I'm relieved to hear that other people had trouble with ogre 2 on the DAdemo also.. thought I just sucked. I played as a rogue and was spamming the health potions I picked up and when my entire party died I just ran around avoiding the mobs until backstab was ready.. backstabbed and ran around more. I thought it was super cheesy and I was super lame and just sucked at the game..
I found it difficult to know when I was getting hit or hitting (as Cheapy pointed out)... in DA1 I actually liked the scrolling red numbers on screen to help me figure out what's going on and to help me gauge the effectiveness of any skill/spell...
Also I don't really like the zoomed out view as much.. or the realtime buttonmashing. I prefer it autoattacking the basic attack instead of having to spam X .. as Wombat says I think autoattacking makes actually pushing a button to attack/backstab/cast/shieldbash whatever that much more satisfying.. otherwise it just feels like another attack.. like you're playing street fighter or something
More poop stories please