Dragon Age? What the hell happened to you?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by cronicler, May 10, 2009.

  1. cronicler

    cronicler Lurksalot

    May 31, 2006
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    Sex and Violence sells but come on.....
  2. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I am sure there are gamers who get an orgasm from watching this.

    I am not one of these gamers and I couldn't give a shit about something that seems to be a copy from the LotR movies with some random murdering and mentioning of sex.

    But then again, I am not the target audience and can keep my wallet shut.
  3. Stag

    Stag Guest

    I feel like I was just raped.
  4. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    Guess they gotta sell it to the Xbox kiddies somehow. :shrug:
  5. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    Aw PC elitism...how I love it.

    As for the Vid.

    Wow.....They really fucked that up. Nothing says Med-Evil Elfs and Fantasy like Marilyn Manson. No really...he is a D&D nerd.
  6. dirtbag

    dirtbag It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 11, 2004
  7. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    You expected something better?

    From BioWare?

    You must not have been keeping up with their track record.
  8. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    My complaints with the trailer is the pointless showing of the sex scene (my guess is that it will be the one and only one in the game) and the music. I'm all for bloody battles, I like my games to have appropriate amounts of gore (no it's not realistic but it looks better than Fallout 3... but this is a trailer). I'd say that judging the entire game off of this trailer would be a mistake, it's meant to sell copies, not inform the viewers. They had videos on their website earlier that showcased the RPG gameplay (nothing spectacular but it looked like it'd be a step up from their normal games) and as long as they actually have those, I'm satisfied. All that said, I doubt that my current computer will even be able to run it so it doesn't really matter for me, I'll hear about it before I have a reason to buy it.

    Hahah, yeah he's an amusing guy.
  9. cronicler

    cronicler Lurksalot

    May 31, 2006
    Bn: I was expecting a game with non standard story and choices this time with some more gimmicks based on improved physics like cast grease at corridor to stop enemy rush than burning hands to start a fire and do more damage to the enemies, create an ad-hoc firewall etc... You know the usual creative stuff we do on PnP combat (create water to find invisible monsters, daggers in stone cracks as ad-hoc hand holds to retreat...) with somewhat better writing than NWN... I was not waiting for that much... Was I?
  10. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    For a while I thought they actually produced good games, that was until people brought me to attention that they stick to a formula.

    I then realized that behind the whole 'epic' presentation there is barely much content at all.

    Like Bethesda their main goal is to appear as popular as possible with their games defining the RPG genre, and yet barely having done anything to earn this reputation.
  11. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    You show a non gameplay trailer and excepted it to see anything worthwhile? The Planescape:Torment trailer didn't show a single line of dialogue.

    Here's two gameplay trailer. One shows a full encounter with some basic enemies with only weapon combat. The other shows various spells.

    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8SKshw-2ZdY&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed>

    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/y3SROKo4-rw&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed>

    A little gameplay sequence.

    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/W7m8N4ksoec&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed>
  12. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    lol Hadn't seen anything that retarded since, well, Fallout 3.

    And a Marilyn Manson song ? From his worst album ever ? What were they thinking ?

    Controversy/aesthetic value ? None

    Bioware are really no better than Bethesda.
  13. Black

    Black Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
    EA, as in Bioware.
    The hell did you guys expect.
  14. GreyViper

    GreyViper Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jul 2, 2004
    Meh felt like so many fan made trailers on youtube. But where was the sex part? That part was more hinting then showing. Compared to scene Prince Of Persia Warrior Within I thought it looked like they were conserving body heat. :D
    Anyway, bit early to condemn a game because a trailer.
  15. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    We're not condemning the game because of a trailer ( even though the fact that Dragon Age has Bioware plastered all over means the game is more or less already fucked ) but the "philosophy" ( puked in my mouth a little ) behind such a trailer. I mean it's beyond ridiculous. It's just like releasing an official trailer for GTA IV focusing on civilian killing with Slipknot's "All Hope Is Gone" for soundtrack...
  16. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Hey, at least I had a laugh before going asleep.
  17. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

    Sep 25, 2008
    Haha, that was pretty funny I gotta admit. GAMING IS DEAD.
  18. Eyenixon

    Eyenixon Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 11, 2008
    You likely don't share the sentiment, but it's similar to the sudden expectations regarding Obsidian pulling something other than shit out of their ass.

    It's not likely to start now, and BioWare is simply tapping into the "hardcore" market with Dragon Age as Bethesda supposedly did with Fallout 3.
    Of course we know the problem is that their definition of the hardcore market is defined by dirty weasels.

    Yes, but it showed some terrible combat, these trailers typically do speak some truth regarding the final product.
    There's this strange assumption that every company is Blizzard regarding the previews and the final product. Most developers will never drastically alter their originally design plans, and this is especially the case for Bioware, their pre-release junk almost always mirrors the final product, they like streamlining what they manage to pull out in the first year or two and not suffer any major alterations.
  19. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    If I were to make the worst game trailer list, this would be at the top.
  20. Hoxie

    Hoxie King Queer oTO Orderite

    May 19, 2008
    Wow, that was just... I don't even know, that was god-awful beyond reason. Damn, and I had at least a little hope for this game being good, well, that's pretty much gone now.