Dragon Age 2
BioWare's Fernando Melo Talks Dragon Age II, Immediate Combat & the Sequel's Depth
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For a lot of people, Dragon Age II currently sits as one of their most anticipated titles of Q1 2011... and rightly so we say, especially after how good of a romp Origins was. And boy did we romp... not with that freaky elf though... we probably would have caught something off him! Dirty, dirty boy!

Whilst getting our hands-on time with the game at EA’s UK HQ recently, we also caught up with Dragon Age II’s Senior Producer, Fernando Melo, and got the skinny on this year’s sequel which could mark the first of many potentially epic RPG sequels in 2011 – Skyrim and Mass Effect 3, we’re looking at you!

In it, we talk with Melo regarding the game’s improvements, whether they sacrificed depth for action and how Origins fans will find the changes in the sequel. We even cheekily ask whether we should keep hold of our Dragon Age II saves for the inevitable sequel. Ooh matron!


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Comment #1 by KiloAlpha1337
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 08:55:42 PM
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Great interview. This game comes out 5 days after my birthday.

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Comment #2 by II griever II
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 09:33:04 PM
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Simply can NOT wait for my Signature Edition!!!

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Comment #3 by Silent Chaos
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 09:33:15 PM
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I'm so excited for this game! I love how BioWare makes, in my opinion, the two best RPG's on the market - Mass Effect and Dragon Age. They both have great and different play styles, the similarity comes in the form of the best story telling in the video game industry! Can't wait for March 8th!

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Comment #4 by Gungale
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 09:33:45 PM
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Looks great.

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Comment #5 by strawberry
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 09:42:13 PM
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I was kind of scared that they were going to pull another mass effect 2 on us by getting rid of all the rpg elements that made the first mass effect so great. But I can tell that they worked very hard to try and keep all their original hardcore fans happy. I can go to bed happy now :) lol

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Comment #6 by Eternaltriumph
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 10:17:46 PM
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Game looks better and better. :)

Sidenote, agreed. Not a single person I've ever met has ever romanced Zevran's dirty ass except a single time for the achievement. And even after, they felt terrible about their life.

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Comment #7 by Kyle de Coolio
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 10:25:35 PM
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C'mon Bioware, I've been hearing news about Dragon Age 2 all week.
Where is the Mass Effect 3 news already damn it?

They gave us a trailer last year and aren't going to tell us anymore about it till E3 this year?? What Crap!

Oh, and this could be good.:)

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Comment #8 by Mjkjets
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 11:03:26 PM
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@1 - It comes out on my birthday ;)

Can't wait for this game. I'm looking forward to seeing how my save import effects the game.

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Comment #9 by indoorblakininja
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 11:26:25 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment*head implodes*

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Comment #10 by Devil Sora
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 11:54:38 PM
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Come on Webb you couldn't push him more than that? Hahaha spot on guys you did an excelent job, I feel more at ease watching that and hopefully it will tie me over till ME3/ESV:S comes out.

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Comment #11 by KiloAlpha1337
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 11:56:20 PM
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#8 Then you sir deserve a thumb.

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Comment #12 by KillerChris8814
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 01:13:31 AM
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I've been waiting for this since playing the original on PC. Jusst picked up the 360 version a month and a half ago, now I need to play through it a few more times for differant actions for saves. Come on and get here March 8th.

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Comment #13 by Chizwick
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 01:14:16 AM
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I'm so glad I paid this game off entirely when I pre-ordered it. I knew my dumb ass wouldn't have any money by the time the game came out. Even being jobless, I'd say I have my priorities in order.

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Comment #14 by AlexisInFlames
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 02:27:00 AM
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@3 bioware are great but make only one of the best rpgs on the market (Mass Effect), Bethesda make the other (the elder scrolls)

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Comment #15 by fallout frank
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 04:51:59 AM
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Got to say I hated the first dragon age, started it and I was fighting giant rats with a dog by my side with awfull graphics and clunky controls, but this one is looking much improved, might have to give the franchise another whirl.

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Comment #16 by Aunty Laxman
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 05:17:21 AM
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I wish I was one of the almost 60 people who somehow already own this game.

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Comment #17 by surreal_82
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 07:33:06 AM
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@13 im in the same position... however there are 2 ways to look at it, shit loads of time for dragon age 2, not very much time for job hunting... thats how ill view its release anyway with my current situation!

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Comment #18 by RunDMC
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 10:45:07 AM
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Where is Fernando from?

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Comment #19 by TaulPaul15
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 10:56:07 AM
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cant wait. this will be goty

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Comment #20 by I JUST D0 WORK
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 12:50:05 PM
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This game looks to be so improved from the first but ill hold off until the GOTY

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Comment #21 by phantom gangsta
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 03:14:43 PM
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@13 wait wha?you do know dragon age is infact one of biowares star child as well

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Comment #22 by Opiate42
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 02:21:38 PM
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Can't wait and have the SE pre-ordered, this will tide me over until Mass Effect 3 swallows my soul.

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Comment #23 by Mike Conno
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 05:40:24 AM
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@18 Wanted to find that out myself so I came across this:

What do you know, the guy is from my hometown (if you can call the capital of a country a town).

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Comment #24 by RunDMC
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 01:09:22 PM
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@23 Oh crap, thought he was from Brasil :/

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US March 08, 2011
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