I’m stood next to a rather fetching woman with a large staff in her hands as we both look on at the darkspawn coming at us in the clearing. I, a warrior, lunge in and attack the first wave using a range of powerful skills whilst my sister Bethany, a mage, supports me with blasts of ice and balls of flame. The darkspawn are no match for our combined superiority.
Then, a large roar…a troll appears at one of the entrances to the clearing and charges us both. We eventually take him down, once again with ease. Unfortunately we are now surrounded by darkspawn wondering what to do…in the background a large dragon opens her wings and swoops down towards us, fire pouring from her mouth…then it goes black. 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:
We have come up with a list of our top ten most anticipated games of 2011. Over the next two days you will find out about why we think these games will rock 2011 and with a wide range of games in our list we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it.
1. Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham Asylum, in my opinion, re-wrote the Batman franchise for the new generation of gamers. Being the first real successful Batman game, it was recieved with open arms by critics from all round, being named ‘Best Superhero game’ by many (including IGN).
Batman is my hero, I’ve been a fan of the franchise for as long as I can remember, and I was really impressed by Arkham Asylum because of how it incorporated so much history and references, and I’m sure Arkham City will be no different, with it including the likes of Catwoman and the nefarious and underrated Hugo Strange.