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  • Summary: Dragon Age II: Legacy is the first major story-based DLC for the PS3, 360, and PC.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Apr 11, 2012
    A surprisingly detailed add-in for this controversially received sequel. New approaches to encounter design and smarter enemies stand out, although story remains a strong feature.
  2. Nov 15, 2011
    You never know what to expect from Bioware when they create a new DLC. Sometimes they are decent, more often not. Legacy and Mark of the Assassin are pleasant surprises in the continuum. The adventures are well written, Tallis is a compelling new character and the combat is challenging enough. The add-ons are solid work, but not extraordinary by any means. [Nov 2011]
  3. Aug 8, 2011
    Dragon Age II: Legacy is a really good DLC. Desipte a strong focus on fighting it should interest all the players, who found the story and main character of the original game interesting. There are many little details like differences in conversations depending on the moment of your adventure's beginning.
  4. Aug 29, 2011
    Short, linear and overpriced – but a huge improvement over the Dragon Age: Origins DLCs nevertheless. [Sept 2011, p.69]
  5. Aug 8, 2011
    Unless you're a completionist, I see little need to spend your precious sovereign on this one.
  6. Jul 28, 2011
    The shrugworthy Legacy add-on extends Dragon Age II but doesn't improve upon it.
  7. Aug 31, 2011
    It spawns enemies behind your back, fails to improve lame AI and contains a range of bugs (e.g. enemies hitting you through a closed gate). BioWare failed to convince me that they are capable of learning from their mistakes. [Sept 2011, p.65]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 32
  2. Negative: 20 out of 32
  1. CZM
    Jul 28, 2011
    A great addition to DA2. What i especially like was the multi level nature of the prison you explore in the game. It really gave a good sense of scale and exploration that was lacking in many parts of DA2. I also liked and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of companion dialogue in this DLC. One think I really have not liked about most prior DLC in Origins was that are given new companions that you don't care about or your companion characters are silent. In this pack there is a fair amount of dialogue from companions you have in the actual game. Also good was that there were several side quests in the DLC. Overall a good three to four hour experience. Expand
  2. Aug 9, 2011
    I was disappointed with DA 2, but am pleasantly suprised with the Legacy DLC. There was plenty of action, some questions were answered, nice loot, plenty of comic relief what more could you ask for? Expand
  3. Aug 2, 2011
    So I'm happy to report that Legacy has - thankfully - avoided the two monumental design errors of its parent game. The DLC features a brand new area to explore outside of Kirkwall. Your adventure brings you to a Grey Warden prison in the Vimmark mountains, an area which turns out to be darkspawn-infested fortress. The dungeons - while not mindblowing - are a refreshing change of pace from exploring the carbon copy cutouts that were Dragon Age 2's map designs. The atmosphere is suitably sinister, and the DLC brings a healthy dose of interesting story content to boot. An ancient darkspawn is breaking free of its chains, and as you delve deeper into the depths of the prison, you uncover startling secrets concerning the nature of this threat. The story is engaging, and some endgame revelations are quite satisfying.

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  4. Sep 22, 2011
    Gods, they broke DA:O even worse! Before I played this, I thought they will make something at least worth money I spend on this! I don't get this, how anyone could put more than 5/10? Beside those trolls from Bio... Expand
  5. Aug 6, 2011
    Truly disappointed that BioWare can't come up with anything more creative than an unimaginative dungeon crawl. Also very disappointed that the Lead Designer (Mike Laidlaw) skewed the results by rating his own game a 10. If this is your best work, you should be fired. Expand
  6. Jul 27, 2011
    Well, the user reviews are going to get filled with fanboys and trolls giving this 10/10 ratings, so here's a 0/10 for balance. It's actually entirely well earned. Legacy is Bio's shoddy attempt at making peace with their critics. A lot of feedback went into the making of Legacy. Let's name a few of them. 1, if you hated Hawke then you're wrong, here's a three hour long story about why we think Hawke is important! 2, if you hated DA2's **** combat, here's more **** combat. 3, if you hated **** boss fights that went on and on and on, then here's more of that! Enjoy my middle finger, BioWare. Expand
  7. Aug 3, 2011
    After releasing a rushed , **** , disappointing game like DA2, I tried to trust them when they said they were "listening to the fans" to make "what they want" ****

    This DLC is pointless, over-priced , simple and not worth wasting your money or BiowarePoints on it.

    But I must say that DA2 original game is so **** bad that even this simple "Legacy" crap has a better story. Won't be buying another DA2 DLC unless it is like 100 times better than this one. 10â

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