Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:44 AM
Just a couple of things I've run into with DA2. One, I can't get the installer to run on my 2011 macbook pro. It keeps quitting. I haven't had a chance to contact support, so for now I'm going to assume it's just a fluke. I was able to install it fine on my Mac Pro, and in bootcamp on the macbook.
As far as graphics, the windows version using directx11 if visually stunning. The Mac graphics on my Mac Pro on high are nice, but there are some problems with shadows glitching. I turned on vsync, but that didn't help. The mac pro has a ATI Radeon HD 5870.
I haven't had much time to play, those are just my initial observations. I'll probably ending up playing in bootcamp since I have that option, but the mac version should be a good experience for those who don't want to run bootcamp (assuming the installer problem on my macbook pro is a fluke).
Oh and as for the differences between origins and DA2. The combat system is a bit more simplified and has a quicker feel to it. There are plenty of reviews detailing that. One thing I found cool that I haven't read anywhere is that if you customize the look of your main character, the npcs that start the game match the look. Initially you start the game running away with your mother, sister, and brother. So having their looks change to match yours is a nice touch.
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