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13 Games until Xmas: Dragon Age II

24 Games until Xmas is our special feature to build up to the end of the year, however that is not all.

Each member of staff was asked to provide their top twenty four games of the year; we have taken this list and will reveal a game each day until December 24, at which point we will unveil our number one game of the year.

There are some fantastic titles on the way and when the final game is revealed, that’s where you come in.

Once the number one game has been revealed we will then create a poll with all 24 games and ask you to vote on your own personal game of the year, this poll will run from December 24 until January 2nd, at which point we will announce the ShopToNews readers Game of The Year 2011.

We hope you are enjoying counting down our best 24 games of the year with us and if you have just joined us then make sure you check out the other games in the list.

Here’s the next…

13 games until Xmas – Dragon Age II

Dragon Age II may long be forgotten thanks to the recent release of Skyrim, however if you are looking for an RPG with a little less commitment needed then this could very well be the game for you.

When the game begins you soon find out that your character, be it male or female, will eventually become the Champion of Kirkwall and this is what the game focuses on, telling the story of the political struggle of the game’s main city, Kirkwall, along the way. There is adventure aplenty in Dragon Age II, whether you are fighting enemies in the many caves or taking them on in the city streets, as you go about your task of becoming the Champion and making Kirkwall safe once more.

One of the most impressive parts of Dragon Age II is the banter between your comrades, in fact this is one of the things that make me want to play it again right now, even though I completed the game many months back. It’s really hilarious listening to your party bicker amongst each other and its something that this game has over many others.

As with any RPG, gamers can choose from different classes such as Mage, Rogue, and Warrior, which obviously changes how you will play through the game due to the different skills each class will gain. Combat is another area in which Dragon Age II is quite strong, allowing you to bash up the enemies or issue commands to your party in order to add a little more strategy to proceedings. As you would expect there are plenty of random encounters and missions for you to test your combat skills out, with enemies varying in size and ability.

Dragon Age II was release back in March this year and has racked up some fairly decent scores. We didn’t review the game ourselves due to the changes to the website not coming along until April, however we have played and completed this game and can highly recommend it.

Looking at Metacritic, Dragon Age II is currently sitting at around the 80 percent mark, which is a pretty great score and highlights the quality of this title. Given that the game has since been supported with numerous DLC, we’d say that Dragon Age II is definitely a game worth considering if your time isn’t taken up too much with Skyrim or if you are just looking for an RPG which is a little different.

Dragon Age II can be ordered from ShopTo for a bargain price of £17.86 on Xbox 360, PS3 and £14.84 on PC.

Do you own Dragon Age II? Have you played it or are you considering it? Let us know in the comments field below.

Edited On 12 Dec, 2011

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