Summary: With the exception of the watering down on party members armor management and over reuse of levels; DA2 is better than origin in every single aspect. It got better art, elves actually looks appealing which is a shame that we can't used them now. Graphics are also generally better and ran smoother in addition to great animations. I was also surprised how amazing my custom pc emotions animates, it really brought the game to live and brings a new level of immersion.
Summary: If you are a fan of DRAGON AGE ORIGINS, you will be supremely dissapointed with Dragon Age 2. Bioware took one of the best RPG's in a long time and destroyed it! The battle sequences are totally different, the tactics still stink, but at lease Origins had an option to turn them off. The graphics are nice, but does not save the game from being terrible. I thought I bought Dragon Age 2, instead I ended up with Mass Effect with swords. I wish I could get my money back!
Summary: Good read, though I'd rate the game a little higher. An 8 or 8.25 probably. I've enjoyed it quite a bit. Still, your score evens things out since so many reviewers have given it an inflated rating.
"Loved the plot, the companions and the fighting styles."
Aimee, Mighty Ape
15 March 2011
Summary: Loved the plot, the companions and the fighting styles, but I didn't like
the ending (it felt too unfinished – the result of a bad cliffhanger), and
I hated the clothes for the mages and I thought it was too short.
Summary: Loving Dragon Age: Origins, I had been waiting all year for the much talked about sequel. Pre-ordered and everything. Started the game thinking it was brilliant, but slowly started to lose interest, even becoming enraged by the end.
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: I would wait for this game to become lower in price. The graphics are outstanding but the game-play was just awful. Just felt like a $30 expansion pack. The game is nothing like a rpg, just so linear and no real interaction with the party members. Cant really give them items to help. Having them wear the same thing gets kinda boring. I have beat this game so many times with different characters and its all the same outcome.
Summary: Unfortunately BioWare has sold itself to the EA devil, and this game exemplifies it perfectly. The game was obviously rushed, and does not live up to its predecessor. Where DA:O presented you with an epic story, DA2's "story" is barely present. I often found myself questioning "why am I doing this?". Because I really had no idea why I (or my Hawke) was supposed to care about anything going on.
Summary: Well I picked up this game when it came out on Tuesday very excited because of how good the original was. After the first day I was less than impressed... The game is split up into 3 chapters although outside of the final confrontations at the end of each not much sets them apart.