Feedback -- The Pros & Cons In Dragon Age 2

Posted: March 9, 2011
Feedback -- The Pros & Cons In Dragon Age 2
In this edition of Feedback, Adam Sessler and the whole gang highlight the best games that were shown at GDC 2011 and discuss the pros and cons in Dragon Age 2.

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  • firecloud42

    being at a live show of Feedback is awesome...was at the first one at PAX09 and it was fun

    Posted: March 10, 2011 3:34 PM
  • suryu

    next time i see an mmo im going to skip it i had to suffer through it cause it better to play it i guess than to talk about it what a snooze fest sorry :(

    Posted: March 10, 2011 3:04 PM
  • TyRawr777

    LONG day... needed feedback to get me through it. Another one well done guys!

    Posted: March 10, 2011 2:30 PM
  • Halfbreedninja

    is that the pedo-bear behind Adam?

    Posted: March 10, 2011 2:11 PM
  • godofwar117

    The combat is awesome, if you allocate your points right there's nothing wrong with it. There are also Lyrium potions and Stamina droughts you can buy that help you out. Adam & Company make it seem like once you use your talents your screwed, which is totally not the case.

    Posted: March 10, 2011 1:58 PM
  • rikkuster

    This Feedback was very interesting. I really enjoyed all the talk about Dragon Age II since you all REALLY got into it.

    Posted: March 10, 2011 1:52 PM
  • expl0siv0

    I'm disappointed to hear that Dead Island has a very different tone from what we saw in the infamous trailer. I knew that we wouldn't be playing as anyone from the family (I heard that they were a side story in the game from the facebook page or something, I don't recall) but I expected the serious deadly tone to be like the trailer. Our culture (not just video games) is flooded with zombies as a complete joke which we poke fun at. I was excited to go back to a time when zombies were terrifying and deadly serious. Oh well, I guess Zombie Island is just another Shaun of the Dead, Zombie Island of Dr. Ned (Borderlands), Undead Nightmare (Red Dead), Dead Rising etcetera etcetera until the end of time itself.
    I'm surprised that Double Fine is advertising Trenched, not only as a tower defense game as Adam said, but also as working so closely with the Brutal Legend combat system. Brutal Legend's combat was the reason I sold the game prior to beating it, and by reading reviews and other people's opinions I am not alone in saying that the combat was THE weakest part of that game. I'll still keep a close eye on Trenched because I think that downloadable games is where Double Fine shines.

    Posted: March 10, 2011 12:23 PM
  • 2muchtvfersure

    Feedback needs the female presence. True, Abbie and Morgan (especially when on together) made the show funnier, but it isn't that simple. It just comes down to personalities. Some are more "ironic" and some are more "sincerely endearing." IMO it's the latter that is lost w/o some female perspective. This episode was better because of Nicole. It's always better when there is a sense of the off-screen relationships that come through. The guys are better behaved as well.

    Posted: March 10, 2011 10:54 AM
  • Spyderos

    After playing DA2 for about 15 hours in, I agree with Adam about having to need to start worrying about stats in Willpower to be able to do more special attacks. One thing I did want to throw out as a tip for anyone reading, rogues and warriors under different specialization trees do have passive talents and active talents that increase the regeneration rate of stamina without any regards to your willpower statistic. For warriors, which is my character atm, has a stamina regen increase passive and a a skill with a cd timer to completely refill your stamina back up to full. The game does not give you hints about this however so for those who aren't looking at each talent tree carefully, you can easily miss that. Luckily enough for those who have the Black Emporium, you can go back and buy a drink to redo abilities and attributes. So hope this helps out anyone who did not know!

    Posted: March 10, 2011 6:02 AM
  • Nandesuka

    I agree with some of the folks above, I miss Abbie a lot. What's so good about feedback, is that each person brings something unique to the table. Abbie brought a strong, funny female presence that was always entertaining when she was on. I'm glad they brought Nicole on cause it has been a bit of a sausage fest lately, but still, Abbie, you will be missed, best of luck at Respawn.

    Posted: March 10, 2011 5:49 AM
  • Mystical_Knight

    I just decided to go to where you encounter the Dalish and where you get Merrill, and after playing for a bit and seeing her in cutscenes, I've noticed something..

    Merrill looks strangely similar to Nikole (from this site, Feedback, etc). I'm referring to her face, I mean not exactly, but pretty darn close, facial structure wise.

    In fact, within a min. or less after first seeing her in a CS, she just reminded me of Nikole. I thin.k part of what instigated the thought, and is also ironic, is the bit that was on X-Play a little while back, where Nikole is dressed up as an Elven woman trying out for a part or something, I forget. Might of been the funny tryouts for that fighting game. I remember at the very end Blair zaps & disintegrates them (ones doing the interviews).

    Posted: March 10, 2011 4:33 AM
  • DrowNoble

    I'm only a few hours in to DA2 and I already am starting to feel like Adam did. Kirkwall is such an uninspiring city, the fact that I basically never LEAVE that city for the entire game seems very lame. At least in DAO, you have various environments, yet in this big sequel you get basically one.

    Posted: March 10, 2011 4:30 AM
  • firetiger7

    They do mention the beard in the game. I think it was a conversation between Meril and Varric, but I'm not sure

    Posted: March 9, 2011 11:08 PM
  • Jackal91

    MORE GW2!!!!

    Posted: March 9, 2011 10:46 PM
  • Dunkelregen

    For those of you that are looking for more female voices on Feedback: Yes! The voice of a female gamer is always going to make you think, "OMG there is a pretty woman that has the same interests as I do! Mayhaps, one day I shall meet a woman such as her!" And yes, it does happen. I have myself, met beautiful gamers (IRL) at times. But the truth is, whether Nicole, Leah or Morgan shows up for the episode does not a game-breaker make. These episodes are a chance for intelligent discourse on the topic of games. And when the right G4 staffers show up for the right games we all win. So please, stop calling for certain staffers and just enjoy the show.

    Posted: March 9, 2011 10:40 PM
  • BoydofZINJ

    Someone mentioned that IGN liked DA2? I saw their review: 85 A less than stellar score. This is the common score given to decent to good games, but not great games. This is their average "good" score the generic score that IGN gives out because they know some people will want it to be a 100, but most people wont think its a 100 or 90 score and its good enough to be that high.

    Posted: March 9, 2011 9:41 PM
  • kings_legacy

    Can someone tell the Jen and Barb or whatever their names are we don't care about there stupid life's let alone watch 16 seconds of it before every feedback now.

    Nobody cares about your babies or your sex life so go back to whatever hell dimension you two came from and leave us gamers alone. Same goes for that 1 true fan bar at the bottom.

    Posted: March 9, 2011 9:39 PM
  • theantigzus

    ha ha Adam got blown by a goat and Nikoles jaw just dropped to the floor :)

    Posted: March 9, 2011 9:24 PM
  • RPG-fan

    "RPG Dead Rising"? sigh, you know there's been a lot of streamlining of RPG games when elements of Dead Rising can be considered an RPG.

    Thumbs up to Stephen for mentioning Risen 2. The game is awesome though get it for the PC. Not being a PC elitist but the XBox version was a very poor console port. I hope G4 will review it, but since it's been months of its release, it's probably not going to happen like with Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

    Matt Keil, Gothic series, prior to Gothic 4: Arcania since it's not made by the original developers of Gothic series who now makes the Risen games, had solid controls. It's really suited for hardcore RPG gamers than people who considered Mass Effect 2 or Obilvion the pinnacle of RPG games.

    Posted: March 9, 2011 8:38 PM
  • King_Aaron_Moses

    Good feedback. Love Nicole <3 super excited for reckoning. and put in 2days for da2 and its fun and great but something is lacking and adam's qualms ring true in mind opinion of the game. mostly i am having a great dilemma with the lack of diversity in the world of da2 i mean like adam said this game ur in cerkwall. the whole time and there is very little exploring like i did in da:o. and the push to move on, the since of urgency to stop to side quests and to save the world wasnt there. it is good but also leaves a little bit of unease.

    Posted: March 9, 2011 8:38 PM