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DA2 DEMO CONFIRMED 2/23! PC ONLY?, GAMESTOP EMPLOYEE TIMED EXCLUSIVE


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Text of Demo Website:

GameStop Dragon Age 2 Demo

In appreciation of your support of the Dragon Age franchise, BioWare would like you to have early access to the Dragon Age 2 PC demo. This exclusive hands on access will allow you to experience one of the year's most anticipated titles before anyone else. With this early insight into Dragon Age 2's revised visceral combat, gripping story elements and enhanced visuals you will become a key source of knowledge for Gamestop customers and BioWare fans. Dragon Age 2 will be available on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 8, 2011.

Gamestop customers who pre-order Dragon Age 2 before March 8, 2011 will receive access to additional in-game content at no extra cost. This offer is only good till March 8.

Pre-order before March 8, 2011 and Gamestop customers will receive: The Fadeshear Sword The Lion of Orlais Shield

*Gamestop customers who pre-ordered the BioWare Signature Edition prior to January 12, 2011 you will also receive this bonus content.

This early demo access is being granted to Gamestop employees only. Any form of distribution, recording, posting of any elements of the Dragon Age 2 demo and any of its files is strictly prohibited until February 23, 2011 when the demo is made available to all consumers. Download Instructions: Please enter download code and click the download button to start your download.

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Now with voting action! The Angry Poll!

Erode_The_Soul wrote...

From what I can gather, at this point people are angry that:
1) There is a demo and Gamestop gets it early
2) There is a demo and customers get it later than Gamestop employees
3) Due to the wording of the demo "announcement", the platforms the demo will be on are unclear
4) Marketing surrounding DA2 is just plain awful
5) Bioware has remained silent on this issue
6) People feel a sense of entitlement
7) Other people have no sense of understanding about the issue


Edit: Changed teh title for people to  find it easier. :devil:

makenzieshepard edit: Original Title was : DA2 Demo? Likelihood and desired features discussion.

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Eudaemonium wrote...

Maybe they are doing one and it just isn't ready yet?


What is there to get ready? They could release the demo they've been letting the press play.


You mean besides the fact that they've been playing the game and are simply only getting time to get so far into it?

We will, in fact, be putting out that demo. On March 8th. ../../../images/forum/emoticons/smile.png

In terms of if and when there will be any other sort of demo, you will have to wait and see. We haven't said aye or nay at this point.




EA Czech Official Word on Demo:


Possible News: Czech EA ( http://www.facebook..../dragonage.czsk ):

"We don´t like the role of the messenger of bad news, but DA 2 demo is not prepared at the moment (or being prepared)"

English translation from Slash_luke

OR

'We do not like the messengers of bad news, but the demo Dragon Age II, is not ready yet, so we have to refute this report.'
Courtesy of Google Translate.


There is indeed written it is not ready YET.
(I am a native Czech speaker.)

Falandra
http://social.bioware.com/1872298/

I'm czech myself and basically what EA czech said in here http://www.facebook.com/dragonage.czsk is : " We are sad to bring you the bad news , but there are no plans so far for Dragon Age 2 demoversion so we have to refute this information.At any rate you are welcome to come to the PRagoFFestu where is going to be playable version of Dragon age 2 on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3!"

Kajrak
http://social.bioware.com/304283/



What features would you like to see in a possible Dragon Age II Demo?

See this now closed thread on the very real likelihood of getting a DA II demo within a day or so.

Please stay on topic.

Evidence of a demo:


There has been no official denial [u][b]OR
confirmation.

Supporting Evidence for a DA 2 demo coming Soon™:

Examples may be from different languages till I get the evidence sorted.

This EA newsletter was sent out in three languages.
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This is a replacement image that was photoshopped and uploaded to the servers about 15 hours later with no comment.

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Edited by makenzieshepard, 02 February 2011 - 07:33 PM.


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Uhh.. Jonah

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Tomorrow I hope this thread title will be 'DA2 Demo confirmed!'

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I want a character creator. I need to make Barack Obama Hawke now so that I won't have to waste time when I'm playing the game to do so.

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Import from Origins, Character creator, exaggerated bit, non-exaggerated version of escape from Lothering and DX11 visuals with ability to simply start up full version of DA2 right from where you finish the demo.

That would be worthy of a year's hype and the Awakening 2/1/2011 card.:wizard:

Edited by Brockololly, 01 February 2011 - 03:06 AM.


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Well with it starting in Lothering I don't think we will see much if any of our DA:O choices in a demo but it would be cool.

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XX55XX wrote...

I want a character creator. I need to make Barack Obama Hawke now so that I won't have to waste time when I'm playing the game to do so.


I`ve heard this one before.

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If this gets closed we can all flee here:  Every Day Is Demo Monday.

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 Vote here on what you would expect. Personally, I think it will be a little of both. At least, I hope so.

Edited by SammyJB17, 01 February 2011 - 03:08 AM.


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Honestly all I want is a character creator. Its all I really want from this..

Edited by Eclipse_9990, 01 February 2011 - 03:07 AM.


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werghu wrote...

Well with it starting in Lothering I don't think we will see much if any of our DA:O choices in a demo but it would be cool.


But to just let you import your Origins saved game and see the choices at the start, like ME2. The import thing would be good if you could pick up from where the demo ends once the full game is released.

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Eclipse_9990 wrote...

Honestly all I want is a character creator. Its all I really want from this..


Implying it's not the exact same creator as Origins with a few more tattoos and hairstyles.
LOL.

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I just want something. Gameplay, character creator, I don't care- just something!



I really hope it wasn't a mistake on the part of the Scandinavian EA team :<

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If there is a demo could people please refrain from posting any spoilers in thread titles. Any thread that contains a plot spoiler should be labled. I do not consider what talents, spells, specialisations etc spoilers.

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We are like a phoenix baby!



In a concerted effort to remain on topic, I am hoping more for a demo than a cc if we can only have one, but as another board I am a member on would say "Get Both"!

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Klace wrote...

Eclipse_9990 wrote...

Honestly all I want is a character creator. Its all I really want from this..


Implying it's not the exact same creator as Origins with a few more tattoos and hairstyles.
LOL.


I highly doubt it's the same. There's a completely different art style, which could drastically alter what we could do regarding shapes, and features

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Klace wrote...

Eclipse_9990 wrote...

Honestly all I want is a character creator. Its all I really want from this..


Implying it's not the exact same creator as Origins with a few more tattoos and hairstyles.
LOL.


Well I'm hoping the creator is a bit more refined this time, and they give us a lot of  options. I hated that so many human male faces ended up looking gaunt, and weird.. 

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For comparison purposes how did the ME2 demo handle the choices made in the Jack mission if you imported into the full game? I imagine it being a Bioware game that if we do get gameplay in a DAII demo it will be handled similarly.

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There probably won't be a character creator.



Would be nice though. I'm really just interested in seeing a few conversations and get a first-hand idea of whether faster combat feels right to me.

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Brockololly wrote...

Import from Origins, Character creator, exaggerated bit, non-exaggerated version of escape from Lothering and DX11 visuals with ability to simply start up full version of DA2 right from where you finish the demo.

That would be worthy of a year's hype and the Awakening 2/1/2011 card.:wizard:


This

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makenzieshepard wrote...

For comparison purposes how did the ME2 demo handle the choices made in the Jack mission if you imported into the full game? I imagine it being a Bioware game that if we do get gameplay in a DAII demo it will be handled similarly.


Yeah, I never tried the ME2 demo. Could you import ME1 games into it?

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NKKKK wrote...

Brockololly wrote...

Import from Origins, Character creator, exaggerated bit, non-exaggerated version of escape from Lothering and DX11 visuals with ability to simply start up full version of DA2 right from where you finish the demo.

That would be worthy of a year's hype and the Awakening 2/1/2011 card.:wizard:


This


I REALLY hope this is the case, but I cannot bring myself to believe.

Edited by Citizen Q, 01 February 2011 - 03:11 AM.


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From little snippets we've seen of character creator (in videos) it does look different. Now is that cosmetic or something deeper no idea. Hopefully tomorrow we will get the demo.



I would like to see a generator at the very least, one stage of gameplay(similiar to ME2) at most. :)

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makenzieshepard wrote...

For comparison purposes how did the ME2 demo handle the choices made in the Jack mission if you imported into the full game? I imagine it being a Bioware game that if we do get gameplay in a DAII demo it will be handled similarly.


I heard that in a different demo for ME 2 that was just CC and Lazarus station you could import it in. Highly doubt something like that here. BTW, can someone get the pictures from the other thread in here for any newcomers.

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pitchblaq wrote...

There probably won't be a character creator.

Would be nice though. I'm really just interested in seeing a few conversations and get a first-hand idea of whether faster combat feels right to me.


Yeah this. I'm pretty excited about the prospect of taking the dialogue system out for a test drive. Plus I want to really feel how much faster Mage is this time. 

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pitchblaq wrote...

There probably won't be a character creator.

Would be nice though. I'm really just interested in seeing a few conversations and get a first-hand idea of whether faster combat feels right to me.


You hit the nail on the head, there. I am SUPER curious about the conversation wheel and can't wait to try it out