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. This is a must-buy for any RPG fans or those who enjoyed the first Dragon Age game or other titles by BioWare.
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 mapping is very convenient, Satisfying combat with lots of strategic options, Good implementation of story into gameplay proceedings, Absolutely huge game that never stops giving
Cons: The theme of “mages: good or evil?” is recycled a bit too much throughout the game, Still fairly basic environmental- and character models, Forgettable music and sound effects, Good versus evil moral choices are still pretty arbitrary, Everything is structured so there is little in the way of “free roaming”
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. Will it be the best RPG of the year? Skyrim, its over to you...
Deep RPG filled with mature themes, violence, and sex.
Common Sense Media
30 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. Players spend much of their time engaged in conversations with other characters, fostering or damaging relationships as they choose. Some of the dialogue contains cussing.
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. The game keeps pushing you through all the stuff that doesn’t meet the Bioware quality standards and you won’t regret your time investment. When the price drops, it’s a worthwhile pickup for fans of the series.
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. The storyline is engaging and the characters can really drive the story depending on your relationship with them and the things you choose to do with them.
Excerpt: I guess people liked the origin stories in the first game so much that BioWare went ahead and made the sequel one giant origin story that cuts short just before it actually goes anywhere. It’s as if someone made a Batman movie that ended with Bruce Wayne putting on his costume for the first time.
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
Summary: Tato hra je k pokračování Dragon Age: Prameny (Origins), kde se ocitnete v roli uprchlíka Hawkea. Z Hawkeyho se během 10ti let stane nejvýznamnější osoba své doby a také se stane šampiónem Kirkwallu.
Conclusion: Dragon Age II manages to be the same great epic as its forebear in terms of sheer scale and ambition, while packing in superior visuals, improved gameplay and a stronger grasp on its own unique identity. Giving the hero a voice helps, as does the consistently engaging story, which draws you in from the off and doesn't let go. Dragon Age II is a rich and lustrous fantasy RPG that shouldn't be missed by anyone with a pulse.