I absolutley loved the first dragon age because of it's story. It had me stuck in right from the begining and had a great feeling of scale , that the whole world would end if you didnt do something. Dragon age 2 massively disapointed me as i was just waiting for a massive plot to start but it just never happened , things just kind of happen with no build up. By the middle of the game i was only left playing purely out of being stubborn and wanting to complete it for the sake of it.
Pros: Better graphics and gameplay
Cons: Everything feels like a side quest, lame characters , Not being able to give your companions stuff you can't use any way, no build up to big events they just happen, same city throughout is so boring and everything from dragon age origins pretty much accounts for nothing. Oh and Hawke is a douche, genuinley prefered my silent character from origins!