Released in March 2011, Dragon Age II players assume the role of Hawke, a human mage, who fled from the Darkspawns to Kirkwall with his family. The story is linear and predictable. Although, the game progresses depending on player choices, the decisions don't make huge impact to the game. Hawke makes his way to become Champion of Kirkwall and ultimately becomes either Viscount of Kirkwall or a mage who flees the city.
There's not much improvement in graphics compared to its prequel. The characters still look unpolished and the views of the small city of Kirkwall can be tiresome. Voice acting is fine but soundtrack is not as appealing. Character customization is not an extensive as other RPG games and level progress involves adding skills, tactics, and character attributes. There’s no option to pick a race because you start off as a human, and you can’t change the default look of Hawke, unless you choose the female version. The combat system for PC version is a bit different from the console versions. While it is a RPG style, the game almost becomes a hack-and-slash on difficult mode.
Dragon Age 2 gets two thumbs up from the critics but not from its users and fans. Most fans loved Origins that they expected Dragon Age 2 to offer new skills and a tremendous improvement in visuals and storyline. This game gets 72 out of 100 stars.
If you placed your order before January 2011, then you automatically received the BioWare Signature Edition. Also, you get in-game bonuses if you complete the free demo.