Dragon Age 2 Demo Review- PC Edition

If you liked Dragon Age Origin‘s story but hated the slow combat and dated graphics, then I got great news: Dragon Age 2 is the game for you.

In the original game, when you would attack an enemy, you would have to select you enemy then queue up your attacks, one after the other at an agonizingly slow pace. Now it’s set up like an action MMO, where you have an action bar of all your powers. Each time you select a power, it activate, then it goes on cooldown a short time.

The visuals are stunning in Dragon Age  2. The original I thought looked about three years older than it actually was, but not so for the stunning sequel.  The graphics are crisp and the animation is dynamic. The updated Whirlwind attack for warriors is incredible: all of the Darkspawn around me got cut in half: torsos, heads, and blood were flying everywhere.

Dialogue is improved as you. Not only does your character have a voice, but it lets you know what the different dialogue options represent via icons: the red hammer and gavel represents the tough guy route, the green olive branch presents the peaceful path, and the comedy mask is the smartass remark that is most likely to get you slapped.

Best of all, if you complete the demo before the 31st, you get Hayder’s Razor, an ancient dwarven blade which increases health, mana, and combat abilities.


Dragon Age: Redemption Trailer

Dragon Age? Felicia Day?! NERD-GASM

There have been plenty of Dragon Age fan videos, most of which are more embarrassing than entertaining. All that is about to change with Dragon Age: Redemption. The big difference? This one has Biowares stamp of endorsement on it. That, and it stars The Guilds Felicia Day! What more could any Dragon Age fan ask for?

Here is the first official trailer:

Look for Dragon Age: Redemption in Summer of 2011!

Dragon Age II Dead Space Armor

A goodie for fans of EA’s upcoming titles

For those of you who are thrilled for all of EA’s first quarter releases, there’s a little bonus for you.  EA has included Dead Space inspired armor for their upcoming title Dragon Age II with the purchase of Dead Space II.

It looks rad!

Here are more details from Dragon Age:

Ser Isaac’s Armor

The chilling tales of Ser Isaac of Clarke are a favorite of bards performing in the wee hours of the night. In dank taverns throughout Thedas, these horror-filled stories captivate listeners and bring nightmares to those faint of heart.

  • Ser Isaac’s Boots
    • Increases armor
    • Requires high dexterity and cunning
  • Ser Isaac’s Armor
    • Heavy Armor
    • Contains a rune slot
    • Increases armor
    • Requires high dexterity and cunning
  • Ser Isaac’s Gauntlets
    • Increases armor
    • Requires high dexterity and cunning
  • Ser Isaac’s Helm
    • Contains a rune slot
    • Increases armor
    • Critical damage factor
    • Requires high dexterity and cunning

Purchase Dead Space 2 today and get a code to unlock a special set of Isaac Clarke inspired armor for the upcoming, Action-RPG from BioWare, Dragon Age 2.

The video for Ser Isaac’s Armor

Dead Space 2 comes out January 25th and Dragon Age 2 comes out March 8th.