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BioWare's Dragon Age II demo up on Xbox Live, for Gold only (Update)
Posted: 22.02.2011 13:27 by Simon Priest Comments: 7
Update: There's also a LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars demo available on the Xbox Live Marketplace too.

Today is the official release of the Dragon Age II demo for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Right now the Xbox 360 has it through Xbox Live but only for Gold users.

If you're a non-subscribing XBL user than you'll have to wait until next week. The PC version of the demo will be up later today. It weighs in at 1.98GB.

BioWare is offering two in-game bonus books if the demo is downloaded one million times between now and March 1st. The Far Cliffs of Kirkwall gives gold when opened while Lothering's Lament rewards with additional experience points.

When you download the demo make sure to log in to EA's servers so it counts toward the one million. You unlock a Dwarven blade called Hayders Razor when you've played through the demo, which increases health, mana and combat skills.

Xbox Live Marketplace is the only venue in town with the demo right now. Dragon Age II releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC March 8th in the US, and on the 11th in Europe.

Source: Eurogamer

Comments

By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Feb 22, 2011
VHugoSama
Screw you Micro$oft!
By Jake_SI (SI Elite) on Feb 22, 2011
Jake_SI
Just because I was curious, I decided to download the Xbox demo to see how improved it is over Origins on the console, and whilst it is better.. I'm still not convinced that it suits consoles. I guess that's mostly just my opinion though, the game itself is looking great, though I only played half the demo, as I wanted to leave the rest of it as a surprise for when I get it on PC in 3 hours. ;)

EDIT:

The PC demo is now available, for those interested.

http://dragonage.bioware.com/da2/demo/
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Feb 22, 2011
VHugoSama
It looks better then Origins.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 23, 2011
herodotus
Demo available for PC on Steam as well (also "Shogun2: Total War"). Downloading now, though I hear they've removed the "zoom-out" option and the game has been designed more for console than PC, according to several players.

EDIT: Okay, played it for a while, but I don't get the appeal. I must be missing something. If you only have DirectX 9 you are limited to Medium settings which are a joke, right? Usual multiplatform visuals, bland and uninteresting. As for the gameplay, I found the combat simple, boring and repetitive. Might just be me, but I'll be passing on this.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Feb 24, 2011
FoolWolf
@ Hero - there usually are ways to force better quality for DX9 by going into the NVidia settings directly that overrides the game settings etc. Just need to find some tech-savy that has done it... But man, really, get a DX 10 graphics card ;) Too bad your so far away - I could have given you a great deal on my old 260 2:nd tier gfx card :)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 24, 2011
herodotus
My card is DX10 as well (HD 4850), but I'm still running XP. Will migrate to Windows 7 when I can afford to buy it.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Feb 25, 2011
FoolWolf
Ahh, it's the XP that messes it up.. Come to think of it, I believe we touched this subject on MS skiping the XP support...
Well hope to see you on Win7 soon - it is by far the best MS OS out there today.