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January 10th, 2011, 10:45
Not too interested, and I will wait for the bundled version. I'm in no hurry to play DA2, but I expect it to be a solid game - since that's what Bioware generally do.

I also expect it to be a step down from DA:O - but that doesn't mean it will be a bad game. Just not as good as it could have been.

I could also be wrong, and be pleasantly surprised - but I'm not big on preorders when I'm this uncertain. I also despise the concept of giving people in-game things that others don't get. It's a shady tactic designed to play on the "fear" that you don't get everything unless you preorder.

Give people the COMPLETE experience, no matter when they pay. About the only thing I would be ok with, would be a cheaper price as the ONLY incentive. Oh, and if people really want soundtracks or stuff like that - I have no problem with them charging extra for such crap - as it's not part of the actual game.

All the signs point towards yet another step away from the kind of game I enjoy, and one more step towards the primarily cinematic and streamlined experience that isn't for me.

I don't think Bioware will ever make a downright BAD game, but they'll continue stepping away from intricate mechanics and challenging gameplay, and I don't feel right supporting such a direction. It doesn't help that EA is such a big part of the equation.

I'm not a fan of the mainstream driven design, and I'm not a fan of playing the same game over and over, no matter how polished or competently it's done.




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