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GF Rating
7.8

11013 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Good But Not Great

posted by J2Fresh26 (COMPTON, CA) Mar 21, 2011

Member since Mar 2011

I know this is like beating a dead horse here but the game doesn't give you any area to explore, you go through the same paths way to many times, and not to mention there aren't any new drops when you do this so it really becomes pointless. If you're hoping for a traditional RPG where you can explore and have multiple chances to get rare items(pretty much being rewarded for exploring) you're wrong...so wrong. The battle is pretty cool, the game will cause you to sit there for hours because it's by no means boring but just to linear.

Glad I GF'd instead of buying it

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Origins was Better

posted by Karinka88 (MONTROSE, CO) Mar 20, 2011

Member since May 2010

im going to start off saying the ONLY thing i liked more about this game then the 1st was no auto attack i hated that even if i am just tapping the A button all the time least im doing something other then that origins blows this outta the water this game is the same mash of dungeons,caves heck all areas are reused so many times im at the end part of act 2 and so far its just this ONE single town theres no where else to visit same 4-5 shops i have to go to every time with junk inventory only place with good stuff to buy is the black emporium which you have to buy with MS points ....ya the game did start off with some promise with faster combat i usually prefer faster paced games and soon as i 1st used whirlwind and scythe on the 1st level i was excited but the feeling didnt last long even when i got the skills back.... was to little to late tactics are very weak in this game im just brute forcing my way through right now with my warrior with no problems im using no cross class comboing i have 3 warriors and 1 healer on my team and nothing has slowed me down on hard mode so far besides that deep roads boss my healer mainly just buffs no need for heals but overall besides the massively reused areas my main complaint is the lack of inventory customization everything is class specific now staffs-mages only - shields - warriors only ect. ect. not to mention ALL of the AIs cannot wear Helms,Boots,Gauntlets, or Chest Armor they got this stupid new thing called companion armor which has .... 4 tiers i think that just gives them an overall armor value no way to customize it besides maybe a rune slot for some of the AIs anyways thats my biggest complaint is the lack of customization and the balance of abilities it just seems like it was thrown together quickly no wonder it came out so fast id say rent if you really enjoy tons of unique dialog and decision making other then that.... pick something else out of your queue ... oya and storyline haha..... there is none

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Definetly a Buyer

posted by Shadow051 (MEADVIEW, AZ) Mar 18, 2011

Member since Mar 2011

Dragon Age is back and its painted on a new canvas. Dragon Age 2 is not like its predessor in many ways. For one you are no longer auto attacking now you have to hit the A button to attack with either your swords, daggers or staves, but dont think its just a button masher because you still have access to spells or skills to increase damage, or defense etc.

The story is not as good as dragon age: origins due to the fact you dont seem to be driven forward. To me it felt like i was doing more side quests then anything else. and the characters are definetly not as memorable. There are defineitly some funny banter between the characters and some memorable moments through out the game, but i dont see me playing through the game again for any other reason besides to try out the different classes more indepthly.

The graphics are a big improvement this time around, although some of the animations dont work properly and the voice acting is very impressive.

There are still a few glitches and bugs through out the game but nothing to serious and it doesn't mess with the game play any.

The loading time is just ridiculous honestly it takes forever so i would recommend isntalling onto your console to lower them.

The skill and inventory systems have definetly been dumbed down alot and you can no longer customize your partys armor past the point of some armor upgrades that dont change the appearance at all and the trinkets.

Overall I really enjoyed this game even more than i did the first one. So i would definetly buy it.

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