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Why You Should Download The Dragon Age II Demo

Next week, you are going to download the Dragon Age II demo. You're going to do it, because everyone can benefit.

It's a "call to arms" as revealed at the game's official site: the demo will be available for two full weeks before one of the most anticipated RPGs of the year hits on March 8, and that should be enough time. Time for what? Well, BioWare will give us all two in-game bonus items if the demo is downloaded 1 million times across all three platforms. Those two items are the Far Cliffs of Kirkwall and Lothering's Lament Tomes; the former is a book of poems and grants money when read, and the latter is a another set of poetry that gives you extra EXP after you read it. In regards to the demo you'll definitely be downloading, you'll be able to play through the game's prologue as one of three character classes. We'll be introduced to Hawke and we'll have to rendezvous with his love interest, Isabela. Just completing the demo will automatically unlock something else: Hayder's Razor, a dwarven blade that grants health, mana and combat bonuses.

Sounds like a worthwhile piece of equipment for the full game, right? And I don't know about you, but I want that extra cash and experience. So don't let me down.

Related Game(s): Dragon Age II

Tags: dragon age ii, dragon age 2, dragon age ii demo

2/17/2011 8:52:29 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (23 posts)

556pineapple
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 9:44:21 PM
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I have no plans to get this game immediately, perhaps in a couple months. However, I will download the demo to help everyone out. Not to mention I actually want to play the demo.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 10:12:18 PM
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I actually don't want to play the demo, certain games I just want to jump into on the disc. But if it will help I'll download it and just load up to the title screen without playing it.

I'm still debating whether or not I should play this game like I typically play these, with a male character crafted after my likeness or if I should make a female Hawke. The latter would certainly spice up things with Isabella. ;)

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Nerull
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 2:28:16 AM

Same here and if it's anything like the first it's good for a couple playthroughs.
My rule of thumb is bros before hoes.

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Beamboom
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 4:22:54 AM

Me too, I'll download it to help out but no way I'm starting it before I got the real deal inserted in the player.

Oh, and I'll create a female character. But then again I *always* do in rpg's. If I have to look at my characters behind through the whole game I prefer to let it be a female. :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 7:43:22 AM

I agree Beam, I do prefer a nice can in front of me. Though I feel more connected with the male character. The best thing about these games is you can replay em and make different decisions as someone else.

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Sunni_Boi
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 10:28:47 AM

Bros over hoes! Bros over hoes! You know how it goes!

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Jawknee
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 10:27:50 PM
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I'll check it out though I am going to be busy playing KZ3. :)

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Temjin001
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 10:29:33 PM
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aye, I will download the demo.

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Alienange
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 10:50:37 PM
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It looks like the graphics are greatly improved. I'll nab the demo to see if it's true.

I'll take the book, but dwarven axes are for midgets.

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Shiva369
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 10:53:49 PM
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Oh alright, I'll dl the demo- for all our sakes. I'm also not a demo guy, for the same reason as World. Love the thrill of putting the shiny new disc in and seeing my new obsession unfold for the first time. Playing a demo feels a bit like sneaking a peek at your Christmas presents before the day.
Def. getting this, but I must say I'm a bit Dragon Aged out at the moment...did the story two and a half times, all the DLC, yadda yadda, and still madly in love with ME2. And then there's Killzone 3... Gawd, this year is so PS3's freakin' year!

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kraygen
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 12:50:46 AM
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I download almost every demo that comes out, they are free and I have fallen in love with games I would have never even considered. So of course I'll be downloading this and trying out all the classes.

However this little bit of information only validates my desire to wait for their ultimate edition. Dragon age had a ridiculous amount of dlc and I can already see that DA2 will as well.

First one was fantastic, I loved it, one of my very few plats, but I'm not spending $60 on DA2 only to have to buy 100 or more dollars of dlc. I'm sorry, but that is ridiculous, I do not have a money printer in my basement.

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___________
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 1:45:32 AM
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no thanks, that is unless your paying for my bandwidth when i go over of course.
;)

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Beamboom
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 4:23:26 AM

are you using your mobile phone to connect to the net?

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Douchebaguette
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 7:09:41 AM

What a crappy excuse.

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___________
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 8:01:40 AM

hows it a crappy excuse?
you the one paying if i go over?
did not think so!
you might have cash to throw away at a demo but i dont!

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Nynja
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 8:38:56 AM

I download and stream large movies, constantly download 1GB+ games, demos, and add-ons weekly. On top of that, my fiancee who also has a PS3, streams movies and TV shows all night long.

I have -NEVER- been charged for reaching the bandwidth cap.

What provider do you have?

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Underdog15
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:07:14 AM

I love my mid-quality Canadian internet with no bandwidth cap.

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Veitsknight
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:51:09 AM

I get charged the same amount every month for my internet connection. I just don't see how you could get charged for downloading a demo? Are you on dial-up or one of those usb internet thingies?

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kraygen
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 1:27:32 PM

Some companies instead of charging a flat monthly fee, sell packages of so many GB per month. It's not very common, but for those who haven't heard you might want to look into it.

Several large internet providers in America and other countries are considering going to this same system. Let's hope they don't.

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___________
Saturday, February 19, 2011 @ 7:32:03 AM

was with optus but then telstra wanted us back and so they offered us what optus was giving us for 30 bucks a month less so we switched.
our nets a good 15+ years behind the rest of the world!
it was funny when my father got back from china he could not believe the speed of the net there.
here it takes like 40 seconds to load a page, there they were loading instantly!
here if you want to use the net at hotels they charge you a arm and a leg even the 5 star hotels.
but over there net was complementary, mind you he was only staying at a 3 star hotel!
pathetic how out dated the net is here!

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Underdog15
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 11:08:06 AM
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Yeah, I'll download it to help the community out! I'm not sure if I'll have much time to play the demo by March 8 with other priorities at large, but no sense being a downer!

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sirbob6
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 5:00:02 PM
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Tempting but I believe that all of this will be in the a later edition plus all of the DLC that will come. So I will wait.

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Robochic
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:25:59 AM
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My hubby is really looking forward to the game but said he doesn't want to play the demo, just wants to get the game and jump right into it.
Me not really into the whole dragon age thing but happy my husband likes it instead of always on the PC play WOW or SC II

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