Originally Posted by hdaviator
Thanks for the link. DA2 definitely isn't as good as DA:O but its enjoyable either way.
If you're addicted to cocaine, perhaps. I agree DA:O was far superior, but DA2 is far too JRPG-ish for my tastes. Not that there haven't been good JRPGs, but DA2 is comparable to one of the worse ones. No subtlety, drama everywhere, characters doing outlandish flips, as if Ferelden's a tumble drier.
Maybe I'm just bitter because the good RPGs have either been and gone or aren't likely to reappear any time soon, but I never once told myself I'd like to take control of some immaculate, invincible 'badass' archetype. I disliked DA:O for the way they sometimes forced your character to act like a halfwit, but at least you could feel vulnerable.