Techmo Jul 4 @ 9:32am
Shadowrun Returns or Dragon age 2 (Also do I have to play Dragon age origins first?)
I have been pondering on this for a couple days now, I will probably get both eventually but I want your opinion on which one is better.
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lart Jul 4 @ 10:04am 
Dragon Age 2 is not on Steam anymore and not a great game at all. Actually it's quite poor. EA did everyone a favor removing it from Steam.
Shadowrun Returns is imho not that great but an ok game
Dragon Age Origins is great.

Personally I would buy the new Divine divinity:)
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Techmo Jul 4 @ 11:09am 
Thanks :)
Fork_Q2 (Banned) Jul 4 @ 11:14am 
You can import Dragon Age Origins save to Dragon Age 2, but there seems to be very little benefit in doing this. Plot makes sense without DA:O, but the game universe and lore seems an lot less interesting and confusing without playing the first one.

I really, really like Shadowrun Returns. Love it to bits, top-down isometric cyberpunk goodness that it is. I would say get that, but only if you intend to buy the Dragonfall add-on pack as well. Otherwise DA:O alone is the safer bet.
Rumpelcrutchskin Jul 4 @ 11:22am 
DA:O is lot better then DA2. Better story, content is not recycled and enemies are not dropped on your head seemingly by parachutes in the middle of the fight.
I only played few hours of Shadowrun so far but seems quite interesting also.
Shasow Jul 4 @ 11:39am 
Dragon Age 2 is really great. Don't believe all of the hate it gets. Yes, it has some major flaws, but it is really fun. The combat, interface, models/textures are a huge improvement over the first game. Get Dragon Age Origins first though! It's going to be really hard to play Origins after playing 2, since the combat systems are so fundamentally different.
Fork_Q2 (Banned) Jul 4 @ 11:43am 
Originally posted by Shasow:
Dragon Age 2 is really great. Don't believe all of the hate it gets. Yes, it has some major flaws, but it is really fun. The combat, interface, models/textures are a huge improvement over the first game. Get Dragon Age Origins first though! It's going to be really hard to play Origins after playing 2, since the combat systems are so fundamentally different.

Yes, the interface and graphics were much better. Combat? Deviates far too much from the Low-Fantasy setting they attempted with the first one.

Plot and characters where horribad though, and I hated that the game forced you to pick between two equally unlikeable factions that could have simply talked their differences through instead of engaging in a pointless civil war. Just nothing happens in that game.
Shasow Jul 4 @ 11:46am 
Originally posted by Fork_Q:
Originally posted by Shasow:
Dragon Age 2 is really great. Don't believe all of the hate it gets. Yes, it has some major flaws, but it is really fun. The combat, interface, models/textures are a huge improvement over the first game. Get Dragon Age Origins first though! It's going to be really hard to play Origins after playing 2, since the combat systems are so fundamentally different.

Yes, the interface and graphics were much better. Combat? Deviates far too much from the Low-Fantasy setting they attempted with the first one.

Plot and characters where horribad though, and I hated that the game forced you to pick between two equally unlikeable factions that could have simply talked their differences through instead of engaging in a pointless civil war. Just nothing happens in that game.
Low-Fantasy? Dragon Age Origins is very, very much high-fantasy as well is Dragon Age 2. I really liked the combat in DA2. I didn't notice much of an improvement when I played as a warrior the first time I played it, but when I replayed it (yes, this is one of the very few games I've ever replayed), I played as a mage and it was amazing.

But I agree, plot/setting was a bit lacking. Not a very good reason to skip the game though, especially if you plan to play Dragon Age Inquisition when it comes out.
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Fork_Q2 (Banned) Jul 4 @ 11:52am 
Originally posted by Shasow:
Originally posted by Fork_Q:

Yes, the interface and graphics were much better. Combat? Deviates far too much from the Low-Fantasy setting they attempted with the first one.

Plot and characters where horribad though, and I hated that the game forced you to pick between two equally unlikeable factions that could have simply talked their differences through instead of engaging in a pointless civil war. Just nothing happens in that game.
Low-Fantasy? Dragon Age Origins is very, very much high-fantasy as well is Dragon Age 2. I really liked the combat in DA2. I didn't notice much of an improvement when I played as a warrior the first time I played it, but when I replayed it (yes, this is one of the very few games I've ever replayed), I played as a mage and it was amazing.

Dragon Age Origins was marketed as low-fantasy, BioWare citing A Song of Ice and Fire as inspiration (the Human Noble origin was very Game-of-Throney). While it did have some of that low fantasy trapping, but they didn't go all the way with it, it didn't feel quite so cohesive - everyone talks about mages being so rare, but every other enemy is a Blood Mage for example. DA II pushed further into High-Fantasy, but it still had confidence issues about what it wants to be.

We'll see how much of DA:I relies on DA II, if DA II was anything to go on, probably not an lot.
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Techmo Jul 4 @ 12:10pm 
Thanks everyone. Love the DA I/ DA II argument, very interesting to read. :D
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