Dragon Age? What the hell happened to you?

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

  1. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Didn't 1.01 patch lower the difficulty? Although I'm playing on 1.00 and it's still not too bad i the main story.

    Well, the reactions based on race are more or less well done. I'm kind of sad that there's no alignment though. For all I know I could be eating babies (or wait I can't, since I can't attack friendlies), but well, I found that the different dialogue options have very little effect on the outside world other than your party. And that gets negated by the gifts.

    Well, cold is great until you decide to fight revenants. So perhaps fire is a better option. Still, Morrigan comes with two cold spells, and can be developed that way.

    I sadly agree about the skills. The descriptions are usually pretty poorly written. Most of it was because they wanted the game to be "more simple", but some of it is sheer stupidity. The first would be not telling the percentage chances for stun, or how much the Threaten or Taunt actually increase hostility (I often had a character using both, and no hostiles attacking him), etc. The second would be spell descriptions like for "mind blast":

    It's terrible design. For one, why is there a need for spell target if the spell is AoE centered on caster? And then, why does the spell description not say so?
     
  2. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 25, 2008
    Has this game been released yet and is it recommended?

    Im too lazy to read the last page :P
     
  3. Tycn

    Tycn Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 27, 2008
    Lazy bastard. Yes, it has been released. You might get an idea for whether it's worth it if you read the last page.

    But if you really don't want to, it depends on your standards really. It's somewhere above NWN but far below BG2. Still decent overall with possibility of mods and decent length.
     
  4. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    I was gonna buy it, but when I heard that you pretty much don't get the full game but are offered to buy some DLC's to get all quests I lost interest pretty fast. that's really retarded if you ask me.
     
  5. Tycn

    Tycn Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 27, 2008
    You get the full game - there's only two pieces of DLC out now and one of them comes with the game. Apparently they're just releasing more content NWN style - it certainly doesn't feel like there's anything has been removed from the game.

    What pisses me off is that my DLC doesn't work and there's a ten page thread on biowhore forums about the problem but none of the devs have said a thing. Not even acknowledging the issue.
     
  6. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    hmm, maybe it's not as bad as it first sounded like then. I'm still curious about it, so... dunno, I'll have to think over it again I guess.

    has it been patched yet? any known gamebreaking bugs?
     
  7. Tycn

    Tycn Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 27, 2008
    Seems to be a lot of people having problems, though I have only encountered a single crash and no bugs.
    http://daforums.bioware.com/viewforum.html?forum=146

    There is a patch (1.01a) that addresses a few minor things. Such as making the game slightly easier.
     
  8. TamaNeko

    TamaNeko It Wandered In From the Wastes

    151
    Apr 8, 2003
    What a goddamn disappointment. :|

     
  9. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    Disappointment? Are you shitting me? The game was awesome.
     
  10. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Welcome to the internet.

    People hate the things you like.

    Also, I like it too and feel bad for anyone who bought it for a console.
     
  11. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    Yes people lack taste on the internet, that doesn't mean I can't tell them when they are being fucking retarded.
     
  12. Tycn

    Tycn Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 27, 2008
    Having different tastes or higher standards is being fucking retarded? Kay.

    Also being disappointed and liking the game are not mutually exclusive. It's quite rare for any AAA game to fail to be disappointing.
     
  13. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Well, it's the marketing department's fault for presenting this as "Baldur's Gate 3" when it's something completely unrelated.

    The DLC shit is fucking annoying. I spend 5 minutes to talk to the guy only to find out that all he does is try to sell me some crap. Fabulous.

    It also feels like the game is pretty short. If all it's going to be is the 4 main quests plus some sort of ending, it'll be pretty lame. That's like, one chapter's worth of stuff in BG.
     
  14. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    seriously? is this an optional decrease in difficulty or is it forced upon you?
     
  15. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Because of the controls?
    my only option is the ps3 version right now.
     
  16. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Apparently, it's like Night and Day according to people.

    It's funny how even the mostly console-oriented reviewers are admitting this.
     
  17. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    from what i understand the patch makes it easier on the consoles..

    but for the PC the easy setting is easier and the normal is harder

    creates a bigger disparity between them and lots of comments that it already had a large disparity.
     
  18. Mutoes

    Mutoes Mildly Dipped

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    Feb 5, 2008
    Its been good so far, like the challenge. Playing on hard. (PC)

    Damn, that part where you go to the tower to light the signal, First floor was quite challenging, took me honestly at least 10 tries before advancing, and ogre was somewhat difficult too, which i ended up kiting to death. I simply didnt have the firepower to go head on.

    Also i really like the fact that i picked up traps as one of the skills for the main char, its been really usefull.

    What irritates me is that you cant queue comands fo your companions, giving one command at a time and pausing every 2 seconds gets old rather fast, and i was also hoping for more freeroam style advancing, maybe even map to explore. Bioware seems to have stuck to their kotor style "key locations in any order" type of advancing.

    But as i said its otherwise nice game, better than ME so far.
     
  19. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    I completed it on normal and I thought it was really easy, just pull smaller forces at a time and aggro control and you're set.
     
  20. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    eh?
    guess it's like playing fallout 1 with a controller.