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Let’s Compare: Dragon Age 2 vs. Dragon Age: Origins

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  • Faster combat in DA2 versus the slower combat / effects in DA:O.  I consider this a good change.  I feel powerful whipping out my blades on someone, with spells swirling in the air.  The one drawback is that I tend to get so caught up in it (my character is a rogue, so she’s fast to begin with) that I tend to forget to watch everyone’s health meter.
  • A quick sidequest in the Fade in DA2 versus a hell of a long time trapped in the Fade alone in DA:O.  This is another positive.  The Fade can be a killer if you’re stuck in it for a long time, fighting against huge crowds without any companions to help you through it.  Thank goodness the Fade is no longer hours long.
  • Simplification of equipment for companions in DA2 versus having access to all gear for companions in DA:O.  This I could really go either way on.  It can get tedious to equip all your characters with the latest gear, however not being able to put gear on them at all can be aggravating.  And Wadoobie makes an excellent point; we can no longer unequip everything from our companions and have them chat in their skivvies.  DAMNIT.
  • Smaller world and shorter game in DA2 versus expansive world and longer overall game in DA:O.  That change is clearly sad.  Just sad.  Come on BioWare, I know you like to make beautiful scenery, and I love to look at it.  And I also like to play for like months.
  • Political concerns as a basis for the story and a lack of urgency versus one driving factor pushing the game forward in DA2 versus one main bad demon dragon going to cause pain and destruction and death over the whole world in DA:O.  At the beginning of DA2, I felt a little lost, thinking, where is the urgency or the driving factor right now.  My main quest is to earn money.  Cool.  It’s nothing like Origins, where you end up leaving everything you know to join the Grey Wardens, as there is an evil spreading that must be stopped.  That feeling of not knowing what my character’s purpose was continued at the beginning of act 2.  “The Qunari are causing uneasiness in the people of Kirkwall”.  Oh, okay, that REALLY tells me what my main quest is.  While I do appreciate the difficult decisions that come when the political parties’ clashing comes to a peak, I don’t feel that those concerns had enough significance to push the game forward in the beginning.
  • And speaking of tenting, lamer romance scenes in DA2 versus sexy half naked romance scenes and tenting movements in DA:O.  What’s up with that, BioWare?  I can’t force my love interest to do it with me every ten minutes, which completely pisses me off.  And the actual scene… psh!  What a joke!  They don’t even strip down to undies (at least for femHawke & Anders…WTF…maybe I should play as a dude)!  I feel very cheated here.
  • In all honesty, not being the catalyst of change and decisions in DA2 versus feeling very much the hero who changes things for the better in DA:O.  Didn’t you kind of feel while playing through DA2, that you weren’t the one bringing the changes to Kirkwall?  Anders has a HUGE role in the game, and it felt to me that he was the one forcing the decisions, while I took a backseat and watched it play out.  Whereas in Origins, I was the leader.  I led the attack on the Archdemon.  I recruited allies to fight with us and called them during the battle.  I made the big decisions.
  • Recycled dungeon layouts and scenery in DA2 versus thoughtfully created and unique locations in DA:O.  Wow, this was disappointing.  I knew exactly what to expect when heading to a Dock dungeon quest, and what to expect when going into a Darktown dungeon.  Also no offense Kirkwall, but your city gets kinda boring after being stuck in it all game.  And in Origins, every location was different and therefore interesting to explore.  Aside from the tedious Orzammar / Deep Roads.  And the Fade.

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