Dragon Age 3: Complaints push reconsideration of key game elements
Although it outsold the first Dragon Age release, Dragon Age 2 has met quite a bit of mixed reviews. The most common complaints and misgivings about the game are the recycled levels, wave battles that seemed to have been cranked out, and issues regarding player choice. In postings at the BioWare forums, Dragon Age 2′s lead designer Mike Laidlaw stated that BioWare isn’t turning a blind eye to these mixed feedback and will factor them into “future plans”.
We’ve already reported here that job ad patterns indicate that Dragon Age 3 is in possible development. This might be the “future plans” Laidlaw was referring to. Indeed, Laidlaw goes on to mention “I’m not only aware of the concerns, but I agree that there are aspects of DA II that not only can but must be improved in future instalments.” This is a good sign that Dragon Age 3 might be better than the current version. Products built around solid customer feedback usually are better suited to meet market expectations.
Still, we’ll have to wait and see if Bioware can follow up on its claims. Frankly, it was a bit surprising to see the extent of changes with Dragon Age 2.
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