Summary: The game should have the codes associated with a "new" game, which is why we purchased the new game at this price rather than a used one for $20. The new one we purchased did not come with the codes.
Summary: I've read a lot of the reviews on this site and I'm surprised by the venom with which some people approach their reviews or the reviews of others. I'm not sure why people feel the desperate need to be so critical of each other when the game is supposed to be the primary focus. Meaning, arguing opinions that essentially amount to something along the lines of 'I liked it' or 'I didn't like it' seems foolish and counterproductive.
Summary: If you were unsure if the acquisition of bioware by EA would affect the quality of game they put out, here's your answer. I have played bioware games since KOTOR and have yet to see them put out a such a steaming, bug filled pile as this. If you told me that the extent of their testing this game was one quick play through by some random junkie, who had never played an RPG, and was stoned out of his mind the whole time, I'd believe you.
Summary: I don't typically give bad reviews, but I feel the need to warn others who might be considering purchasing this game. It's not worth it. Don't buy it. This game is broken - not just bad - it's physically broken and unplayable. Broken: From the very first cut scene, all of the cut scenes experienced severe formatting and background effect problems. Background effect break out of the letterbox formatting and extend into outside areas.
They turned one of the best RPG's of all time into a button masher
P. Goss, Amazon
4 April 2011
Summary: What is there to say? They used to have a fantastic RPG, and decided they wanted to make a 3rd person button masher combat game. That's fine, but it shouldn't have been released under the Dragon Age IP. Very disappointed to have purchased this, and found it to be just an action game. Give it to your kids, they'll probably get a lot more out of it than you will.
Summary: After more than 40 hours of playing, I'm now unable to complete the game thanks to a known (and widespread) game breaking bug that slows down the main character to the point that he's completely worthless in battles. Disgusted that I wasted $60 on pre-ordering this game only to receive a broken product. DO NOT BUY.
Summary: Dragon Age: Origins was never a perfect game; but it had character, which is of epic import for any RPG game. DA2 is nothing like the original and only bears similarity in name and basic storyline. This game is disappointing from the start; it's slow to build, leaving you initially with random and pathetic sidequests of no importance, building then to a short "adventure" (I use the term so very lightly), and then only leading to more stupid sidequests.
Summary: I loved the earlier DA games and expected the same would be true of DA2. Not so fast Skippy. I could have sucked it up and overlooked many of the issues mentioned by other reviewers just for the experience of being back in the DA world. But I can not overlook the Isabella and Sebastian friendship glitches.
Summary: (Full disclosure: this review is based off the Dragon Age II - Signature Edition) BioWare's decision to streamline -- or "dumb down," depending on your viewpoint -- the western RPG, and the numerous use of recycled environments in Dragon Age II have been extensively covered and debated ad nauseum. Less publicized however, is the fact that Electronic Arts and BioWare shipped the game with an absolutely staggering amount of bugs and glitches.
This game should be called "Another Day in the Life of Napoleon Dynamite".
Very Disappointed, Amazon
12 March 2011
Summary: DA2 has got to be the biggest let down to gamers in, well, (excepting Fable III) quite a while. Bioware, like Lionhead, forgot that what makes games good aren't only the graphics and user interface, but the story and the plot. Let's start with why I trusted Bioware. KOTOR, ME, ME2, and DA. ALL of these games were great because they had a great story and great dialog/character interaction.