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Old 02-23-11, 08:45 AM   #73
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I kind of agree. I loved DA but something just doesn't feel right with DA2. I'll still get it since it's already preordered and it's not so terrible as I would find it unacceptable, but it is disappointing.
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Old 02-23-11, 08:52 AM   #74
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According to Bioware, DX11 is not supported in the demo, even though there's a choice for it. It may crash, produce missing textures or just run badly.

I finished the demo and liked it, but I am looking at it as a new game, not really Dragon Age. It's weird, it has the look of Dragon and it's in the same world but everything else feels different. I'm still getting it.
Yep I can confirm the missing textures part.
I played it last night with DX 11 selected, @1920x1080, 2XAA and everything else maxed out, and it played choppy with missing textures.

I uninstalled it...
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Old 02-23-11, 09:00 AM   #75
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The game is a bit gimped in Surround, with the cutscene videos squashed in the middle screen, as if it was trying to maintain a correct aspect ratio for 3 screens, but forced it into 1 screen. 3D Vision is gimped too, but that's probably because there's no profile for it yet. Otherwise, haven't played enough to make a legitimate judgment, but the combat just doesn't feel right. I feel it's a mouse click fest like Diablo now.
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Old 02-23-11, 09:24 AM   #76
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Performance is all over the place in DX11. BioWare stated that DX11 is bugged in the demo version, so we assume that things will get better in the final version. Framerate was averaging around 30-60fps at 1080p with High details. When we run the game in DX9, we were able to force 4xAA and got great performance, as we were averaging around 80-120fps.
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Old 02-23-11, 09:26 AM   #77
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Otherwise, haven't played enough to make a legitimate judgment, but the combat just doesn't feel right. I feel it's a mouse click fest like Diablo now.
Really? I just let the characters wail on the Dark Spawn, and hit the ability hotkeys when they recharged. The combat actually feels more hands-off to me that DA1's.


Anyway, after thinking about the demo some more, it's certainly not bad, and DA2 looks like it could be a very good game, but it wasn't really enough to get a read on the final product, especially with the missing features and missing UIs (seriously, I can't play with the inventory system until I get the final game? Bull****!).
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Old 02-23-11, 09:49 AM   #78
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You can't save in the demo, either, annoying. It's not a huge deal, as this is not a long demo, but I kinda wanted to go back to certain parts and try different skills or tactics.

The only tough fight was the Ogre fight (second one with the group).

I also didn't like the pause and small "loading..." things all the time. It breaks immersion a bit.
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Old 02-23-11, 10:13 AM   #79
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For me there was nothing hard at all in the demo. The Ogre just took a bit longer to take down, but with the number of potions I had (4) it was pretty easy. Maybe that was another thing that is hurting it's image, I remember when the Ogre first showed up in DA1 it was a really hard fight. This one was a joke in comparison. I also barely had to attend to the other characters. They seemed strong enough to not have to worry about what was hitting them. Just focus on one at a time with everyone and you will win. No strategy at all, no need for crowd control. In the DA1 if you had that many surrounding you and you didn't have something like cone of cold to freeze them while you had your party work on the non frozen enemies, you'd die so fast.
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Old 02-23-11, 11:32 AM   #80
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EA presents castrated Bioware game, no longer will you have to enjoy the classic RPG style Bioware game. Welcome to the new Mass Effect meets Torchlight with blood.
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Old 02-23-11, 11:32 AM   #81
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It's closer to DA1 than I thought it would be, but as nekro says, it feels weird. I however love it. Can't wait to play. Sucks the DX11 option seems to be missing in the demo. DA2 while technically better, suffers in the art IMHO. DA1 looks better. Then again, it's hard to judge, so far all I've seen are blight fields and a tiny bit of a city. DX9 ran really well though. Even with my dying HDD (replacement coming tomorrow). Gonna be awesome to finish DA1, then straight onto this shortly.

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@DansFace, in options there is a setting for persistent gore, this 'should' turn most of it off. If not, there might be mods, there is one for DA1. I myslelf like the blood, blood is the life blood of Dragon Age, that's why there is so much blood. Blood is in all of us, except Greedo. Blood, blood, blood. And bits of sick
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Old 02-23-11, 11:56 AM   #82
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EA presents castrated Bioware game, no longer will you have to enjoy the classic RPG style Bioware game. Welcome to the new Mass Effect meets Torchlight with blood.
Catering to the console owners again. Don't let your character fall of the edges, auto aim, just keep throwing waves of enemies at the player, pre-set slides for driving games.
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Old 02-23-11, 02:38 PM   #83
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Most disappointing thing is Ash Williams/Lanaya is not in this game.

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Old 02-23-11, 02:48 PM   #84
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There's still something strangely appealing about this game. Pre-order = intact.
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