Say what you want about Dragon Age 2
, but it’s clear that it isn’t the same kind of game that the original was. There has been many an editorial circulating the web commenting upon this fact, some lamenting and some extolling it. It’s rather astounding just how divisive the game appears to be off the bat with some going so far as to refer to it as "Dragon Effect
Yeah, they went there.
But the undercurrent of all the discussion about the game seems to be focusing on Electronic Arts
and the decision to use something very much like SecuROM
but apparently not quite SecuROM. Depending on where you’re coming from, anyway.
It’s all a bit convoluted and intertwined to really be definitive about any one thing. Essentially, there are claims that Electronic Arts included the much-despised form of digital rights management without informing customers. BioWare continues to insist that it isn’t SecuROM, but merely a product from the same company. Whether you believe the party line or not is inconsequential really; whatever it is, it’s still a problem.