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Dragon Age II Review

By BwwDtt | 14 December 2020
Average: 10 (1 vote)

Dragon Age II is a dark fantasy RPG that is the sequel to Dragon Age: Origins.

  • New dynamic combat mechanics
  • Non-linearity of the plot and several endings
  • System of Relationship with other characters
  • Excellent cinematic scenes
  • Continuation of a fascinating story with many different quests

Dragon Age II Description

Dragon Age II is a single-player, dark fantasy RPG set after the events of the first game. Developed by the Canadian studio BioWare under the publishing house Electronic Arts. The release took place in March 2011.

In this part, the player will be able to feel like a character with the surname Hawk. This beggar refugee will become an essential character in the world of Dragon Age. In the new game, the plot of which covers ten years of the history of this world, players will have to go their way from difficult decisions, seek the support of the most dangerous allies, acquire wealth and fame and come to their destiny. It depends only on the player what the story will be that it will forever change the world of Dragon Age.

Dragon Age II Gameplay

As in the previous part, the player will have to walk the path of the hero shoulder to shoulder with his companions. The fate of the whole world will depend on his decisions. Explore the surroundings of Kirkwall, complete various tasks and more.

Class system and character growth system

Dragon Age II features three distinct classes: mage, rogue, and warrior. Each of them has unique class skills, equipment and basic parameters. The game does not have a clear class division according to the roles in the squad: everything depends on the improved skill branches. So, the magician can focus on skills that impose positive effects on allies and harmful on opponents, or he can concentrate on DD, improving elemental magic, etc. Besides, as in the previous part, upon reaching certain levels, characters can choose additional specializations that open up new ways to fight. Success in battles depends not only on the individual game of the player with his hero but also on the synergy between other partners in his squad.

Storyline

The game takes place in the form of a narration by one of the heroes of Dragon Age II, and the action takes place in different time intervals: in parallel with the events of the first part and after. As in the first part, the plot is also fascinating from the first minutes to the very end. In addition to the main questline, the game also features many side missions. The player can also learn more about the game universe and its events by exploring various written sources, as well as individual attractions. One of the game features is non-linearity: depending on the decisions made by the player in personal dialogues and situations, he will go to one of several endings.

Combat system

In comparison with the previous part, Dragon Age II has got improved combat mechanics.

Dragon Age 2 Combat system
The battles have become more dynamic; in addition, more emphasis has been placed on tactics.

There remains a feature associated with pauses during the battle to build chains of actions for each team member. The artificial intelligence of opponents has also been improved: even at normal difficulty, the player needs to think about the battle strategy, especially in boss battles. A separate word should be said about equipment. To use a particular weapon or armour, the parameters of the hero must correspond to the required ones. The player must remember to change the equipment for the best in time, not only for his main character but also for his partners.

Customization

As in the previous part, the player can adjust the external parameters of the main character.

Dragon Age 2 Customization
It is possible to edit various facial features like nose, hair, eyes and skin tone.

Also at the start, the player is offered three classes in two variations — male and female; in some cases, this choice will affect some plot twists.

Dragon Age II System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB; NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS 256 MB cards
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater; AMD Athlon 64 X2 (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater
  • File Size: 7 GB available space
  • OS: Windows Vista with SP3, SP2 or windows 7

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: ATI 3850 512 MB or greater; NVIDIA 8800 GTS 512 MB or greater
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz Processor or equivalent; AMD Phenom II X3 Triple core 2.8 GHz or equivalent
  • File Size: 7 GB available space
  • OS: Windows Vista with SP3, SP2 or windows 7

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