Superficial and lacking. Terrible, in comparison to DA: Origins.
9 March 2014
Summary: Cartoonish looking Darkspawn, "clean" looking level environments, spazzy combat w/ weightless weapons, moving and jumping around too fast, waves of exploding enemies, all of which hearkens to hack n' slash console games, re-used levels... all in all, just a shallow, superficial game, and an embarrassment to the Dragon Age mythos.
(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.
Summary: I had already owned the xbox version and most of the DLC. In preparation for the next one in the series, which I will be buying on the PC, I needed to replay through the PC versions. Got this one on sale for 5 bucks at Xmas 13. The game does however use origin, which is ugly and bad compared to Steam. I wish it had used steam also but EA had to use their own system when steam was already doing it right.