posted by pyrofire43 (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) Mar 25, 2011
Member since Jan 2008
With long play time, high replay value, and very high fun, Dragon Age 2 is a game that's worth buying.
Pros: -main character is voice acted by a man and woman, giving you a movie feel to the quests. -The speed of the action has been sped up from the original, giving you a feel of visceral action. -Spells and melee animations are flashier. -quest's stories are engaging and interesting. -the talents are improved and allow you to focus on certain powers to increase their effectiveness. -cross class combos allow even melee classes to get in on the action of extra damage. -classes have been evened out, to give melee classes more of a thrill. -better visuals than the first. -action is very satisfying as you turn mobs into explosions of blood. -elites and bosses are original, and fun.
Pro/Cons: Can be good or bad -Bosses and elite bosses are much harder than anything else you run into in the game. On hard, you will need to customize your group's equipment to take these monsters down. -The voice acting between good, funny, and bold give completely different personalities. If you want you responses to vary depending on the situation, you may be turned off by your badass making a joke, but if you want to respond consistently, you will have increase replay value by enjoying the differences. -Inventory has been streamlined, but prevents you from choosing armor for companions. This means less time in menus.
Cons: -the world is much much smaller than the first game and you will be limited to questing in a city and its outer lands. -the main character's family and personal story is bland. Nothing like the DA:O's origin tales. -A companion's role in a group is very limited. Although there is 5 DPS companions, there is only 1 tank and 1 healer. This forces you to play with certain companions unless you fill the roll yourself. -The game lacks an overall story. The game is segmented into three parts with their own endings. There is nothing that ties these three parts together
I have been waiting for this game for a good while, and even waited almost two weeks so that Gamefly could send me a copy. I couldn't wait to play the full game, especially after I played the Demo.
And, I can honestly say... It IS a great game.
The gameplay is similar to Origins, but it is a lot more focused on action and fighting, to where you have to press 'A' to use your basic attack, which ALWAYS looks awesome. It's like everything is amped up to the next level. And you fight A LOT more enemies at once, making you truly feel like the Champion of Kirkwall.
You can import your saved data from Origins, if you have played it, and depending on what you did and decided in that game, it reflects on what happens in your new game. Like, for example and spoiler, if you saved all of the werewolves and turned them back to humans, it will show that. It also has some preset settings, for those that have not played Origins. And don't worry, while selecting the game, it can tell you all of the choices you made in the previous game. VERY useful for those that played the game a lot.
The story beats the first game's by a land slide. The choices you make are done like in Mass Effect, which I personally LOVE. The story will give you a few twists and turns which you will NOT see coming, and this coming from a guy who usually ruins the game or movie because I can tell what's going to happen... which I hate myself for. T~T The story is something which everyone will love, and it can change depending on what you can do (by the way, what happens in the end of the game made my jaw drop for over a minute).
The best part about it? The game gives you a bunch of free items if you go to the website and do various things, like thumbs up it in Facebook, or beat the demo to start out with a sword to held you out in the beginning of the game.
There are a few glitches, like a man standing like a ghost or something, but that's what patches are for.