I had little to no interest in the first Dragon Age; I played Baldur’s Gate to death in the before times and had no intentions of playing through its spiritual successor with my limited gaming time as a responsible(..ish) adult. Sometime after release though, I picked it up for a song in one of those frenzy-inducing sales one of our national retailers hosts. 60 gameplay hours later, and I’d had one of the best RPG experiences an erstwhile RPG antipathiser could have.
My enthusiasm for the second game, naturally, is considerable; of the year’s impending releases, Dragon Age II is unquestionably my most anticipated. Having read the ESRB’s description of some of the game’s more nefarious activities and experiences, consider that avidity to be exponentially compounded.
Game’s got blow jobs.
This is an action-adventure role-playing game in which players assume the role of a warrior who completes quests in a mythical land. Players use swords, bows and arrows, and magical spells (e.g., fireballs, energy beams) to defeat human-like enemies and fantasy creatures (e.g., giant spiders, demons, ogres, golems). Attacks are often accompanied by slashing sounds, large explosions, and cries of pain. Blood splatter effects occur when enemies are hit, and damage sometimes results in dismemberment or decapitationâ€”blood stains and body parts occasionally appear in the environment.In one cutscene, a man’s severed head is held up then tossed to the ground.
During the course of the game, characters sometimes engage in sexual dialogue (e.g., "Why is it always about sex with you?" and "Sailing is like sex. Do it wrong, and it’ll make you sick."). Players can also initiate brief cutscene sequences in which couples (male-female or same-sex) are shown kissing and embracing one another in a bedroom as the screen fades to black. In one cutscene, a woman kneels in front of a male character and appears to perform fellatioâ€”there is no depiction of the sex act; the camera pans out to the rest of the room. The words "a*s," "bastard," and "sh*t" appear in dialogue.[pullquote]In one cutscene, a woman kneels in front of a male character and appears to perform fellatio[/pullquote]
Now that? That sounds like my kind of game. Except for the giant spiders, those make me scream like Nick playing the first Dead Space.
Dragon Age II will be available on March 8 in the US, and March 11 in European territories, including South Africa.
Source : CVG
Last Updated: February 7, 2011