EA and BioWare have brought to us one of the most anticipated single person RPG games of the year! Dragon Age 2 follows the adventures of Hawke, a refugee from Fereldan trying to escape the Blight. The world is immersive, gritty and bloody gory as you try to outrun and survive the Blight as they try and kill you. The Blight is a sickness, a corruption that consumes the body and turns the individual into a mindless killing machine that seems to hate everything that is living. This fast paced game gives you many options to both class and gender as you strive to become the champion of the land. This is going to be the must have game of the year and will keep you wanting to play for hours on end as the story unfolds around you and your character.
There are 3 different classes that are available to you: The Mage; The Warrior and The Rogue. Each have their own unique skills and abilities that you are able to use in combat. The Mage has powerful spells that can freeze an enemy, knock them down or even explode them where they stand showering blood all over the place. The blood definitely does shower all over as after each battle where there are cut scene videos they show just where you and your companions were splattered. Definitely some Splattergoria going on with this title. The Warrior has massive sword attacks that can split an ogre in 2 with one mighty overhead swing. They also have impressive defensive abilities to help keep the party safe from harm. That leave the Rogue which is rather impressive. They have 2 different styles of play, that of the archer or that of a 2 handed assassin type character. As the archer they are able to rain arrows down over a vast area riddling the enemy with arrows. The archer can also pin down the enemy and even hit them with exploding arrows which are sure to send body parts flying all over the place. As the assassin your character can jump in and out of combat to evade or to back stab the enemy doing massive damage in the process.
One thing is for certain, no mater what class or gender you play you are going to get blood everywhere and have fun doing it. This one game is going to redefine just how RPG games are done and played. BioWare has outdone themselves yet again with just this one title. From the developer’s site itself:
…. Experience the epic sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year from the critically acclaimed makers of Dragon Age™: Origins and Mass Effect™ 2. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now….
Head on over to BioWare’s Dragon Age II website and see just how fantastic and amazing this game is going to be when you add it to your XBOX 360, PS3 or PC collection of games. This is a must have game for 2011!