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: Frequently I hear that DA2 is not as good as the original, and somehow
“dumbed down” compared to Origins. However this is not the case. The
graphics are greatly improved from Origins, and the fighting is much more
immersive for the player. I especially enjoyed playing mages, which were a
boring choice for the PC in the first game–in DA2 I by far prefer playing as
Summary: the graphics are so much better than the first dragon age. the gamepaly is
different but awosome. it also allows you to load a saved game from origins and
awakings that affect your choices as it is the history the charater will live
Summary: If you liked DA: Origins (or even if you didn't) you will get a kick outta
this game. Has the option to import save game data from Origins so you can play
the game with the history you made! Well recommended!
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.
Summary: I've had a lot of fun with this game. It's more of an action rpg then Dragon
Age: Origins/Awakenings, but that didn't worry me any. I also didn't mind the
smaller setting. At the time of writing, I've spent at least 30+ hours with this
game, and I've enjoyed every moment. The game loses a star due to some bugs that
are present, which aren't gaming breaking, but are annoying, even with the
latest patch (1.02).
Summary: The graphics and story of dragon age are top notch. It really is a joy to
play through. The classes while limited are fairly even and each has a host of
special abilities bound to get the boo-yah! out of your mouth. Bioware have done a fantastic job the only downside is the limited content in
terms of races and classes. I can't wait for the expansions to come out as that
should advance these areas.