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Average User Score: 5.6Mar 18, 2012This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Amazing game. Granted, from a hardcore paragon point of view, who does want his hero to live to fight another day in the DLCs, the ending is a bit disappointing. Saving Shepard means killing the Geth and after all the emotional investment put into getting them to make peace with the Quarians, that's just nonsense. Plus, destroying all Mass Relays and setting the galaxy back to the dark ages of space immobility is plain bad closure. Still, I don't feel I can judge the game by the last 10 minutes, and considering the other 41 hours were pure awesome, this game gets a perfect 10.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Mar 31, 2011I absolutely loved this game. Going from human to uber medieval vamp and then waking up an old and powerful supernatural creature in the 20thI absolutely loved this game. Going from human to uber medieval vamp and then waking up an old and powerful supernatural creature in the 20th century, all weaved with a dark and engaging storyline, fun combat and surprising abilities, rates this title as one of my fondest RPG experiences, certainly not as epic but just as endearing as Dragon Age Origins, Baldur's Gate 2 and Fallout.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.5Mar 26, 2011Verdict: NOT WORTH IT
- Short shallow RPG, little replay value - Maps are very few and excruciatingly reused - Story provides no followup toVerdict: NOT WORTH IT
- Short shallow RPG, little replay value
- Maps are very few and excruciatingly reused
- Story provides no followup to Origins plot
- Dull forgettable hero and characters
- Stripped down inventory takes much of the interest out of finding proper loot and dungeon crawling
- Whole game seems like a mere excuse for future DLC content
On a more personal note and strictly regarding the story, I can't fathom how you could fail so miserably on writing a proper plot with so many rich loose ends left over from Origins.
I'm not saying the sequel should tie into the first episode to be good, but if you're going to branch out of an excellent and bestselling first story, you really do have to make it good, and DA2 isn't. A tale that boils down to climbing the social ladder while finding an ominous strange artifact (left unexplained for DLC profit) belongs in a Tombraider setting, not a Dragon Age Origins sequel. Mike Laidlaw should definitely be sacked and I should be reimbursed.
Though compelled to give less, I rate it 4 points because of the excellent art and map design.… Expand