Summary: Playing through Dragon Age 2 was a chore for a lot of people, others have been quick to forgive Bioware for delivering a product that didn't seem up to their normal standard of quality. I find myself in the latter group, but still maintain that they could have released a better game.
Summary: BioWare continues its streak of creating excellent RPGs, Dragon Age 2 offers a more focussed game than its predecessor with slight improvements to graphics and gameplay. It engrosses us in the tale of Hawke and his family as they struggle to build a new existence as refugees in a hostile city.
Pros: A more focussed story that centers around a man and his family, struggling to make their way in a new city. A refreshing break from always playing the savior of the world., Dialog is interesting and thought provoking, Sharper and brighter textures, Fantastic voice acting, Special ability button m...
Conclusion: If you are a fan of RPG's, then I definitely recommend this game, as it has hours of gameplay in it, and definite replayability, which some achievements requiring multiple playthroughs. Overall then, this is a great game that is well worth buying, and with imminent DLC, the lifespan is huge.
Deep RPG filled with mature themes, violence, and sex.
Common Sense Media
29 May 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Dragon Age II is a violent role-playing game that glorifies bloody fantasy combat and features sexually-charged sequences that stop just shy of showing the act itself. It is also a true role-playing game that focuses on storytelling and character development.
Conclusion: Diverges from the Bioware formula but did not get enough time to mature. Tactical element of battles has been removed in favor of waves and consolidated powers leave you yearning for something more.
Summary: provokes conflicting emotions. On the one hand, BioWare’s flare for writing culminates in intriguing moral dilemmas and complex character relationships. On the other hand, flawed battle structures, rehashed dungeons and flat out bad design decisions put a gamer’s loyalty to the test.
Conclusion: Overall the game was great. There are plenty of missions to keep you occupied. Multiple playthroughs are needed to get everything out of the game; probably two. But it will be less time consuming than the four possible stories that DA: Origins left you with.
Excerpt: Anyone who was unfortunate enough to have played Dragon Age: Origins on Xbox 360 or PS3 is probably well aware that the game took a number of hits in its journey from the PC (the platform for which it was originally designed) to consoles.
Excerpt: Two years ago, BioWare amazed RPG players with their incredible game, Dragon Age: Origins. The game was truly a work of art. Now, in 2011, we finally get our hands on the much anticipated sequel, Dragon Age II.
Pros: + Fast, fun game play, + Nice visuals, + Beautiful music, + Extensive skill trees, + Great presentation
Cons: Sometimes too simplistic, Not much variety in early quests, Just doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t have that epic feel, Not much customization for party members