Summary: Not as good as the first game. I miss old bioware, the bioware that existed prior to EA. Their games were way more detailed and in depth then and more time was spent on them. I could customize my followers without paying extra too. I never got as absorbed in this as I did in the first game.
Summary: ... and I wanted to like this one. To some extent, I think I did, but there were a few annoyances. First of all, they completely reuse dungeons.... over and over again, it feels like you're going through the same dungeon in a different directions (front to back, back to front, etc.) Additionally, the first one started this great story where you get full customization of your character...
Summary: DA:O was the masterpiece. lets place that game on the scale of 1-10 at a firm 10 DA:2 falls on the dragon age awesome scale at a weak 5 As much as I loved DA:O I was equally bummed at the complete LACK of DA:2 It was as if the writers and designers and crew got lazy. Repeated areas over and over, tight fighting spaces, washed out color pallet, and lack of great voice acting that was in DA:O Even the companion/romance options were badly done IMO In DA;O you got to woo...
Summary: I loved Dragon Age: Origins. I beat it with three characters and completed all the DLC. I was beyond excited for Dragon Age II when it was announaced. Unfortunately it did not live up to the hype or my expectations. Dragon Age II looks good. The graphics are solid and an improvement upon the first entry. The voice work is also good (though I find DA:O still superior) as is the music. That is where the game succeeds, it fails elsewhere.
Summary: Really liked the first game, but was surprised to find how far this game strayed from that more 'old school' formula. Have to admit that combat was fun, especially when my dual wielding berzerker speed class really got rolling. Still worth a look for fans of the first game, even if it's just to keep in touch while waiting for the third game.
Summary: I waited for this game to be discounted before purchasing it based on the reviews here and on other websites. I'm glad I did as this game wasn't worth the $59 it originally came out as. But at $20, it was exactly the right amount. I played the first Dragon Age and loved it but found it a bit complex for my tastes.
Summary: So i played DAO and Awakenings and Witch Hunt and i played it on PC. switched to xbox for DA2, and was disappointed. certainly not a bad game, but not a very good one either. combat is much more button-mashy (hit A until your target is dead). On hard you have to play the run like hell game from some boss level characters (one particular fight has 2 very tough SOB revenants that will kill you so fast if you engage both at the same time). The world is not that smooth.
A look at the spars ups and plentiful downs of Dragon Age II
10 September 2011
Summary: First of all, we'll get this out of the way, if you absolutely loved the first game, its mechanics, and everything in between about Dragon Age: Origins, there may be changes here that disappoint. But if you're the other breed that thought the game's fighting and mechanics were too stale then there could be elements that change your perspective on Dragon Age. I fall into the prior category.