I don't see why it's a bad thing to have learned a thing or two from Oblivion and become a better game because of it. Time and time again I go back to a game that I loved and cherished and put up on a pedestal as some amazing experiance but then when I go back it's hard for me to have fun with the game anymore because of all the improvements that have been made in gaming today. DA:O plays like a last gen game. I expect better. Games should grow, learn from games that push gaming forward and become a better game because of it. People defending Bioware's unability to grow and evolve with this title only remind me of racist old white people in the south fighting change when african americans were fighting for their rights. It's survival of the fittest and I refuse to spend my money on crap that play like a game that was good years ago and which I just can't turn back to and enjoy anymore. I'm really hoping ME2 is as incredible as I'm hoping it is because Bioware has done nothing but dissapoint me this generation.
like I said in my last post Dragon age is Biowares last Huragh for this style of game it is meant to hark back to an earlyer time it is not supposed to be "next gen" like Mass effect and the old republic the style of game Bioware think is the future of gaming.
I do agree that games should learn from each other and aim to be as good as possible but Dragon Age was a gift for the old Bioware fans. whether right or wrong this game is meant to be an old school Bioware RPG, with it's tactical battles ect not a full on action RPG for the expanded audience made up of mostly FPS fans.