Note that this game is very different from DA:O. You have to take it as a different game, otherwise you'll be thoroughly disappointed.
This game is just about one person, the Champion of Kirkwall. It plays almost for the entire game in one city, Kirkwall. And the story is completely linear, with your choices not making much of a difference.
Despite all these differences to what made the original game great (exploring a huge continent, while history was taking place and playing a pivotal role in events, making a real difference in the outcome), this game is a well-executed action-adventure all in itself.
There are games with much better graphics (Two worlds II has impressive environments, for instance), but it has a tight control scheme, good character models and is a fun dungeon crawler.
you will easyly beat the game without any problem. if you flow the flowolling:
All you got to do is, on level upgrade only upgrade the characters atack power and critical chance (dexlicity). in fights you easly beat the enamy without any problem. and one more thing always have two warrior in the party member, because they keep the enamy busy while your mage or varic is inficting damage from a distance.
One more thing do not change varic's wepon, because the weapon he starts with it can elovlem with the caracter (varic). keep this in mind.
your party member should be two wearrior one rouge (i recomand Varic) and one mage.
Let me start saying why I give this a 7 because of repeat dungeons.what I mean by that is there is only like 8 different dungeons that they copy through the entire game and the fact that your in the same dam city the entire game and it never changes which makes third playthrough impossible for me.the good better graphics not the best but better than the first one.thumb got tired in final boss battle because I had keep pressing buttons.also why I say a third playthrough is because I wonder what happens if I do everything different.but beyond that I will see what I can get for trading it in.