Games on Google+ Means One More Chance to Save Ferelden

Games on Google+ Means One More Chance to Save Ferelden

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Google is adding games to its Google Plus social network.

To the bane of darkspawn everywhere, Google has announced that Google+ will be slowly releasing a small stable of popular games, such as Dragon Age Legends, onto your stream (read: wall) beginning August 11th. So far, sixteen titles have been announced including, PopCap mainstay Bejeweled Blitz, the now truly unavoidable Angry Birds, aforementioned Dragon Age Legends, and the ever-enduring Sudoku.

Since its mid-June launch, the not-quite-yet-ubiquitous social networking contender Google+ has impressed many of its early adopters with its easy to use "circles" system, a drag-and-drop buddy list that lets people easily choose with whom they'd like to share (and sometimes even more importantly, with whom they wouldn't). Now, you'll be able to use that same system to "see the latest game updates from your circles, browse the invites you've received and check out games that people you know have played recently." In case reading that quote makes you worry about getting hammered by a flood of updates every time a lost black sheep wanders into your Aunt Mildred's carrot garden, Google assures us that if we're not interested in Google+ games, it will be easy to ignore them. Let's hope we can believe them.

Like everything Google seems to do nowadays, the service starts with a limited selection of games appearing only for a minority of users, but according to the official Google Blog, "will become fully available to everyone on Google+ soon."

I doubt I'll be first in line to have my Google+ account automatically post about my latest high score in Collapse! Blast to my drinking buddies (mainly because I doubt I'll be playing Collapse! Blast to begin with), but with Dragon Age Legends making the first cut, perhaps there's at least a small glimmer of hope for us "actual gamers" to find something we'd like down the line.

Source: Google Blog

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Well, Dragon Age certainly beats farmville.

lobster1077:
Well, Dragon Age certainly beats farmville.

What about a Dragon Age Farmville game? Where you have to, like, defend your carrots from Darkspawn. YEAH.

Fawxy:

lobster1077:
Well, Dragon Age certainly beats farmville.

What about a Dragon Age Farmville game? Where you have to, like, defend your carrots from Darkspawn. YEAH.

Shit! I need to harvest my strawberries before the taint corrupts them!

Games on Google+ doesn't surprise me too much. They seem to be integrating everything Facebook has except they do it in about 1/10th the time it took Facebook to initially.

You entirely forgot to mention that google+ games will have its own tab; a fifth button, alongside home, profile, circles and images.
Kinda like a games-stream, the updates will ONLY be there, so only those who are interested will EVER see them.

Thats it.
If facebook does one more thing that I don't like, I'mm leaving it

NinjaCatStudios:
Thats it.
If facebook does one more thing that I don't like, I'mm leaving it

Well when you're ready,I'll send you an invite to Google+.

OT:I'm pissed,they didn't send me an invite to play games,ah well I'll get the chance soon enough.

Keep the useless crap out of there google! That's why it so great now. I don't get random feeds talking about what games people are playing. I don't give two shits.

Nothing has changed enough for me to consider switching. Everyone is on facebook, none of my friends will leave because there isn't really anything wrong with it and we all would have to jump ship at the same time. We don't have personal information on there so all of the "they might sell off our information" scares don't bother us and the features list of improvements are... lacking, to say the least.

"Actual gamers"? What?!

On topic: Hmm, I don't really care. I may move to Google+ if enough of my friends do, but I still don't think I'll be playing games on my social networking site. Wherever that may be.

What? No Dragon Age on LinkedIn? They could make games like...Better Know an Armorsmith, featuring Wade!

I'd like to point out that there IS a Dragon Age facebook game....which is the one in this article

and my god it takes forever to get anywhere in that thing, plus stat/skill builds are pretty much one path since all of the others lead to crippling incompetence.

And of course your castle, which does run on Farmville-style rules of waiting.

Overall, it's designed to get you so mad that you will plonk down money to finish it.

Katamari or bust.

Come on, you know you want to.

I'm reasonably sure you can't say 'to the bane of.'
Sorry, grammar nazism hard to keep down.

As a DA fanboy I can't help but jump in and nerd out by saying that Fereldan is a country in the DA series (The entire first game is held in the country though), the world in which the series is held is called Thedas. The series has been hosted in a fair few different countries so far, for example in the second game you're in the Free Marches (A country that is made up of multiple indipendant city states, so theoretically a person could argue that each city state is a country in its own right that simply has very close relations to other nearby cities) and in this DA: Legends you're in some country called "Kaiten".

Couple of fun facts I decided to throw in, this is well known for the fact that if a player wants to unlock 5 specific promotional items in DA2 then they will have to play this game (it's blatantly stated in the games unlockables section, basically it's ingame advertising saying: Play our fucking facebook game!), though the items are admittedly really shitty.

Another fun fact: This game was not made by the bioware team, in fact it has nothing to do with bioware, it was/is made by the EA2D team, an entirely different group under the EA umbrella.

Scizophrenic Llama:

Fawxy:

lobster1077:
Well, Dragon Age certainly beats farmville.

What about a Dragon Age Farmville game? Where you have to, like, defend your carrots from Darkspawn. YEAH.

Shit! I need to harvest my strawberries before the taint corrupts them!

Ok, that really made me chuckle this morning. :D

I actually though that the apps would had come out earlier than games, but it's still something that was coming.

bioware gave the rights to allow something like this to happen?

or is this Bioware's doing all together? either way it feels a tad like a betrayal.

Bioware is a respected company for it's storytelling and (not still not really perfect I'll admit) gameplay, but a flash-game cop-out like this?

seems really beneath them (assuming that this is their doing)

Well it was bound to happen eventually, at least they've done the decent thing and allowed us to screen it easily because we don't give a toss

Okysho:
bioware gave the rights to allow something like this to happen?

or is this Bioware's doing all together? either way it feels a tad like a betrayal.

Bioware is a respected company for it's storytelling and (not still not really perfect I'll admit) gameplay, but a flash-game cop-out like this?

seems really beneath them (assuming that this is their doing)

Yes, Bioware gave the rights to allow this to happen, however saying that they "gave" the rights is a real overstatement; Bioware is kinda just EA's bitch when it comes to this sort of thing.

Looks like fun, I'll try it out if Google ever open G+ up to the general public dammit!

lithium.jelly:
Looks like fun, I'll try it out if Google ever open G+ up to the general public dammit!

This. Christ Google, stop being such a tease and just let me in!

AroLombardi:

lithium.jelly:
Looks like fun, I'll try it out if Google ever open G+ up to the general public dammit!

This. Christ Google, stop being such a tease and just let me in!

I just got into the games today,I seem to be able to invite people to play games with me so I guess if you were on Google+ and added me to one of your circles,you could play too.
Oh and instead of letting people hand me their e-mails,I'm just going to leave an invite link here,it will only work for 150 people so click fast!
https://plus.google.com/_/notifications/ngemlink?path=%2F%3Fgpinv%3DROP1Yy
And don't forget to add me to your circles!

Okysho:
bioware gave the rights to allow something like this to happen?

or is this Bioware's doing all together? either way it feels a tad like a betrayal.

Bioware is a respected company for it's storytelling and (not still not really perfect I'll admit) gameplay, but a flash-game cop-out like this?

seems really beneath them (assuming that this is their doing)

Well it's pretty good actually, despite energy determining how long you can play,it's really neat how you can work on a castle and the game is more like a turn based RPG than some Farmville clone,so don't freak out. (I mean you don't need to add things like potion makers to your castle.)

I already saved Ferelden. If they have Darkspawn problems again, it's someone elses' turn.

Cool, I can't get on google+. It's a fuckin' nightclub in NYC that doesn't let anyone with a t-shirt in. You gotta have the stripey, douche shirt.

Damn it, they bastardized dragon age! Does google really have to take every popular thing on the internet and create their own slick version of it?

The lack of crappy web games is what I liked about Google+.

Now Im just meh about the whole thing. :(

moosek:
Cool, I can't get on google+. It's a fuckin' nightclub in NYC that doesn't let anyone with a t-shirt in. You gotta have the stripey, douche shirt.

Well either that or have someone else give you their stripey, douche shirt.
I changed out of that shirt weeks after getting in like everyone else.
But yeah,if you do get in I hope you make yourself at home and REMEMBER:
We liked Google+ before it was cool.

Legends is such a failwhale.

I mean I was in closed beta, open beta + when it went live. The game kept on getting surprisingly stupid, so good luck people and enjoy it. Solitaire seems like a more challenging gameplay choice from my perspective.

And Google continues to prance about with it's fancy Dispora fork while presenting itself as a genius for coming up with the first facebook alternative...

Let's set some things down plain and simple.

On the first hand, we have Dragon Age 2. The actual game. Say what you want about it. Hell if I know, never actually played it. I like the stories though.

Then we have Dragon Age Legends, the shitty Facebook game that has rewards that go to DA2, but also tries to be its own game, with mixed results. It's a hodgepodge of all sorts of things, and it never gets any one of them right or proper. It expects you to fix its shortcomings by spending money. This is dumb.

Then there's Dragon Age Legends REMIX (pictured in the article). This game is a side scrolling arcade beatdown that uses the graphics from Legends. And it plays like MAGIC. It's better than Legends. In pretty much every way. And yet they think, we should put rewards for Legends in this game, to get people to play it. And it does not need it. Oh, no, not at all. This game is pretty much everything you want from a game of this type. This should have been the tie-in game for DA2. Not the shitty turn based one with the poorly developed unbalanced classes. Rather, should have gone with the one in which all four fighting styles were freely available for you to switch at checkpoints, all of which were viable choices, had varying degrees of difficulty to use, but were no better or worse than each other from a purely technical standpoint.

No justice in this world, I tells ya.

 

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