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  • Shingro 11:01 pm on April 14, 2011 Permalink
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    @angryjedi It does, but Dragon age II while rushed a bit is a full game and can use the whole narrative structure. Could you have released Dragon Age II in 3 parts 3 months apart? From as far as I’m in the game I’d say that it might have worked pretty well. Having just finished act 1 the dramatic elements at the end of that section would have kept me interested in seeing what happened when everyone got back home.

    It does raise a few problems though, lets say someone starts on episode 2, which decisions do you have ‘flagged’ for what you did? In addition, much like TellTale games, the more episodes you have the more falloff you’ll have by the end. I’m sure there is not a 100% conversion rate between players of Sam & Max Episode 1 and Episode 2. Could Dragon Age II be a 3 episode set of DLC, and who would benefit from doing that? It seems the publishers would be unhappy giving the player an option to ‘tap out’ of their narrative sooner.

    @redswir1 unfortunately, marketing would likely say that once you got your target’s attention you can’t let them go or their interest might not come around the second time, so the extra content becomes part of the existing development cycle. Perhaps the answer is to use the Expansion pack methodology and treat DLC like a new release with it’s own marketing cycle. I honestly don’t think that announcing “we’ll have dlc in two weeks” is helpful. It’s a sort of burnout to have been hyped for the actual release and the moment that hype bubble pops trying to get hyped for DLC especially considering the average quality of current released DLC.

    Oh, on the note of Dragon Age 2… Merrill? SO adorable. Why so adorable Merrill? I swear, Google ads? When you scroll over the word Merrill, it says “If you liked Merrill, you may also like: Shana, Index, Ika musume, Takatsuki Yayoi and other irrationally adorable girls

    Well done Bioware, you made Western moe, you weirdos =P

     
  • RedSwirl 4:47 am on February 4, 2011 Permalink
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    Just got to the final boss. I do not blame you if you skip it and YouTube the ending. Motherfucker I did not play the entire game on Survivalist up to this point just to knock it down at the last part.

    What makes it worse is that after finishing the part immediately preceding this, I was thinking “wow, that was a pretty smart way to do a ‘final boss’ in the context of a game like Dead Space. I’m sure glad they didn’t tack on a traditional boss at the end, like so many other games that didn’t have or need bosses…”

    @bowlisimo Last I checked Amnesia does have a Mac and even a Linux version.

    Oh, and I also finished the Dragon Age Origins base game today. The Archdemon was actually one of the easiest bosses in my experience. Now I just need to figure out the proper order for all this DLC-expansion-save-game crap.

     
  • Shingro 5:53 am on January 27, 2011 Permalink
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    @Redswirl I’d love to at this point pull some crazy VN off the shelf and suggest it but honestly it’s hard to do with a clear conscience. There are some pretty good ones, but they tend to lean heavily towards the anime tropes, crazy AIs and whatnot. Ever17 was pretty good, but slow and trope filled, Kana was legitimately tragic, but is an eroge. There’s a handful of others, but they aren’t in the league of writing quality as something like dragon age, which does have fantastically realized and written characters. Even tropes I normally dislike (enormous dude with no humor) have generated a character that is actually a favorite of mine. It’s hard enough to find good writing in your own language without trying to skip across the Atlantic.

    Still, the VN genre is basically exactly that in a more linear fashion, it’s just never penetrated our markets. Hard to get any of that translated unofficially too since, most translation teams go for things with more direct payoffs (such as porn) or other unusual mechanics (Touhou, Suguri, etc.)

    Still, you might give Ever17 a try if you can find it cheap, it’s crazy anime sci-fi but it has an interesting atmosphere.

    still, not really the same character building depth as those games you mentioned.

    Oh, also, if you haven’t played Planescape: Torment that is probably the best game for what you’re looking for, including all of the ones you mentioned, there is serious combat and it takes a bit, but there’s pretty big payoff.

     
  • RedSwirl 3:57 am on January 5, 2011 Permalink
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    On the subject of CRPS, I fucking suck at Dragon Age right now. Details here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=417757

     
  • RedSwirl 7:04 am on December 12, 2010 Permalink
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    Oh, and guys, since I’ll be starting Dragon Age in a few weeks here, how much would playing Baldur’s Gate before or after this game affect my experience with either?

     
  • feenwager 10:15 pm on August 10, 2010 Permalink
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    Played though Leliana’s Song today. Pretty decent as DLC packs go, probably about 2 hours of play if you take your time. A tad overpriced at $7, but it does fill in some gaps, storytelling-wise, from the original game. Alan Wake: The Signal is next, then the rest of the Dragon Age DLC.

     
  • RocGaude 3:24 pm on August 6, 2010 Permalink
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    Scratch my idea for buying the Mac versi… 

    Scratch my idea for buying the Mac version of DA:O. It looks like none of the expansions are being released for it. No worries. Boot camp to the rescue.

    @bowlisimo Thanks for pointing out the only selling point that really matters.

     
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