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Dragon Age 2 - [PLEASE POST IN NEW THREAD]

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  • -Tal-Tal I'm not doing it the same, man I'm doing it betterRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Hawke looks all right, but he ain't no Dutch supermodel.

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  • jefe414jefe414 The wall the darkness breaks against Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Spoiler:

    The expression on the face of that ogre.... Looks like the dead body on the ground was his best friend. He looks so SAD...
    :cry:

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  • -Tal-Tal I'm not doing it the same, man I'm doing it betterRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    oh man now i can't unsee it

    Hawke nooo

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  • Bacon-BuTTyBacon-BuTTy Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I wish I could unsee that entire screenshot.

    I mean, damn. That is a bad fucking screenshot.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    The more I look at it, the more I think the fog is there to hide the lack of detailed background or sky and not for atmospheric reasons.

  • Skull2185Skull2185 is an A-hole. but not 100% a dick.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I wish I could unsee that entire screenshot.

    I mean, damn. That is a bad fucking screenshot.

    I agree.

    However, I'm confident that the game will look nothing like that screen when I play the final release.

    It's like the N-word and the C-word had a baby, and it was raised by all the bad words for Jews.
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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Dashui wrote: »
    Dialogue Tweaks - This mod "changes companion dialogues for consistency, bug fixing, and adds new minor options. All dialogue is voiced by original game voice actors; these are changes to scripting, text, and dialogue conditions to make use of or correct existing dialogue." The creator suggests using the following two mods in conjunction with Dialogue Tweaks:

    Alistair Dialog Patch - This mod "fixes many endgame dialogue issues relating to Alistair and his status, as well as some other adjustments to Alistair's general dialogue and romance-related dialogue."

    Endgame Dialogue Fixes - This mod makes "corrections to endgame dialogue issues relating to Alistair and his status, as well as optional endgame slideshow changes to expand on the original story."

    It kinda looks to me like the second two mods might conflict. Anyone have any thoughts? Are these worth using?

    You'd think some of this stuff might make it into an official patch.

    I was worried about that, too, but Dialogue Tweaks seems to recommend both of them at once. Thus far I haven't had any complications, and the mod manager doesn't seem to show any conflicts, either.

    Speaking of the mods, though, everyone should use Dragon Age Redesigned. Effin' fantastic. I'm really digging the No Helmet Hack mod I just installed so that I don't have to see hideous flaps on the heads of my rogues or mages. I'm basically using all the mods in the OP and highly recommend them, although I have no opinion on the weapon packs so far. Jojjo's has fantastic, high quality gear, but it has silly save slot requirements that make it difficult to use. I'm waiting for him to cave to use demand and just put them in a shop.

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  • spectraspectra Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Not sure if these have already been posted, but here are a couple (new?) screenshots:

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    Bigger versions here:
    http://www.gamestar.de/spiele/dragon-age-2/news/dragon_age_2,45873,2316318.html

    I'm just hoping whatever trailer they show next month is using the game engine art assets and not some cg teaser.

  • Bacon-BuTTyBacon-BuTTy Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    I wish I could unsee that entire screenshot.

    I mean, damn. That is a bad fucking screenshot.

    I agree.

    However, I'm confident that the game will look nothing like that screen when I play the final release.


    For a moment, I was thinking this "New Art Style" was being shown in that screen, and that it was utter balls.

    But yeah, I trust that the final game wont look terrible.

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    spectra wrote: »
    Not sure if these have already been posted, but here are a couple (new?) screenshots:

    Bigger versions here:
    http://www.gamestar.de/spiele/dragon-age-2/news/dragon_age_2,45873,2316318.html

    I'm just hoping whatever trailer they show next month is using the game engine art assets and not some cg teaser.

    I added 720p versions of those two screenshots to the OP, too.

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  • GaryOGaryO Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    spectra wrote: »
    I'm just hoping whatever trailer they show next month is using the game engine art assets and not some cg teaser.

    are you kidding, Bioware CGI trailers are amazing and better than some movies! I can't wait for the DA2 trailers (I think its a company called Blur that actually does them though)

  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    GaryO wrote: »
    spectra wrote: »
    I'm just hoping whatever trailer they show next month is using the game engine art assets and not some cg teaser.

    are you kidding, Bioware CGI trailers are amazing and better than some movies! I can't wait for the DA2 trailers (I think its a company called Blur that actually does them though)

    Blur does great work, but I'll still take trailers like BioWare's Mass Effect 2 launch trailer over Blur's CG stuff any day of the week.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx9sPQpjgjU&hd=1

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  • FoefallerFoefaller Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    GaryO wrote: »
    spectra wrote: »
    I'm just hoping whatever trailer they show next month is using the game engine art assets and not some cg teaser.

    are you kidding, Bioware CGI trailers are amazing and better than some movies! I can't wait for the DA2 trailers (I think its a company called Blur that actually does them though)

    I agree, but I'm hoping for a non-CG as well, if only to completly confirm that the screenshots we have are from old builds and never should have seen the light of day.

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  • spectraspectra Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Dashui wrote: »
    GaryO wrote: »
    spectra wrote: »
    I'm just hoping whatever trailer they show next month is using the game engine art assets and not some cg teaser.

    are you kidding, Bioware CGI trailers are amazing and better than some movies! I can't wait for the DA2 trailers (I think its a company called Blur that actually does them though)

    Blur does great work, but I'll still take trailers like BioWare's Mass Effect 2 launch trailer over Blur's CG stuff any day of the week.

    Bioware CGI trailers are nice, and if the screenshots showed this game looking good I wouldn't mind a trailer like that, but after these screenshots I need something to show that DA2 will actually have decent graphics.

  • NartwakNartwak Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    spectra wrote: »
    I'm just hoping whatever trailer they show next month is using the game engine art assets and not some cg teaser.

    Sacred Ash trailer 2

    Spoiler:
  • Skull2185Skull2185 is an A-hole. but not 100% a dick.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    spectra wrote: »
    Not sure if these have already been posted, but here are a couple (new?) screenshots:

    600x338.jpg

    600x338.jpg

    Bigger versions here:
    http://www.gamestar.de/spiele/dragon-age-2/news/dragon_age_2,45873,2316318.html

    I'm just hoping whatever trailer they show next month is using the game engine art assets and not some cg teaser.

    Aaaaaand my hopes for decent looking Mage robes are crushed....

    It's like the N-word and the C-word had a baby, and it was raised by all the bad words for Jews.
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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    spectra wrote: »
    Not sure if these have already been posted, but here are a couple (new?) screenshots:

    Bigger versions here:
    http://www.gamestar.de/spiele/dragon-age-2/news/dragon_age_2,45873,2316318.html

    I'm just hoping whatever trailer they show next month is using the game engine art assets and not some cg teaser.

    Aaaaaand my hopes for decent looking Mage robes are crushed....

    Which is why you'll want to buy the game on the PC, so you can use bikini cloth armor within twelve hours of release.

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2010
    Spoit wrote: »
    Yeah, which is why all the shots have been of darkspawn when we're supposed to be on the other side of the ocean is puzzling, at best. Especially since they picked up ridiculous new armor in the meantime

    You're not really on the other side of the ocean, more like the other side of the English Channel. The Free Marches are right in the middle of the continent, close to where all the other Blights have happened.
    Spoiler:

  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    What's wrong with those robes?

    Also I'm not really concerned about the amount of Darkspawn in the teaser images. Darkspawn in teasers is a good, safe bet because it A) Shows off graphics and combat whilst B) Giving absolutely no indication of what's going on with the plot.

    It tells us stuff while simultaneously telling us nothing. You could extrapolate things from more human opponents, less so with Darkspawn.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 is an A-hole. but not 100% a dick.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    What's wrong with those robes?

    Well, the robes for female mages are ok. But they still just look like a man wearing a dress on the male mages. That image leads me to believe the robes wont change much.

    It's like the N-word and the C-word had a baby, and it was raised by all the bad words for Jews.
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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    The only thing I don't like about the screenshots, and it has nothing to do with the textures or spiky designs, is that the Darkspawn don't look frightening and horrifying anymore.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 is an A-hole. but not 100% a dick.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    They look like unfinished, "placeholder" models.

    I wouldn't worry about em too much.

    It's like the N-word and the C-word had a baby, and it was raised by all the bad words for Jews.
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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    They look like unfinished, "placeholder" models.

    I wouldn't worry about em too much.

    And I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case, too. It wouldn't be the first time developers have done that, shown off early footage containing placeholder content to just give people an idea how the game will look and/or play.

    I'm not actually worried. BioWare's probably my favorite developer and thus far I haven't been let down by any of their games.

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Yeah, it's really the art style, not the graphics themselves that's really concerning. I mean, DAO looked pretty good

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  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    baldur's gate 1 was good
    baldur's gate 2 was better

    *crosses fingers*

  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Mass Effect 1 was an RPG with shooting elements
    Mass Effect 2 was a shooter with RPG elements

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  • Dox the PIDox the PI Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Jade Empirie 1 was good
    Jade Empire 2 was.....

    ....
    ;_;

  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    why must you rain on my hopes for a game on the same level as BG2

  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Because all this talk of a more action oriented game are ruining my hopes of there being more complicated talkie bits in Orlais. And I'm unreasonably bitter over the overhyping of ME2. And something about removing inventory systems

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    vsove wrote: »
    I can tell you that DA2 looks significantly better now than it does in those screenshots. Or, as our lead writer says:
    I'm not really one to comment on the art. All I can really say is that the game already looks better than it does in those screenshots-- there's a lot of work being done on all content, and while I get what people are saying regarding the number of months left you have to consider that we're not dealing with a long development cycle here. Instead of thinking months, think "percentage until complete". It's still pretty early, as far as we're concerned. Hopefully you'll like what we show you in the months to come. From my perspective, I think what I'm playing looks quite striking.

    He's right. I think DA2 looks fantastic, though obviously I am heavily biased.

    Excellent. I'm not opposed to the art style, just those enemy models are hideous. The Hurlocks have bowling ball heads, and the Ogre looks so depressed.

  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    -Loki- wrote: »
    vsove wrote: »
    I can tell you that DA2 looks significantly better now than it does in those screenshots. Or, as our lead writer says:
    I'm not really one to comment on the art. All I can really say is that the game already looks better than it does in those screenshots-- there's a lot of work being done on all content, and while I get what people are saying regarding the number of months left you have to consider that we're not dealing with a long development cycle here. Instead of thinking months, think "percentage until complete". It's still pretty early, as far as we're concerned. Hopefully you'll like what we show you in the months to come. From my perspective, I think what I'm playing looks quite striking.

    He's right. I think DA2 looks fantastic, though obviously I am heavily biased.

    Excellent. I'm not opposed to the art style, just those enemy models are hideous. The Hurlocks have bowling ball heads, and the Ogre looks so depressed.

    Well that mean, cruel Grey Warden did kill their mommy. :(

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    What's wrong with those robes?
    But they still just look like a man wearing a dress on the male mages.

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    One day in the future when the gamers of today become tomorrow's developers, I hope to play an RPG in which you stumble upon the remains of Boatmurdered.

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Dragon Age 2 should be based entirely on Wade from Wade's Emporium in Denerim.

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Dox the PI wrote: »
    Jade Empirie 1 was good
    Jade Empire 2 was.....

    ....
    ;_;

    One day. One day.

  • KorlashKorlash Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Dashui wrote: »
    GaryO wrote: »
    spectra wrote: »
    I'm just hoping whatever trailer they show next month is using the game engine art assets and not some cg teaser.

    are you kidding, Bioware CGI trailers are amazing and better than some movies! I can't wait for the DA2 trailers (I think its a company called Blur that actually does them though)

    Blur does great work, but I'll still take trailers like BioWare's Mass Effect 2 launch trailer over Blur's CG stuff any day of the week.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx9sPQpjgjU&hd=1

    Damn you, I hate you so much. Now I have to buy this.

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Korlash wrote: »
    Dashui wrote: »
    GaryO wrote: »
    spectra wrote: »
    I'm just hoping whatever trailer they show next month is using the game engine art assets and not some cg teaser.

    are you kidding, Bioware CGI trailers are amazing and better than some movies! I can't wait for the DA2 trailers (I think its a company called Blur that actually does them though)

    Blur does great work, but I'll still take trailers like BioWare's Mass Effect 2 launch trailer over Blur's CG stuff any day of the week.

    *snip*

    Damn you, I hate you so much. Now I have to buy this.

    You haven't played Mass Effect 2 yet? Wuzwrongwitchu'?

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  • walnutmonwalnutmon Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    while deep in the midst of a StarCraft 2 binge, I just want to say this is a really funny thread title

    I laughed and laughed

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  • KazakaKazaka Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Dashui wrote: »
    Korlash wrote: »
    Dashui wrote: »
    GaryO wrote: »
    spectra wrote: »
    I'm just hoping whatever trailer they show next month is using the game engine art assets and not some cg teaser.

    are you kidding, Bioware CGI trailers are amazing and better than some movies! I can't wait for the DA2 trailers (I think its a company called Blur that actually does them though)

    Blur does great work, but I'll still take trailers like BioWare's Mass Effect 2 launch trailer over Blur's CG stuff any day of the week.

    *snip*

    Damn you, I hate you so much. Now I have to buy this.

    You haven't played Mass Effect 2 yet? Wuzwrongwitchu'?
    Seriously this is considered an ailment in some medical circles

    ... They ate, slept and worked. Some of them found uninteresting partners at work who they married and came home to. Sometimes they would half-heartededly thrust into each other and children were made. They lived a middle class existence until their deaths to heart disease and cancer.
  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I haven't played either Mass Effect game.

    I play too many vidja games. I haven't even beat DA:O.

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