Comments on: Hey! Look! Listen! #57 http://riddlethos.com/2010/07/hey-look-listen-57/ We're just like you... But we have a website! Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:52:50 -0700 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Ethos http://riddlethos.com/2010/07/hey-look-listen-57/comment-page-1/#comment-4662 Ethos Sat, 17 Jul 2010 11:51:48 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=4713#comment-4662 I'm going out on a limb and assuming that Glenn was aware of the irony. And even trying to hide behind it to avoid further ridicule! I’m going out on a limb and assuming that Glenn was aware of the irony. And even trying to hide behind it to avoid further ridicule!

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By: SiliconNooB http://riddlethos.com/2010/07/hey-look-listen-57/comment-page-1/#comment-4661 SiliconNooB Sat, 17 Jul 2010 04:34:01 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=4713#comment-4661 Then it wasn't free was it? Then it wasn’t free was it?

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By: 7thCircle http://riddlethos.com/2010/07/hey-look-listen-57/comment-page-1/#comment-4660 7thCircle Fri, 16 Jul 2010 23:53:15 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=4713#comment-4660 It was free! All I had to do was pay $15 for a Gamestop membership. It was free! All I had to do was pay $15 for a Gamestop membership.

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By: Ethos http://riddlethos.com/2010/07/hey-look-listen-57/comment-page-1/#comment-4659 Ethos Fri, 16 Jul 2010 22:48:17 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=4713#comment-4659 And Glenn, only idiots buy paper gaming mags. And Glenn, only idiots buy paper gaming mags.

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By: Ethos http://riddlethos.com/2010/07/hey-look-listen-57/comment-page-1/#comment-4658 Ethos Fri, 16 Jul 2010 22:48:06 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=4713#comment-4658 Sounds like a good bet to me! I'm with Glenn. Sounds like a good bet to me! I’m with Glenn.

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By: SiliconNooB http://riddlethos.com/2010/07/hey-look-listen-57/comment-page-1/#comment-4656 SiliconNooB Fri, 16 Jul 2010 18:13:40 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=4713#comment-4656 Sounds like the console version's a bad bet, looks like I'll have to wait until I can afford a new PC ... Sounds like the console version’s a bad bet, looks like I’ll have to wait until I can afford a new PC …

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By: 7thCircle http://riddlethos.com/2010/07/hey-look-listen-57/comment-page-1/#comment-4654 7thCircle Fri, 16 Jul 2010 16:57:07 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=4713#comment-4654 So, I guess unlike the two of you silly, ignorant speculators, I actually have the Game Informer mag in my hands. Here's a terse summary of the battle system changes: PC: Changed to be more customizable and to encourage party member coordination and strategy. It sounds like DA2 will be more strategic and, hopefully, less about each character having 3 useful skills and spamming them all game regardless of what each other party member is doing. Console: Tactics will be minimized to make the gameplay smoother, faster, and more responsive than it was in DA:O. The awkwardness in DA:O where you would hit a button and then the command sat in a queue for a while will be replaced with something closer to a full-out realtime action game. I approve of both of these changes. If you want deep pause-and-play, get the PC version. If you want an action game, get the console version. Makes sense to me. So, I guess unlike the two of you silly, ignorant speculators, I actually have the Game Informer mag in my hands. Here’s a terse summary of the battle system changes:

PC: Changed to be more customizable and to encourage party member coordination and strategy. It sounds like DA2 will be more strategic and, hopefully, less about each character having 3 useful skills and spamming them all game regardless of what each other party member is doing.

Console: Tactics will be minimized to make the gameplay smoother, faster, and more responsive than it was in DA:O. The awkwardness in DA:O where you would hit a button and then the command sat in a queue for a while will be replaced with something closer to a full-out realtime action game.

I approve of both of these changes. If you want deep pause-and-play, get the PC version. If you want an action game, get the console version. Makes sense to me.

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By: SiliconNooB http://riddlethos.com/2010/07/hey-look-listen-57/comment-page-1/#comment-4646 SiliconNooB Fri, 16 Jul 2010 07:06:31 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=4713#comment-4646 That's not necessarily the impression that I got, though I wouldn't completely discount it as a possibility. IMO it would be a bad move though, I don't want the console versions to have fewer available skills than the PC version. What I took the announcement to mean was that they were going to redo the input interface to make the console versions more involving by making it easier to access skills and more satisfying to select attacks (like the afore mentioned combo system). If they choose to reduce what the system is capable of, then it will be a terrible decision. Ultimately I think it will still be a case of how can they manage to better implement the PC versions functionality on console. That’s not necessarily the impression that I got, though I wouldn’t completely discount it as a possibility. IMO it would be a bad move though, I don’t want the console versions to have fewer available skills than the PC version.

What I took the announcement to mean was that they were going to redo the input interface to make the console versions more involving by making it easier to access skills and more satisfying to select attacks (like the afore mentioned combo system). If they choose to reduce what the system is capable of, then it will be a terrible decision.

Ultimately I think it will still be a case of how can they manage to better implement the PC versions functionality on console.

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By: Ethos http://riddlethos.com/2010/07/hey-look-listen-57/comment-page-1/#comment-4645 Ethos Fri, 16 Jul 2010 06:55:49 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=4713#comment-4645 Probably wishful thinking, but the impression I'm getting from the announcement of changes is that they're not going to try and shoehorn this time, that's the point. It sounds like they're going to ignore the PC version and do their own thing. That's the impression I got. Again, everybody is just speculating at this point. Probably wishful thinking, but the impression I’m getting from the announcement of changes is that they’re not going to try and shoehorn this time, that’s the point. It sounds like they’re going to ignore the PC version and do their own thing. That’s the impression I got. Again, everybody is just speculating at this point.

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By: SiliconNooB http://riddlethos.com/2010/07/hey-look-listen-57/comment-page-1/#comment-4644 SiliconNooB Fri, 16 Jul 2010 06:37:24 +0000 http://riddlethos.com/?p=4713#comment-4644 I thought they indicated in game informer that the PC version would be using the same battle-system as the first game, that means a similarly complex array of functionality that they need to shoe horn onto a gamepad, and that is what I mean by nothing has changed, they are still looking at ways to implement a PC experience on the consoles. Some people at Cat Fancy also seem to think that the console versions will have a combo system for melee classes, though I don't know whether this has been concerned for a certainty, or whether it is just someone's wishful thinking. I thought they indicated in game informer that the PC version would be using the same battle-system as the first game, that means a similarly complex array of functionality that they need to shoe horn onto a gamepad, and that is what I mean by nothing has changed, they are still looking at ways to implement a PC experience on the consoles. Some people at Cat Fancy also seem to think that the console versions will have a combo system for melee classes, though I don’t know whether this has been concerned for a certainty, or whether it is just someone’s wishful thinking.

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