@Falcon: tbh I died I think 4 times when trying to do that video walkthrough and by the end I was like finally!! Then I blew through the demo like it was nothing with the rogue even though I've never played as a rogue in any game before :P what's up with that? :P
@LtSquigs: I know, I ended up not being able to beat the first game in time for the second one :P
EDIT: Just got my tracking information from Amazon. release day shipping ftw :)
My sister-in-law told me that they got me an Amazon gift card for my birthday and that she'd e-mail it to me, so I'm waiting on that before I buy the game. She still hasn't sent it to me, though. I might have to give her a friendly reminder.
@WolfOfOne: Honestly? I think they did. I have Prime, but always have gotten games on release day to me even on the 2 day shipping. Today is the release date... Friday is three days from now. I've been lied to. I only ordered it on Saturday, so I really do think their stock is low.
Anyway, my Xbox is whizzing away as the game installs. *waits impatiently*
Hmm, I'm actually not sure exactly when I ordered it :P Something like a week ago I believe. This is the first time I've gotten to use the free release date shipping but so far so good... I really hate how UPS lists it ominously as Out For Delivery as I play the wating game :P I was real time GPS tracking on that thing! lmao :D
I would call them as see if they can knock a few bucks off at least since you're gonna have to go rent that sucker for xbox just to get your fix lol!
@GTFShadow: It's kind of disjoint from DA:O. The decisions you made in DA:O matter because they change the world of the game, but you aren't playing the same character. It basically has a time skip mechanic similar to the Fable series, several times during the story you will skip a year ahead. So at the very start of the game, you are concurrent with the very start of DA:O, but very shortly into DA2 it time skips and you are after the end of DA:O.
As for playing from scratch, the game has an import feature for a DA:O save, but it also has 3 preset backgrounds you can chose from. So it is possible to start from scratch without having played DA:O pretty easily.
I'm liking it so far, it seems to be a lot more story based and less wandering around wondering where to go based, not that it's necessarily a bad thing :P
I just ran into an issue where hitting Esc does... nothing (had to hit F5 and hope that's the quicksave key!, then manually exit and restart it), but other than that it's been running smoothly on my 6950 @ max settings :D
Sorry for the double post, but I wanted to post this link to Giantbomb's side by side comparison of the Xbox 360 and PC versions of Dragon Age. They did this live, only I missed it since I was playing it myself! :P It's archived here on JustinTV though (and hopefully will be on the GB site in HD soon :D)