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Dragon Age II and High-Rez Patch Released

Today is the North American release day for Dragon Age II, BioWare's role-playing sequel, which will be available in Europe on Friday. In addition to the retail edition, the game is also available online from the EA Store, Direct2Drive, GamersGate, Impulse, and Steam. Also, the BioWare Social Network offers a high-resolution texture pack for the game. Here's word on the 1.08 GB patch: "Using high-resolution textures requires a graphics card with at least 1024MB video memory. Most of the benefits from the Hi-resolution textures will only be seen if you are able to run the game in DirectX 11." For those interested in sampling the game, a playable demo was released last month.

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15. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 11:23 the_culture
 
Verno wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 11:08:
I think this sword design that looks straight out of Final Fantasy 7 says it all, almost like the dev team is actually trolling its fans.

Was that a pic from Dragon Age or Monster Hunter?
 
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14. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 11:20 killer_roach
 
joe2tiger wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 11:11:
wrlwnd wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 11:01:
Tying high-res textures to DirectX 11 is total fail.

WTF are these developers smoking?

I don't understand, how that is a total fail? Perhaps they are thinking if you have the hardware to run high res, you likely have the latest gen cards on the market.

Exactly. If 1GB VRAM is the minimum, then basically any card exceeding that will be a DX11 part. It doesn't seem like it's saying "DX11 required" but rather "Best results achieved on DX11... and a beastly video card."
 
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13. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 11:11 joe2tiger
 
wrlwnd wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 11:01:
Tying high-res textures to DirectX 11 is total fail.

WTF are these developers smoking?

I don't understand, how that is a total fail? Perhaps they are thinking if you have the hardware to run high res, you likely have the latest gen cards on the market.
 
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12. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 11:08 Verno
 
I think this sword design that looks straight out of Final Fantasy 7 says it all, almost like the dev team is actually trolling its fans.  
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11. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 11:01 wrlwnd
 
Tying high-res textures to DirectX 11 is total fail.

WTF are these developers smoking?
 
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10. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 10:56 FloorPie
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 10:16:
Seriously, who cares how dumbed down it is, as long as its got 3 things
1) Decent story
2) Decent party interaction
3) Romance

If it has any of that then i don't really see what else one needs in a RPG. Combat and graphics are secondary

1. I admire your optimism. Dumbed down usually means not a lot of text reading.
2. How long have they had to develop this game?
3. Uh, rent a chick flick? Its about the same quality usually.
 
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9. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 10:32 space captain
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 10:16:
3) Romance

wtf? sounds like you need some tail
 
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8. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 10:22 Verno
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 10:16:
Seriously, who cares how dumbed down it is, as long as its got 3 things
1) Decent story
2) Decent party interaction
3) Romance

If it has any of that then i don't really see what else one needs in a RPG. Combat and graphics are secondary

You can't interact with your party at will, the story I can't comment on because I didn't see enough of it and romance isn't a videogame consideration to me.
 
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7. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 10:21 InBlack
 
Yeah, Id much rather pay 60$ (or 60Eur if I were to buy it through Steam for example) for a good story, decent one click interaction and romance then you know.....go to the movies.  
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6. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 10:18 nin
 

Seriously, who cares how dumbed down it is, as long as its got 3 things
1) Decent story
2) Decent party interaction
3) Romance

If it has any of that then i don't really see what else one needs in a RPG. Combat and graphics are secondary


What about gameplay? Cause that got seriously dumbed down also.
 
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5. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 10:16 eRe4s3r
 
Seriously, who cares how dumbed down it is, as long as its got 3 things
1) Decent story
2) Decent party interaction
3) Romance

If it has any of that then i don't really see what else one needs in a RPG. Combat and graphics are secondary
 
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4. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 10:13 Verno
 
I watched a friend play the Xbox version last night and didn't see any real improvement over the core concepts in the demo. Pass.  
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3. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 10:06 InBlack
 
Easiest no-buy in a long time. What a dud.  
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2. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 09:51 nin
 
Dragon Age 2 release

I dare say, good chap, is this excrement fresh?





Anyone able to post a bunch of comparison pics with this hi-res pack? I'm curious what the high res pack looks like.


You can't polish a turd, Tumbler.

But go ahead and try...

 
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1. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 09:50 Tumbler
 
Anyone able to post a bunch of comparison pics with this hi-res pack? I'm curious what the high res pack looks like.  
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