Summary: Dragon Age 2 is a very different game than Dragon Age: Origins. There are some better features (faster combat, better graphics, fully voiced main character) and some that are worse (reused environments, less freedom with using inventory items, oversimplified combat) but overall it has a great story and immersive environment that is expected from the Dragon Age name.
Same idea, fun story, thank you for not messing too much with the formula
13 July 2014
Summary: Much different than the first Dragon Age, namely because this adventure isn't across a scrolling landscapre, but in a microcosm of one large city-state. I still like it very much. Can't wait to play the next edition.
Summary: Thank you! I spent a lot of time looking for the download version online and it was harder to find than I expected. Even steam didn't have it, nor did EA for that matter. If Bioware did have it, I couldn't find it. Excellent buy!
Summary: Not nearly as good as Dragon Age: Origins. Overall,a disappointment, but playable and fun in places and overall. It just didn't have the same level of quality. The game was rushed in production.
Summary: The Dragon Age series is my new obsession and this game is just as good as Origins. Anyone who has played Origins and hasn't picked up this game yet, I strongly recommend it. Sure, yes, the dungeon/cave layouts are all the same more or less, but I read something funny that might explain it -- since Varric is telling the story of the Champion, maybe he just didn't bother to explain them in detail, and Cassandra is just imagining them all the same?
Summary: I know a lot of reviewers were saying they didn't like DA2 because it wasn't DAO or something but personally I didn't enjoy DA:O much at all and I loved DA2. It's a lot more intuitive and the fights were more fun. The story was more interesting and I felt more invested in the characters too. Plus the way Hawke "develops" based on your dialog choices was great.