I hated playing Dragon Age: Origins on console, whereas this game's controls was friendlier to the dual shock. The story was enjoyable and the ending shocked me. It's very similar to what happens towards the end of Mass Effect
the permanent death of Kaiden or Ashley. Dragon Age 2's critical plot twist left me angry at one of my companions. They do something and you're forced to judge them for it, with neither of the choices acceptable to me.
The fans of the first one on the PC were very harsh on this, and while it doesn't reach the heights of the first one, the game earned a solid 8 from me. Yes, the rushed development time is evident with missing walls and floor textures from time to time among other things, but if you go into this with an open mind it may surprise you as it did me.