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...
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.
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
Conclusion: Mark Of The Assassin is a perfect excuse to return to Dragon Age II and yet more evidence that BioWare’s approach to DLC is improving by the day. Varied, enjoyable and engaging, there’s still so much more that the developer can do with the franchise.
Conclusion: If you’re looking to play a fantasy RPG that contains a great story and plenty of gameplay then Dragon Age 2 will serve you well. While it may not be as great as the first game it has a charm all of its own and is well worth a look if you need to scratch your RPG itch. If you’re looking for an old fashioned D&D RPG in the same vein as Baldur’s Gate then I’m afraid it’s time that you accept the fact that today’s gamers aren't interested in dice rolls and stat checks.
Pros: The world of Dragon Age is still interesting, Interface improvements, Streamlined combat and inventory management
Conclusion: A well timed sword strike in Dragon Age 2 using one of your combat skills can easily cut through an enemy and in the process make them explode into a mess of body-parts and blood. Yes, explode, and yes, it looks ridiculous the first time you see it. But, the fluid and fast combat is both a definite and welcome improvement over the original.
Pros: Fast-paced and deep combat system, Multiple narratives that connect the overall story both directly and indirectly, Great cast of supporting characters
Cons: Linear level and quest design, Hawke is no Commander Shepherd, Repeating dungeon maps
Summary: Mark of The Assassin è un buon DLC, ben riuscito dal punto di vista del plot e della caratterizzazione, in grado addirittura di far sperimentare ai fan soluzioni di gameplay mai viste prima. Per questo, nonostante qualche sbavatura e la presenza di piccoli bug, l'acquisto è consigliato a tutti gli appassionati.
Summary: Dragon Age 2 si presenta, sostanzialmente, come un’esperienza parallela a quella di Origins, pur mostrando chiaramente, soprattutto nelle vicende, un’innegabile continuità. La strada dello snellimento intrapresa dal team di sviluppo non rende infatti questo sequel superiore al predecessore (come molti si aspettavano) ma lo pone -in un certo senso- sullo stesso piano.