Summary: It might seem odd comparing a PC game released today with a PC game released almost 13 years ago, but I'm going to do it anyway. Dragon Age II -- it's no Baldur's Gate. The biggest difference I can see between the two games is that Baldur's Gate is a PC Role Playing Game, and Dragon Age II is a PC RPG trying to be Console Action game. One thing I like A LOT about Baldur's Gate, is that you feel vulnerable.
Summary: If you never played the first Dragon Age, you may enjoy this one a bit. Even so the story leaves you whole-fully unsatisfied. What could have been an epic game was turned into a lame action-RPG with only a handful of different set-pieces used for dungeons, and storyline that left me with the biggest "are you f'n kidding me?" face at the end, and on top of that the weirdest inventory/equipment system ever. Skip this one, even if give to you for free.
Good but not great. A PC successor built for a console generation
C. Scott, Amazon
18 April 2011
Summary: I've played through both Dragon Ages solely on my PC. I'm a big Bioware/Black Isle fan dating back to when I played through the Baldur's Gate games and I also enjoyed KOTOR and Jade Empire. Dragon Age was very much in the mold of the classic Bioware RPG with some nice new features and excellent graphics. It was easily the best RPG I'd played since Oblivion, and I had great hope for Dragon Age 2. Dragon Age 2 is essentially Dragon Age streamlined. The world is smaller.
Summary: I just got a new iMac and was looking for a new mousepad and being a fan of Dragon Age 2 I picked this up, it's great! It's GIANT. Way Bigger than my previous mousepad which was a free one that came with the original Max Payne video game, I used that for years, but I felt like I want something bigger and better, and this is it!
Summary: While story has always been a big factor in RPGs it was always in service to the gameplay. Western RPGs were born with the idea of roleplaying a character you design and making choices through that character that effect the story and game world. Since Baldur's Gate Bioware have been inching ever closer to removing this freedom and choice in order to make prettier movies.
Summary: We loved the original Dragon Age for the great story. DA2 is much harder to get into. I find myself not really caring about any of the storylines or characters and most of the time don't really know why I am doing each thing. That being said, it is still fun to play and the action is good.
Summary: I was very disappointed in this game. The game was to controlling unlike the other Dragon age games. You cannot just wander around you have to stay on the story line. I felt this game was boring and a ripoff.
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: I really can't add much to the reviews already posted. I never achieved the suspension of reality I look for in a really good RPG, whether computer or pen and paper. I've been playing computer RPG's since the time of the Apple IIe and have thoroughly enjoyed the steady progression in graphics and gameplay. I wasn't so thrilled with the usual thin or totally lacking storyline and Bioware was a breath of fresh air with their games.
Summary: I was really looking forward to the release of Dragon Age 2 and after completing the game after 65 hours I was so disappointed. It seems like the game was rushed out the door with little concern on what they were putting out. Here are my observations of the game. The game graphics look great but the play area has been greatly reduced to take place almost entirely in the city Kirkwall. Seeing the same areas over and over again just gets tiresome.