I loved Dragon Age Origins...but was a little disappointed by Dragon Age 2.
24 March 2014
Summary: I was a little upset about how they had rushed the making of this game since it was so anticipated after DAO. The graphics are wonderful and the combat style was better...however I feel that the story line suffered greatly. I had played this game at a friends house previously after going through DAO and DAOA and was not impressed by it but I bought it because it was a great price at the time and I wanted to give it another chance.
(3.5 stars, rounded up) All the criticisms are true... but I still enjoyed it
22 February 2014
Summary: I debated buying this because of everything I'd heard about the game. It went on sale for $5 and I figured, why not. I went in knowing the common complaints about this game and with expectations set accordingly. - So, yes, there are endlessly recycled dungeons. It's cheap and lazy -- I can understand having multiple quests in the same location to maximize reuse, but it would be nice if different cave systems had different layouts.
Summary: This is a Dragon Age game in name only. The qualities that made Dragon Age: Origins great--an epic story, unforgettable characters, and engaging combat--are no longer present. Instead, what is presented is a superficial and, quite frankly, underdeveloped game. Unlike the original Dragon Age game, this title features no diverse story lines. Instead, you are given a fixed narrative following the story of Hawke, the champion of Kirkwall and his rise to power.
Summary: I have not played this game in a while.... But that which I could remember is that they revamped the combat system. Combat is much more fluent. And it seems you can do everything on the fly. The game-play itself other than the combat goes like this. It plays like a storybook and I am not talking just about acts of chapters. Think of it as a living breathing adventure game without the adventure part and still an RPG.
Summary: Love this game and is an excellent sequel to the original. Very well created and the detail is phenominal. The fact that it tells a different story about the same event is something that you rarely see in video games. The best feature in my opinion is that based on how you let the game play out, you can meet characters from the first Dragon Age and get updated news from the characters in the first game.
Summary: No exploration at all, small map. Can't adjust the keys to your liking and the entire game you stay in the same city, not worth the 5 bucks i spent on it. So boring is the best way i can describe it. I fell asleep playing this game it's so dull after about 30 mins, more talking then playing. If you like listening to crap the whole game and a few fight scenes here and there through the whole game then it's for you. More like a book then a game.