Saturday, April 16, 2011

Why So Serious?!?!

I really should know better than to get upset at stuff I read on the interwebs. 'Why take it so personal' I wonder to myself sometimes, but I can't help it when I am reading what I believe to be obvious lunacy. What pray tell am I referring to? Well I'm glad you asked. What has got the ire of Jayedub this time is the commotion cause by the reviews that Dragon Age 2 has caused and the resulting backlash from those who seem to think that no one is suppose to like this game and their ignorant rants.

I won't lie, I love Dragon Age 2. I love the combat, the companions, the improved visuals, the voice acting, all of these things I find to be much better than Dragon Age Origins. The story doesn't have as epic of a feel this time around, but I happen to think the quests are much more memorable this time around as well. I enjoy this game so much I decided to upgrade my video card in order to play the game in DX11. Let me put it this way: I am about to finish Dragon Age 2 for a fifth time and I have just over 200+ hours invested into this game. I like this game.

So it annoys me to no end when I read comments about how Dragon Age 2 fails, it's a cash grab, it's a console port, the combat is too easy, blah blah blah. Granted the game is not without its fault both technically and in design, but the game is freaking great. Once I was able to get past the fact that Dragon Age 2 differs from Origins, I found myself enjoying the game.


Anonymous said...

I liked Dragon Age 2 a lot as well. Sure it had its hiccups, but I too am a little puzzled by the sheer amount of HATE I see targeted at the game. I see stuff about what "an epic failure" it is, how "faith has been lost" in BioWare...are you kidding me?

If it makes you feel better, what I did notice was that a lot of it actually comes from those who haven't even played the game, just repeating what others have told them. Well, actually, scratch that. That doesn't even make ME feel much better.

Jayedub said...

I figured that there is a percentage of complaints coming from those who have not played Dragon Age 2 or just played the demo.

It makes me feel better that I am not the only one who liked the game!