Summary: The only part of this game that is slightly fun is the beginning. The fighting is lame all you do is push the A button to attack. The only powerful attacks take way to long cool down to use again. And if you play on normal the enemies are way to hard to kill but if its on easy your team will just kill them before you even have a chance to get over to them. And forget trying to play without a team you can't even handle the weakest enimies if there are more than five.
Summary: In the contest between this one and the first, the first wins by far. When i heard that DAO 2 was coming out i was extremely excited but, i was excited for a new DAO not Mass Effect with a melee system. The game is good if you dont much mind for a slow progressing story and easy (though interactive) gameplay. The game seemed to lack the need for tactics and was most of the time just pressing A the whole time.
Summary: I very much like Dragon Age 1, and this game just ruins the reputation. The makers said that it is supposed to be play like a strategy game, when originally it is supposed to be played like a fighting game. It is unoriginal and just is just another knock-off for more money. It's a shame. I would recommend #1 alot much more. It is amazing for it's time, and is actually fun and original.