Summary: Let me start by saying the game started out a little rough around the edges. I played the demo a few months before I officially bought the game and was pretty excited. After deleting the demo and starting the game, I realized that I could have just kept the demo done and saved some time. However, the refresher was nice. The story line jumped around a little bit trying to mimic the style of flashback films where it started telling a story and you would play through it.
Summary: I have enjoyed almost all the games Bioware has produced in the past. Hardly anyone can deny that games like Baldurs Gate II, Dragon Age Origins and Kotor provide tons of entertainment. They received high ratings from professional reviewers and the community was pleased. What happened? How is it possible for a gaming company to take such a nosedive in one year?
Summary: Initially I really enjoyed the game although it wasn't as in depth as DAO. I was willing to forgive the joy of pressing xxx constantly (although Bioware widely stated that they would have auto-attack and obviously did not include it in the game), the fact that when I told my characters to hold, they didn't always follow those orders, the texture issues of hair merging into heads, the same maps over and over again, the freezes that forced me to eject my game because the...
Summary: The storyline of this Dragon Age is great and really makes you feel that the actions you take make changes on the world around you. I did not like the gameplay in this one as much as the first installment, however. The mechanics changed to something more similar than God of War or other action games rather than stat based RPG strategy.
Summary: There are many things wrong with this game but I will address the ones that are mot annoying to me. 1. They constantly reuse environments. There is one cave map, one tunnel map and one map for high town houses. All they do is change the name, but reuse the same cave; even the loot is in the same spot each time. It makes the game a grind because there is so little exploration.
Summary: I enjoy the other game reviews written by those who are able to discuss the gaming experience and break down the different elements and rate them...and so on. I'm unable to do this as my gaming experience is admittedly limited. I'm simply a casual player. I own very few games but they are predominantly RPG. DAO was an engrossing experience and I thoroughly enjoyed playing the game, multiple times.
Summary: Some reviewers have suggested that the main problem with Dragon Age 2 is that it adapts the world of DA to the strictures of Mass Effect's gaming style, resulting in an unpleasant masseffectification that saps the playing experience of its uniqueness. While there are a few small senses in which this is true (especially with the adoption of the dialogue wheel), to make this claim is to miss the mark: Dragon Age 2 is simply a downgrade from its predecessor in virtually...