DRAGON AGE II (MA15+)
PC, PS3, Xbox 360, $89.95/$109.95
★★★★ Set in and around the city of Kirkwall, Dragon Age II leads the player on a journey from refugee to champion. It’s a much more streamlined game than its predecessor, with improved menus and conversation systems, and the visuals have taken a big step forward. Despite its combat, this game is a slow burn, with characters that take time to warm to, and a story that only coalesces over 20 or more hours. Out now.