Dragon Age II
No Longer how Dragon Age was
There are many improvements that make the game more enjoyable like gameplay and the graphics. However, there is two big things that Bioware did that put down this title a lot. Recycled areas...i feel I saw the exact same areas over and over again...and I did. The plot of this game seems like a prologue not a full title plot. Ends poorly and the decisions you make do little to affect the outcome. Does not give you a conclusion either and from reading about DA 3, it does only a little for it.
This is one of the best RPG games I have ever seen
I think this game is good for anybody that likes Science fiction because this game has alot of fiction and not very much science but it fits the category. This game is preety long so if you are looking for a game to keep you busy this is the one. It is way better than the first one. If you like fable or fallout then is the game for you!
update on my review- Great game...but...
So i have almost beat the game. This is what I think of it. It is not better that Dragon Age Origins in way of story, or variety in the world. Races have a more varied appearance rather than just humans with pointy ears for elves or just big humans for the Qunari so thats nice. The fighting has a faster reaction time and more dynamic and flashy. The customization of your own character (minus the races customization) is smoother and there is more variety. The dialog is better in that your character actually talks and there is better voice acting. Im a little disappointed that all the underground maps are the same and that you are only in once city rather than exploring a "world". Im also disappointed int he length, it's only taking me about 20-30 hours to beat whereas Origins was about 50 hours, better story line and better maps, more creativity. THe improvements they made were excellent however I feel like story and variety in the world was compromised. Hopefully DLCs add some much needed variety. I think I will play this again to see if I missed anything, but from what I've read most fans of Origins are saying the same things. Overall its a great game considering that time it took them to make and with all the improvements (which i mentioned above).
It is quite enjoyable though and fun, but I was really in love with Origins.
Not worth it
Bioware really dropped the ball with this one. The only improvements to this game over Dragons Age: Origins are the graphics and the combat gameplay (both are only slightly better), the rest of the game is a complete fail. The worst level design ive seen in a 360 game and a story that seems pieced together make most of this game a complete grind.
The only real enjoyment i took from this game was listening to your party members talk while you walk around.
Unless you absolutely LOVE Origins and Awakening, i wouldn't recommend this game to you.
Less is not more...
When DA2 was announced so early (relatively) after DA, people immediately thought it would be a rushed job. That is pretty accurate. Bioware uses the old Daggerfall trick of reusing cave and dungeon maps as opposed to going through all the work of having an area look unique. Quests are easier and you can pretty much stumble upon things that you need. The slight change in art style makes the graphics prettier, but it's really smoke and mirrors done with brighter textures. Combat feels slightly more interactive, but is basically the same. The skill trees are smaller, leading some to say the game has been "dumbed done" which is, sadly, true. The story is excellent, which is the only real saving grace. Dragon Age 2 is good, but seems to follow the Bioware trend of not being able to make a sequel as good as the original.
So far so good!
So far I am really enjoying this game. I haven't had a chance to play as much as I would like. It has a unique look to it from Origins and it works very well. The fighting style, interactions and general graphics are a lot smoother and fancy than Origins.
Dragon Age II is Amazing
this game is an amazing game i am very satisfied with the graphics and fighting style of this game the free roam is amazing and so is the way u can talk to people this game is one of my top favorite games
It is going to rock
this game is going to be the best one to this day i love the demo it rock and if it going to be the same we as gamers well die on its look and feel but all i need is 27.20 more to get it so looks like my weekend i am working for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1