Queens Regnant!
You're not logged in as of now, so you have limited access to the forums. Please join our forum today by clicking 'Register'! If you're already a member, LOG IN ALREADY! XP
Anime Nights Saturday and Sundays at 6 PM Pacific
~Happy Spring!~
~Movie night has been discontinued due to lack of interest.~
~We need your brawl replays for the QR/TRK Community Video! Send your replays to Cris~
Top 100 Clans :: Think your clan is the best? Prove it.
Latest topics
» Code of Princess
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:50 pm by caseybloood

» Kingdom hearts 3D!
Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:46 pm by caseybloood

» Blog !( of Hiroko
Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:04 pm by Hiroko

» Blog !* of Hiroko
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:07 pm by Kcris

» Skyward Sword
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:16 pm by Kcris

» Blog !& of Hiroko
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:36 pm by Jolly

» General/Random
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:48 pm by Katie

» It's finally happened
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:41 pm by Sheik

» Blog !^ of Hiroko
Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:17 pm by jewlecho

»  Rescheduled QR vs SWN (Swag Nation)
Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:28 pm by _deezo1113_

» C@sey's blog of what has this mofo been up to?
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:42 pm by _deezo1113_

» [PS3] Mass Effect 2 - Katie's Review
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:21 pm by Katie

» Blog !% of Hiroko
Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:11 pm by Hiroko

» My 360 RRODed... =[
Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:26 pm by Inspector Fish n' Bottoms

» The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time 3D
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:55 am by Kcris

» Current Events
Tue May 03, 2011 1:58 pm by Sheik

» Blog !$ of Hiroko
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:59 am by caseybloood

» [PS3] Dragon Age II - Katie's Review
Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:59 pm by Katie

» Interviews part 7 [Vote Poll]
Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:36 pm by Shadow

» My Playthrough of Deadly Premonition
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:50 pm by caseybloood

We have 127 registered users
The newest registered user is Laobluegirl

Our users have posted a total of 6787 messages in 575 subjects

You are not connected. Please login or register

Dragon Age 2

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]


Dragon Age 2


Kind of a Big Deal
Kind of a Big Deal


Dragon Age 2 is Bioware's sequel to Dragon Age: Origins. As you might have guessed, it's the second installment in the series. The game is set to be released on PC, PS3, and 360 on March 8th of next year in the US and March 11th in Europe.

The story is set in the Free Marches, a region mentioned in Origins but one the player never visited. Choices the player made in Origins and its expansion package Awakening will affect the story of DA2, but neither is a requirement. The timeline spans an entire decade, rather than the few short months the Origins storyline took place in. The player's choices will have a greater effect on the story than choices in Origins, as your decisions will affect the entire course of the story and you may end up with different outcomes.

The game's protagonist, named Hawke, is a human who survived the Blight and eventually rises up to become the Champion of Kirkwall. The player doesn't have a choice when it comes to race, but they can choose specialization (most likely either mage, rogue, or warrior). Gender can be chosen as well, but I don't know if you can change his/her appearance as you could in Origins. A cast of new characters are used in DA2, but some characters from Origins make an appearance, including Flemeth (Morrigan's "mother," the famed Witch of the Wilds) and Isabel (who teaches you the duelist specialization).

Speaking of specilizations, Bioware has said it plans on revamping the skill sets for each class. Instead of several rows of specilizations, it will be more like a tree, allowing you to tailor each skill to suit your needs. For example, instead of choosing the shield bash talent and being done with it, you'll be able to mold the attack into exactly what you want it to be. My shield attack may not be the same as yours.

Unlike Origins, Hawke will be fully voiced. Instead of reading all of the dialogue choices before choosing, DA2 features a dialogue wheel similar to what's used in Mass Effect. Players will choose an abbreviated version of what Hawke will actually say, and the intent will be shown through symbols (such as a fist for an aggressive intent). It will be possible to romance both party members and other characters.

The PC version of the game will be similar to Origins, with pause and play tactical combat system. But the console version will be tailored the strength of the controller, with more fighting and less pausing. This is good news for console owners, as the combat system was unimpressive in Origins in the 360 and PS3 versions.

I'm so excited for this game I'm considering pre-ordering a copy, which is something I never do. Dragon Age 2 will be an epic edition to a baby franchise I'm already in love with.

Last edited by Katie on Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:39 am; edited 1 time in total


I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite site on the internet.
View user profile
Share this post on: diggdeliciousredditstumbleuponslashdotyahoogooglelive


Post on Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:38 am by Katie

Updated with a video about gameplay. I really hope they allow pausing on the console edition, in Origins you had no choice but to attack in real-time.


Post on Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:52 pm by jewlecho

....Maybe I actually need to finish playing the first one now...lol


Post on Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:37 am by Inspector Fish n' Bottoms

I really wish this was online, I can picture us all killing the baddies.

Post  by Sponsored content

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum