Dragon Age 2 Demo is out!

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  1. Avoozl

    Avoozl Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    Bioware finally released the demo for Dragon Age II earlier today. It'll be on the PC and both major consoles. I suggest downloading and trying the PC version unless you really want it on your 360 or PS3. :)

    Choose Language | BioWare Social Network

    That post should give you some decent download locations for the PC version. For the consoles you'll probably have to wait unless you have Xbox Live Gold.

    Enjoy!
     
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    1.9GB. Tried to download it from the official site early this morning (well, after my Shogun 2 download finished) and it was slooooow. Tried it again at 10am and was much faster.

    Installing now. :D
     
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    Damn, I'll have to wait until tonight for both demos. :(
     
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    Avoozl Well-Known Member

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    Why's that?
     
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    Purg Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if I like the changes. The camera was unwieldy to begin with but I got used to it. My main gripe is that I couldn't zoom out far enough to see what was going on a lot of the time. The interface also wasn't as slick as the old one. I also like to see how much damage I inflict, wondering if this is a setting somewhere.

    I did enjoy the small jaunt though, looks like a good story in there. They sold me, despite the concerns. Pre-ordered.
     
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    The move towards the game being more action orientated concerns me as it did it Mass Effect 2 - It has been consoledified
     
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    Oh...I was at work when I posted, that's all. ;)
     
  8. Jigoku

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    I liked it! It does have a much faster feel than the original and I did feel like I couldn't zoom out far enough, but the skills are there, the magic looks awesome, you can still pause and play it more strategically, quality voice acting and story ...


    Maybe it was a setting I missed or just something for the demo, but no friendly fire on the magic?
     
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    Didn't seem to be. I was getting pummeled by fireball splash from my mage with seemingly no effects. Hard to tell since there's no damage indication apart from a small bar.
     
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    The demo was hardcoded for 'normal'. So, that might be why. :)
     
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    This is why it has been consoledified

    Americas Software Totals

    Console Weekly
    Wii -------1,336,416
    X360---- 1,240,649
    PS3------1,034,563
    DS----------802,310
    PSP---------164,258
    PC----------101,176
    PS2---------99,801
     
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    I was initially worried about the Mass Effect-yness of it, but I found it pretty slick... a little underwhelming visually but most of the advanced rendering is locked out for the demo so I assume we'll be able to use our beefy PC's to get much more out of it :)

    Despite the faster pace it still felt RPG-y, but yes my main gripe was with the camera not zooming out to the levels seen in the first one... I like to get a nice overhead view and plan combat accordingly. At least you can still pause and give orders, but it can still be tricky to target distant enemies. I found in the first game that even though I preferred the Baldur's Gate/Neverwinter feel of the overhead camera, I would often submit to using the over-the-shoulder view for exploration for ease of navigation anyway. No doubt there'll be a camera mod down the track so I wouldn't worry about it anyway :)

    Still, it sealed the deal for me and I've preordered :)
     
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    brohawk Retired Captains

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    I liked it alot, will definitely be getting this. At first I wasn't so sure but after playing through it for each class, snazzy. :)
     
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    I seem to always gravitate to 'fighter', I think I'll have to try another class. Seemed a lot more restrictive that previous Bioware titles, because it's a demo?
     
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    Yeah.. basically. You won't have that issue with the full game.
     
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    If they introduce the option or someone does a mod to zoom the camera out so it is like the first game i think this would ease alot of the bad feelings that are out there in inet land.

    Just realised i am off on holiday the week after release :D
     
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    Personally I liked the fighter the best. Mage is powerful, but something about a large 2Hder chopping through swaths of bodies really appeals to me. :)
     
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    The game is ready for pre-loading on Steam if anyone has this pre-ordered :)
     
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    Yeah, I got a robo call earlier telling me that they're going to have a midnight launch at the Gamestop where I pre-ordered the signature edition. :)
     
  20. delushin

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    Lock me in ... loved the first one but got side tracked bout 3/4 finished so time to get that happening and move straight to the newbie after :)
     

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