It's 2024 can we finally accept Dragon Age 2 is a good game now?

It's 2024 can we finally accept Dragon Age 2 is a good game now?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >play da:o
    >fantastic game with good characters
    >be extremly excited for da2
    >dialogues now have this shitty wheel
    >get armor; this can only worn by character xyz
    >qnari suddenly completly different
    >isabella with her piercing is ugly as shit
    >you only move through 3 places and choose the time of the day
    >dungeons all feel the same
    No

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I still can't believe they thought having all dungeons be the exact same, except you were allowed to go through different doors was acceptable.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Unfinished, you fricking moron. The game was literally unfinished. So all they could do was take the few tiles available and make dungeons out of them as long as they didn't crash.

        The entire thing was fricking unfinished, how many times must we go over this you soulless c**ts?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Well, the game can't be good if it is that unfinished. Sounds like a fricking dogshit experience.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >isabella with her piercing is ugly as shit
      no

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I still can't accept that any bioware game is good

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nostalgia gays i swear i'm gonna kill you all one day

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kill all mages.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no sandwich with sister and delicious brown
    Shit game

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >those hands

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I really want to know what the frick went so wrong with the hands

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          troonyware hands are notorious. To them they have the same priority as feet do in bethesda.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, it still is what it is. Just the trash heap that keeps piling up under the label "New Games" make DA2 look better and better.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you might have a point if Dragon Age 2 wasn't on the ground floor of the trash heap

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        weird bait yo

        That's what is surreal is how shitty the game was even back then, like even for 2011 it's quality was hideous.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Didn't help that it was released next to Witcher 2 that looked amazing. I remember all the Geralt vs Hawke threads. I wonder if Andromeda was already posting here? And hubris of the creators was off the charts.
          >Dingu dongu bannu

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why are shitty sophomoric writers always such snide, smarmy c**ts? Gaider was famous for it but we saw it recently with Emil gayliarulo too

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              They know they aren't that great and it makes them cope hard. No one thinks writing for video games is worthwhile or of any quality. Even the decent writers in gaming say as much even though everyone shits on them for it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It was one of the very first games I ever saw on Ganker where you didn't see defenders for it even for (You)s sake, everyone spent more time talking about what went wrong and what could have been done to make it better, no one was interested in arguing for it, the mindset here was it being bad was a default given.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It was certainly a unique time for the board.

              His new game is about to get a release date.

              Thoughts?

              Thoughts?

              None. I likely won't even put in the energy to watch trailers or anything for it.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only tried dragon age 3 or whatever, one of the worst games I have ever played

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      play dao it's the only good game in the series

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have always held that if this game was made by falcom or something and was otherwise the exact same but with an anime artstyle people would hold it up on Ganker as a cult masterpiece.
    I mean for frick sake just look at the boxart guys design, asymetrical metal claw glove? It's a very typical 'japanese take on AD&D/sword world core' look that was big at the time - you have shit like a little cute girl mage (hambuger hepler literally gigglesqueeing about her aka she's moe) who's actually a blood mage thats obsessed with you, the party members are all horny in a really specific i'm 13 years old and this is mature way, the plot is just a random string of events that eventually tie together into a conclusion about how prejudice is really bad and the church is evil and the combat of press button = something awesome, enemies appearing out of nowhere and running the same dungeons over and over with slight variants are how jrpgs have been since the 90s.

    it's the most jrpg, wrpg I've ever played - kind of like an inverse kings field being the most western japanese made roleplaying game and about the only thing that doesn't fit the jrpg mould is if it was made by a japanese studio, it also wouldn't be buggy as shit on release. whenever a jp game is extremely obviously glitchy its such a rare occurance it becomes an instant meme like sonic - their autistic work culture at work I assume while wrpgs being buggy as frick on release is just a feature

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you are probably right that it would be better received if it wasn't so fricking ugly

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah I guess I didn't have to write all that shit and could've just ended it at "if it had that 7th gen anime cel shading instead of that 7th gen SHINY WOOD" visual style people would be less offended by it but I always thought it was funny how most of the reasons people shit on it compared to DAO are just things every jrpg at the time was doing.

        why they decided to do this as a followup to DAO is a question for the ages

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >why they decided to do this as a followup to DAO is a question for the ages
          one with an answer, in 2007 they were bought out by one of the worst publishers in the industry who forced them to crank out a sequel in 18 months in an effort to cover the massive costs of a certain MMO heading for an iceberg

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >why they decided to do this as a followup to DAO is a question for the ages
          EA. That's pretty much it. DA2 was supposed to be an expansion to DA:O called Exodus. Origins was a bigger success than anticipated, so EA wanted sequel here and now. That's why DA2 on release was ugly, bugged (remember the bug with Isabela, that modders fixed in a couple of days, but Bioware patched after a month?), had cloned locations and waves of enemies instead of exploration.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Coming after Origins, it didn't deserve to be linked in any way or form to the Dragon Age name. Had it been an entirely new IP, it would have been much better received, but it was such a huge step down by comparison.
      As a 7/10 game, it could have been a cult favourite, kinda like Alpha Protocol.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Coming after Origins, it didn't deserve to be linked in any way or form to the Dragon Age name. Had it been an entirely new IP, it would have been much better received, but it was such a huge step down by comparison.
      As a 7/10 game, it could have been a cult favourite, kinda like Alpha Protocol.

      I'm not wholly convinced it would be well received and at best would have gotten Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning or Greed Fall treatment where most say it's shit but a few would try to hold it up due to specific autism for it but as time went forward people just go "who gives a shit?" and move on. The only Reason OP could keep this thread going is because it's tied to Dragon Age. If this was "the Mages prison" or something people would have no energy to care or remember it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's true. It doesn't do anything particularly well, or stand out in any specific way to say that anyone would actually give two shits about it. But at least, with zero attachment to anything 10x better than it, it could have been its own thing.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Speaking of Greedfall, Bound By Flame, by the same studio, which came out at around the same time as DA2, is a better DA2, than DA2.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Exactly, most are going to have to google that game to even recall anything about it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The new Greedfall has real time with pause combat and wants to be like old Dragon Age.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Spiders is by no means a AAA studio, but I'd take their games over anything Bioware releases.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bound By Flame is actually one of the worst games ever made

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Have you played any Bioware game since DA2?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Have you played Bound By Flame?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I have played both DA2 and Bound By Flame, and Bound By Flame is the better game.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And still better than DA2. That is saying something.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's what people don't understand, these shit games that live in infamy is due to the fact we know it could have been good. When Greedfall happen people just went "oh wow it's a shitty like a modern Bioware game" and then fricked off because why roll around in shitty slop? Hell Starfield is the same way, make that some other company and it wouldn't have been talked about past the first month.

        This awful shit stays alive only because of the name attached to it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I jokingly like to think of it as the Crossbell arc of Dragon Age except without the hype moments.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, it's still garbage
    when people complain about new releases being bad games, you can tell they're zoomers that have never truly played a bad game like Dragon Age 2

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    YOU PRESS THE BUH'UN
    SOMETHIN AWESUM HAPPENZ
    SO BU'HUN ----> AWSUMM

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, cause it ain't.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    His new game is about to get a release date.

    Thoughts?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Skipping it.
      I'm just not interested.
      He's a complete fricking idiot, and a loser.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Getting rid of Gaider and Hepler probably did more to improve their image than the millions EA spent on hyping them as the best RPG creators ever.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they might be little weirdos but they did write some decent stuff back in "the day," and it's insane to think they'd be replaced with someone better rather than someone who manages to be worse than they ever were

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Some parts of MITH were posted here. Hepler was always garbage, and only did fine with small bits, while being supervised, And Gaider at some point shared twilight as one of his sources of inspiration. I would trust an edgy deviant artist more than those two,

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Hepler was responsible for the best parts of DAO and really she was never even close to the problem, the hate for her was massively overblown

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No because I didn't get to have sex with my big titty sister

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. Unfortunately, the only good rpg in history was Gothic 3.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is only one thing that DA2 did really really well, and that was the art-direction.

    Litterally everything else was a downgrade.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Despite being considered shit even by the series die-hard fans they really managed to release it at the perfect time with how much it appealed to us here on Ganker and Tumblr.
      >DOOD YOU CAN HAVE SEKS WITH THE CHARACTERS!
      >A lot of cool art for people to post in art-threads.
      >Appealing companions for every taste.
      >Discussions about Chantry vs Mages.
      and also
      >Massive flaws we could all laugh about.
      It was about that time that the whole anti-feminist culture-war started, and DA2 was one of the first victims due to some of the devs being outspoken feminists.

      It was the beginning of the end.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lol no, its so bad.
    Bought the game used from gamestop and when it broke from being a used game, I didn't even bother to get it replaced under the warranty.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is real time with pause a dead concept?

    Dragon Age was the biggest franchise that used it but now it's full on action GOW clone like every other rpg franchise.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Is real time with pause a dead concept?
      Kinda. The nostalgia driven fad from kickstarter kinda died down. What was the last bigger game with RTWP anyway? I though it was Rogue Trader, but apparently it's turn based.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I tried replaying it, just cant do it, its not worth it, neither is inqusition. Most likely ill skip the next one too.

      Probably since everyone will try to copy bg3 now, which is a shame because dragon age is one of the rare games that made the concept fun

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ah yes the action diamond of generic UI design

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ah yes an ancient evil woke up and its even more dangerous!11one

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, this one woke up since the last game.
        It only now decided to do something bad, because it got its coffee.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sigh

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    an ex-friend of mine HATED Origins because "you press X and watch them fight" but he played through DA2 6 times

    surprisingly that has nothing to do with why we stopped being friends, and i feel like it should have

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dao has shit combat though he's right.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've never played this but if they made a remake where she's that fricking beautiful ingame i would play it

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DAI is the only one with fun gameplay.

    Da2 is endless trash mobs who fly out of the sky while is just full on boring click to win.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >waiting hours in real time for the plot to progress is fun
      lmao

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >DAI is the only one with fun gameplay.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just like final fantasy 13 and 15, you can enjoy the game. You can think it’s great. You can even think it’s the best in its own respective series.
    You are not allowed to declare that everybody but you is wrong, that it is unequivocally the best, and that everyone agrees it’s the best. You are not allowed to project your mental delusions over everyone else and their valid opinions.
    It’s the worst in the series, get over it.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >HOT ROD THE ART
    >ACTION BUTTON
    >MAKES ME GO SQUEE
    die

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, DA2 is objectively the worst game in the series, it's story was predictable, the game took place in one city and set up for the massive disappointment that was DAI, although DAI is still the better game.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lmao at pederasts crashing the world’s highest esteemed RPG studio just to churn out Gay Marriage PSAs. 2012 was the most moronic year, even more than 2020.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      2008 till about 2014 was such a weird time in gaming where a lot of devs made these weird ass games that seem to appeal to no one.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is a lot of unfair criticism, spamming and passive agressive trolling. We don't need this kind of threads in this forum.

    ---------------------------------------------------
    Be excellent to each other.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For what they did too my bro Anders and Justice?
    I never forgive them for that game and not even Merrill in all her welshness can make me not hate it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      she was one of the worst things about it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Agreed. She made no sense as a character.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why does he look like Cliff Blezinski?

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it though?

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