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
22 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: To preface I have beaten Dragon Age on the computer. They took almost everything about Dragon Age I and ruined it in this game. Character dialogue is rehashed almost as much as the terrain and environment, you will see the same dungeon multiple times and it truly is game breaking, do not let anyone fool you. There are only so many times you can go on a fetch quest in the same dungeon.
(3.5 stars, rounded up) All the criticisms are true... but I still enjoyed it
22 April 2011
Summary: I debated buying this because of everything I'd heard about the game. It went on sale for $5 and I figured, why not. I went in knowing the common complaints about this game and with expectations set accordingly. - So, yes, there are endlessly recycled dungeons. It's cheap and lazy -- I can understand having multiple quests in the same location to maximize reuse, but it would be nice if different cave systems had different layouts.
Summary: First and foremost, I played the first Dragon Age on the PS3 and thought it was a great game. But 2 days before DA2 was released, my PS3 died (red light of death). And I am still not sure if I'm going to replace it or not. So I got the PC version of DA2. And I must admit that the keyboard / mouse combo is not my favorite and I enjoyed the PS3 gamepad controller better. I also don't have the graphics card to run DA2 in DirectX 11.
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 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!