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First impressions
 
endersblade  posted on Nov 06, 2009 11:34:43 PM - Report post

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My copy of DAO finally came in the mail today. I was overjoyed, and couldn't wait to play it. Installed the game, downloaded the 1.1 patch, and hit my first problem...game wouldn't start now O_o After searching around, I found that I had to install the VB C++ 2005 stuff. Ok, w/e. On to the DLC.

Second problem. Their website tried telling me that my login info was incorrect...I'd just logged into their site not 2 hours prior, getting my account ready for DAO. Now, suddenly, it won't work. Reset the password, yadda yadda, and finally logged in.

I finally type in the codes for the DLC, and started the game...DLC downloaded, but wouldn't install. After spending almost an hour trying to find a way to fix this, I finally uninstall the game and retry. This time, I loaded it up in v1.0, and the DLC finally installed properly. How dumb.

I open up the config tool, and set everything to MAX...after seeing the awesome trailers on TV, I'm expecting orgasmic eye candy...instead, I get something that's only very slightly better than NVN2. Really? It's 2009, and Bioware releases something that looks WORSE than Mass Effect, which came out years earlier? Give me a freaking break. Low-res textures, non-existent shadows...at least the people move (more or less) properly...and the facial expressions are curiously funny. Also, I rolled a female char, and the blood dragon armor looks HORRENDOUS on her. Looks like she's over bloated, about ready to explode. I seriously hope someone mods that.

The character creation was pretty good, although it just didn't have the options you'd expect, ala Oblivion, or to some extent, Mass Effect.

The music was really easy to listen to, and the sound effects seemed to be really nice, although I'd just completed the first 'intro' area. (Human Noble)

The story...the dialogue...could they get ANY more freaking generic? Holy cow, I felt like I was playing any number of RPGs again. If this game isn't just another RPG clone, I don't know what is.

All in all, I'd give this game a 5/10. Way, WAY overhyped. I think bioware really dropped the ball this time, although it could have something to do with the fact that there's an EA logo attached to this game >.>

I spent the megabucks to get the Collector's Edition on overnight shipping...I think I could've waited for value shipping on a regular edition. I'm sure the game is fun, and the story is intriguing, so I'll plod through it. It IS a bioware game, afterall.

 
eddietah  posted on Nov 06, 2009 11:35:38 PM - Report post

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Okay Noted
 
aliceandcat  posted on Nov 07, 2009 3:32:36 AM - Report post

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Oh well, everyone is entitled for thier own opinion even if its and

[Edited by aliceandcat, 11/7/2009 3:32:56 AM]

[Edited by aliceandcat, 11/7/2009 3:33:09 AM]

 
ATMetro  posted on Nov 07, 2009 6:33:34 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by aliceandcat

Oh well, everyone is entitled for thier own opinion even if its and

[Edited by aliceandcat, 11/7/2009 3:32:56 AM]

[Edited by aliceandcat, 11/7/2009 3:33:09 AM]

DON'T EVER POST AGAIN YOU HAVE 69 POSTS!

 
Alannah16  posted on Nov 07, 2009 6:35:18 AM - Report post


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Everyone has a different opinion on everything. We are all different. We should celebrate the differences.
 
endersblade  posted on Nov 07, 2009 11:56:06 PM - Report post

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Second impressions:

I'm past the point where you have to light the signal fire...I must say, the graphics have significantly improved, though still not where they should be. The story really has turned for the better, and I find myself wanting to play more, even though I need to get to sleep

Music, sound, both still just as good; graphics have improved; gameplay has definitely picked up as well. I'd bump it up to 7/10 now...I think fighting is a bit sticky, and having serious moving issues (especially during battle.) That and the graphics are about all that's holding this down now. Definitely glad I continued to play, that's for sure!

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