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421  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: March 09, 2011, 04:47:45 PM
So I pumped the difficulty up to hard because I wasn't facing any challenge.  Enemies were certainly hitting harder, but it wasn't anything I could handle.  Then an enemy mage comes in and drops a big ball of fire right on my party that insta-kills the WHOLE FUCKING GROUP!  I tried the encounter again and the bastard only got one of my crew.  My healer revived him, but the flaming ball was still in place so it killed him AGAIN!  Seriously, this kinda stuff is what killed Origins for me, but at least they had the decency to put it on the higher difficulties.  I don't consider insta-kill attacks to be challenging.  I find them cheap and stupid in this day and age.  I'm sticking with normal just for my own sanity.  I don't even want to think about what Stephen is going through on Nightmare...
422  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: March 09, 2011, 01:17:05 PM
About ten hours in, and I'm loving the combat and characterization of my party members.  John wasn't lying about the repeated environments, though, and it shows some laziness that sullies an otherwise fun and exciting turn for the franchise.  I still think the game is very engaging, but some corners were obviously cut. 
423  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: March 09, 2011, 12:13:58 AM
It's up now!
424  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: March 05, 2011, 04:27:58 PM
Win!
425  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: March 03, 2011, 01:40:07 PM
In all fairness, I really wasn't trying to start anything with our readers.  I've read the differing opinions, and I was just posting what I thought of the demo in a preview.  I really think the game plays a lot like Origins and I'm very much looking forward to the full game.  I'll reserve judgement until I play the complete release, however. 
426  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: March 03, 2011, 12:38:54 PM
Our Dragon Age 2 demo episode is up along with my written preview.  Hope you guys enjoy!
427  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: March 01, 2011, 10:51:06 AM
I wasn't a huge fan of Bioware games for the longest time.  Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2 changed my mind, but I still haven't played the old-school classics.
428  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Radiant Historia on: February 27, 2011, 03:25:25 PM
Loving the game so far, but I agree that it really needed a mini-map.  I think DQ9 spoiled me here, but I have to paint a mental image of the dungeon all the time, which is a little annoying.  Loving the battle system too!
429  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 25, 2011, 02:44:22 PM
I think I was using MixZing or the default player on the HTC phones.

Also, our Dragon Age 2 special is in the can and should be ready for you guys sometime soon.  Look forward to some ass-kicking awesomeness as I school the boys and prove the game is just fine!
430  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 24, 2011, 04:59:05 PM
I actually never played King's Quest, so I really can't speak to it.  That said, I'm always looking for an excuse to rip on Stephen when it comes to KH.

And once again, I can't say how much I love to read the support you guys give the show on the boards.  We weren't even sure if anyone was listening to the show besides the editors and Ivalice Alliance.  Glad you guys are enjoying it!
431  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 24, 2011, 03:01:37 PM
And I hate you for it...
432  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: February 23, 2011, 05:15:49 PM
I actually talked with a couple other editors about this, and I definitely see a difference in tone between the original game and DA2.  Hearing a character yell "bitch" and another say "tits" is just a little odd given the original game's tone and delivery.  I don't have any problem with these words being thrown around in a game, but their inclusion feels a little forced.  It sort of reminds me of the "hardcore" edge brought to the Prince of Persia series with Warrior Within, though it certainly doesn't seem as severe. 
433  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: February 22, 2011, 11:42:38 PM
Played the demo as a mage and had a lot more fun.  I agree that turning off the auto attack option was idiotic, as the game would be almost exactly like Origins if I didn't have to spam the X-button all the time. 
434  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: February 22, 2011, 09:39:41 PM
Guess I'll wade in here with my PS3 impressions.

I actually really like the new art-style, though I do think the opening area is kind of bland.  The characters look better, and they certainly pop a little more out of the screen.

As for the combat on the console, this is a bit tricky for me.  I'm really just mashing buttons, which is kind of boring and repetitive.  That said, I really have to see what the game plays like on PC.  I can see the combat remaining very close to DA:O based off the PC interface, so I doubt I'll see any grand changes that detrimentally affect the game. 

Overall, the demo just confirmed to me that I'll be buying DA2 on the PC.  Just seems like the proper place to play the game despite the changes to make it more console friendly.  I can see the potential depth, but I need a mouse and keyboard to enjoy it.

Also, we'll be having a short episode of the podcast this week to talk about our impressions of the demo.  Look forward to it!
435  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 18, 2011, 05:40:43 PM
Why does everyone love the "anime-girl laugh"?
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