The demo for Dragon Age 2 was released for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Just one week before the game’s release the demo gives gamers a feel for the changes between Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2. The Dragon Age 2 demo has the beginning of the game and then a quest from a little later where your character is level 6. Because the demo throws you right into the action gamers who did not play Dragon Age: Origins may find things a little confusing. To help with this here are some tips and hints for the Dragon Age 2 demo.
Dragon Age 2 Demo Tips – General
While Dragon Age 2 is a role playing game it is much more focused on the combat and dialog than on statistic and inventory management. In the demo specifically, you cannot change your equipment in your inventory at all. However, you should still take the time to loot every body you come across because you want the potions they have. Unlike Dragon Age: Origins you can upgrade your character during combat in Dragon Age 2. As soon as you have a character level up hit the start button and apply the new attribute and skill points.
Dragon Age 2 Demo Tips – Combat
The combat in Dragon Age 2 is much more fluid than its predecessor. You almost never need to pause combat and assign tasks, but you do need to remember your character’s role. The warrior can give and take a lot of damage. Get in close and use his sword to work over enemies while mixing in his special attacks with normal ones. The rogue can either sneak in close and stab enemies in the back, or stand back as an archer. Even with a bow in hand a rogue still can attack close range targets via melee attacks. This occurs automatically as a dagger gets pulled out any time it is needed. The mage is a great support player who stands back and launches attacks while keeping teammates healed. Like a archer the mages are best at ranged attack, but can handle melee combat as well.
Dragon Age 2 Demo Tips – Upgrades
The demo for Dragon Age 2 is locked into the Normal difficulty so you can do not have to worry about getting killed as long as you keep an eye on your health. Because of this do not spend your skill points on healing based abilities. There are more than enough potions to take care any low health issues. Instead focus on making your attacks more powerful. There are multiple bosses to face in the demo’s 2 quests so you will want to have options for killing them quickly. Since you can jump between players at any time upgrade your party with dissimilar abilities. Then you can try all of the separate attacks without having to replay the demo as the same class repeatedly.
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