By LethalKi11ler 29 Comments
I just finished Dragon Age 2, around 30 minutes ago so the experience is very fresh. Already I have complaints against it.
First of all, the game is great so even though I might sound harsh in some aspects of it, don't blame the entire game, it was a fun experience. I finished the game in 2 sittings with a completion time of 17 hours. The addictive characteristics associated to Bioware games is still very present.
Now on to my main complaint. I have been waiting for this game ever since DA:O. I have played Awakening and couldn't wait to jump back in. What I found was different mechanics and looks which I accepted and enjoyed. However, the ending and leading up to the end was way too sudden. It almost seems like they ran out of time to finish the game properly so slammed a few shortcuts in the story and closed it. I have got the achievement for finishing it twice (finish it once if you have a Dragon Age Origins save file) so I have no intention at all to come back to it. I feel kinda robbed to be honest, While 17 hours is a good time for a game, I have finished it in less than 2 days! I have finished Mass Effect 2 quite a few times and enjoyed doing so in order to see how the story would end up due to different actions but the results of the actions in this game are so evident that I have no incentive at all to try differently. i usually play my choice-driven games twice, first playing as a good guy and then as a badass but now I know straight away how the game would end if I played it badass, too predictable.
The end was also the most disappointing ending to come from a Bioware game. I have played all of Bioware's choice-driven games and this one is the only one that got me staring at the credits wondering if there was any way to make the game continue. The ending is so abrupt that I can't really tell if it's supposed to be a cliff-hanger. Seriously, you just leave and are never seen again? A threat is rising and you're needed but they can't find you...CREDITS! Meh.
Anyways the game seemed more like a rental to me, my 60 euros could have been spent elsewhere. Hoping that the next Dragon Age closes up some questions or that DLC comes out really quickly explaining a few things about the ending.
In a way this blog post can be seen as a review so even though the ending was miserable, the overall content and quality of the game gives it (in my opinion) an 8 out of 10.
So for all the avid Bioware fans out there, any comments on the ending? Am I missing something?