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TBROOK1
TBROOK1

woot first post in 2010

bartojoe
bartojoe

i hope that we can create the main character we use u know like/ changing skin color/hair style/hair color/eyes color/change the face and a lot more... would be pretty awesome don't you guys agree with me... if you do put thumbs up. peace homies

DiabolicalX
DiabolicalX

I don't think I've ever seen a dwarf without a beard, and I've never ever heard one with the voice of someone from California

Bashers79
Bashers79

I get the impression some people won't be happy till all fantasy RPG's look like WoW, me personally i think as long as its got a good story and game-play that works, then I'll play it.

Ekinsle
Ekinsle

so? who is the commander then? little dude at the end walking with his pajamas ? = ) game looks very promising though, if they had managed to make a good plot

mmm94
mmm94

hahahahahahahahah blllloooood ..................love it

geekindenial
geekindenial

was everyone in that vid a dwarf or are dwarves tall in the world of DA? =/

Darth_Pietrus
Darth_Pietrus

Im thinking of buying a medeival kind of RPG and its either this demons souls or dantes inferno... And arent they kind of over doing it with the blood?...

siarhei
siarhei

Beards.. axes.. Dwarven archer with no beard - that's thinking out of the box! =) Seruously though, I'm tired of fantasy cliches. Way to go, Bioware. DO:A is promising to be a great game.

Lord_Demious
Lord_Demious

yeah I agree with doometernity its better to be original than the same old corprate run of the mill crap thats been done over and over. If you want LOTR the play that game. Its nice to have something fresh.

doometernity
doometernity

jeez, since when is originality criticized so much?

WiseAsh
WiseAsh

Oh no! They messed up all my fictional characters! I must now talk badly about things in the game that I have not yet experienced because I just know they will be terrible!

Dr_Manfattan
Dr_Manfattan

@creed190 you can customize your character and give him a beard if you want, also what makes you an expert on dwarf distinction?

creed190
creed190

but the dwarves should atleast have beards thats what makes them dwarves and not midgets

Dr_Manfattan
Dr_Manfattan

why have people marked my comment up and SlochLin comment down?...we're basically saying the same thing....i really don't understand that

SlochLin
SlochLin

Granted the dwarf vid is a bit lame - the human one is way better imo - but LOTR is not the yardstick for all fantasy, as many writers and ppl with imaginations are around so many interpretations of fantasy creatures will exist. Why not enjoy this realm for itself and LOTR for itself because at the end of the day... [sp0iler alert]... its only a game! o.O

Dr_Manfattan
Dr_Manfattan

@Fumpa: the reason the characters don't have the typical fantasy look/style is because this isn't a typical fantasy game...i dont see why so many people have to b**ch about this game not being exactly the same as every other rpg.

Fumpa
Fumpa

I agree with you proadam. The dwarves don't have the typical dwarf look. I think that the characters don't look all that cool in this game, humans included. That one sex scene involves a girl that isn't that hot, and a lot of the humanoid characters don't have that fantasy look/style that is typical of all fantasy games. At least that's how I see it. Hopefully you'll be able to make a barbarian character, and he won't end up looking like some buffed up GQ yuppie with perfectly styled hair. I want the wild Conan look for the barbarian.

proadam
proadam

God...could EA have made it anymore obvious that they wanted blood and gore? sigh... it's way overdone just from what im seeing in this video. The dwarves look too human-like imo.

DarckArchon
DarckArchon

@Mr_Silent_D Fine then these are the most lamest dwarfs ever XP(at least at appearance)

Mr_Silent_D
Mr_Silent_D

@ DarkArchon this game is not LoTR. so why should the dwarfs in Dragon Age be anything like the ones in LoTR?

DarckArchon
DarckArchon

Are those dwarfs? man they look uglier then gnomes. watt about the dense bearded, barbaric, Mine Dwarfs like in LoTR ?

valium88
valium88

looks cool, but I agree that they can do something more realistic out of the gore/blood feature.. allthough off course this i not a game based on realism.. I will watch how it turns out, maybe buy it. love RPG's

Humorguy_basic
Humorguy_basic

Can't see the movie because of "Waiting for ad.uk.doubleclick.net", which means you need to have nasty cookie on your PC to watch the movie... Just google 'doubleclick'

Kuroi_Ryu
Kuroi_Ryu

@ raynSpear Yeah, I am a bit. I have a hard enough time trying to convince my friends and family that gaming is a respectable entertainment medium without blood flying everywhere. That's not to say I won't still get this game if the rest of it looks awesome and fun, like all the previous Bioware games I've played. Just, I won't play it in front of people. Edit: Umm, I don't know how to put in smilies or paragraph breaks in, apparently. Sorry.

Kaleb_B
Kaleb_B

seems all the demo video is about combat, is there any non combat demo video i.e; character/environment interaction, exploring the game worlds?

_en1gma_
_en1gma_

It is the style of the game. To those that think this game is only going to be about blood and gore, you're insulting Bioware. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

raynSpear
raynSpear

@ Kuroi_Ryu 'I'd be kind of embarrassed to be seen playing it' Wow self conscious at all there buddy?

Kuroi_Ryu
Kuroi_Ryu

I dunno, am I the only person who thinks this game looks kind of... stupidly bloody? Really, if you hit someone across the chest while they're wearing full metal armor, does a cloud of blood really puff out of them? I mean, cutting off an arm or a leg would cause lots of spurting blood, yeah, but otherwise? Maybe not so much. The way it looks to be in the videos, parts of this game are just gorn, and I'd be kind of embarrassed to be seen playing it.

styymy
styymy

Wow, how bloody!

Imakuleus
Imakuleus

A dwarf with cornrows, how pimp!

pwndOo
pwndOo

Idonyo, agreed. they ruined it for spore. i just hope great story will come over this :)

ldonyo
ldonyo

The only thing that could keep this game from being great is if EA decides to gimp it with some really lame install limits or active Internet connection requirement. Unfortunately, I wouldn't put either past them.

Saije
Saije

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captaink24
captaink24

To address some of the comments below, remember this is a brand new world BioWare has created. So Dwarves in this world might not follow typical conventions as shown in LOTR, WoW, D&D, etc. And I like it that way. No more cookie-cutter races.

honglong17
honglong17

why i don't see any dwarf with a long, norsed type beard like "Lord of the ring", or in the game Disciple 2 , why , where is their beard

JG_overseer13
JG_overseer13

This vid is prolly bit old. My guess when the game comes out we will stand with our mouths open trying NOT to droll :P . None the less lets keep the genres defined: WoW is an MMO-RPG, this is an RPG. (i.e. WoW=/=DA:O)

cadahnic1
cadahnic1

I dont think the graphics are that bad. Hell Prototype just came out with high end PS2 graphics and it did well. I think it will be similar to Baldur's Gate. The backgrounds will be beautiful and the characters will get a little choppy especially during large battles. I like that though if the gameplay is solid, graphics can suffer.

soupa_mario
soupa_mario

That dwarf didn't have the generic Scottish accent of most dwarves. I'm still pondering over whether or not this is a good thing.

mook-the-man
mook-the-man

And fight style is plays like an MMO. I Didn't mean i was a massive online game. It just plays like one. Ever Play Baldur's Gate. Thats what this will play like.

mook-the-man
mook-the-man

didn't say WoW looked better. meant WoW is a good game just looks like crap.

TheHappyCamper
TheHappyCamper

Im sorry mook-the-man, but how exactly does WoW look better than what we just saw?

geedotherodian
geedotherodian

@mook-the-man this is not an MMO it is purely single-player, which is better in my opinion.

mook-the-man
mook-the-man

WoW is an open world MMO and its one of the most player games in the world. And guess what? The game looks like absolute crap.

mook-the-man
mook-the-man

ok this is going to be a good game. I know people are all into great graphics now and all that but this is a huge open world MMO!!! You cannot expect the graphics to be amazing and for limbs to come off at will. Also its not like the characters are 100% controlled by the player and you have a complete say in their fighting style. In an MMO the character attacks to deal damage, the visuals do not matter because if you score a hit it does damage.