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Lynata wrote:What are you referring to with creative themes exactly?
There I'd have to disagree, and strongly. In my own experience, one cannot simply throw all anime into a single pot as if there'd be no difference in how they tell their story. Much like you cannot just condense all life action movies, claiming that, say "Children of Men" is like "Rambo". Both animation as well as real actors are just media to deliver a story, and both media can use different styles and tones depending on how they want to convey it.Bardwulf wrote:Seen one, seen them all.
Bardwulf wrote:Let's face it, DAO2 started going this way...with characters sliding along the ground into battle or leaping unrealistically into the air with a jump attack...they aren't f***ing Jedi! lol.
Lynata wrote:Now, DA:O also had a few silly bits (people did crazy jumps in platemail there, too), but they happened rarely and were better integrated into an overall "grittier" combat style, so I guess such stunts are okay'ish if used sparsely.
Lynata wrote:Also, I think DA:O had a generally darker, gloomy, realistic atmosphere than DA2 - though I am unsure how much of this can be attributed to a change in artstyle and how much to a simple change in location (Kirkwall = sunny place).
Lynata wrote:Ironically, from all I've seen so far this movie will be more realistic than DA2. At least it'll not have stuff like exploding bodies and 2 meter swords.
You said it. Wow, I made so many screenshots in DA:O. That first fight against an ogre? Epic!Guardian of the Peak wrote:Ah of course, how could I possibly forget those awesome kill moves. Something ALSO missing for the most part from DA2.
I actually liked the idea of a Dragon Age game with such a narrow focus, but I feel it could have been pulled off in a better way. Props for the stuff about Hawke's family, though. Facing mother after the sister's death was harsh. And then mum died as well. The scene with the "ghosts" of my Hawke's family was very well done. Cineatic drama.Guardian of the Peak wrote:I agree, DA2's atmosphere just didn't cut it for "Dark Fantasy." It was more like, "Life in Kirkwall" than "War in Kirkwall." Such a dramatic change in pace, scenery, and the almost non-existent character development (WHYYYY!!??) were all a means to an end for me. Also, the redesign of the elves just seemed...unnescessary.
Fortunately, a fix seems to have limited it somewhat later on. After seeing the initial previews of the game, I did not dare pre-order it and instead waited until it became a budget title. Good decision. For $20, it's still a very good game (the characters are its saving grace, esp. Varric and Isabela), even if it's no true successor to Origins. Plus, apparently I never had to see the pre-patch explosions.Guardian of the Peak wrote:Ugh, the whole exploding bodies crit-kill thing was just so..."Whaaaat?" Its another one of those things that was completely unnecessary for anything other than "Wow factor." No more decapitations, no more vicious kill moves from the last game, just...BOOM!!
Lynata wrote:http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic ... 25#6894444
Do click it. The images in that thread are ... "awesome".
Dustin wrote:Um, the action in the novels and the comic book (I have not read the newer comics, tho) lend DA to an anime feel. It's not a stretch to me
Dustin wrote:Warhammer Fanatsy Roleplay! That is as gritty as it gets! (lol)
I have always described DA as dark gritty fantasy with good looking heros (as opposed to Warhammer). I love the art for Pathfinder and Exalted, so I don't mind the cartoon or the first graphic novel having that anime look to it (even though I am really not an anime fan). That is just me tho.
We are finishing up our Dark Heresy game this month and before we start a new campaign for our Dragon Age game, I thought we can all have a CD watching party before our first game and maybe even have them make their new characters too.
That sounds like a grand idea! Good to get people in the mood.Dustin wrote:We are finishing up our Dark Heresy game this month and before we start a new campaign for our Dragon Age game, I thought we can all have a CD watching party before our first game and maybe even have them make their new characters too.
Guardian of the Peak wrote:One of my friends, as well as one of my players, has been thinking about getting Dark Heresy for a while now. He's a big fan of the Warhammer universe and I've always intended on getting into it myself. I understand the core behind it and the basics of the story and such, but I've never taken time to actually read into it deeply. I will soon but right now I've got more important things on my mind, like being sick...and planning my group's next adventure.
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