i had no problem completing game on Normal you yust need to take it slow at bosses - put party on hold pozitions so they dont runn around and use some self abilities,take tank lure dragon to safe pozition and kill it in like 15 mins with ease, 1x healer with some support 1x mage dmg and 1x rogue (use bow because of dragon kicks and stuff) and when only one party member takes damage it's wery easy to play. and congratz to BioWare for awesome game, for next expansion should be something with Morrigan caus i realy want so see what your child becomes :) sr for bad english :)
Hey, if you do not want to utilize the pause feature, be my guest. However, if you actually want to kill a high dragon, I assure you, you will want to use it. Also.. no matter how many tactic slots you have, there is no possible way to account for all possible situations. There will come a time when you say to youself, 'Hey.. I REALLY need X character to do Y ability RIGHT FRIGGIN NOW so another character does not die. Example: When fighting a High Dragon, you really do not want to be in melee range seeing as how one of the High Dragon's abilities is to pick you up and insta kill you. There are no tactics that say to run away to X location on the map. I will leave it at that. Oh and PS, no that is not a High Dragon in the video. That is a Drake. Its kinda dangerous, especially when fighting 3 at a time because of that ability to jump on top of a character and maul him/her, but nowhere close to a High Dragon :)
If you set up your tactics correctly for AI controlled party members, you don't have to pause nearly as often, but it is essential for the more difficult encounters. Especially if you're outnumbered.
It's a shame the media didn't have a real debate over whether games like Mass Effect and Jade Empire were really RPG's, because those two games, basically written for the console market have made too many gamers believe a shooter with an inventory system is an RPG and an RPG like Fallout 3, just because it uses laser guns rather than swords is an RPG-Shooter!! (Especially when we never heard Oblivion called an 'RPG-Sworder'!!) What the games media and publishers are going to have to come to terms with, is there are now about 4 million, mostly console gamers, that have never played NWN or BG or Planescape Torment, they have never played Arena or Daggerfall or any of the Ultima games. This group then, mostly sees action-adventures as RPG's and defend them as such quick vigorously! On the other hand, we have about three million, mostly PC gamers, that HAVE played the classic RPG's like Fallout 1 and 2 and have a totally different view of what an RPG is. If the market cannot satisfy both markets, game sales will decline, as only half the market will be pleased. Hence the debate here about the pause command versus real-time. If this game DID have realtime combat, making it like Mass Effect, an action-adventure type game rather than RPG, you'd be surprised how many gamers would still say it was an RPG! I am afraid to say, that other than the odd Fallout or Elder Scrolls game from Bethesda every couple years or so, and if we're lucky, another Dragon Age after we have to get Mass Effect 2 and possibly Jade Empire 2, again in a couple years, all we'll have to rely on are the smaller publishers with their Risen's and Witcher's, etc!
maybe it's just me, but i thought that the "High Dragon" would be bigger...a lot bigger, but maybe that one is just a midget dragon ^^
i remember after i finished BG2 and i was playing CS i kept hiting space trying to pause the game :D
i LOVE IT when you can pause! it lets you do all the more complicated spells and strategies that you would otherwise not be able to accomplish. Besides, the enemy is a COMPUTER who can make decisions at speeds we cannot, it's only fair that when WE want to cast a spell we can find it, select it, and target without penalty. Thus pausing. BY FIRE BE PURGED!!!!!!
Hah! People who complaint this game is a pause fest, I would like to see them try fighting without pause against a High Dragon!
@LeJR if you are into strategy and rpgs i think you will prob love the game.The pausing will take a little getting use to and you will prob forget you can do it a lot but what it adds to the gaming experience is undeniable. Complete control over all your characters at any moment without worrying about neglecting anyone in your party. I strongly recommend that you play the Baldur's Gate series more specifically BG 2 Shadow of Amn and The Throne of Bhaal do not listen to the scoring if these games are not a 10 then no game ever made is a 10. you can prob pick it up cheap and it is hours and hours of massive content with replay value like no other game on the planet. Trust me if you like rpgs and strategy there is no game that can even come close to touching BG2.
@megamega777 funny you should mention fallout 3 cause i havent played it yet and ive only heard good things about it. I'll have to pick it up and give it a try
I've never played a game like this before, I'm interested to see how it is received, the pausing thing might take some getting used to, but the game itself looks very nice and strategic. :) But then again, I know nothing about how it plays. I'll wait for the reviews. Edit: Forgive my ignorance, but how would this work on a console?
So what if the player pauses every 5 seconds? Its assessing the situtation and adjusting to the demands of the battle, some people are quick at analysing and some (such as the player here) isnt, or did you possibly think its just to show off the pause feature as is the purpose of a gameplay video?
@MadworlDsurfer -- Our gameplay videos are posted so you can see how a game is played. This is a challenging battle, and pausing is the only way to win if you are not playing on easy difficulty. I assume you would like to see how the game is played? If not, perhaps gameplay movies just aren't for you.
I wish i didnt have to upgrade my power supply and graphics card in order to play this on my computer. Huge fan of the isometric view and i still haven't seen any video that shows this view in the console versions. Does anyone know if it is supported in the consoles? I have still yet to play an rpg that is worthy on console, I mean oblivion was nice and everything its just hard to use spells and items when you have to scroll through hundreds of selections until you find what your looking for
@MadworlDsurfer : please post a vid when u will kill that dragon without pausing. and everybody will agree that u are a good rpg player. till then, please shut the fck up
Yeah the one thing I hated about Baldur's Gate was the amount of time you spent in dungeons (or just for variety, a mine!). Brown tunnels get dull quickly. From these videos the dungeons look pretty nicely designed. I hope there are plenty of different/outdoor environments too.
Melee combet looks very fluid - I can't wait to start: I've already made my player using the Dragon Age Character Creator.:)