Excerpt: "Dragon Age 2 is the much anticipated sequel to Dragon Age: Origins. Set in the same beautifully crafted fantasy world, Dragon Age 2 takes place shortly after the events of its predecessor and spans a period of ten years in which the player shapes the story of Hawke. Dragon Age 2 will be well liked by almost everyone who enjoyed the first game, although some may feel disappointed by its occasional plot holes and the relatively limited role playing ...
Pros: Fully Voiced Characters, Fleshed Out Story, Hours of Gameplay, Different Character Paths .
Excerpt: "== Dragon Age 2== The sequel to the popular Bioware fantasy epic; how does it stand up? ===The Story=== The story feels so much more mature, less formulaic and less predictable than that of Origins and Awakening (and don’t get me wrong, those were great stories). It focuses not on the standard ‘big gribbly is trying to eat the world, go stop it Chosen One’, but instead on the rising tensions between magic users (a reviled group, segregated and ...
Pros: Great story, great characters, great gameplay
Summary: This game definitely had a lot to live up to. Not only was the game before this very enjoyable, but it received numerous rewards for being one of the best in its kind. This game has definitely been rushed, and it is very noticeable when playing. Even during the press conferences, the developers admitted that they were forced put out a game ASAP. This is not a good sign, as rushed games are not always the best.
Pros: gameplay, length, music
Cons: somewhat buggy, a disapointment compared to the first game
Summary: I thought the first Dragon Age: Origins game was average, but DA2 is simply awful. In an interview a developer for DA2 admitted that EA forced them to churn out a sequel only a year after the huge success of the first game. And it shows. Boy does it show. The first indication I got that this was a rush job was during character creation.
Excerpt: "...sequel to the extremely successful Dragon Age Origins.It explores Hawke's rise to fame from a refugee of Lothering to the public proclaimed'Champion of Kirkwall'.This whole story is portrayed as a flashback with Bioware creatively incorporating customization options and creative presentation in a seemingly linear game. ""Improvements/Pitfalls over Dragon Age Origins"" The major improvements in the Game include fully voiced main character,a solid ...
Pros: Better graphics,Fully voiced main character,Interesting Plot
Conclusion: This may sound funny but i like alot of others came into Dragon Age 2 with a certain optimism and understanding, The game was touted as being more action orientated or in PR speak "when you press a button something awesome has to happen" (sorry think i just killed some of your brain cells) I feel like i wasted 30 on this DLC pushing rush job cash cow.
Conclusion: Personally I thought this was a very good game. A lot of the things that became frustrating in the first one have been ironed out and smoothed over. Admittedly the story line isn't fantastic and the side quests seem truly endless, but I still find myself fully absorbed into the game.
Conclusion: I felt really dissapointed with this game, Primarilly the complete change in game play style from origins. Obviously designed for consoles with a complete disregard for the traditional pc rpg players who prefere the more complex game such as the baldurs gate or NWN games or even origins. Dont get me wrong its not a bad game BUT it should not be called Dragon age as it plays nothing like the first.
Conclusion: I liked the orginal game immensely. It was like Baldur's gate, or at least close. I was reading the 2 star reviews of this new DA game, and decided i wouldn't like it. But i tried it and liked it pretty much. Sure it isn't even close of the original games greatness, but it had it's moments. I liked the short missions and the rising from the rubble thing. The fighting is the worst part, at least with mouse and keyboard, if you don't pause all the time..