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Been thinking of buying it since I liked the 1st one ... but am put off by the lack of an Aerial / Tactical view ... plus I heard it was less rpg (less leveling, etc) and more action type. Was curious what the people who've played it thought of the game.
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you will be EXTREMELY disappointed.

finished DAO and all the DLCs and awakening within 1 week.

started DA2 and put it down after 1hr. i never touched it since.
Edited by tyuo9980 - 7/31/11 at 6:18pm
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It was all right. It's just not what people were expecting.

If you go into it wanting more DA, you'll be disappointed. Look into the DA expansion for that.

If you go into it wanting a good RPG with a decent story, it will deliver.
    
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you will be EXTREMELY disappointed.
DA2 was a good game...as long as you dont compare it to DA:O.
Same thing with Mass Effect and ME2. Same series, but the games are marketed to such vastly different groups of people(and as such are so different) its moronic to really compare them.

EA has a history of taking great RPG studios and crushing the life out of them for profit, and it looks like Bioware is its latest victim.

Summary: It was a terrible sequel not worthy of the "Dragon Age" title, but its a very well made and executed game intended for FPS players who want an easy foray into the world of Action RPGs.
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It was all right. It's just not what people were expecting.

If you go into it wanting more DA, you'll be disappointed. Look into the DA expansion for that.

If you go into it wanting a good RPG with a decent story, it will deliver.
Decent/mediocre story...oh. And the same exact maps. Over. And. Over. And. Over. What moron at Bioware thought no one would notice the same exact dungeon or coast etc map being reused repeatedly? Downright unapologetically lazy map design.

Not worth full retail price IMHO.
Edited by Skripka - 7/31/11 at 6:25pm
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DA2 as a standalone is decent. however i loved dao because of its tactical and strategic gameplay, not a hack and slash action rpg.
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DA2 was a good game...as long as you dont compare it to DA:O.
Same thing with Mass Effect and ME2. Same series, but the games are marketed to such vastly different groups of people(and as such are so different) its moronic to really compare them.

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I totally agree with PhilWrir!! I loved DA:O and thought DA2 was more a Hack n' Slasher still a great game IMHO tho... Mass Effect 1 wasn't my cup of tea but, I really got into Mass Effect 2... Seems like with DA2 they made it more consolized or as Phil said more for FPS players...
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I totally agree with PhilWrir!! I loved DA:O and thought DA2 was more a Hack n' Slasher still a great game IMHO tho... Mass Effect 1 wasn't my cup of tea but, I really got into Mass Effect 2... Seems like with DA2 they made it more consolized or as Phil said more for FPS players...
Both ME2 and DA2 are Bioware(probably at the behest of EA) trying to snag some CoD players.
I have almost no hope for ME3 seeing as I found ME2 nearly unplayable and how seriously watered down DA2 was.
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I have NO idea how people in their right mind can say it was a decent game.
And to say "don't compare it to DA:O" just seems silly. It's the sequel to a hugely acclaimed game. Why shouldn't we expect it to be amazing... It's just sad that we actually expect it to be bad.

The recycled maps and absurdly easy combat system will drive you mental.
And I don't think people understand just how badly they reused the same map...
I mean, it's freaking bad. It isn't just heavy recycling of the odd tileset. No no no... Its complete level layouts. Secret rooms, doors and all. Exact to 30 other areas.
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It is terrible. The story goes nowhere, side quests rarely make sense. The lore gets completely lost and the combat quickly turns into a click fest. Skip it or play DAO again.
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