Who's getting Dragon Age?

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Re: Who's getting Dragon Age?

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Ooh, nice. $25 is just right for a game price. (I don't like paying much more than $30 for a game.) And I definitely prefer playing games on the Mac OS over Windows. (For one thing: no crashing.)

Were the game able to run on my system: $60 would be way too pricey for me, though having seen how much attention they put into the graphics/animation . . . maybe it's justified. It looks like they did some decent work on the character development, too, which is a plus as far as I'm concerned . . . RPG's don't generally tend to pay much attention to character development, so it's nice to see that sort of thing in an RPG.

I definitely want to play the game. I'll get around to it once I get a better system.

Looking at the new Mac Mini's makes me wish, in retrospect, I'd waited a few more months before buying my Mac... but... whatever. Apple gave us no indication that they were going to upgrade the computer, and... well... I was tired as hell of my PC and itching to get a Mac again. Bottom line: Can't change the past. Nope, no sir, no you can't. No sirree bob. Can't change the past.
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Honestly, even with the nVidia chip and all of its superiority over the intel chip, it's a piece of crap low-end nVidia chip, so you wouldn't have been all that better off if you had waited. Sometimes not being able to play a game is better than being able to play a game and having a crappy experience with it. I learned this when I bought Oblivion on release day and found out that while it ran on my system, it was far from an enjoyable experience and ended up shelving it until a couple of years later.
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Re: Who's getting Dragon Age?

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I have the game on xBox but since Direct2Drive was running 50% off right now I bit the bullet to support Mac Games. It was a little of a shock to me how different the two versions play.

I've got a iMac
2.16 Ghz Core 2 Duo
128 MB x1600 (I think not having the 256 meg card is my limiting factor)
20" 1680x1050

I've been running it at 1280x800 on low settings and for the most part it's pretty smooth. Some more intense parts are defiantly chopping out but it's relatively playable.

I was going to install it on my MacBookPro but I've heard there are issues right now with DA and the 9400M

Aside from the performance. I think I enjoy the tactical capacity of the PC version more than the action oriented controls of the xBox version. But there is something "visceral" about the console builds. I'm not unhappy to have both versions now.
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I've not been displeased with the performance of the 9400M on my MBP 13". I'm sure it's mostly due to the lower resolution of 1280x800 but I can run pretty much anything I have on at least Medium, Mac or Windows games. Even Star Trek Online runs fine on Recommended settings.

Now at iMac resolutions I'm sure this would be a terribly different story.
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