I definatly enjoy the improved graphics, combat and voiced main character.
The rest of the game is somewhat disappointing though. I do enjoy the main quest from start to finish. The sidequests are bad though. They remind of bland Mass Effect 1 sidequests.
DA1 had a better story, but the graphics were an abomination on the consoles. DA:O is no graphical powerhourse even on PC, but the console versions are so sloppy. It should have been a two disc game. After seeimg other bioware games like ME2, 3 and even DA2, there was no reason the port of the first game should have been so shoddy.
I much prefer Dragon Age 2 to Dragon Age:Origins. Origins was too derivative of old high fantasy. We don't need anything emulating that hack writer Tolkien ever again. Dragon Age 2 had a great scope and great combat. The only negative was the re-used dungeons, but that's forgivable when the rest of the game is practically perfect.
I agree with this except the practically perfect bit. DA2 could be a lot better (like not pooing on my chosen alliance at the end). But I can't think of anything DAO did better really. It had a ton of reused assets as well and was generic as hell. I would go so far as to say I got bored during Origins on many occasions. Flat out bored. With DA3 I want them to take DA2, give it an extra year or so to flesh out story and environments not just make a new engine (a big problem I had w/Mass Effect was the sequels spent too much time changing things that already worked) and it could be pretty much perfect. --- The writing was on the wall with Bioware the minute you could completely void all of your decisions with one choice in KOTOR.
I thought da:o was all around mediocre, except for the characters, which made it great. da2 I found all around poor except for mediocre characters. I got sick of wave after wave of ninjas spawing at inthe same few areas --- nyuuuuuuuuu~