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Solid DLC at a fair price
by Kaiser-e-rum, USA - Sep 21st 2017

Paradox DLC model has been getting more unpopular for some, but here I think they are finally returning to a more fair model, as many of the 1.8 patch features are free, and you have a nice bonus here for machine races along with many overhauls and tweaks to key game mechanics, mostly for the better.

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Nicht wie Dragon Age 1 - aber trotzdem gut!
by Schulle, Germany - Sep 21st 2017

Meine Rechnerkonfiguration: iMac late 2013 27", i5, 16GB RAM, GTX780M 4GB, macOS 10.12.6.
Das Spiel lief in höchster Auflösung bei mittleren Grafikeinstellungen absolut flüssig. Ich hatte während der gesamten Spielzeit (75 Stunden) insgesamt fünf Abstürze: Zweimal hat der Programmabsturz eine Kernelpanik verursacht. Zweimal hat sich das Programm so aufgehangen, dass ich dieses nicht mehr verlassen konnte und den Rechner neu starten musste. Der fünfte Absturz war ein ganz „normaler" Programmabsturz.

Nun zum Spiel. Wer Dragon Age 1 gespielt hat wird möglicherweise enttäuscht sein. Die Spielewelt ist nicht offen. Man bewegt sich außerhalb der Stadt in vorgegebenen Schlauchwegen. Es sind verschiedene Orte besuchbar, diese sehen von ihrer Gestaltung her aber alle gleich aus. Das gleiche gitl für alle Höhlen sowie für die Örtlichkeiten innerhalb der Stadt oder innerhalb der Gebäude. Die Wohnhäuser haben sogar alle den gleichen Grundriss.
Auch die Charaktererstellung ist weniger komplex als in Dragon Age 1.
Ob sich das Spiel beim Kampfsystem an das Dungeon and Dragons Regelwerk hält weiß ich nicht. Ich hatte eher nicht den Eindruck. Trotzdem bieten die Kämmpfe mehr als ausreichend Optionen, um verschiedene Taktiken anwenden zu können.
Den Fähigkeitenbaum fand ich sehr übersichtlich und gut verständlich. Die Attributvergabe ist im Vergleich zu anderen Rollenspielen vereinfacht.

Die Synchronstimmen passen sehr gut zu den Charakteren. Die Charaktergestaltung ist wie bei Bioware-Rollenspielen üblich sehr komplex und tiefgründig. Das gilt insbesondere auch für die Geschichte. Wenn man nicht in 25 Stunden durch das Spiel hetzt sondern sich die Zeit nimmt, die Welt zu erkunden und Gespräche zu führen, Notizen und Bücher zu lesen, sowie allle sich bietenden Aufgaben erfüllt, entfaltet sich eine umfangreiche, mitreißende Geschichte die einen immer weiter vorwärtstreibt. Ich kam so auf 75 unterhaltsame Spielstunden.
Wer Rollenspiele mag kann das Spiel bedenkenlos kaufen.


[My computer configuration: iMac late 2013 27 ", i5, 16GB RAM, GTX780M 4GB, macOS 10.12.6.

The game ran in the highest resolution with medium graphics settings absolutely liquid. I had a total of five crashes during the entire game time (75 hours): Twice the program crash caused a kernel cannon. Twice the program has hung up so that I could not leave this and the computer had to restart. The fifth crash was a quite "normal" program crash.

Now to the game. Who played Dragon Age 1 may be disappointed. The game world is not open. One moves outside the city in predetermined hose paths. There are different places to visit, but they look the same from their design. The same gitl for all caves as well as for the localities within the city or within the buildings. The houses all have the same floor plan.
Character creation is less complex than in Dragon Age 1.
I do not know whether the game in the combat system to the Dungeon and Dragons rules. I had not the impression. Nevertheless, the crimps offer more than enough options to be able to apply different tactics.
The skills tree I found very clear and easy to understand. The attribute assignment is simplified in comparison to other roll games.

The sync voices match very well with the characters. The character design is, as with Bioware-Rollenspielen usual very complex and profound. This applies in particular to history. If you do not run through the game in 25 hours but take the time to explore the world and to talk, to read notes and books, and to fulfill all the tasks you have to offer, an extensive, stirring story unfolds , I came so on 75 entertaining games.

If you like roll games, you can buy the game without hesitation.]

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Un gioco ricco con qualche pecca
by Roberto Guarchi, Italy - Sep 21st 2017

Un gioco "ricco" perché ci fa viaggiare in ben quattro mondi diversi, con una storia che si dipana un po' troppo lentamente ma è comunque coinvolgente. Dal punto di vista tecnico, risente del passare del tempo e su un Mac recente in certi punti non risponde subito ai comandi. Propone una lunga serie di scene con oggetti nascosti e tanti mini-giochi. Le scene con oggetti nascosti sono vecchio stile (troppo piene per i gusti di oggi...) e anche in questo caso contengono una serie di azioni da compiere. I mini-giochi oscillato tra la facilità assoluta e la complessità estrema. La mappa ci permette di spostarci velocemente da una scena all'altra (non capisco perché ogni volta ci venga chiesto se davvero vogliamo spostarci!), ma ci indica solo le possibili azioni da compiere e non il momento giusto in cui si devono compiere. Simpatica la possibilità offerta di "creare" e "abbellire" il proprio "pet" con le "monete virtuali" raccolte. Amuleti da completare e una pozione magica arricchiscono il gioco. Peccato che sia solo in inglese... per lo sviluppatore anche in questo caso un'occasione persa per ampliare il numero degli acquirenti. Complessivamente, tre stelle e l'invito a provare almeno la demo!

[A "rich" game because it makes us travel in four different worlds, with a story that goes down a bit too slowly but is still engaging. From a technical point of view, the time lag and a recent Mac at some point does not respond immediately to commands. It features a long series of hidden object scenes and many mini-games. Scenes with hidden objects are old-fashioned (too full for today's tastes ...) and even in this case contain a number of actions to accomplish. Mini-games swung between absolute ease and extreme complexity. The map allows us to move quickly from one scene to another (I do not understand why every time we are asked if we really want to move!), But it only indicates the possible actions to be taken and not the right time to do it. Simply the opportunity to "create" and "embellish" your "pet" with the "virtual coins" collected. Amulets to complete and a magic potion enrich the game. It's a shame that it's just in English ... for the developer also in this case missed an opportunity to expand the number of buyers. Overall, three stars and the invitation to try at least the demo!]

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Almost perfect
by Mac M.2, USA - Sep 20th 2017

This is an excellent game (for adults). I've experienced only minor glitches/bugs. My only gripe with this download is flying the helicopters via mouse + keyboard—very unintuitive, even after re-assigning the controls. However, I do not believe that is Rockstar's fault. The storyline is excellent, the controls (excluding flying vehicles) are great, and the nostalgia is great.. Overall, worth the download in my opinion— 5 stars.

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Great game
by junebev, New Zealand - Sep 20th 2017

Its an awesome game with only one fault, its too fast. i set it to beginners and i can't keep up, i waited so long for this to come out now i will never see what happens. there are many who will enjoy this game because its challenging.

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Ok..
by rosemary jean dyer, United Kingdom - Sep 20th 2017

This IS a great series, HOWEVER, the storyline is muddled up. It is confusing to see where this story fits in. Games are good and the story if played as a stand alone is fun.

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Weird
by rosemary jean dyer, United Kingdom - Sep 20th 2017

Good games and puzzles but this is one of the weirdest MT stories to date BUT the plus is the art work is back to it's usual great standard

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