Remember how during Dragon Age: Origins, sometimes the combat would get a little silly and you felt a bit embarrassed for the game? DA2 is those silly moments, turned up to 11, and put on repeat 24/7. Mortal Kombat looks more realistic/serious, and that games TRYING to be obnoxious.
The demo locks your equipment options. Why? Not that it would have saved the game, but honestly, why would you prevent someone front equipping different items in the demo, especially because during the demo tons of stuff drops? Oh yes, because you are intentionally trying to make the absolute worst product possible. This is a solid step.
Remember how during Dragon Age: Origins, the story at times was pretty good? Well I can’t confirm/deny if that’s the chase with DA2, but I can say the opening cinematic and the first five minutes are a total joke, and once again the game goes out of it’s way to suck, this time in terms of dialog choice = result. Who could ever imagine someone would ship a game where selecting “lets go north” would result in “ramble ramble ramble lets go south ramble ramble ramble TONS OF BLOOD!!!!” I know that’s high on my wishlist of ‘improvements I’d like to see in a sequel’.
One last bonus, the graphics in DA2 are nothing special, yet on my new super computer, the game runs at 2-4 FPS (no joke) on high settings/DX11. Good thing you shipped a game that literally NO ONE will be able to run maxed out, huge plus. At medium settings I’m pretty sure it looks worse than DA:O, and even then the performance is meh at best. The main character also looks like an asshole, and not in that ‘cool badass’’ asshole way, but more in that ‘this guy is a tool’ way. I’m convinced that’s intentional.
I have now spent more time writing about DA2 than playing it, as I uninstalled the demo about 5 minutes into it. That the game managed to pack in so much suck into the first 5 minutes is remarkable.
EG Rating: Highly Recommended, 9/10.