Summary: This game was sold on the success of a previous game. Sadly, this game plays nothing like Dragon Age:Origins. If you are someone looking for Neverwinter Nights or Dragon Age Origins type of game style, this game simply isn't worth your time. If you are someone who enjoys an action game which safely allows you to skip half the dialog without any regret, this game may turn out alright for you.
Summary: It is clear that DAO was great for console Assasin's Creed, Devil May Cry, game players because it was a rpg first and a pc one at that, modified to sell on consoles. DAO2 is a console game that they tried to sell to pc gamers. I am returning mine in about an hour and only played 12 hours of it. DAO was amazing I bought every expansion. NWN2 was amazing I bought every expansion. This is like a hack and slash kid's game some edgey adult overtones.
Summary: I actually liked this game. It took all of the things I liked about Dragon Age while dropping off most of the things I didn't like. The graphics are great and some of the story lines are very good. The only drawback being that it can be finished fairly quickly.
Summary: I do have to agree with people here in that this game could have turned out a lot better. Don't get me wrong I definitely enjoyed playing this game but quite honestly I would much rather recommend DAO to somebody than this game.
Summary: I am on my 3rd play through since the game was released. In origins i would still be playing on my 1st play through. i couldn't believe i finished the game as quickly as i did. i guess that i was expecting more from the game since they did so well with origins and mass effect 2. i guess you could say i felt a little cheated for the price i paid. this would have been a great add on to origins or awakening. as a stand alone game i found it lacking.
Summary: I just finished playing DA2. It took me some 50hrs as a mage, I think I solved more than 95% of quest in the game. Taking that into account my criticism is well based. I'll keep it short: main problem of this game, as many here have already stated, is in it's name. Same story was with Fallout 3, when you had an army of children who were saying you should look at it without comparing it to F1 & F2. 99% of them never played the two previous games.
Summary: I still disagree. And the review was not 'rushed'. I bloody well took my time with it. As ZeroWolf said, when you have a game that is 'great' you expect the sequel to be 'greater' Okay, maybe 'greater' would be to much to ask. But the fact remains after playing Origins, you want a similar kind of experience with the same kind of depth. DA 2 isn't half as deep as its predecessor.
Summary: This is a superb game. I am astounded that so many people would give it an negative score. Yes, the story is not as epic and there are not as many dungeons/maps as in DA:O. But in everything else, DAII exceeds DA:O. It is a solid rpg game and an even stronger stand-alone game. It's one of the best rpgs available on the market today. The gameplay itself is more simplified and character interaction is stronger. It is indeed Mass Effect with swords.
Summary: Ever since the release of dragon age 2, it has been getting nothing but horrible reviews and disappointed fans, but in my honest opinion, it wasn't a bad game. Sure it wasn't as good as it's predecessor, but it had me hooked and I overall enjoyed playing it. I think that Bioware and EA games should have spent an extra month or so to work out the kinks, and to give a more filling ending.