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Dragon Age II Definitely Not As Dumbed Down As Mass Effect
Game News - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Mon 21 February 2011, 00:11:43Tags: BioWare; Dragon Age 2
Let Kotaku assure you that Dragon Age II will by no means be as dumbed down as Mass Effect - a game which actually wasn't dumbed down but streamlined - if for no other reason than if you press a button something awesome happens. Did something awesome happen everytime you were pressing a button in Mass Effect? I don't think so.
Two days ago, after watching some fast combat in Dragon Age II, I found myself staring at a menu screen in Dragon Age II. What I saw was not simple and certainly not over-simplified. What I saw was something that might stress a Mass Effect player, that might sail over their head.
I predict whatever he saw isn't over the head of anyone, except maybe gaming journalists.
The screen I'm going to describe is the game's Tactics menu. It's beneath the game's hood and can be ignored by those sword-swinging, button-mashing new fans BioWare might gain with its streamlined, faster-fighting sequel. The Tactics menu isn't there for those new gamers. It's for the old-school, for the kind of person in this world who knows keyboard shortcuts and has at least once fixed a TV for a relative simply by properly using the machine's menus.
It can be ignored if you're willing to button-mash? Surprise.
Spotted at: RPGWatch