This is actually really easy to answer because when I first read this the only thing I could think was the Mass Effect trilogy.
There are many games close to my heart (Age of Empires was my first ever video game, and Age of Empires II: Age of Kings remains my favorite RTS, while Legend of Legaia was the first ever RPG I played and fuck if I don’t miss and love that game), but Mass Effect really struck a chord within me.
Any gamer that plays RPG’s will tell you that they have either hated how Dragon Age II was corrupt or how much they hated the ending to Mass Effect 3. Well sorry folks this isn’t another tidbit about your space game but it looks like Bioware is already moving onto developing the next Dragon Age. The last entry in the series was a serious disappointment to almost every fan of the series because the game felt extremely rushed, as if they didn’t even care about what the final product was and were just cashing in on the Dragon Age name. Well Mark Darrah of Bioware wants to change that to the most of his, and his team’s ability. On the Bioware forums Mark has posted that the team has been going back through the games they made that were great and they wanted to explore new possibilities in these games because of how much video games have advanced over the past years. Because of the great upset of Dragon Age II the team wants to hear your opinion about what should happen in the next entry of the series. Mark writes, “The next thing for the Dragon Age team members and I to do is hear from you, and not just on the forums, or Facebook, or Twitter. We’ll be attending a number of conventions and gatherings, including PAX East in April. The most valuable thing we can get out of those meetings is to hear from you on those same topics – what does Dragon Age mean to you, and where would you like to see it go? We’re excited to hear what you have to say!” Also because of this action of moving onto the next Dragon Age Mark also has rejected any possibility for Dragon Age II DLC, but who is upset about that?
With the coming of a new year, so too comes a plethora of new media, be it technology or video games, books or movies, something new is always on the horizon. Here is a quick glance at some of the up and coming releases for 2012. Continue Reading
As any good Star Wars fan knows, on December 20th (USA), Star Wars the Old Republic will be released. Lucas Arts, EA, and BioWare have once again teamed up to bring the Star Wars experience to the MMORPG generation. Now, this post may not have any new information for those who have been following The Old Republic since it was announced nearly a year ago, but hopefully this will be some insight into some of the features not many have gotten to experience. Continue Reading
I have played through the Dragon Age 2 Demo in anticipation of the release of the game this Friday and you know what it is pretty good. Deciding to try something a little different to the normal selection of the Warrior class I decided to give the Rogue class a go. Especially with the rumours going round that it has been much improved upon since the first game and its expansion.
Incredibly Bioware have made the class a hell of a lot of fun to play. The amazing killing moves and the fluidity of the combat made every fight during the short demo incredibly fun and although you would think the class would be underpowered when compared to the likes of the Warrior and Mage it felt like it belonged there. As someone who feels compelled to play as the Warrior because of my play style I will have to think very hard about which class I choose to play as upon release of the game.
Along with the improved combat the new art direction is definately a lot better, it feels so much crisper than in Dragon Age Origins. The new dialogue is also much improved and seeing your character speak makes the conversations more involving, although the demo didn’t have a lot of dialogue what it did have seemed to work well. I very much look forward to seeing it in action in the full game but unfortunately because of the changes to the dialogue system being so similar to Mass Effect I can definately see some players put off by this. I think though that ifBioware have managed to implement it well in the game then they could easily put aside player’s fears.
I have put together a small video showing me playing as the Rogue and showing off some of the skills and powers that were granted to the player in the demo. You can view this below: