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Shite, it's just shite. The combat system is a fluster cluck of chunky abilities. The tactics all amount to kill everything using as much damage as possible and the story is not worth it for anyone with any experience with fantasy. It's like an MMO writing team tried to make a cohesive story only to fall flat on their asses. The races are pointless granting no differences in play between character, the production quality is shite beta with a despicably limited equipment set, limited number of abilities bordering on a lack of care and the combat itself is stiff and filler like. Honestly glad I borrowed the game instead of paying money for it because if I had I would choke the developers for my money.

Too shallow, annoying characters, annoying limitations, guilty of selling DLC in game that should have come with the game(given its price tag). Brown stain in some white briefs.
No, the tactics basically amount to using your mages to paralyze everyone. And yes, the game is repetitive as hell.
comment #5801 150.212.50.226 13th Jan 11
The tactics all amount to kill everything using as much damage as possible

You must be playing on a low difficulty setting. Even on Normal difficulty on the 360 version, you need to learn how to manage threat and control the battlefield with paralyzing and controlling effects or you get murdered. Going for pure damage gets your party utterly murdered.

and the story is not worth it for anyone with any experience with fantasy.

Odd, because I found it one of the most interesting and engaging I've seen in a while.

The races are pointless granting no differences in play between character,

The dwarf Templar I used on my last playthrough that basically laughed at all mages disagrees with you, on top of the fact that picking different races grants you completely different origin stories that influence events throughout the game.

the production quality is shite beta with a despicably limited equipment set

I found the production quality quite satisfactory, and the equipment set solid.

limited number of abilities bordering on a lack of care

I found the abilities quite variable, and picking and choosing which ones you have is an important part of building a character. You can't just randomly grab every ability in a particular weapon set and expect to have a warrior or rogue that is even halfway decent in battle, especially once the specializations get unlocked. This is especially true for rogues, which have a huge range of options to choose from.

the combat itself is stiff and filler like.

I enjoyed the combat myself, and didn't find it filler-like at all.

annoying characters

Odd, because I found the characters to be highly nuanced and interesting.
comment #6054 Zaptech 25th Jan 11
Thatmust have been one hell of a drunken night you had there to form such a subjective "review". All of which you addressed here is matter of opinion. There is literally not one objective argument you brought forth to form ones own picture from, not even tangling the animousity you based your writing style on. It appears to me you just got stuck with the Ogre at the Tower of Ishal and are now retaliating against the game because you couldn't defeat that one boss.
comment #8149 Neofelis 18th Jun 11
To Neofelis: All opinions are correct.(Unless they're stupid opinions) :P

Dragon Age has some great tactics to it. Although it is often hard as hell to get through...

I agree with what you said about the guilt Bioware and EA have of selling DLC... as if the game doesn't have almost too much content already.
comment #8162 HandyHandel 18th Jun 11
I disagree with pretty much everything you wrote here. but that said based on it I think DA 2 might fit in more with your preferences
comment #8316 sunwhisperer 27th Jun 11
@Handy Handel The only opinions that are correct are opinions supported by facts. Even stupid opinions.

The main problem with the game is its repetitiveness.
comment #8320 eveil 28th Jun 11
The only tactics in this game are use your mages to effortlessly nuke everything.
comment #8607 Ziggerboo 13th Jul 11
3 mages + fireball and it's 10 second cooldown, or cone of cold = Death to everything.
comment #8636 eveil 14th Jul 11
Mana Clash.

Everything else falls in place from there.
comment #8667 CrimsonZephyr 15th Jul 11 (edited by: CrimsonZephyr)
Go back to playing Madden.
comment #11300 ThatOneGuyNamedX 10th Nov 11
Get off TV Tropes. Only clever people are allowed here.
comment #16382 GoldenAlex 5th Oct 12
This review reminds me of my experiences with previous Bioware titles. I'll be giving DA a miss then.
comment #16383 maninahat 5th Oct 12
@manihat

I say give it a shot, atleast for the story (not plot, the story).
comment #19368 Strejda 15th May 13
This review is 2 years old and the comment you are replying to is 8 months old.
comment #19369 VeryMelon 15th May 13
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