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News Dragon Age 2 to import savegames

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 19 Aug 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. mrbens

    mrbens New Member

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    That sounds like a good idea.

    The link at the end needs fixing.
     
  3. Unknownsock

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    Cant wait for this.
    Gonna have to play through DA again to get my decent toon done!
     
  4. Jezcentral

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    Not knowing this was one of the points that left some of the more veciferous people on the forums very bitter. Seeing that they did this with ME2, I always expected them to do this. It's good to get confirmation, though. Maybe now some of the nerd-ragers will stop whining.....

    Ha! Sometimes I'm so funny, I make me want to hug myself.
     
  5. fortunetek

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    Please, PLEASE fix this mistake in the article: the main characters name is spelled "Hawke," not Hock.

    Understandable mistake given the oral nature of the presentation, but it just screams a lack of quality writing, knowledge about the game, and a lack of effort in doing even the most cursory google search about the topic.
     
  6. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Are the saves on steam cloud? If not I won't have them.
     
  7. sear

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    I imagine it'll be only the most basic of plot points, like whether Alistair became king, that are actually carried over. Kind of a shame since it seems like a bit of a waste. I know that "import your old saves" is supposed to be a selling point, but if it has no function in the game other than aesthetic, why should I care? With Awakening it made sense to bring in your old hero, and they did a decent job of justifying it in Mass Effect 2, but Dragon Age 2 takes place like a hundred years after the first...

    Then again, I'm not even sure if I'll be buying this one. It sounds like from everything I've heard that it will be a much shorter, less open ended, and far more directed game, not to mention lacking in tactical depth in favour of "visceral action" or whatever ******** they vomit out. BioWare's games are increasingly designed by marketing and EA's executives, and I'm starting to feel like I'm going to have to start voting with my dollar.
     
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    I read that as: "less padding, tighter story, more cinematic and action that's easier to control". Long, unfocussed and difficult aren't necessarily gaming virtues - not for everyone, anyway.

    As for it becoming more like Mass Effect 2 - I only wish every game could be so good.
     
  9. Tokukachi

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    Am I the only person who thought Dragon Age was massively overrated? It's not a bad game, its just a average, generic RPG with a load of crap bolted on to sell it to pre-teens. Now before anyone starts complaining I mean average in a 7-8 review (as that seems to be what the "average" game gets these days) as opposed to 5 :)
     
  10. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    You're not the only one. I bought it in the Steam Sale, and promptly uninstalled it less than a week later. I've still got my saved game, but I don't know if I can bring myself to trudge through the game :(
     
  11. thehippoz

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    let's see in dragon age I got morganna pregnant.. I had sex with a dwarf and had to watch my back during battle when the elf assassin was behind me

    I think I'll start fresh.. too much baggage
     
  12. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    You mean Morrigan. Morgana is the witch from the BBC's "Merlin" series, based on Morgan le Fay. Too much TV, not enough Dragon Age!! :D

    As far as the game goes, it's good that they're carrying characters over, and it would be nice to see little details carry through through I imagine it will be more simplistic. Personally I'm not thrilled that Dragon Age is becoming more like Mass Effect.

    The way I see it, Mass Effect was a slightly simplified though far more immersive follow up to the old KOTOR games. Dragon Age was a continuation of Neverwinter Nights. Both are very different Bioware RPGs, and I liked how they were kept in their own seperate sub-genres until now.

    Mass Effect is more cinematic; dramatic and exciting for the majority of the game, but rather simplistic. Dragon Age is like a fantasy novel read-your-own-adventure - it's got much more depth to it, and personally that's important to me.
     
  13. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    They're not. Read it again :)
     
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    it's obvious game will focus on morrigan's and the main char's kid, just watch the trailer, he even looks a little like old witch and has the same dress sense...
     
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    For a spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate, it sure was gash. I have played a total of maybe 6 hours of it, split between two different run throughs (started it, got bored, started again, got bored). Seriously not that good a game.
     
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    Oh, I see. Yes that makes sense, as "Hawke" is fully voice acted. I wasn't thinking when I typed that, obviously.
     
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    While I appreciate good voice acting, for many of the games I like, I would prefer no voice acting and more game & dialogue flexibility.
     
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