DA:I first PC UI screenshot, Divinity eat your heart out.

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#1 Edited by RoboCopISJesus (2222 posts) -

Divinity who?

https://twitter.com/BioMarkDarrah/status/505450050688794624/photo/1

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#2 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

good job bioware..now show me gameplay and i may start paying attention to this game.

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#3 Posted by parkurtommo (28295 posts) -

What is that compressed bullshit? Looks like a sub HD mess lol.

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#4 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

DA2 had a PC UI aswell, didn't stop it from sucking ass.

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#5 Posted by ddlcpc (887 posts) -

Path of Exile...

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#6 Edited by uninspiredcup (24673 posts) -

@RoboCopISJesus said:

Divinity who?

But Divinity is a CRPG and Dragon Age Aquistion is a console action game.

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#7 Posted by Sushiglutton (6801 posts) -

In what way is that pic an atack on Divinity?

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#8 Edited by nutcrackr (13029 posts) -

Can you queue orders?

I'll still probably play over the shoulder most of the time anyway because I'm a brodude like that. But if you can queue many orders I'll probably snap to isometric and issue many commands then enjoy the battle at ground level.

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#9 Edited by Shewgenja (18836 posts) -

I really wish people wouldn't assume everyone speaks fluent in Acronym. I had no fucking idea what I was looking at until reading further into the thread.

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#10 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

@nutcrackr said:

Can you queue orders?

I'll still probably place over the shoulder most of the time anyway because I'm a brodude like that. But if you can queue many orders I'll probably snap to isometric and issue many commands then enjoy the battle at ground level.

Loading Video...

much improved over DA2

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#11 Edited by uninspiredcup (24673 posts) -

Looks nothing like a tactical RPG. Lots of pew pew pew pew to attract the eye. PC gamers these days are not like us older ones. We remember games like Planescape Torement. Nowadays, pc gamers boast about slightly better console ports. To see them excited for such a title as shown here is pretty disgraceful. They might as well just run out and buy a PS4 since they have no respect or pride in pc gaming heritage.

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#12 Posted by nutcrackr (13029 posts) -

that video seems to confirm you cannot queue orders, kinda sad.

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#13 Posted by remiks00 (3787 posts) -

Divinity Orginal Sin is awesome (I've been playing it lately). I'm sure DA:I will be awesome as well. Don't knock divinity :)

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#14 Posted by clyde46 (49048 posts) -

Still looks shit.

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#15 Edited by edwardecl (2241 posts) -

This game seems to have a not be sure what type of game it wants to be.

It has tactical commands, but it also has direct control. I think it's going to be a mess why not just focus on one thing and not be shit at both. Hope I'm wrong.

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#16 Edited by Masculus (2878 posts) -

Hmm. Very good, this game might make it after all.

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#17 Edited by kozzy1234 (35966 posts) -

lol, the combat looks meh compared to Divinity sorry. Can't que moves, doesnt look very tactical, not expecting much more than very nice graphics for this one. This game is looking very unsure of itself, we shall see how it turns out, but my hype is not very high at all after seeing the combat and after how bad DA2 was.

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#18 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (12554 posts) -

LOL Uninspiredcup's opinion.

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#19 Posted by cfisher2833 (2150 posts) -

YEAH!! Take that Divinity!! That sure showed them up!!....wait, wut?

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#20 Edited by Cloud_imperium (14291 posts) -

Wow , that looks amazing . Great job guys . Let's hope that the game will also play like a PC game on Keyboard Mouse .

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#21 Posted by princeofshapeir (16585 posts) -

I really don't care if the combat is tactical or not, I just want a good game.

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#23 Posted by texasgoldrush (11903 posts) -

@remiks00 said:

Divinity Orginal Sin is awesome (I've been playing it lately). I'm sure DA:I will be awesome as well. Don't knock divinity :)

Not really, its vastly overrated. There are just too many problems on the narrative and world design side of the game.

It has no chance against DA:I.

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#24 Posted by BldgIrsh (3044 posts) -

@texasgoldrush: Examples?

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#25 Edited by remiks00 (3787 posts) -

@texasgoldrush said:

@remiks00 said:

Divinity Orginal Sin is awesome (I've been playing it lately). I'm sure DA:I will be awesome as well. Don't knock divinity :)

Not really, its vastly overrated. There are just too many problems on the narrative and world design side of the game.

It has no chance against DA:I.

Vastly overrated my ass, lol. I think you used the wrong terminology there. If I had to call any game within recent memory "vastly overrated" it would definitely be The Last of Us; and that's also my favorite PS3 game last gen. The narrative could use some work in Divinity, that's for sure. The gameplay is great, the combat is fun, etc, etc. I'm also a huge DA fan, and I know it will be just as good if not better.

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#26 Posted by deactivated-597794cd74015 (961 posts) -

And this is going to make it a better game than Divinity somehow ?

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#27 Edited by MlauTheDaft (5189 posts) -

@lawlessx said:

@nutcrackr said:

Can you queue orders?

I'll still probably place over the shoulder most of the time anyway because I'm a brodude like that. But if you can queue many orders I'll probably snap to isometric and issue many commands then enjoy the battle at ground level.

Loading Video...

much improved over DA2

Looks kinda like MMO combat (with a pause button).

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#28 Edited by texasgoldrush (11903 posts) -

@bldgirsh said:

@texasgoldrush: Examples?

Only two poorly written companions, plastic towns with static NPCs which many don't change dialogue after their quests are over, stale and predictable story that fulfills every RPG cliché (although DAO is guilty of this), obtuse directions and abysmal puzzles, choices that really don't matter, and a rushed endgame.

All the game has is a good combat system, graphics, and soundtrack.

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#29 Edited by SamiRDuran (2758 posts) -

wtf that looks like a ps2 game

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#30 Edited by musalala (2999 posts) -

@texasgoldrush said:

@remiks00 said:

Divinity Orginal Sin is awesome (I've been playing it lately). I'm sure DA:I will be awesome as well. Don't knock divinity :)

Not really, its vastly overrated. There are just too many problems on the narrative and world design side of the game.

It has no chance against DA:I.

Hahahahahahahaha ohhh Texas you are comedy gold I tell you GOLD!!!!

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#31 Edited by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

I have like 200h in Divinity and only lev16 but this looks good. GTFO with DA:I hate, the game looks great and can't wait for it to come out

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#32 Edited by DEadliNE-Zero0 (6607 posts) -

@texasgoldrush said:

@bldgirsh said:

@texasgoldrush: Examples?

Only two poorly written companions, plastic towns with static NPCs which many don't change dialogue after their quests are over, stale and predictable story that fulfills every RPG cliché (although DAO is guilty of this), obtuse directions and abysmal puzzles, choices that really don't matter, and a rushed endgame.

All the game has is a good combat system, graphics, and soundtrack.

Best part is the graphics are mediocre. The art design is what carries it so well. To the rest:

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#33 Posted by dommeus (9433 posts) -
@texasgoldrush said:

@bldgirsh said:

@texasgoldrush: Examples?

Only two poorly written companions, plastic towns with static NPCs which many don't change dialogue after their quests are over, stale and predictable story that fulfills every RPG cliché (although DAO is guilty of this), obtuse directions and abysmal puzzles, choices that really don't matter, and a rushed endgame.

All the game has is a good combat system, graphics, and soundtrack.

I would argue that the main problem with Divinity is that it is slow out of the gate. After the 20-30 minute tutorial dungeon you're thrown into the largest town in the game and can spend anywhere from 2-4 hours just completing fetch quests and other non-combat scenarios until you finally leave.

Obviously after having played the game once you can fast-track this section somewhat, but after the game dazzles you with its combat mechanics at the beginning it does its best to hide them for the next few hours. Poor pacing, which luckily remedies itself once you leave the settlement.

Also the story can be pretty slow going in beginning, but certainly picks up 10-12 hours in.

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#34 Edited by Revan_911 (1709 posts) -

Am I supposed to be impressed here? It's exactly like Mass Effect 2, PC will get a hotbar but nothing else will be different. Don't expect different inventory or different isometric gameplay mechanics.

Notice how there are only 8 spells at the same time as opposed to Origins where you could put how much you want? It's because there are maximum 8 spells on consoles.Why are you people so easy to deceive?

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#35 Edited by Maroxad (14460 posts) -

Ehh, the UI has several issues with it. Also, from a gameplay perspective, this wont even touch Divinity: Original Sin.

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#36 Posted by napo_sp (640 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Looks nothing like a tactical RPG. Lots of pew pew pew pew to attract the eye. PC gamers these days are not like us older ones. We remember games like Planescape Torement. Nowadays, pc gamers boast about slightly better console ports. To see them excited for such a title as shown here is pretty disgraceful. They might as well just run out and buy a PS4 since they have no respect or pride in pc gaming heritage.

well there is divinity, then wasteland 2, pillars of eternity and torment tides of numenera as well as age of decadence and other less known titles; so true crpg lovers won't have to bother with dragon age crap anymore.

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#37 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4796 posts) -

What the hell is this boring stuff? Where's my awesome button?

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#38 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

@nutcrackr said:

that video seems to confirm you cannot queue orders, kinda sad.

they showed them doing it at e3, set waypoints and attack moves in order and it drew a line showing it all, then unpaused and watched it play out

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#39 Posted by funsohng (29841 posts) -

8 Talent slots and just 4 Sustained slots? F*ck you. They made it worse than DA2. How am I going to be one-man-army Arcane Warrior?

Right, arcane warrior doesn't exist anymore.

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#40 Edited by texasgoldrush (11903 posts) -

@dommeus said:
@texasgoldrush said:

@bldgirsh said:

@texasgoldrush: Examples?

Only two poorly written companions, plastic towns with static NPCs which many don't change dialogue after their quests are over, stale and predictable story that fulfills every RPG cliché (although DAO is guilty of this), obtuse directions and abysmal puzzles, choices that really don't matter, and a rushed endgame.

All the game has is a good combat system, graphics, and soundtrack.

I would argue that the main problem with Divinity is that it is slow out of the gate. After the 20-30 minute tutorial dungeon you're thrown into the largest town in the game and can spend anywhere from 2-4 hours just completing fetch quests and other non-combat scenarios until you finally leave.

Obviously after having played the game once you can fast-track this section somewhat, but after the game dazzles you with its combat mechanics at the beginning it does its best to hide them for the next few hours. Poor pacing, which luckily remedies itself once you leave the settlement.

Also the story can be pretty slow going in beginning, but certainly picks up 10-12 hours in.

That too. But the town as well is so plastic. No day or night cycle. No NPC scheduling, characters act like their quest isn't completed, etc. Compare this with other cRPGs and Divinity loses.

The story does pick up, but the problem is that is so predictable, and the characters are not well written (outside surprisingly the two protagonists). Add the fact that there is only two major companions.

Divinity is a good game, its simply not a great one. Far too many flaws. Its no Baldur's Gate and its no Ultima. I think Pillars and Wasteland 2 will also be better than Divinity overall.

@funsohng said:

8 Talent slots and just 4 Sustained slots? F*ck you. They made it worse than DA2. How am I going to be one-man-army Arcane Warrior?

Right, arcane warrior doesn't exist anymore.

You mean the most game breaking DAO class. The balancing in DAO was beyond atrocious. However, the Knight Enchanter is a subclass for the mage in DAI.

@Maroxad said:

Ehh, the UI has several issues with it. Also, from a gameplay perspective, this wont even touch Divinity: Original Sin.

How so? From almost every perspective this game will destroy Divinity from its world and setting design, to the companions and advisors, to the level of role playing options to where you can impact the world.

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#41 Posted by funsohng (29841 posts) -

@texasgoldrush: Yeah but it was still fun to be a massive tank that casts Storm of Century everywhere. Provided that game didn't crash.

Also want my dual-wield warrior back. Two long swords, one with flame rune and one with frost rune. Badass.

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#42 Posted by blackace (23576 posts) -

Don't think this is a must buy right now. I'll wait for a price drop and check out some reviews before I decide whether to get this or not.

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#43 Edited by bussinrounds (2823 posts) -

@napo_sp said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Looks nothing like a tactical RPG. Lots of pew pew pew pew to attract the eye. PC gamers these days are not like us older ones. We remember games like Planescape Torement. Nowadays, pc gamers boast about slightly better console ports. To see them excited for such a title as shown here is pretty disgraceful. They might as well just run out and buy a PS4 since they have no respect or pride in pc gaming heritage.

well there is divinity, then wasteland 2, pillars of eternity and torment tides of numenera as well as age of decadence and other less known titles; so true crpg lovers won't have to bother with dragon age crap anymore.

Exactly. When DAO came out cRPG fans didn't have much, so it was like someone dying of thrust in the desert, they'll take any drink you give them.

The climate has changed now with crowd funding, ect...and there's actually some proper RPGs coming out for pc, so we don't have to settle for bullshit like Dragon Turds anymore.

From the looks of their forums, I highly doubt Bio fans give 2 shits about the UI. (or anything else not related to ROMANCE, for that matter)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH9F76PtigY#t=70

Hell, even the final fantasy 7 or diablow fandom back in mid-90s weren't nearly as disgusting and humiliating to be associated with as these sub humans.

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#44 Posted by texasgoldrush (11903 posts) -

@bussinrounds said:

@napo_sp said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Looks nothing like a tactical RPG. Lots of pew pew pew pew to attract the eye. PC gamers these days are not like us older ones. We remember games like Planescape Torement. Nowadays, pc gamers boast about slightly better console ports. To see them excited for such a title as shown here is pretty disgraceful. They might as well just run out and buy a PS4 since they have no respect or pride in pc gaming heritage.

well there is divinity, then wasteland 2, pillars of eternity and torment tides of numenera as well as age of decadence and other less known titles; so true crpg lovers won't have to bother with dragon age crap anymore.

Exactly. When DAO came out cRPG fans didn't have much, so it was like someone dying of thrust in the desert, they'll take any drink you give them.

The climate has changed now with crowd funding, ect...and there's actually some proper RPGs coming out for pc, so we don't have to settle for bullshit like Dragon Turds anymore.

From the looks of their forums, I highly doubt Bio fans give 2 shits about the UI. (or anything else not related to ROMANCE, for that matter)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH9F76PtigY#t=70

Hell, even the final fantasy 7 or diablow fandom back in mid-90s weren't nearly as disgusting and humiliating to be associated with as these sub humans.

First off, the UI is fine, and the console version, which never had isometric views in their versions of DAO and DA2, was shown.

Second, the BSN forums are indeed pretty bad and they do bring Bioware down.

But third, DAI is not only the odds on favorite to win RPG Of the Year, its a GOTY candidate. Can't say the same for those crowd funded games you want to trumpet. And if Bioware does fail with DAI, its Dark Souls II that wins.

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#45 Posted by MrYaotubo (2880 posts) -

Yeah no thanks,I want good depth and complexity on my RPG´s and Divinity offers that,DA isn´t even on my radar,especially with upcoming games like Wasteland 2 or Pillars of Eternity,I no longer need bioware for anything RPG related and that has been the case for years now.

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#46 Edited by chaplainDMK (7004 posts) -

@MrYaotubo said:

Yeah no thanks,I want good depth and complexity on my RPG´s and Divinity offers that,DA isn´t even on my radar,especially with upcoming games like Wasteland 2 or Pillars of Eternity,I no longer need bioware for anything RPG related and that has been the case for years now.

What's exactly wrong with DA?

I'd be a lot more worried about the blind fangasming people are having over games made by people that haven't done anything notable in the gaming industry in decades.

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#47 Edited by Maroxad (14460 posts) -
@texasgoldrush said:

How so? From almost every perspective this game will destroy Divinity from its world and setting design, to the companions and advisors, to the level of role playing options to where you can impact the world.

BioWare lets you impact the world? Good one. You are already keeping me amused, choices and Consequences in BioWare games have always been cosmetic at best, and far too often the game does not even aknowledge what you do. I gunned down everyone in Mass Effect 1 in that main mission and when I came back, everyone was alive and well as if nothing happened. Choices and Consequences do not exist in BioWare games. And while the world and characters will be better in DAI. The gameplay in Original Sin is top notch, the mediocre writing does not bring down the game. For DAI, the writing (it is BioWare, I have seen fanfic writers who are more talented than half of their writing crew) and gameplay are guaranteed to range from anywhere from subpar to terrible.

@chaplainDMK said:

@MrYaotubo said:

Yeah no thanks,I want good depth and complexity on my RPG´s and Divinity offers that,DA isn´t even on my radar,especially with upcoming games like Wasteland 2 or Pillars of Eternity,I no longer need bioware for anything RPG related and that has been the case for years now.

What's exactly wrong with DA?

I'd be a lot more worried about the blind fangasming people are having over games made by people that haven't done anything notable in the gaming industry in decades.

Fallout: New Vegas?

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#48 Posted by chaplainDMK (7004 posts) -

@Maroxad said:
@texasgoldrush said:

How so? From almost every perspective this game will destroy Divinity from its world and setting design, to the companions and advisors, to the level of role playing options to where you can impact the world.

BioWare lets you impact the world? Good one. You are already keeping me amused, choices and Consequences in BioWare games have always been cosmetic at best, and far too often the game does not even aknowledge what you do. I gunned down everyone in Mass Effect 1 in that main mission and when I came back, everyone was alive and well as if nothing happened. Choices and Consequences do not exist in BioWare games. And while the world and characters will be better in DAI. The gameplay in Original Sin is top notch, the mediocre writing does not bring down the game. For DAI, the writing (it is BioWare, I have seen fanfic writers who are more talented than half of their writing crew) and gameplay are guaranteed to range from anywhere from subpar to terrible.

@chaplainDMK said:

@MrYaotubo said:

Yeah no thanks,I want good depth and complexity on my RPG´s and Divinity offers that,DA isn´t even on my radar,especially with upcoming games like Wasteland 2 or Pillars of Eternity,I no longer need bioware for anything RPG related and that has been the case for years now.

What's exactly wrong with DA?

I'd be a lot more worried about the blind fangasming people are having over games made by people that haven't done anything notable in the gaming industry in decades.

Fallout: New Vegas?

inExile?

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#49 Posted by napo_sp (640 posts) -

@chaplainDMK said:

@MrYaotubo said:

Yeah no thanks,I want good depth and complexity on my RPG´s and Divinity offers that,DA isn´t even on my radar,especially with upcoming games like Wasteland 2 or Pillars of Eternity,I no longer need bioware for anything RPG related and that has been the case for years now.

What's exactly wrong with DA?

I'd be a lot more worried about the blind fangasming people are having over games made by people that haven't done anything notable in the gaming industry in decades.

Bioware RPGs are dull in content and made to please the mainstream crowd, for example compare the two KOTOR rpgs, bioware's was more polished but obsidian's have much better depth into the star wars universe... bioware rpgs are even duller than the mainstream emo-kind jrpgs.

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#50 Edited by illmatic87 (17914 posts) -

That's nice.

But it doesnt really mean anything. Some of the supposed best RPGs had really shitty UI's. (See: NWN2, VTMB and Witcher 2). But then again, most RPG UIs are terribad.