Just weeks ahead of the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, Trent from Zero1gaming.com takes a look at the previous entry in the DA series.
Hope it will be a great game
Game is already available.
Between you and the other kids below the comments are disturbing, Either the majority of are illiterate or are all lovers of a universal hated game all in one place? Coincidence? Doubt it.
Can't wait to get my hand on this game :)
It's in the shops and on digital stores as we speak. You can probably get it really cheap as it wasn't received well. If you're talking about Dragon Age 3, well that's not what this article is about and you could do with going to Specsavers.
I should probably be ashamed to say this but I just bought this game recently since it was cheap and I wanted to catch up on the story before Inquisition and... I'm really liking it. I've almost finished it and have thoroughly enjoyed the journey. It's no Origins of course and is not for anyone who plays to test their battle strategy or manage loot and stats but for a guy like me who's more interested in experiencing and personalising my own story I've really enjoyed it. The only major downside is I've played as an elemental Mage which seems far better than playing as any other class I've played as in a Dragon Age game. Which sort of means for Inquisition I can go back to playing as a less enjoyable class or build another Mage and risk getting burned out on doing the same thing I did in the last game.
I liked it too, though it had some problems. The lack of playable space was a huge problem, and the ending was a mess--your choices don't matter because they force a false equivalency into the narrative so that, no matter what side you choose, you get to fight the same bosses as you would on the other side. It was that last bit that really killed the game for me. Some people also dislike the more action oriented combat, but I enjoyed it. I much prefer competent action gameplay over shoddy tactical play.
Never understood the hate this game received. At the core, DAII was a serviceable RPG with a lot of fun to be had. I think it's biggest problem is that it wasn't Origins. Origins was a superior title and while I was playing DAII I couldn't help but pick apart the ways it wasn't the first game. Had I played DAII without having played Origins I probably would have had a much better time with it.
I enjoyed it almost as much as Origins.
The game is amazing.
Dragon Age: Kirkwall had plenty of issues going for it, pushing itself even further away from Bioware's legacy with tactical play. I would say the only character likeable in the game, is Varric. Especially Anders was messed up, considering they had to push him as a certain orientation compared to Origins. It's almost like completely different writers were in charge.
I HATED DAII when I first played it. One of the most disappointing games I've ever played. I invested a LOT of emotion in Origins and Awakening, and felt that II squandered ALL of it. That said, I'm playing through the entire series again prior to DAIII's release (currently still in Origins). Will be going through Awakening and all DLC as well. So I'll be revisiting II pretty soon, and I think that I might come to like it's unique addition to the series this time around. III has definitely revitalized my interest in the series.
DAII was simply a serviceable RPG. Average. Because it wasn't Origins, it is hated. But really. Its just meh.
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