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First Dragon Age II screens show new visual style, medieval ass-kicking style

Tuesday, 13th July 2010 04:55 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Oh, don’t look sad, giant Darkspawn dude. Dragon Age is back, and it looks better than ever! So come on, buck up and swallow those crocodile tears that are, in fact, probably the size of actual crocodiles.

Well, ok. You’re still a bit on the ugly side, and if events continue to proceed down their current course, you’re probably going to die. But let’s focus on the positives!

GameInformer has two – count ‘em, two – screens of BioWare’s latest fantasy opus, bringing the total count up to, yep, two. They show Hawke soaring through the air and strongly implying that he’s going to hack a few Darkspawn into itsy-bitsy Blight bites.

Click through the link for both of them.

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16 Comments

  1. Phoenixblight

    THese are alpha screens so don’t read too much into them by the time it gets close to release we will see the darkspawn and characters to have textures and shadows and all the fun stuff.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. RETARDED VIKING

    HA!!!! those darkspawns on the right looks like 80′s american cartoon villains lol but seriously im digging the art style.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Hunam

    I think it looks ugly as fuck to be honest :S

    #3 4 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    Aren’t these the same screens leaked from play.com?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mington

    Is this the GBA version :P

    #5 4 years ago
  6. mington

    Dragon Age 2 Following In Mass Effect’s Footsteps

    PC version will retain Origins’ “strategic combat”. The console versions will feature a new combat system

    You’ll also be able to carry over your save game from the first title

    Dragon Age 2 is doing away with the classic “tree” dialogue system, where you’re presented with lines of text that you select, and replacing it with Mass Effect’s “wheel”

    http://greywardens.com/dragon-age-2-facts/

    http://kotaku.com/5585473/dragon-age-2-following-in-mass-effects-footsteps

    Facts About Hawke from gameinformer mag
    http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/09/five-facts-about-hawke-in-dragon-age-ii.aspx

    #6 4 years ago
  7. loki

    looks ugly and sucks

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    It’s official – beards are ‘in’!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Coheno

    Never had any interest in the first game, but this looks cool, and from what I’m hearing much more appealing to me!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. LOLshock94

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW i really dont want this to follow in MEs footsteps why dont they keep the gameplay because didnt that guy say that this was biowares most selling title at launch so why ruin it

    #10 4 years ago
  11. frostquake

    My wife saw that you couldn’t pick your character and Class and she is not going to play DA2…Sigh…kind of feels like a step backwards…I hope this isn’t another Crackdown 2 fiasco.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    Did you just compare Crackdown 2 with Bioware? Bad Frostquake

    And you still can customize your character, the only thing you will be unable to pick out is the race. Everything else is customizable.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. DeSpiritusBellum

    Change is all well and good, but change needs to be for the better. The way I see it, it seems like a lot of developers are out to blur any lines of genre and just make everything into the same derivative mush.

    I’m not too worried about this one yet, as long as the tactical combat system is in place.

    … But the conversation wheel is awful.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. rainer

    Cant say I’m digging the new art style, while yes it is brave to attempt such a thing given traditional fantasy settings this looks too odd, the darkspawn to the right look like regular people not horrors from the deep.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. fdelfino

    Nice it’s following ME footsteps.
    The first Dragon Age was nice, so why this one would be crap? Besides, Bioware usually makes great games.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Moonwalker1982

    A new combat system sounds awesome to me, cause i disliked it alot in the first one. So much that i stopped playing, and when i think about playing it now, the thought of having to use that combat system keeps me from playing it. I really found the combat system very lame. I know alot of people didn’t but i did. Oh yes…so i say this is good news :)

    When was this one coming again?

    #16 4 years ago

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