Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Manchester, UK.
DA2 is a lot more intuitive - indeed it's quite strange coming from DAO to DA2 due to the optimisation. With a bit of playtime, the controls (on the PS3, at least) are fairly easy to adapt to in both games.
To be honest, they're both fun - I have about 240 hours playtime between the two and the expansions - due to having more expansions, DAO has about 40 hours more playtime, and my completionist attitude.
As to the games - I prefer playing them on the console due to Trophy's (Yes, I'm one of them), but the mods of DAO make it worth playing on the PC (if you can, though of course). DA2 lacks the modding capability (which annoyed the PC players), but as I first of all got DAO on console, I followed up.
Although there's not much follow on or requisite to play the previous game, I still recommend it - the storyline in DA2 is not rendered null without the second, but it adds a lot to it.
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