused on the targets you wanted. I can't imagine how people played through the game on consoles, I spent 90% of combat paused with the aerial camera view.

Unless you really enjoyed the Deep Roads areas, which was about 2-3 hours of boring repetitive tunnel crawls, I can't see how a more dynamic combat system is a bad thing. Not to mention, there's no "unspoken law" that sequels must necessarily imitate their predecessors.

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They're already making it more like Mass Effect. I won't be surprised, if the third part was complete action "RPG".
I really can't understand this hatred for Mass Effect either, that is a game that never even claimed to be a "classic RPG" yet I see it berated frequently by a minority of people here complaining about its lack of RPG-like game mechanics.

Oh heavens forbid the gameplay is engaging and enjoyable!
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Old 08-20-10, 11:38 AM   #14
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Most of the battles, especially those towards the end, involved some very tedious gameplay, mostly spamming CC spells and wrestling with the party's AI to keep them focused on the targets you wanted. I can't imagine how people played through the game on consoles, I spent 90% of combat paused with the aerial camera view.
I didn't feel the need to use it, but I think there was an option to kill the AI completely.

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Unless you really enjoyed the Deep Roads areas, which was about 2-3 hours of boring repetitive tunnel crawls, I can't see how a more dynamic combat system is a bad thing. Not to mention, there's no "unspoken law" that sequels must necessarily imitate their predecessors.
Making a game with hack n' slash sequences in a game, that is supposed to be a successor to Baldur's Gate just doesn't seem right.

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I really can't understand this hatred for Mass Effect either, that is a game that never even claimed to be a "classic RPG" yet I see it berated frequently by a minority of people here complaining about its lack of RPG-like game mechanics.

Oh heavens forbid the gameplay is engaging and enjoyable!
If making the game more engaging and enjoyable means dumbing things down, then yeah, it is a bad thing. Jumping from an RPG game with shooting mechanics to a shooting game with RPG mechanics in a sequel feels like we're being cheated.

It doesn't mean the game alone is bad or anything, but if ME2 was more like Alpha Protocol in space, then I would worship it and buy it twice.
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Old 08-27-10, 04:56 AM   #15
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http://g4tv.com/videos/48286/Dragon-...ccess-Preview/

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As much as anything, it's an action RPG.
There you have it...
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Old 08-27-10, 07:14 AM   #16
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fine, no sale
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fine, no sale
Lol then please stop trolling the DA2 posts from here on out. The game was very fun yes, but the combat was tedious and slow. The closer to ME2 the speed of combat is the better IMO. And yes I'm also a fan of the "classic RPG" but I think the pausing in a modern game takes the fun out of it for me. I almost never used pause in Kotor/ME/DA it just slows the game down too much and makes it ez mode imo.
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Old 08-27-10, 12:27 PM   #18
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and the reason behind that is that idiots on consoles had trouble playing first game and started complaining.
My cousin has always been a console tard... Well, he bought a PC for school (and gaming).

Anyways, he hated Dragon Age on the 360 because of the stupid interface and bad controls. I told him that I liked the game and the interface works very well on PC.

He watched me play it for a few minutes, and needless to say he likes the game now.

Its obvious that Bioware is doing this to make it easier for console players to play the game.
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Old 11-09-10, 01:58 AM   #19
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Old 11-10-10, 12:24 PM   #20
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That definitely looks like the console version, and I can understand why they would want to go that route for simplicity/efficiency sake. As far as the PC version is concerned however, I thought I remembered reading somewhere that combat/controls on the PC version would remain fundamentally unchanged. Here it is, from the Bioware Forums:

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Combat on the consoles is being streamlined to better utilize the controller interface. Combat on the PC should be largely the same. [GameInformer article]
So perhaps all the doom and gloom is for nothing?
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The thing I don't understand is, why not just show a video from the PC version?
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It mightn't be in a state they want to show, plus the console press is bigger and more excitable or they know no matter what they show the nekros out there will complain.
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Wow...

ugg.

It seems like Blizzard is the only one making good games anymore.

I guess my dreams of a true sequel to BGII are yet against shattered.
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Wow...

yap, not buying this ****
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