Summary: The original Dragon Age was a true masterpiece that marked gaming history forever. It was an epic cRPG that not only absorbed you into a world of scheming nobles, romantic witches and invading darkspawn but it was also an exercise in morality choices and balancing the clashing personalities of your companions.
Not really an improvement, but still an incredible game
Kechen Ban, Amazon
28 April 2011
Summary: Just like many other reviews, I agree that this game might not have lived up to the anticipation from the success of its predecessors, but is this really a bad game? Absolutely not. For you to read this review, i'll go ahead and assume that you have played or at least experienced some part of Dragon Age Origins, so I think it would be easier to review this game as a comparison between the two.
Dragon Age 2,...A below average game from a usually above average developer
James Roberts, Amazon
28 April 2011
Summary: Introduction Let me start by saying that I play both PC and Console games so don't have a bias in that regard. I purchased the PC version with the free collector's edition upgrade. This means that I received most if not all of the DLC available at launch for no extra charge. I chose to purchase the PC version over the PS3 or Xbox360 versions simply because there are no mods for console versions and I personally like mods.
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.