Summary: I consider myself a casual gamer at this point in my life..... I enjoyed the first game. I have also enjoyed the Mass Effect games. Once I got over the fact that the results of the first game did not seem to transfer into the second in a tangible manner I assume they set some of the story line, but I could not really tell,) I found the game enjoyable. The game play is fine. But hings do get repetitive fairly quickly.
Summary: You know, like all the people here, I played the original Dragon Age and loved it to death. It's a rare game that will make me spend an entire Saturday night playing till the wee morning hours. I'm a big fan of that tactical Neverwinter Nights combat and the Original Dragon Age made it better. Fast Forward a paltry year later and we already have a sequel.
Summary: Well this game was definitely fun to play. The story was interestingly told and the characters are relatable and you get attached to them. It brings in an element that is not usually seen in rpgs which is the family. It is not as good as Dragon Age Origins, but still entertaining. Pro: Fun combat, makes you feel like you are not only in the middle of things but also extremely powerful.
Abyssal release for a what could have been a great franchise.
31 August 2011
Summary: This doesn't feel like a Bioware game. I never known Bioware to rush a game before, but this just feels like it. There's no soul, boring story, and ridiculously dense characters. Only less than 5 minutes to convey the Champion's sorrow after the passing of his mother? I felt unconnected with him. Not to mention removing companion chat is the worst thing you can do to an RPG. I felt nothing for my companions, I don't know who they are, they lack depth.
Summary: i just got this mouse pad in the mail today and i have been using it for a few hours and it works amazingly well with my razer deathadder dragon age 2 mouse :) my mouse glides smoothly on this pad :)
Summary: Inspecting the box it does in fact say that it is "Dragon Age II". However, the consumer will be very confused after installing this game as it has just about nothing in common with it's predecessor. It you like detailed RPG's with a great story, highly customizable followers, exploring varied locations, tactical combat, and a great story then I'm very sorry to tell you that this is NOT that game.
Summary: Many of the issues I have with this game have been clearly articulated by others. To sum up: over the top combat animations, lack of a tactical camera, excessive 'waves' of enemies during encounters, repeated (ad-nauseum) sterile environments, and pretty lame story (the unkindest comment I can give for a studio like Bioware). For me though, the change to the art style from the 'antique baroque' of origins, to the 'sparse semi-anime cartoon' of DA2 was not a positive.
Summary: They took everything I liked in Dragon Age and removed it, and made playing this game a drag, in comparison. There is so much I dislike about the new game, it is way to much to list here. Generally, I do not like the new characters, I do not like the way you communicate with others, I do not like how your companions are manipulated by the game both in plot and even the way they no longer can equip aromor.
"Make sure you download the High Resolution Texture Pack"
Etienne, Mighty Ape
20 May 2011
Summary: Bioware has released a High Resolution Texture Pack for the PC version of the
game to make it look heaps better. So if you have a descent Video Card, make sure you download the pack from the
offical Bioware site( http://social.bioware.com/…/da2-patches ). The download is about 1 GB large and is completely worth it.
Summary: The game has made some great improvements in certain aspects in comparison to
Origins and naturally has a few low points as well. The combat is a lot more fun
and visually entertaining for each of the three classes which is a very good
thing considering how much fighting you do in the game. The companions are very
likeable with the only downside being that there is less interaction with them
as opposed to Origins.