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  • Blog Post: Better than the First

    No, really. Let's take the unpopular opinion, shall we? I think the most effective way to do this is to compare Dragon Age 2 to its predecessor. And yeah, I'm sure many of you aren't gonna like this. Let's start with the common criticisms: 1.) Level Design: Critics complain that Bioware... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Age II: Back to the Minors

    (Yeah, that's right....I'm holding a ball of fire in my hand) Dragon Age II is an odd game. It sets aside many longstanding RPG conventions and replaces them with...well...nothing really. After finishing the game roughly two weeks ago I couldn't help but wonder what exactly BioWare was trying... More
  • Blog Post: Epic potential ends in disappointment

    There are few things as disappointing as seeing a really good looking dessert then taking a bite, and it does not taste bad but mediocre. This is the way DA2 left me. It looked really good on several points when I originally saw it, but it did not deliver the results expected. As far as pluses there... More
  • Blog Post: A medievil adventure like none I have played before

    When I was at my local Blockbuster trying to rent Dead Island I came across the game that was (hopefully) going to hold me over until the copy was returned. Having the played the demo for this game I didn't really expect to enjoy it to much but to be honest as the game begin I was...intrigued. The... More
  • Blog Post: More action, less rpg.

    Dragon Age 2 is easily more comfortable for the console than Origins. The button mashing is more engaging than auto attack(especially how ranged fighters will alter their attacks when confronted at close range), but at the same time, it feels less tactical than Origins. If you want a decent healer in... More
  • Blog Post: A solid game overshadowed by it's predecessor.

    When Dragon Age:Origins hit the store shelves, many gamers praised it for it's intuitive combat,intriguing story which was shaped by your race and origin (hence the subname), among many other things. Almost 2 years after that Dragon Age 2 hit the store shelves, and while it's still a solid game... More
  • Blog Post: One of the best pure RPG franchises in recent memory becomes a decent action RPG with an interesting story for a western RPG.

    Dragon age Origins was one of the best RPGs of the decade so the hopes were high for Dragon age 2,I am saddened to report that it does not live up to the original game,however the gameplay failings are made up for by some cool story moments in the final 2 chapters. The very first thing that will strike... More
  • Blog Post: Very Well Done

    I just recently obtained this game and haven't been able to stop playing it since. I thought the first one was outstanding and so far number 2 seems to be right on track. Both are extraordinary games in my opinion. Wish me luck. More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Age: A completely different game and story

    A good game in its own right, the story in the sequel is sub par. The most disappointing thing in Dragon Age 2 is that it has nothing to do with the first. It is a completely different story. It really should not be considered dragon age 2. Dragon Age: Origins and the DLC that went with it left quite... More
  • Blog Post: A Great Sequel

    in my opinion dragon age: origins was one of the most epic games of 2009,and it seems like Bioware to give the public something that they never had in origins...a more in depth experience. Dragon Age 2 does just that, with a story that brings you more in depth with your Character as well as companions... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Age 2 - Game Review

    The last couple of days, I've gone over what I consider the first 2 entries to the series, though I suppose Awakening could be seen as Dragon Age 1.5. There was a lot to like about the Origins games, and I will admit I was both excited and a bit concerned when I heard Dragon Age 2 would be coming... More
  • Blog Post: Shaping Thedas

    This may have a lot to do with the fact that I did not let my inner fangirl pass any judgement on this game until I beat it but I loved it. Dragon Age 2, which would be more aptly named Dragon Age: Champion of Kirkwall, is not meant to be a direct continuation of Origins but a foundation for where the... More
  • Blog Post: A solid sequel marred by technical difficulties....

    Being a big fan of both Bioware and Dragon Age: Origins/Awakening, naturally I was excited when I heard there was a sequel in the works and, having now played through said sequel, I am left with a sort of bittersweet taste in my mouth. As far as graphics and sound are concerned, the game is a masterpiece... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Age II, opening the door for the year of epic RPG's

    What with Mass effect 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Hunted: Demons Forge, RAGE and Dead Island all coming out this annum, you could be forgiven for thinking that Dragon Age could be a footnote in this years line-up. Fortunately this is not so... I picked up the Signature Edition of the game which contained... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Age 2 in 4500 words or less... >_<

    By the time I finished the introductory section of Dragon Age 2 (a.k.a. DA2), I was cursing Bioware's name for pulling a bait-and-switch. There's no denying that this instalment has a very different feel from Dragon Age: Origins (a.k.a. DAO). However I finally got through my rage-stroke, and... More
  • Blog Post: A bit rushed, but still a great game.

    I thought the game was really good. It wasn't quite up to par with DAO, but I definitely don't feel that it deserves the criticism some fans are giving it. Overall, I enjoyed the story. It wasn't totally fractured. I thought there were plenty enough hints laid out to see what focus the ending... More
  • Blog Post: Wanting to be a Champion

    I was late to the Dragon Age party, but boy am I glad I attended. The first game had all the great story elements I'd come to expect from a Bioware game. With memorable characters, amazing dialogue, and plenty to see and explore, it was like being immersed in a good book. With the second one, I never... More
  • Blog Post: Doesn't it feel like everything has been dumbed down? Everything from eating to combat?

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 So back in the day, I wrote a review of Dragon Age: Origins, applauding BioWare for their masterful take on the fantasy RPG genre (see http://www.gameinformer.com/games/dragon_age_origins/b/user_reviews/archive/2009/12/16/well... More
  • Blog Post: Bioware Proves Why They Are King of the Castle

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The sequel to Dragon Age takes some daring and different paths than its predecessor. It went a completely different way in the combat area; however it still kept that feel of the original. Dragon Age II is an epic journey that will grab you from the... More
  • Blog Post: A horrible sequel

    As an avid fan of the original Dragon Age Origin i am conpletely ashamed to have bought and even played this game. i have beaten DA:O countless times i felt underly ashamed this game is as my have told a friend "this game is the body of a Dragon Age game with everything DA removed execpt story and... More
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