Dragon Age II

released on Mar 08, 2011

Dragon Age II is the sequel to Dragon Age: Origins and the second major game in the series. Like its predecessor, players can explore and engage in combat from a third-person perspective and will also encounter various companions who play major roles in the plot and gameplay. Depending on players' decisions and dialogue, a companion will either recognize the main character Hawke as a friend or a rival. The game adopts the wheel-based dialogue system, meaning short responses that reflect different tones and attitudes the player wishes to choose for Hawke. The combat system is quite similar to the one used in the previous Dragon Age game, though it has been noticeably sped up.

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всё ещё охуенный сюжет но геймплей сделали ЕЩЁ ХУЖЕ настолько что 2 балла снять хочется и в ебало харкнуть но сниму полтора потому что сюжет вытягивает. Если это кто-то читает и хочет пройти игру берите женского персонажа, потому что озвучен он раза в 3 лучше чем мужской(там актёр буквально не старается, в моменты где вроде как трагедия и гг вместе с игроком переживает актёр озвучки с покерфейсом продолжает монотонно бубнить под нос)

RAAAGH despite the bad rap, definitely my favorite of the series. I find the smaller, repeated map types charming (though having some more variation would’ve been nice). Lots of little things to add up, on top of a varied, fun cast of companions. Not sure what it is about this game, and I can admit it has its flaws, but it has definitely landed as one of my favorite games.

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One of, if not, maybe my favorite games of all time. This is a very unusual and very hot take, especially with how popular Origins and even Inquisition are in comparison. I remember how everyone used to hate this game for quite a long time, some still do. And they're not entirely incorrect. This game has a multitude of flaws. Reused assets, rushed Act 3, I have a feeling Nightmare Mode was not playtested at all. And yet somehow it still grips me in such a way that no other game can.
The Cast: Hawke, along with Commander Shepard, is probably my favorite video game protagonist. They have great voice actors both, they have amazing range between caring/witty/strict, they're really cool, but they're also human. They feel more down to earth than either the Warden or the Inquisitor. The rest of the cast? I really like them, there are some misses such as Sebastian and Tallis but all the ones from main game range from pretty good to some of my favorites
The Gameplay: The world is much smaller than Origins, but I genuinely like Kirkwall. It is a genuine shithole that needs to be saved from itself. There are issues such as reused dungeons and areas as well as hordes of enemies coming in waves, but I think I don't entirely hate it with how fluid and fun the combat is. It's just Origins gameplay, but a lot more flashy and fast. Tactics are still quite fun, running builds is fun, and I like that every class feels fun to use.
The Story: Despite how rushed this game was with a 9 month development Cycle (that is genuinely insane and I don't know how the devs and writers withstood that), it is still to me the strongest story out of all the three Dragon Age games. You really do follow Hawke's story in a meaningful way that makes me appreciate and respect them more as a character in their own right and as a customizable protagonist.

Despite its dreadful reputation, I actually really enjoyed my time with this game, and 90% of the reason I did is because of the sassy and voluptuous pirate babe.

this game would be so good if it was good