Dragon Age or Mass Effect 2?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by PastaMasta, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 25, 2008
    Yeah, i'm gonna get one of these games tomorrow. Unsure which to get, both look good. :( Give me your opinions on both games so I can decide gentlemen. :)
     
  2. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Depends.

    Mass Effect 2 if you prefer shooting.

    Dragon Age if you prefer slower paced, stabbity and magicky fighting.
     
  3. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 25, 2008
    Sounds like dragon age is my bag. Cheers. :)
     
  4. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Dragon Age.
     
  5. GreyViper

    GreyViper Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Jul 2, 2004
    Which one has most replay value?
     
  6. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    DA:O would be my guess.
     
  7. coliphorbs

    coliphorbs Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 2, 2008
    Mass Effect 2 is better than DA:O in almost every way. And I really didn't like the first Mass Effect.

    Then again, DA:O is a god damn snoozefest...
     
  8. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    Mass Effect 2. I really enjoyed DA:O at first but quickly got bored because it became very easy, the story is very predictable and boring and the dungeon crawl never end.

    ME2 only seems to get better the further into the game you get. sure, the story is nothing original, but at least they have a few twists and turns in there to make it interesting. and the dialogue is 100x better written than DA:O.

    but in the end, personal taste is a deciding factor I guess.
     
  9. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 31, 2008
    If you loved Mass Effect 1, then 2 is the natural progression of that.

    Dragon Age is like Baldur's Gate 3.

    Pick your poison.
     
  10. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 25, 2008
    I actually didn't enjoy Mass Effect 1...Goddamnit i don't know. I'll probably end up getting dragon age.
     
  11. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    Mass Effect 2. The game improves on ME1 in every conceiveable way and the story isn't built exclusively on cliches this time.
     
  12. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Or maybe you don't recognize the cliches.

    Anyway, the choice is between a sci-fi adventure/shooter and a fantasy Baldur's Gate style RPG. Matter of preference.
     
  13. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Hmm, neither?
     
  14. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    I would pick "DA:O", "Mass Effect 2" is just a crappy shooter.
     
  15. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    Operative word: exclusively.
     
  16. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I have to say, the mission feels a lot more personal this time.

    You don't have the feeling of support you had in the previous game because of the cliche 'no one believes the threat is real but you and a handful of others'.
    Still that makes a better atmosphere.

    The main foe; the Collectors also don't feel as 'in your face' as the Geth were as you very rarely encounter them.

    The mission is more about preparing to face them on their own turf rather than fighting a war with them throughout the galaxy.

    I also like that a lot of the side missions have their own little maps instead of the repeated use of the same structures in the previous game.
     
  17. Tycn

    Tycn Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 27, 2008
    Mass Effect 2 if you're like me and can't disassociate Dragon Age with BG2 which will inevitably lead to disappointment.
     
  18. sydney_roo

    sydney_roo Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 24, 2008
    I really wante to say 'neither' but if I had to choose it would be Mass Effect 2 which sometimes reminds me of the KOTOR series.
     
  19. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    While I wouldn't say that Mass Effect 2 is brilliant, it is enjoyable as an action adventure game with some minor stat building.

    Some of the dialog might be cringe worthy but they also do a lot of things good too.

    I always preferred science fiction settings myself over cliché fantasy settings even though Mass Effect's universe is cliché in its own way.
     
  20. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 25, 2008
    I bought mass effect and i'm having alot of fun with it. Thanks for all your replies fellas, you've been pretty helpful. :D