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Dragon Age 2 is an action RPG for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows Vista/XP.

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Pros

simple enough interface to pick up and play for the casual crowd

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much easier to manage inventory, well organized and quick to sort

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controls are much easier to deal with than the first game, well laid out

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art direction is even more gorgeous than the first game

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well directed plot and cinematics

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deep gameplay, lots of opportunity to find new ways of doing things

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has everything good about the first one reflected here

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noticeably good soundtrack

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amazing writing and voice acting

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good balance between strategy and all-out fighting

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moral choices aren't clearly 'good' or 'bad' - like in the first game your choices can be quite taxing to make!

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greater expression during cutscenes due to the fact that your race is pre-determined

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combat is faster, easier for the casual gamer to get into

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improved graphics over the first game

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great characters with whom you have to build and maintain relationships / trust

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your party members open new dialog paths - choosing personalities becomes as important as choosing skills

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your decisions have deep reaching and interesting impacts on your path and the lives of those around you - better than any previous RPG, much like the original

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realistic banter between party members

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Cons

has moved towards a Mass Effect like plot structure - not as free form as the previous game, other DND style options

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long loading times on consoles

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you are forced to be a human

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graphics are somewhat lacking for the time

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combat is decidedly less tactical than the original

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characters are somewhat shallower and less interesting than the cast of the original

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simplified inventory and skill trees are a step backwards

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no strong unifying plotline

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focus is on the console not the PC, unlike the first game

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not as revolutionary / good as the first

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lots of reused map content with the only variety slight variations to remind you you're in a different location

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Dragon Age 2 is an action RPG for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows Vista/XP. The single player gameplay involves beginning as a destitute refugee and working up to becoming champion of the land. Every decision the player makes over the decade the story takes place shapes the world, altering how the game is played. Character classes include a mage, rogue, or warrior, and powers increase as the character increases in level. Combat involves a mix of action and strategy. The story is further expanded through cinematic sequences.

Features
  • PS3, Xbox 360, and PC versions available
  • Single player story spanning a decade
  • Level up to gain greater power
  • Dynamic combat mechanics
  • Multiple character classes
  • Strategic and Action gameplay
  • Full motion cinematics
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