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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.