Archive for category Dragon Age II
Dragon Age 3 was basically announced on Twitter last night in a tweet by BioWare’s creative lead, Alistair McNally.
It said, “I’m looking for exceptional environment artists to join me at #BioWare Edmonton, Canada to work on #DragonAge3.”
Did anyone not expect to see a third?
Bioware released a first patch for Dragon Age 2 on April 19, 2011. In our review of the title, we mentioned the host of (more or less minor) glitches that we’ve experienced with the title. Unfortunately, it looks as if these problems were not addressed in the patch. The bug fixes generally address oddities with companions’ armor and skills. Some minor quest problems have been fixed as well. Finally, Bioware remarks somewhat enigmatically that “[v]arious technical changes should improve performance and limit crashes.” Best update: “Varric is no longer confused about which character Hawke has been romancing.”
Full change log (beware of minor spoilers) after the break.
Dragon Age II (released March 8, 2011) is Bioware’s sequel to their late 2009 new RPG IP, Dragon Age: Origins. The new title boasts a dramatically improved graphics engine and combat that is both more fluid and more frenetic than the original’s. However, the new game also has some limitations. Here’s a telling fact, for instance: In DA:O, your epithet by the end of the game is “Hero of Ferelden,” while your moniker in DA2 is “Champion of Kirkwall.” Why does that matter? Well, Ferelden is a country, and Kirkwall is a city. And as that distinction I hope implies, DA2 is a more localized, shorter, and rather meeker affair than its predecessor. Still, it’s a great deal of fun, and if you enjoyed the lore of the first game, you should certainly pick up the latest title. If DA2 had been the first game in the series, it probably would have merited an A in my book. Ultimately, though, the successor falls short of the high standard set by its progenitor, and in the following review, I’ll explain why I think DA2 warrants a B-.
This teaser trailer for an upcoming Dragon Age fan made film, looks really good. The director Leo Kei Angelos had this to say on his YouTube page.
I love Dragon Age so much, I wanted to join in on the fun of Felicia Day’s live action webseries, to show my love for Bioware and the universe they created.
So… I made my own Dragon Age fan film on just about zero dollars budget.
This is an original story I wrote that would fit in with the themes of the Dragon Age world.
To do something epic like Dragon Age justice without a lot of money is challenging, to say the least… But the whole cast & crew utilized all our resources really well and worked our butts off to try and make it happen.
I expect to finish working on the short film and release it in a few months.
To clarify, I’m not trying to compete with Felicia Day or infringe upon Bioware material in any way. I’m just a really, really passionate fan of the game and wanted to show my support of the franchise.
- Leo Kei Angelos, director