So I debated a bit about posting on this based on my disdain of pretty looking trailers and my frustration with the previous Dragon Age support and DLC, but I decided it warranted a quick post. To recap a little bit, I’m still a big fan of Bioware and absolutely loved Dragon Age Origins. However my main issues have come from their support and rollout of content which makes me leery about their ability to support an MMO. Their decision to push out more DLC as opposed to fixing some major gameplay issues was a big issue for me and concerns me quite a bit for their future games.
With all that being said, I will continue to watch Dragon Age 2 as I really do enjoy single player RPGs as they’re a nice distraction from MMOs or during periods when I’m stuck without a good internet connection. I am intrigued that they decided to only have one character option as opposed to all the diversity in Origins and Awakenings but that should allow them to focus the story a bit more.
On to the trailer, I certainly recommend checking it out as like other trailers it does look VERY good. If this is anything like the previous Dragon Age trailers the skills we see here will be similar to the skills available in the game, just not quite as flashy. So there seems to be lots of fire and summoning ability and this character seems to be a mix of a mage and warrior which could prove interesting. It strikes me as something along the lines of a Spirit Warrior that wields a huge sword but can utilize some sorts of “magic.” I’m curious if this is representative of one class or a combination of a couple, as it seems like they might limit some of the re-playability of DA:2. But there’s still LOTS of time to flush things out as the release date isn’t until March of 2011.
Just like The Old Republic, DA:2 is one of the games I’m eagerly watching but by no means are either of them automatic buys. Depending on how the next 6 months or so go with their information roll-outs I may decide against them, or at least not buy on launch day. 🙂