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Pavlos 07-07-2008 02:49 PM

Dragon Age
 
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BioWare's Dragon Age, an RPG which has been in development since the dawn of time, has just received a website facelift. There's nothing much there but you can take a look for yourself.

You know, I've seen video game and film teasers before but a teaser for a site is a new one.

Let the speculation begin!

stoffe 07-07-2008 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Pavlos (Post 2490441)
BioWare's Dragon Age, an RPG which has been in development since the dawn of time, has just received a website facelift. There's nothing much there but you can take a look for yourself.

You know, I've seen video game and film teasers before but a teaser for a site is a new one.

It's been so long since they announced making that game... if I remember correctly (which I probably don't, since it's been so long) both Jade Empire and Mass Effect were first announced after Dragon Age was.

I had nearly subconsciously filed it as vaporware, sort of like Bioware's equivalent of Duke Nukem Forever. Good to see a sign that something still is happening with that game, even if it's a very minor sign so far. :)

Miltiades 07-07-2008 05:25 PM

We'll see what it brings within a few days. I'm still hopeful that this game will be of the same quality as BioWare's other games. Also, since I don't have much RPG's to look out for these days, Dragon Age ranks very high on my list.

Ctrl Alt Del 07-07-2008 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Miltiades (Post 2490563)
since I don't have much RPG's to look out for these days, Dragon Age ranks very high on my list.

I want to put some emphasis at PC RPGs there. Because, yeah, not much ahead for our keyboard+mouse combo.

Ztalker 07-08-2008 08:57 AM

Monkeyspanking. I've just started playing Mass Effect and now they tease me with this? Diablo 3 is coming, Guild Wars 2 is coming, I'm on the brink of playing WoW again...where can a man find the time to play all these RPG's? :confused:

Serpentine Cougar 07-09-2008 10:05 AM

I've been waiting for this game forever...

Lantzen 07-09-2008 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Serpentine (Post 2491262)
I've been waiting for this game forever...

Me too. And the little info they released sounds wonderful

Depending on your race, you can choose diffrent social classes, like if you were just a normal worker or maybe a lord or something like that. And that will change your whole start experince.

Antinate 07-09-2008 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Ztalker (Post 2490777)
I'm on the brink of playing WoW again

Never. Wait for Warhammer instead. :P

Arįtoeldar 07-10-2008 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by stoffe (Post 2490499)
It's been so long since they announced making that game... if I remember correctly (which I probably don't, since it's been so long) both Jade Empire and Mass Effect were first announced after Dragon Age was.

You are correct young lady.

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I had nearly subconsciously filed it as vaporware, sort of like Bioware's equivalent of Duke Nukem Forever. Good to see a sign that something still is happening with that game, even if it's a very minor sign so far. :)
I never thought it might be vaporware. However even with reading the Bioware forums I am still getting impatient for new information.

Miltiades 07-10-2008 09:59 AM

For those who don't know yet: the website is now up again and as of now Dragon Age gets a subtitle, namely "Origins. A trailer will debut on Spike TV Friday night.

Pavlos 07-12-2008 07:13 AM

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BioWare's first Dragon Age trailer has been released on Gametrailers, featuring some dude called "Your Majesty" who, judging by the accent, seems to have been educated at Snooty College, Oxford.

At around 30 seconds in length, the trailer uses the game's engine but aside from telling us that the graphics look nice (and that "Your Majesty" plays so much WoW that he's chosen his shoulder guards based on how big they are) it does little else. We still have no clues as to how gameplay will work... what's the point in a trailer that doesn't show you any gameplay?

Miltiades 07-12-2008 07:26 AM

Hyping?

Pavlos 07-12-2008 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Miltiades (Post 2492840)
Hyping?

I am not hyped by anything other than gameplay and plot information; call me a traditionalist :xp:.

Edit: If I was then I'd think Fallout 3 was the best thing since... bananas because of this.

Char Ell 07-12-2008 11:49 AM

I have to say I too was rather disappointed in this first Dragon Age: Origins trailer. The 30-40 seconds of game-related footage that I saw didn't really differentiate the game from any of its peers.

SilentScope001 07-13-2008 04:48 PM

Awesome logo.

...Oh wait? The trailer? Where's the dragons? That's the whole point of Dragon Age! You can't have Dragon Age without dragons! That's just insane.

Aash Li 07-13-2008 09:55 PM

Im so under-enthused about this game that I had completely forgotten about it, and had written it off as vaporware long ago. Until last night when a friend linked the trailer to me... Im still not impressed.

Also, wheres the dragons? Those monsters in the video dont even come close to being dragons!

Serpentine Cougar 07-14-2008 09:47 AM

Doesn't look too different from any other medieval fantasy game... Maybe when they get around to doing a real trailer it'll knock some socks off. We can hope.

Arįtoeldar 07-14-2008 11:00 AM

I wasn't impressed by the trailer. However this screenshot that I found on another forum gives me hope.

http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/2...8071qo8.th.jpg

Point Man 07-14-2008 11:48 AM

That screenie looks good. Anyone notice one of the party members is dead?

Pavlos 07-14-2008 02:44 PM

Just to expand on Arįtoeldar's news:

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IGN have just uploaded literally five new screens (I can barely contain my excitement, to be honest) from Dragon Age: Origins.

While there is a disappointing lack of "Your Majesty" and his over-sized shoulder guards, one screen gives us our first proper glimpse of Dragon Age's -- apparently very Baldur's Gate-esque -- gameplay.

Looks promising but we can't really tell that much from a still shot.

Pavlos 07-15-2008 04:33 PM

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BioWare have released another trailer for Dragon Age: Origins, the game billed as a spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate. Members of the BioWare community can also download the old trailers and grab two new desktop wallpapers from the Dragon Age gallery.

"BioWare Community members: check the new Dragon Age: Origins website for a pair of videos recently released on Spike TV and GameTrailers.com. The vids are nearly identical with one interesting exception. Can you spot the difference?"

I gather from this and the differences between trailers one and two that the two -- almost identical -- videos are designed to demonstrate the way in which your decisions (in this case, whether or not to send in your hounds before letting the arrows fly) can impact the progression of Dragon Age's plot. Your thoughts?

I guess what we're all wondering is: Where are the dragons? :xp:

Balderdash 07-15-2008 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Point Man (Post 2493878)
That screenie looks good. Anyone notice one of the party members is dead?

Yeah, makes me wonder whether or not death is permanent in Dragon Age... they keep referencing the BG games in relation to this game after all.

Arįtoeldar 07-15-2008 11:21 PM

So much for PC exclusivity. :rolleyes:

Dragon Age Headed to Consoles

Edit Some Different Screenies

http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/39...shots-Trailers

Miltiades 07-16-2008 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Arįtoeldar (Post 2494788)
So much for PC exclusivity. :rolleyes:

I don't care as long as it comes to the PC and doesn't suffer from the console port. :)

Serpentine Cougar 07-16-2008 09:25 AM

I wonder what voice actors they'll get; it could be interesting to see Rafael Sbarge (Carth) in a non-sci-fi role...

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Originally Posted by Miltiades (Post 2494938)
I don't care as long as it comes to the PC and doesn't suffer from the console port. :)

Same here.

Arįtoeldar 07-16-2008 09:32 PM

BioWare Founder Greg Zeschuk Talks Dragon Age

Char Ell 07-16-2008 11:58 PM

A toolset for DAO?! Sounds like a plan to me. Seems to me like BioWare is positioning DAO as the successor to NWN with a toolset and support for user-created content.

Shadowolf 07-17-2008 12:37 AM

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Dragon Age: Origins is almost like the game that never ends.
Bioware is awesome.

Ghost Down 07-17-2008 04:21 AM

Oh-Goody! :D

Q 07-17-2008 04:32 AM

Damn, Bioware's been talking about this game since the release of Baldur's Gate. :xp: For you infidels who don't know, that was like, ten years ago.

Well, maybe not that long. Then again, maybe that long. :giveup:

Lantzen 07-17-2008 08:35 PM

Gameplay
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/36932.html

I actualy are a little disapointed on how it seems to play. But it's probaly early build and the characthers aint that high level i think. Maybe will look funnier later on, but since it's Bioware i have faith in them ^^

Edit: But the killingblow at the end looked kind of cool

RyuuKage 07-17-2008 09:00 PM

Seems kinda like Oblivion combined with NWN as far as combat and stuff

Arįtoeldar 07-17-2008 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Lantzen (Post 2495931)
Gameplay
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/36932.html

I actualy are a little disapointed on how it seems to play. But it's probaly early build and the characthers aint that high level i think. Maybe will look funnier later on, but since it's Bioware i have faith in them ^^

Edit: But the killingblow at the end looked kind of cool

All of the Jeniffer Hale stalkers will love this game. :lol:

ChAiNz.2da 07-18-2008 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Ztalker (Post 2490777)
Monkeyspanking. I've just started playing Mass Effect and now they tease me with this? Diablo 3 is coming, Guild Wars 2 is coming, I'm on the brink of playing WoW again...where can a man find the time to play all these RPG's? :confused:

I feel your pain. I was totally hyped up for Diablo 3 when I heard it announced (not to mention Force Unleashed too).. and now this! Arrrghh.. I have been waiting on this game for "Ages"... Dragon even.. hehe

Pavlos 07-18-2008 05:57 PM

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In an interview of just under six and a half minutes, Project Director Dan Tudge answers a few general questions for BioWare's first Dragon Age podcast.

The interview covers subjects from what 'spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate' actually means (incidentally, most of the Dragon Age team worked on Baldur's Gate) to how the game's combat and gameplay mechanics will work.

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Interviewer: ... what has taken this long?
Tudge: BioWare has always been known for its high quality standards. We have always taken the time that it needs to make sure that we exceed the fans' exepectations.
There's some interesting stuff in there and it's well worth the listen.

Serpentine Cougar 07-19-2008 08:51 AM

It's nice to see not everyone's deserting the PC platform.

Pavlos 07-19-2008 09:06 PM

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Gamespot, IGN, 1UP, and GameSpy have all run articles on their impressions of BioWare's Dragon Age as of E3 2008 detailing information on combat to the game's dialogue system (more KotOR than Mass Effect, according to IGN).

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The combat system looks like a close-up Baldur's Gate style of combat, as you can pause the game at any time, give orders, and then unpause the game and watch the action unfold. What's important is using tactics. In this case, a shield bash to stun an opponent and then toggling assault, which orders up four rapid sword strikes. Magic effects the environment, so the heroes rushed into a trap with the floor covered in grease and the enemy lit it with fire. The elf magic user used a blizzard spell to extinguish the blaze. It's important to use teamwork and coordinate attacks, so you'll use pause-and-play quite a bit, just like in Baldur's Gate.

Pavlos 08-16-2008 09:48 AM

BioWare confirms Dragon Age toolset
 
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BioWare have just confirmed the existence of a toolset for their latest fantasy RPG, Dragon Age. While the developers cannot confirm or deny every question fans have, Scott Meadows (senior programmer) is throwing us a few scraps over on the BioBoards.

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There are no wizards, in the vien [sic] of NWN style, at this point in time.

That is to not say we won't do any in the future.
And it doesn't mean that you have to set every little thing before you can test out the area either.
There is a silence from developers on the matter of area creation which is rather odd as I would have thought it to be a selling point, unless (of course) the areas are pre-rendered as in The Witcher by CD Projekt Red.

Arįtoeldar 08-16-2008 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Pavlos
There is a silence from developers on the matter of area creation which is rather odd as I would have thought it to be a selling point, unless (of course) the areas are pre-rendered as in The Witcher by CD Projekt Red.

I hope areas are not pre-rendered. That would severely cut down on any 3rd party content mods.

stoffe 08-16-2008 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Pavlos (Post 2511330)
There are no wizards, in the vien [sic] of NWN style, at this point in time.

A fantasy game without wizards? Isn't that violating some natural law? :p


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