Summary: The game has a more streamlined RPG element to it, than an immersive RPG element. They recycled a bunch of the same environments, which made the game seem highly repetitive. The characters, however, were great; and I'd say that the increased speed of combat was a pleasant addition to the game.
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.
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.
Summary: With Mass Effect 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim a little over 6 months away and a relatively slow start to the year (though Dead Space 2 was phenomenal) Bioware has released its sequel to Dragon Age: Origins, a homage to old school PC games.
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.
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.
Summary: This game has some great qualities, but as other Dragon Age diehards have said it is incomparable to Origins. Dragon Age II lacks the freedom and urgency of its predecessor. The plot had great potential but the emotional intensity is absent, something that made Origins so addictive.