Dragon Age 2 is a Adventure game available on the 360. It can be played in Thirdperson Singleplayer modes.
Dragon Age 2 is a Adventure game. Shooting games present a world in which the character must shoot their way out of dangerous situations. They provide the player with an array of weapons tailored to specific tasks. This unavoidably involves a combination of fisticuffs and gun based fighting that dictates the violent nature of these experiences. Beneath this harsh exterior though is often an intricate tactile game - and this is usually what drives the player.
Dragon Age 2 can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.
Dragon Age 2 can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.
Dragon Age II pre-order bonuses have been revealed, providing some shiny new weapons for the setting's most dedicated champions.
Bioware are fuelling excitement for the release of Dragon Age II in March. Pre-ordering from participating retailers will net you the Fadeshear longsword and Lion of Orlais shield to help out with your adventures in the Free Marches. The Fadeshear provides damage bonuses against undead and demons and improves with level, while the Lion of Orlais includes bonuses to health and experience gain.
Dragon Age II has deep, character-driven subplots but to find them you have to deal with a tedious, repetitive world. I'm too old now for games to feel like this much work.
There are some constants in gaming, things that have remained unchanged even on my return to the medium. For example, the studios that excelled when I was growing up are still the ones leading the way. I know I'll enjoy the next Valve, Blizzard, Nintendo EAD or Rockstar game.
Our video game coverage is driven by our columnists. We have tracked down people we think have engaging or unusual perspectives on video games. We then present each of then in their own minisite. You can browse each of these via the Column menu on each page or visit the Columns page.
If you aren't sure which of our columnists you like, you can dip into our stream of Reviews, Articles, Blogs and News. Or maybe try your luck with reviews for a particular Console, Genre or Play style.
Each column is an easy way to follow our writers. They focus on a particular perspective and offer hand crafted anecdotal reivews.
The best place to start depends on how you play games and what sort of person you are: