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Dragon Age II Demo

The Dragon Age Website now offers downloads of the promised playable demo for Dragon Age II, BioWare's RPG sequel. The demo is available in three varieties, an English demo which includes Espa˝ol, Italiano, Polski, and Русский subtitles, which is mirrored on AtomicGamer, ComputerGames.ro, Gamer's Hell, WorthPlaying; a Deutsch demo, which is mirrored on Gamer's Hell; and a demo en Franšais, which is mirrored on AtomicGamer and Gamer's Hell. They also remind us of the previously announced promotion that will provide players with two in-game items if the demo achieves one million downloads and logins by March 1st, and word is that all players who complete the demo by May 31st will receive and additional in-game item. Here's word:

In the demo, players will venture through the game's prologue, choosing from three different character classes. They'll also learn more about Hawke and hone their skills and abilities that will make them the ultimate hero. After finishing the prologue, players will enter a key new location in the world of Dragon Age, Kirkwall, befriending Isabela, a romantic interest in the game who is also a deadly smuggler. Upon completion of the demo, players will unlock a special weapon, Hayder's Razor, an ancient dwarven blade which increases health, mana, and combat abilities, in the full release of Dragon Age 2.

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60. Re: Dragon Age II Demo Feb 22, 2011, 22:57 Nomaar
 
OK, so I came here to read about the demo, downloaded it and launched it expecting to extremely disappointed since I'm usually a purist about rpgs. So I play through the whole thing and, wtf, this game plays exactly--and I mean EXACTLY--like the first game. The only differences are superficial, i.e., the animations are much faster and the UI is simpler. The guts of the original game, however, are all there: the character progression, the inventory system, the character interactions, the strategy you have to use to fight, the issuing of orders, etc. I hear a lot of screaming about the camera, but it's not as different as you make it seem. You can still zoom in and out, so you still get a good view of things even though its character centered. The moaning about this becoming an arpg is completely groundless and a knee-jerk reaction. It surprises me that I'm saying that because I have an innate hatred of EA, but it's the truth. If you liked the first game I expect you will like this one.  
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