Summary: This review might not be that helpful to most of you, but its all I could say is that this game is crap compared to Dragon Age Origins they stripped the game from everything that made it fun for better graphics and to appeal to button mashers.
Summary: After playing through Dragon Age: Origins several times, I was ready for a sequel the second I finished the first go-round. I mean, Bioware has only put out excellence in previous sequels, so why should this one be any different? The early words on the game were promising, the teaser videos looked amazing, and the new dialogue and combat systems looked like a winning plan. Then the demo came out, and I was sold. This game was going to be awesome. Or so it seemed.
Summary: Most of what is being said in the negative reviews is true. Bioware went from making some of the most epic, interesting, insightful RPGs (Baldur's Gate II, Neverwinter Nights, Knights of the Old Republic, Mass effect, even Jade Empire to a degree) to making a game that emphasized almost nothing but irrelevant combat and semi-interesting side quests.
Summary: I got this game as a gift, my wife knew I was addicted to Dragon Age: Origins and pre-ordered this from Best Buy. It was an enjoyable game for the most part, but as the game goes on past the 15 hour mark I started to get bored. Anyone who loved Dragon Age: Origins will want to check this title out, but be prepared to be disappointed.
Summary: Let me give you my background, a summary, and then I will provide a bit of detail. Background I played DA Origins all the way through at least 15 times. After playing RPGs for over 25 years, DAO is my favorite RPG. I played DA Awakening through about 3 times. You can find my review of both of those games on Amazon. Summary DA2 is worth buying, but it is considerably more like DA Awakening than DA Origins.
Summary: Dragon Age 2 is a decent and playable game, but it is a big disappointment compared to Origins and considering Bioware's RPG pedigree. The story follows your character, Hawke, who in the beginning flees the blight in Ferelden to Kirkwall, an independent city state in which Hawke rises gradually to prominence and power. Without going in to detail, the story is reasonably compelling and interesting but lacks the sort of epicness that is usually found in RPG stories.
At times mediocre, but usually just painfully average with a handful of good moments.
19 March 2011
Summary: For the 'TLDR' crowd DA2 isn't a *bad* game per se, it's just very rushed and often schizophrenic about what kind of game it wants to be. Fans of Origins in particular will want to be wary, but even newcomers should give the demo a try and probably wait for it to go on sale. It likely won't take longer than a month or two, so you won't have to wait long. For anyone else wanting a bit more detail...