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.
Summary: Although Dragon Age 2 isn't as great as Origins was, it's still an important title, in my opinion. It seems like Bioware made this game based less on a 'choice-based experience', and more like a 'essential story bridge'. The way it's starting to seem, the events of Dragon Age 2 will play greatly into the events of Dragon Age 3, and therefore needed to be told.
Summary: I liked the first one much better. This is very limited on the characters you can play. The combat system is completely different as well. It's much less strategic. Play the demo first and see if you like it before you buy it.
Summary: Love the game play. If you have played Dragon Age Origin, you will love this one as well. You can also import your DA1 saves into this game. Though the game can use more maps but overall, I like it.
Summary: ***WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS*** I originally came into contact with the Dragon Age games due to my friend. She went on and on about a certain elf named Fenris and I was dying to know what she was talking about. And, so, I sat down and watched her play...and thus my addiction began. Very differently than most other people, I enjoy Dragon Age 2 more than Dragon Age: Origins. Origins felt slow and when I played it, I felt like I was stuck in the castle forever.
Summary: Overall it is a solid game. The story is engaging. However, I have some complaints (that have probably already been stated). This game lacks the variety expected in the games descended from the Infinity Engine. You can only play one character (it can be male or female), unlike in Dragon Age: Origins, where you could pick multiple races and origins within those races. In addition, you play through the same dungeons multiple times over the course of the game.