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Dragon Age 2

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 18 and Over
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
Edition: Standard
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  • Embark upon an all-new adventure that takes place across an entire decade and shapes itself around every decision you make
  • Determine your rise to power from a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land
  • Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior
  • Go deeper into the world of Dragon Age with an entirely new cinematic experience that grabs hold of you from the beginning and never lets go
  • Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style


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Game Information

  • Platform:    Windows Vista / XP, Mac OS X
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard
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  • ASIN: B003VM8HFE
  • Release Date: 11 Mar 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,052 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard

Manufacturer's Description

Dragon Age II is a single player role-playing game (RPG) for play on the PC. Epic sequel to the BioWare developed 2009 Game of the Year, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II continues the adventure with a new hero, Hawke, and utilizes the choices made by the player to affect a story that spans ten years worth of time in-game. Additional game features include: the ability to choose your character's class and sex, a new cinematic in-game experience, a nonlinear narrative and the ability to import saved information from earlier Dragon Age games.

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About Dragon Age II

Embark on an all-new adventure spread across a ten-year span of years with an all-new hero in the multiple award-winning Dragon Age saga. In Dragon Age II you are Hawke, said to have been one of the few to survive the destruction of your homeland. Forced to fight for survival, you gathered the deadliest of allies, amassed fame and fortune and sealed your place in history, eventually becoming in effect a legend in your own time. But legends are all in the telling.

A female warrior battling enemies in Dragon Age II
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Dragon Age II utilizes a nonlinear narrative, taking the form of a story-within-a-story that hinges upon your exploits as told by the storyteller, Varick. Yet like any good storyteller, Varick tends to exaggerate from time to time. When questioned on events related to Hawke, Varick may present a different scenario in which Hawke's exploits play out. It is within these replays that the decisions of the players hold sway, as their particular versions of Hawke relive these events. Is the player's particular version of Hawke, male or female? A warrior, a rogue, or a mage? Is Hawke good-natured or something less than a salt-of-the-Earth type? Is romance in the air amongst characters he/she associates with? These choices are all the player's to make and each affect the the outcome of the story at all levels.

Game Features

  • Embark upon an all-new adventure that takes place across an entire decade and shapes itself around every decision you make
  • Determine your rise to power from a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land
  • Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior
  • Go deeper into the world of Dragon Age with an entirely new cinematic experience that grabs hold of you from the beginning and never lets go
  • Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style
  • Story-within-a-story nonlinear narrative style

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Nonlinear narrative.
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10 years of gameplay.
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Female Rogue character in pirate garb besting human foes in Dragon Age II
Cinematic quality experience.
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A female mage character fighting an ogre
Completely updated graphics.
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Product Description


Rise to Power Any Means Necessary

Experience the epic sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year from the critically acclaimed makers of Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.

  • Embark upon an all-new adventure that takes place across an entire decade and shapes itself around every decision you make
  • Determine your rise to power from a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land
  • Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior
  • Go deeper into the world of Dragon Age with an entirely new cinematic experience that grabs hold of you from the beginning and never lets go
  • Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style

Minimum System Requirements
OS - Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor - Intel core 2 duo or equivalent running at 18GHz or greater, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or equivalent 1.8GHz or greater
Memory (XP) 1024MB (Vista,7) 1536GB
Hard drive - 7GB free
Video Card - Radeon HD 2600 pro 256MB and the Nividia Geforce 7900 GS 256MB
Sound card - DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
 

For Mac

Mac OS - Mac os X 10.6.5 Snow Leopard or higher
CPU - Intel core 2 Duo Processor 1.86GHz or faster
RAM - 2GB
Hard drive - 9GB
Video - Ati HD 2600 Nividia 9400 or better graphics with at least 256MB of dedicated VRAM
 


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354 of 373 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I can see a sad trend emerging. 20 Mar 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
First of all: in my 20 years of C-RPG experience I've never written a game review before, and that's because I've never felt the need to do so. I believe that with Drageon Age 2 a worrying trend is emerging, a trend I would like to address here: short development phases (18 month for DA2), incomplete game world and story, simplistic game play to broaden the audience, demanding full price for a game while preparing DLCs to fill in the remaining gaps. Bioware was once regarded "the bringer of rain" after a drought in the genre of RPGs (for the PC). But now they could play the opposite role: if they are the most prominent agents of the genre (besides Bethesda) and their games are setting trends, then other companies will follow their example, if they haven't already. To be more detailed I'll point out aspects that annoyed me the most:

Game world:
- The most insolent recycling in a state-of-the-art RPG I've seen so far: dozens of times you walk through levels which are IDENTICAL, and I mean identical. Every corner, texture, model, architecture, lighting etc. are exactly the same, just with another label (for example "cave xyz" instead of "cave abc").

- The main game world consists of just 15 to 20 small or very small locations in a city (small means an area which takes 20 seconds to 60 seconds to cross, very small means a simple flat)

- There are no (more or less) diversified regions like snowy mountains, deserts, jungle, forest, real dungeons, castles, other towns etc., just this one city and three outer regions that are not noteworthy

- The few existing places look sterile and somehow empty although there are a few people standing around, but they are just copies doing nothing.
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102 of 108 people found the following review helpful
By Fraggle
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is a hateful and lazy attempt at cashing in on the success of the brilliant Dragon Age: Origins. By the time you have completed the same dungeon for the 10th time on the pretence of a different quest, you really feel ripped off.

And almost every enemy is essentially identical, some are bigger than others. The big spiders are fun. The big dragons chase you around for ages because if you stop, it will kill you, while your rogue with the crossbow does tiny amounts of damage so it takes 10 minutes for the thing to die.

And whether it is EA, Bioware, or both, they need to get a grip of what makes RPG players enjoy RPGs - character customisation for all of the party, making the game as you want it, diverse quests and interest magic items that do more than give you some tiny, inconsequential stat boost.

The story in this game could have been written on the back of a cigarette packet down the pub. I want a great game with a solid story with some interesting twists, not a reasonably boring story interspersed by really tedious combat.

If you read almost every mainstream review of this game, the reviews hark on about the awkward dialogue of the first game, the disappointment of the first game. I don't remember them saying that the first time - it appears that criticising the first game endlessly and talking up this games alleged improvements was considered the best way forward.

I am guessing that those reviewers do not get out much. The dialogue, character interaction and 'adult' themes of this game could have been written by a 13-year old whose sum total of life experience and interaction with the opposite gender is his computer club at school and Loaded magazine. It isn't even as though the 'adult' stuff is that good either.
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136 of 148 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Dragon Age: Origins was a bit of a moving back to the glory days of Baldur's Gate for Bioware. Sure, it didn't have the D&D rule set and it had some questionable mechanics (like cool down periods for spells) but it did have a strong story, engaging characters, many many different and colourful locations and so much to do.

And then Dragon Age 2 came along a week ago, and Bioware must have hated how good Dragon Age: Origins really was because they decided to get rid of almost everything that made Dragon Age: Origins so popular. The combat has moved from being reasonably tactical, to button mashing/clicking. Gone is the overhead camera, spamming of abilities increased, people jump all over the place, combat now sees enemies respawn in mid air in the middle of combat, and to make it all even less forgiving: all the cool locations are replaced with a single big dull city for the huge majority of the game, crafting has been kicked out and replaced with something far less agreeable, the characters you meet feel far more clichéd and uninteresting and the story is pretty yawn worthy not to mention it has quite a lot of cracks in its pacing.

To make matters worse, the game feels like it was badly rushed, with almost no area of the game receiving much attention to detail. From the music to the voices to the graphics, it all makes you feel as a cheap sequel. The city fails to convince (the guards eagerly tells you that it's overcrowded and full, yet the streets are almost deserted in the game - this is one of the many immersion-breaking things you'll find) and it really feels a great deal more like a game and less like a world to explore. Bioware didn't find this to be enough, so they ended up re-using the exact same locations a dozen times over in the game with minute differences.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the haters, Dragon Age 2 is magnificent
Honestly, I don't understand all the hate for this game. Maybe because I played this prior to Origins, but either way this is one of the best games I've ever played. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rory McKinley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Plays fine
Published 1 month ago by Vasilis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This was a present but seems to be good
Published 2 months ago by jofri
3.0 out of 5 stars hhmmmmm..
This game was hard to like. But I did enjoy quite a few points.
There's a perfect fight system, amazing animations and better battle mechanics that the first game. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dimitris
4.0 out of 5 stars A good effort
Graphics superb, continuity from earlier games good, however, there are some bits that don't follow correctly from Awakening with Anders. He is far too gay. Read more
Published 5 months ago by mr mark herbert
1.0 out of 5 stars A woeful attempt at a sequel
I play Dragon Age: Origins and loved the game. So I got Dragon Age 2 in the hopes that it would be half as good. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Toaster
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoying this game
Because of the negative reviews I was hesitant buying this game but I am pleasantly surprised, I am enjoying playing this game. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Susan Mellor
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as dragon age one!
Not as good as dragon age one, but still worth a play through if you like roleplaying games, mage is to overpowered as it was in dragon age 1
Published 7 months ago by Andy
1.0 out of 5 stars Pathetic
Many of the reviews on here fail to mention a problem that has grown and been swept under the carpet. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Brought this for my husband for Christmas and he loves it. He has also got the first one. Well worth the money. Two very happy customers, oh and came quick through the post too.
Published 10 months ago by Amy Haynes
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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard