Originally Posted by TwilightEscape
The game wasn't THAT bad to be put as one of the most disappointing games. It was quite fun, people just put too high of expectations on it and then were let down, it doesn't deter from the fact that the game was still fun. I haven't played DA2 in a very long time but just as with any game there are crappy trash items and then good unique items. I'm not sure what the problem is with this. EVERY game has something similar to this and yet people slam DA2 for it? No sense. Sure the title Dragon Age makes very little sense but people are also missing what an "age" is. A dragon age can simply imply that there is dragons within the age but not the predecessor, doesn't mean the game has to be about some godforsaken dragon(s).
disappointing =/= bad. There was another "worst games of 2011" list. they are 2 different things.
you were right about people having high expectations on it and were let down. Though, the reason why DA2 got such high expectations was pretty obvious.
and about the crappy item vs great items, I'm aware that other RPG games have it, in fact I think all of them have it. What I was trying to say was that DA2 started using a different model, the "sell me! I'm totally junk!" model.
There were literally 80% of the item drops that were useless. By useless I don't mean swords that +1 attack (while the norm is maybe +4), I mean like....."broken jeans". BROKEN JEANS DUDE. An item that you can only sell for like 2 gold. That is not even remotely close to the "inferior item drop" model. They basically just tell you "this is junk, throw this away. That is good, keep that." Why, I'd rather pick up a crap sword than broken jeans and cracked claws all day.
The game has a companion system and yet you don't get to upgrade the equipment on your companions. Whats up with that? (don't avoid this one again if you were to defend the game, this one pissed me off the most in the entire game)
The game has very, very, I mean VERY little item choices for your character. Yeah, you would think that if they disabled companion customization, they would have done better in what YOU can wear, right.... And when you pick up a seemingly godly outfit that's limited to main character and proceed to find that it's for a different class? Priceless.
About the "age" thing.....now you're trying a bit too hard.... Technically you're right, it does not have to evolve around dragons despite the name. Only problem is, the last game was epic about wars between mankind and "undead" forces lead by dragon gods (so dragons do exist in this "age") and yet this game is about political conflicts in a city?
I've said it, and I'll say it again. It is not a bad game. If DA:O never existed, this game would be 6/10 material for me. Hell I'd probably give it a 7, even. As a sequel to something as great as that though....I gotta say DA2 just lacks the depth in literally every aspect. The only thing that really improved was the battle graphics, and the only thing that I think got "side-graded" was the skill tree. The rest all got dumbed down to a ridiculous level