Summary: The 1st game is excellent. This sequel is bad that I will never buy EA and bioware games. Don't bother to play this game unless you get it from friend. I would rather play the 1st game ten times than play this sequel again.
Summary: If this game had been released as something other than Dragon Age, I think it would have been perceived differently. But after the epic that Origins was, this one's kinda a let down. The first one was "Save the world, be the hero"; this one is "make the best of a bad situation". In addition, they made the interface more like Mass Effect, and it just didn't work. It's not a bad game, certainly worth a playthrough, but it just doesn't measure up to its predecessor.
Summary: Good story/feel of the game, just as good as DA:O (dragon age: origins). User interface is much different then DA:O, gives much more of a feel of a hack and slash type of game (I personally like it, some may not). I didn't do too much pause and set up attacks like I had to allllllll the time in DA:O, I don't mind doing it either way, both are fun in my opinion.
A different chapter in the the history of Fereldans
3 November 2012
Summary: Dragon Age II feels completely different from the original. The interface is much more refined, the gameplay is simplified, but for the better. In fact, I am not a fan of combat, but more of the plot and the interactions between the members of your party. With regard to the dialogues, I appreciate how the protagonist has been given a voice. Furthermore, there is more intuition and demands for understanding inferred meanings when you interact with other characters.
Summary: Dragon Age claims to be the spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate, but DA2 is nothing like Baldur's Gate or even Dragon Age Origins. While BG, BG2, and DAO were epic, tactically engaging RPG adventures that were carried by the strength of their characters, story, and atmosphere, DA2 stands in contrast as a bland, colorless, mindless button-masher. It feels rushed, cheap, and much more like a console action game than a story-rich RPG.
Summary: This is an absolutely fantastic game, well written, beautifully rendered, interesting and challenging. But, this particular download is leaving a lot to be desired. Specifically the game. I downloaded all of the components and patches and was expecting to replay one of my favorite games of all time when the game crashed within 5 minutes of starting. Over, and over, and over. Buy the game, just not the downloadable format.
Simultaneously better and worse than DA:O but awesome value and a lot of fun
12 August 2012
Summary: Make no mistake, DA:2 is a really good game. Is DA:2 overall a better game than DA:O? No. But, it is a lot more fun in some ways. EA / Bioware took some risks in messing with DA:O’s golden formula in an effort to make it more appealing to console gamers with mixed results. Some RPG elements are dramatically improved while others are decidedly worse off. Still, I am a little bit surprised it wasn’t better received by fans and critics despite its numerous faults.