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After hours of exciting and often challenging combat on Nightmare difficulty, I stumbled over these words, written by Kirk Hamilton, Kotaku:

"There's no healing spell in the game, which is a bold move and in my experience so far, a successful one. The only way to heal mid-combat is by using potions, and you're initially limited to eight among your entire party. That means that buffs, barriers, and guards become extremely important, and you'll no longer have to dedicate one of your four party members to act as healer to the other three. The game encourages a satisfying blend of caution and aggression, and it really works."

 

I couldn't agree more.

It's streamlined and rather ARPG-y, but it certainly is great fun and challenging in quite a lot of ways depending on your party composition.

 
 

How does the difficulty work? Is it more than more enemy hit points and DPS? If so, how?

 

 

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How does the difficulty work? Is it more than more enemy hit points and DPS? If so, how?

 

Enemies have more HP, deal more damage and have higher resistances to elemental damage. On Nightmare, that means elemental immunities.

I don't think there's any difference in AI, for instance.

EDIT: Nightmare is much more difficult than it was in DA:O, but a bit easier than in DA2. The non-linearity makes most of the game easy.

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Gnnnn.

 

Halo had great A.I. back in 2001. Is.it.that.difficult?

 

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Gnnnn.

 

Halo had great A.I. back in 2001. Is.it.that.difficult?

 

(applied to every game really)

I'm not sure how you expect Halo's AI to apply to a game like Dragon Age. The characters don't retreat to charge their shields. So you can't have the AI come after them and flank their cover.

 

It has an agro and taunt mechanic, too. So you even have control over their targeting.

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There is a heal spell in the game. Why do people lie?

I don' think they're attempting to lie. There isn't a spell that "heals" you unless you're knocked out (the revival spell). Most people would say that was a "resurection" type spell.

 

Albeit I think you're technically correct.

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There is a heal spell in the game. Why do people lie?

Technically there are two, Revival and the KE's Focus power. Haven't used the former much, but the later works wonders.

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I think all of DAI's AI went into the damn bears. Sneaky little bastards coming out of nowhere to maul me in the middle of fight with bandits...<mumble, grumble>

 

They're super-aggressive, unlike everything else, that you basically have to go tap on the shoulder to start combat.

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Been playing the online part most of the day. It's really pointless but I didn't feel like playing the single player campaign in my state. Leveled up my archer to level 15 and Keeper to level 8. Still haven't unlocked any class.

 

If anyone would be interested in some online play, you could PM me your PlayStation username.

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What do these dragons have, 20,000 hit points? Went after my second dragon, Storm Coast island one, and didn't seem to be getting any where with it. Just a slight dent in its hot point bar before i said screw it and let my last person die. Went back to Skyhold and crafted some better weapons and armor, see how this goes.

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What do these dragons have, 20,000 hit points? Went after my second dragon, Storm Coast island one, and didn't seem to be getting any where with it. Just a slight dent in its hot point bar before i said screw it and let my last person die. Went back to Skyhold and crafted some better weapons and armor, see how this goes.

 

20,000?  I fought a level 21 dragon that had well over 100,000 hit points.  The fact they throw up their shields often also makes it difficult.  You have to whittle down its health 5,000 to 10,000 at a time, then spend minutes taking its shields down, all while trying to keep from being squished.

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So it seems many people have played this game and I'm keen to hear some overall impressions and a score of 100

 

Are you disappointed? Impressed ? Satisfied ? And don't forget your overall score out of 100 :)

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So it seems many people have played this game and I'm keen to hear some overall impressions and a score of 100

 

Are you disappointed? Impressed ? Satisfied ? And don't forget your overall score out of 100 :)

 

I gave my impressions of it in my Rate Your games of 2014 here-thread:

http://forums.obsidian.net/topic/68866-rate-your-2014-games-here/?p=1539247

 

I named it my personal Game of the Year. It got a total score of 91.7 out of 100, so it must be in my top ten list of games made in the 21th century. Having played twice as long now, I'm tempted to raise that score even further. I love it for what it is - it achieves what it set out to do. :sorcerer:  

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What do these dragons have, 20,000 hit points? Went after my second dragon, Storm Coast island one, and didn't seem to be getting any where with it. Just a slight dent in its hot point bar before i said screw it and let my last person die. Went back to Skyhold and crafted some better weapons and armor, see how this goes.

Closer to 200,000.

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"I murdered my entire family as well as the police and priests investigating me for murdering my entire family in the name of Satan. Good times." - Bartimaeus

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So it seems many people have played this game and I'm keen to hear some overall impressions and a score of 100

 

Are you disappointed? Impressed ? Satisfied ? And don't forget your overall score out of 100 :)

 

I gave my impressions of it in my Rate Your games of 2014 here-thread:

http://forums.obsidian.net/topic/68866-rate-your-2014-games-here/?p=1539247

 

I named it my personal Game of the Year. It got a total score of 91.7 out of 100, so it must be in my top ten list of games made in the 21th century. Having played twice as long now, I'm tempted to raise that score even further. I love it for what it is - it achieves what it set out to do. :sorcerer:  

 

 

I give it an 88.3 out of 100.  It is a very good game.

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I've run into a bug where I am unable to interact with objects. So far it's happened with a book in a Villa in the Emerald Graves and a ! object close to the staring point of Emprise du Lion. Anyone else getting this?

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"I murdered my entire family as well as the police and priests investigating me for murdering my entire family in the name of Satan. Good times." - Bartimaeus

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What do these dragons have, 20,000 hit points? Went after my second dragon, Storm Coast island one, and didn't seem to be getting any where with it. Just a slight dent in its hot point bar before i said screw it and let my last person die. Went back to Skyhold and crafted some better weapons and armor, see how this goes.

Closer to 200,000.

 

Off by a zero. Talk about a cheating game. Where are the +200K wackmasters in this game?

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What do these dragons have, 20,000 hit points? Went after my second dragon, Storm Coast island one, and didn't seem to be getting any where with it. Just a slight dent in its hot point bar before i said screw it and let my last person die. Went back to Skyhold and crafted some better weapons and armor, see how this goes.

Closer to 200,000.

 

Off by a zero. Talk about a cheating game. Where are the +200K wackmasters in this game?

 

Near as I can tell, at 18 the most damage per attack I can get(with a KE Mage) is 2000+ with critical hits. I've found Dragon fights pretty easy, as your barrier never goes down and you can effectively out tank a warriot.

"To be fair, if I was married to Milla Jovovich, I would also be happy just making movies that show off her butt." - Hurlsnot

"I originally just wanted to ignore this, but I can't sleep, so why not." - majestic

"I murdered my entire family as well as the police and priests investigating me for murdering my entire family in the name of Satan. Good times." - Bartimaeus

"I will undoubtedly cave and buy this since Nintendo has me by the balls with Shin Megami Tensei V." - Keyrock

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So it seems many people have played this game and I'm keen to hear some overall impressions and a score of 100

 

Are you disappointed? Impressed ? Satisfied ? And don't forget your overall score out of 100 :)

 

I don't like scores so I'm not going to give you one, but I really liked the game. I finished it a few days ago. Very Biowarean, though people might feel the exploration parts don't fit their games.

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