This is no where near as good a game as Dragon Age Origins
jason cowan, Amazon
13 March 2013
Summary: In this version, as others have said, combat is a button mash fest and lacks the strategic planning of DAO. The story line is convoluted at times and most of the voice actors are average or subpar - obviously the dwarf is pretty good, but other than that and I'd really have to think. The locations will be rehashed over, and over again ad nauseum - oh look, another warehouse identical to the last one!
Summary: Unlike some of the more obsessed Dragon Age fans, I didn't think that this was a complete waste of time and money. The main problem is that Bioware marketed and produced this as a main chapter in the saga, when on a functional level it's really just a glorified expansion of Origins. So let's get the negatives out of the way, which have been pointed out here by others: --The game was rushed into production, and it shows in the numbingly repetitive environments.
Summary: This game is 50/50 that you'll like it, combat style is action/rpg compared to other previous game. Story was decent, but not as great as DA: Origins , my problem with game was wayyyy too much recycle maps.. example all mansions use same map an design with different lock rooms, same thing applys to beach/caves an such, game looks great graphicly but repeated maps is what kills it
Summary: This game might not be as good as DA:O; and I would also say that this game doesn't live up to the Bioware name that we all know and love, but it is decent overall all and I would still buy it for the price that it is at. If you can get past seeing the same cave 30+ times and revisiting the same zone,over and over, and dont fall asleep while playing or just loosing track of the story then you are in for a mediocre experience!
Summary: Couldn't get into this game like the first one. Characters and story weren't interesting and it felt like a spin-off of the first game, only much worse. It was filled with mostly fetch quests and it was too easy. Some customization available to you in the first game has been taken away. I tried multiple times to finish DA2 but was bored quickly. At the current price it's probably not that bad but I paid more when it was still a newer game so I feel like it was a waste.
Took a great first game, and reduced it to a disappointing outing.
9 February 2012
Summary: Ahh. Where to start? Coming off an epic game in Origins Bioware had a hit on their hands but with their new DA man in charge who DID NOT like the first game in charge. Their first big mistake right there. Their next one was allowing EA to force a 18 month development which isn't enough time to properly develop games even if your a big studio. But aside from that back to the game itself.
Summary: STORY- The player assumes the role of (insert name here) Hawke, a human who must flee Ferelden as the Blight of Dragon Age: Origins sweeps across their hometown of Lothering. From there, Hawke and his/her family move to Kirkwall, a large and rather depressing city, where they hope to return to their estate and live comfortably while they wait out the Blight.
Summary: I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to this game. Dragon Age: Origins was one of the best fantasy games I've ever played. The story was epic (save the world from a demon invasion! Fight dragons!) and the characters were interesting and the back-and-forth banter between the companions you had with you was highly entertaining. I have no idea why they changed so much of what worked, then made it all worse.
Summary: Dragon Age: Origins, in my opinion, was an RPG masterpiece, and probably the best game I've ever played. It wasn't perfect, though, and there were quite a few things for Bioware to improve upon for the second installment in the series. However, based on the design choices for Dragon Age II, it looks like the only feedback fans had for original game is that it wasn't Mass Effect 2.