Posts Tagged ‘Dragon Age 2’
Rumor mill: EA shaking up Dead Space and Dragon Age.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2011 04:06 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 30 November 2011 04:06
Rumor time geeks! According to an “insider” who wishes to stay anonymous, EA is looking to mix things up with a couple of their hotter franchises. Like Dead Space for one. The behemoth company wants to expand the series in ways that, well that go way off from the core game. A first person shooter, a flight type game and something more along the lines of Uncharted are all in the planning stages. Which is a little odd because the two Dead Space games as they stand are good, fun games and don’t need this much dilution. The other bit of info is that Dead Space 3 is coming and with a co-op addition. Hey EA, don’t just stamp the DS logo on a bunch of crap in hopes it’ll sell better. You’ll just ruin a perfectly fine franchise and then scuttle it!
And now for something even weirder: the next installment in the Dragon Age series is alleged to include multiplayer. Yep, just like it’s big brother, Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age 3(?) is going multiplayer. The 3 part is in question as we don’t know if that will be the version with MP or if BioWare\EA will spin this off in another direction while leaving the core DA part as a single player experience. Look, I do understand people had gripes with DA2, I really do but to shove multiplayer down our throats isn’t the cure. Letting BioWare do what they do best and not rushing them is the fix you should go with.
So tell me, my righteous geeks, are these rumors Win or Fail? What would you do different? Hit the jump and sound off in the comments!
Quick Geek Update: PS Store Is Back!
Last Updated on Thursday, 2 June 2011 10:45 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 2 June 2011 02:00
Late in the evening of June 1st, a minor miracle occurred – Sony finally restored the PS Store to the awaiting masses. This includes access to all facets of the store including demos, avatars and add-ons. With the update comes a galaxy’s worth of content that PS3 users have missed out on over the last month. Add-ons for Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2, Fallout: New Vegas, new demos and even some price drops. PlayStation Plus members are looking at a massive amount of digital goodies to snap up, makes me almost wish I was one.
Full functionality seems to be spotty as some users, including myself, are getting a content error when searching through the store. Be patient as Sony is sure to be fixing this. The one noticeable absence is the Customer Appreciation goodies Sony promised back when the PSN was restored. Sony did state that they were in the final stages of testing and should be ready soon. There is another update scheduled for the Store and Plus members on Friday the 3rd so let’s hope it’s a good one. Now I’m off to my inFamous 2 beta for a few days. Hasta geeks!
Source: Playstation Blog
Geeky Game Review: Dragon Age 2
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 12:45 Written by Daniel Tuesday, 15 March 2011 02:00
I’m a big fan of Dragon Age Origins and an even bigger fan of Bioware. The first game wasn’t perfect, but it was still a great game that had far more excellent qualities than flaws. So nothing would make me happier than to tell you that Dragon Age 2 keeps everything that was great and improves on the flaws making it an even better game. Sadly I can’t do that. It’s not all bad news though because I also can’t tell you that Dragon Age 2 is worse than it’s predecessor. In fact In my humble opinion Dragon Age 2 is of equal quality to the first game and that’s both good and bad.
Dragon Age Origins was a little outdated on it’s graphics and that was one of the negatives toward it by most gamers and reviewers. I’m not some one who is to concerned by graphics at all, but if you are you can rest a little easier knowing that Dragon Age 2 does have some improved graphics. They are not as amazing as Mass effect 2’s graphics but they are still good and comparable to most modern RPG’s. Sadly while the graphics are improved you spend most of your time looking at the same place. I don’t mind that most of the game is in Kirkwall , but I do mind that all the caves and coverns share pretty much the exact same map/layout with out any deviation. Once you have entered one cave you’ve entered them all. That’s sadly not an exaggeration. Kirkwall however is very unique in each area and is beautifully rendered and a pleasure to be around.
Conversations have improved vastly and it’s very nice to have a voiced character like in Mass Effect it’s much better. I like the dialogue system it works well. Only minor confusion is the symbols I suggest looking in the manual because most of them you’d never guess what they actually meant. Bioware has always bragged about how it’s games allow you to make choices that change the story and yet while it’s always been cool and interesting it’s never had as big an impact as they claim. Dragon Age 2 is not very different and the difference that it does have is actually negative. I played twice and in my first play through I was impressed with the choice system it really made me feel that I had big choices to make and that the entire story would change based on my choices. It wasn’t until my second time around that I realized that my choices don’t have hardly any change at all. For a single play through it seems amazing how much choice you have, but a second time around you realize you really don’t have any at all. If you choose one thing ‘this outcome will happen’ if you choose another the same outcome and if you go with door number 3 it’s a slightly modified version of the same outcome. At best what you can hope for as a ‘big change’ is that one line of dialogue from an NPC will be altered and you’ll have a slightly different cut scene. That’s at best though usually it’s just a dialogue change. It’s the least amount of change I’ve seen from a Bioware game that’s come out in the last 6 years. Don’t expect to alter the story at all. Read on for more…