posted by msdawg81 (Olive Branch, MS) Jan 26, 2014
Member since Dec 2007
This is a mediocre franchise, and it should not be mentioned in the same breath of other AAA RPGs. Dragon Age is much closer in quality to Gothic and Two Worlds than it is Skyrim.
Now, to show that I'm not just here to bash it, I will give credit where credit is due. Dragon Age weaves an excellent story throughout the game, and it gives you a lot of significant choices in terms of what type of personality you'd like to portray. Your decisions have a big impact on the tale, so you have to give some thought to how you answer each question or respond to each comment.
Now for the less appealing parts of the game... First and foremost, whereas other RPGs seem to be getting bigger and bigger every year, Dragon Age keeps you on a very restrictive path throughout the entire game. You cannot stray from a path because you'll run into invisible walls every time, and even worse, the same maps are used over and over and over again for the various quests. At times, I felt like I had warped back to 2004 while I was playing this.
In terms of weapons and abilities, DA gives a valiant effort, but you don't really get a feeling that much has changed even when you get your hands on a supposedly much more powerful weapon. They all feel the same, and there's very little that you can do to make them unique. Unfortunately, abilities are the same. There's just not much that distinguishes one offensive ability from another one, and that's really disappointing for a game like this.
Last, I can't close without mentioning the absurdly difficult final battle. I won't spoil anything here, but I'll just say that the last battle is about 25x more difficult than anything you've faced up to that point, and your only chance to stock up on potions/grenades is a small shop that offers a very limited supply right before the fight. It was maddening and ridiculous.
If you're a big RPG fan like I am, this is a decent game to play, but let's please stop acting like it's a AAA. It's
posted by Viciouslilbit (JEFFERSON, MD) Dec 11, 2013
Member since Nov 2013
7.8?? I have NO clue how this game got such a good rating. All i have been doing so far is walking around, waiting for loading screens, fighting once in a blue moon and pressing the x button a million times to skip over the annoying talking that happens every 5 seconds of the game. It's like every 10 steps you make you are interrupted. This game is so annoying i can not stand to play it any longer. I have sat and starred at the screen just waiting, 1000x more then i have been able to actually do something fun such as fighting.
posted by pokehollow (LUTHERVILLE TIMONIUM, MD) Nov 8, 2013
Member since May 2011
Dragon age II is a good game but feels a bit rushed coming out only a year after dragon age Origins it improved on gameplay But everything else kinda didnt live up to what everyone hoped for but dont get me wrong here it still is a good game but if you want to play this game after Dragon age Origins i expect you shift your expectations a little