Dragon Age 2
This game has gotten some flack and rightfully so i mean with a game like dragon age origins (which i personally regard as one of the best games of all time) you have alot to live up to. sadly it doesnt. Now dont get me wrong this game isnt horrible ive played alot worse games. its just dissapointing. Maybe its the 28 hours of Origins talking but this ones story was alot weaker than origins and some of the companions were just not likeable. And the dialogue wheel can really make a bad situation worse at times. Not to mention the encounters (which go on for too long to the point where they're annoying) are just swarms of baddies that charge you with no tactics what so ever. But on the upside the combat is excellent. Its fast and responsive and no matter what weapon youre using you'll have a way to fight back in close quarters. and it was nice to see some of the old characters from origins (and Varric is just straight up awesome) All in all its a good game just dont go in expecting a rich story
Inspite of the complaints...
I was, and still, a huge fan of the original Dragon Age and I agree with others who have said that this game is nowhere near as excellent as its predecessor. However, when judged on its own the game is very entertaining. The fighting system is somewhat of an improvement and the main character's being able to talk is a plus. I have replayed the game many times and have enjoyed it. It is too short and your decisions have little effect on the outcome. It really does fall short of the mark, but it is perfect for gamers looking for something laid back to pass the time.
Amazing game i have to say. If i was to put somethings back from awakening and origins to the second one i would give it a ten.
this game SUCKS
The only part of this game that is slightly fun is the beginning. The fighting is lame all you do is push the A button to attack. The only powerful attacks take way to long cool down to use again. And if you play on normal the enemies are way to hard to kill but if its on easy your team will just kill them before you even have a chance to get over to them. And forget trying to play without a team you can't even handle the weakest enimies if there are more than five. The graphics are also lacking. Don't buy this game is SUCKS.
its a great game and it has counless hours
dragon age 2 is a good game but it has it share of flaws like less memorable charcters than origins and that there are only 3 environments to go to. if you count the night cycle in the city,but it also has its share of upgrades such as the ui. the graphics have also been given an update also the combat has been improved and is a lot more precise.the story can be summed up in 3 major events the deep roads the quinari and templars vs mages. there are two possible endings in dargon age 2 you can either join the templar's side and prove that all mages are evil or you can join the mages side and prove that not all mages are evil. i chose the mages side and i felt unsatisfied with the ending i wont spoil anything for you but it leaves something to be desired. since there isnt as much diversity between the endings and there arent any races to choose from except for humans there isnt as much replayability as there was in origins, but that doesnt change that dragon age 2 is a great game.
Fun but did not live up to Origins
First off I was very upset about being forced to play as a human. The game was fun but after a while the missions got to be boring and since they recycled many of the caves and other areas it seemed kind of lazy after origins. But there were some great improvements. The combat systems, especially for Mages, were hands down better than Origins. The graphics were better and the simplified amour and weapons was nice so you weren't constantly comparing the pros and cons of them. I know for some that was a con, but I never liked the idea of a hero changing clothes and weapons 20+ times it seems unrealistic. I also liked that your character finally had a voice. Overall a good game but I would probably go back and replay Origins before this.
Not as good as the original...
When I first purchased the original, I hated it, but it grew on me. So when the thought of there being a second out there I bought it up without even doing my usual homework. The game itself is easier to operate, and it's more of the, "Hack and Slash" variety type. The biggest problem for my experience is the dialogue choice menu. It's much small print, and harder to read, although they did shorten the choices from 5 to 3. I imagine it's not so hard to read if your screen resolution is in HD, but for those gamers who use older tv's, it's going to slow the game experience down for you. Hopefully, when they come out with a third version they take into account this review and others and make a great change in it's experience.
Dragon Age 2 is in my top 3 all time favoritegames
First off I would like to say that DA2 might be my favorite game of all...its really close. The gameplay is outstanding and innovative with a party up to 4 fighting simultaneously and you can choose whichever character you want to fight with at ANY time. Also I love the choice based storyline added with your family, lineage, and possible romance. You have so many choices of how you want to build your character. You can even have a dog mixed in with all the action. I have played all the popular rpg games like Skyrim, Fable, Final Fantasy, etc and I like DA2 the most. This is the type of game that has huge replayability and in my opinion the face of EA because Madden has fell off. My only criticism is to make the gameplay have endless missions and added storyline like skyrim does. Also I would like more things you can do with your home and your life like fable does. Just do these things and improve the skills and classes, maybe add another class and I will expect another great game.
If you're into RPGs, good story lines or medieval themes you'll like this one. I didn't enjoy Origins (the first game) much but really loved this one. I'm a sucker for great story lines and good voice acting! I played through more than once.
My first time through i thought it was a good game that made good of it's predecessor Origins good length story and better game play than alot of other games I've played