Legacy DLC to address some player feedback in Dragon Age II

Wednesday, 20th July 2011 16:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Dragon Age senior producer Fernando Melo said BioWare has taken player feedback from DAII into serious consideration, and while he admits there is only so much the firm can do to fix complaints with DLC, it’s “addressing,” the issue.

Speaking with RPS ahead of the Legacy DLC release next week, Melo said the content won’t “solve everything” but is instead a first-step in the next direction.

“If somebody comes in and they’re expecting that this single DLC is going to solve everything — whatever everything is for them — then clearly this is not going to meet their expectations,” he said. “If it’s somebody that enjoys DA2, they will absolutely love it. If it’s somebody that enjoys the lore and story of Dragon Age, I think they’ll absolutely love it. If somebody was kind of on the fence with DA2 and they’re still willing to come in with an open mind and give it a chance, I think they’ll be pleasantly surprised with what they find here. Hopefully.

“For sure there are certain people who probably wanted Origins 2 with Dragon Age 2; we did not go in that direction. This DLC is not going to solve that for them.”

Legacy, according to Melo, won’t have mobs “pop out of walls”. Instead, enemies will provide harder combat scenarios and even ambushes.

“People wanted to feel they had more tactically challenging combat, where they had to draw on their abilities a lot more and use their parties more effectively,” he said. “You’re walking into their space, they [the creatures] know it intimately. You’re the one who is at a loss. They have the advantage.”

Legacy arrives on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 July 26.



  1. Xuchilbara

    lol, he didn’t say one thing about the environments being the same in every room / area.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight


    That was answered in a Q and A and the DLC adds 3 more completely new areas.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. LarsWestergren

    Wow, that’s odd, it almost sounds like they care about the opinion of old RPG fans again. I thought the important thing was to woo the console action fans, considering how they used to talk about how the design goals were to make it more “accessible” and “streamlined” and all that. “Every time you press a button something TOTALLY AWESOME HAPPENS!”, remember?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    No reading comprehension?

    “For sure there are certain people who probably wanted Origins 2 with Dragon Age 2; we did not go in that direction. ”

    The combat is still the same. We are passed Turnbased RPGs if you want that go pick up a JRPG or go play games from the 90′s.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Gurdil

    @4 I’d say your second suggestion’s the best one since even JRPGs are Action RPGs nowadays…. Well, most of the time anyway. That’s a shame, me loves turn-based RPGs

    #5 3 years ago

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