Rated 0 out of 10 by Britor PS3 vs Xbox 360 Demos
I have both the 360 and the PS3 and I played both Dragon Age 2 demos and I think the graphics are better on the 360. For example, there were alot of pixel like graphic blur in the dark background when the dwarf was talking during the opening scene in the PS3. Also, Hawke's sister's chainmail armor was too glittery or shiny on the PS3 version compared to the 360's version. Also, it seemed like the loading time was slower on PS3 than 360. I don't know if I am alone on these observations but I changed my preorder from PS3 to Xbox 360 version because I was annoyed by it. I don't have any games yet for my PS3 (I have rented some though) and I have to say that I wish I got my $300 + tax back because I am not impressed with the PS3. Some things are nice though such as: Blue-Ray although my dvds look and sound just as good. It is nice that I don't have to pay annual or monthly fees to access Netflix or online stuff + the controllers hold up better but game qaulity/graphic wise the 360 equivelants are better.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Godot Not as great as Dragon Age: Origins.
I loved playing through Dragon Age Origins. it was a wonderful game, and the only flaws it had was being poorly ported to the consoles. Dragon Age II fixes that problem but brings a few of it's own to the table. For example there are some freezing issues and problems with Trophies/Achievements appearing when you meet the requirements to unlock them, there are also some glitches with party members, for example Isabella's special skill which grants Hawke an extra 5% attack speed actually reduces his attack speed by 5% each time she enters and leaves the party. Dragon Age II also seems to lack the charm that Dragon Age Origins had, and the story isn't anywhere near as epic as Dragon age Origins. But if you haven't played Dragon Age Origins, this is a wonderful game all on it's own. Everything is eventually explained in Dragon Age II although you still may be lost at certain points. Overall if you've been wanting a good RPG to play Dragon age II is here to fill that gap while you wait for Skyrim or Uncharted.
Rated 8 out of 10 by HOOP54 A good game
Dragon age 2 is certainly not like the first, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Origins was a heavily story driven game start to finish, with little to offer in terms of game play outside of character interaction. DA2 however, forces you to become involved in combat at all times while maintaining the deep character interaction experience the company is known for. Dragon age 2 is not without issues however. The first few hours of the game can be a little dull, but once past the game becomes far more interesting as you uncover the story of Hawke and Kirkwall. There are a few minor tech issues, but they will no doubt be patched in the near future. DA2 is really more about interacting with the world around you than simply following a set in stone story as Origins did. Overall Dragon Age 2 is a good game and offers a new and unique RPG experience, and while it greatly differs from its predecessor, it's worth playing for any true fan of the series.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Hulkamaniac32987 Dragon Age 2
I am typically someone who enjoys tactical shooting games, the more realistic the better! however, i played the demo of this game (which is essentially the first few minutes of the game) and i was addicted! yesterday, i traded in some games and purchased Dragon Age 2 and had a hard time putting it down! i typically get very bored with a "sword and shield" type game. this game rocks out loud. the more baddies you kill, the bloodier your character gets. Alot of people complain because the story isn't as compelling as the last one. i got bored with the last one in 15 minutes, and i really play games for the gameplay. if i want a story, i will read a book or watch a movie. i play games to kill things! I haven't played the full story through, but so far it's kind of hard to follow, but the combat is pretty flawless. your companions fall into the 3 classes that you can choose from in the beginning, so you can REALLY unleash the fury of each class at once, and you can always control other companions, so you can effectively play whatever class you want, whenever you want. it's a wonderful game.
Rated 7 out of 10 by TheDogGod An Okay Game but Nowhere Near as Good as DAO
I absolutely loved DAO and had to get DA2 but as I started playing I was disappointed. The Graphics were amazing and I liked the fast paced combat style but hated the constant button mashing. The story wasn't as great as I hoped but it had it's perks. Though I felt I didn't get as attached to the companions as I did in DAO. The thing I hated the most was the fact how they reused so many areas, that was what really set me off. Despite all it's flaws, I still liked some things about the game. Even though you didn't get very attached to the companions I still liked them. I liked how they made somewhat of an effort into trying to bring things back from DAO, they didn't do a great job though. I liked Kirkwall quite a bit though, how there was some show of society like beggars and lowlifes. The one thing I really liked about it though was the two DLCs. I really liked Mark of the Assassin, I found my self really getting attached to Tallis and was sad when she left. I enjoyed Legacy even though it had a few flaws, just a few. Overall I think it was an okay game and found myself playing through it more than once.
Rated 7 out of 10 by grationator Decent Game if you loved the first game
I loved the first game and I don't play a super ton of RPG's (I'm more of an action adventure fellow). However, where the first game was amazing, this game failed to meet my expectations of being better. The story-line was lacking and had more to do with multiple side quests in dungeons named differently but looked the exact same as before with maybe a different locked door this time through. In todays world of gaming you can't seriously make all levels look the same and I don't know why the developers thought it was OK this time when they didn't do it in their first installment of DA. Also I played as the rogue and used melee weaponry. The rogue became so weak that I spent most of my time chugging potions during combat then anything else. There is a lot of load time because the quests are spread out all over the city there was just too much time spent traveling and talking then there was fighting. However, if you loved the first game as I did, you'll still like this game. I wont play it through as every class as I did play DA:A and O but it was overall a fun game to play when it got down to business.
Rated 8 out of 10 by SweetIntoxikation Decent but lacking in Epic
I originally purchased this game for my husband for Christmas, the two of us where thrilled to finally received our copy and popped it in same day to play. While the graphics and fighting system speed are top notch when compared with Dragon Age: Origins we've decided that DA II is indeed lacking. One of the best features for me was the story lines in the origins game (as well as downloadable content that came later) and this version is sorely lacking in that department. Add to this the disappointment with the many glitches/bugs/annoyances we had upon playing it and you have two disappointed gamers here. However, I think Dragon Age II has some good points and I will probably play through it another time or two so that I feel I've at least gotten my money's worth. But otherwise, they need to fix things if they will be following with the (rumored) Dragon Age III.
Rated 9 out of 10 by b0n2006 Good game but could have been better
This was a fun game to play. There really wasn't a particular way you had to do things, as long as you got it done in the game you were good (other then getting Isabela, you need to get her in Act 1) The graphics were good and the gameplay itself was easy to understand. The good thing is you don't really need to play DAO to enjoy this game, but I would recommend it. The one I really dislike about this game was the fact that it was very short. The game is replayable, but only as the other two classes and taking the sides of the mages or the templars. This game could've been made longer, a real hardcore gamer can complete this game in less then 8 hours, which I pretty much accomplished that. So now I have to try it in nightmare and see how long it takes. This game is still worth getting if your a Dragon Age fan amd a good way to get introduced to the series.
Rated 0 out of 10 by puggl3king Beautiful game. bioware is amazing
Hello everyone jus wanted to first off say i agree with RAkuyou on the pixeled graphics thing because yea i had a great experince on that demo, second off IGNORE NinjaZombieFTW specially his Rason #2 so basically theres a part where u fight a Big troll an ALOT of darkspawn (that r weak...) anyways the fight is not hard,kill the troll an the darkspawn disappear if you want, also THE ENTIRE WAY TO THE BOSS if you LOOT the dead soliders bodys that one chest an maybe even the darkspawn you will get PLENTY of Health potions an if its still hard then why not spec either (your in game sister she is a mage) or urself if your a mage into Heal, i mean they give u a tank and a dps if ur a mage then ur the mage if ur a warr or rogue then ur grp is a tank / mage / urself on that fight u get 6 health pots then like 5 or 6 smaller health pots + bout 6 mana pots no reason to fail on that an QQ about it bein hard when they give u the chance to spec into Heals + a total of like 12 health pots.... an for his 3rd reason - Not as epic an DAO- yea Da2 will be as epic if not better i mean cmon its Bioware they always create epic stuff am i right?
Rated 9 out of 10 by Lacrima Beware, Rogues!!!!
If you loved being a Rogue in DA: Origins, be forewarned: We are a lot weaker than before in DA 2... Overall, the game is still very good, very absorbing, and the story, while not on the 'epic' level, is still as decent as one would expect. My only complaints would be the lack of diverse dungeon maps. Mostly, different dungeons use the same map layout, with a few paths and areas blocked or inaccessible... Also, we no longer have the cool flaming (or frosting, or electrifying) weapon effects we had in Origins when we had runes enchanted onto them... Still, prepared to spend quite a few days and even weeks playing this over and over again and be pleasantly surprised at the cameos and references to "you" from DA:Origins and Awakening. ps. wish they didn't nerf my Rogue class T.T