This guy knows whats up. It was way more fun than Skyrim but not as good as The Witchers. Dragon Age 2 however was probably the biggest gaming letdown for me in the last 10 years .
I totally agree. I couldn't believe what they did with DA2. It felt like such a lazy and rushed game. And the thing is that I still played through the entire damn thing because I had faint hope that it would get better. Also, I figured there would be more games in the series so I wanted to know the full story. And in the end, the overall story seemed fairly irrelevant anyways.
There have been TONS of great user-made mods for DAO that make it worthwhile to revisit the game for anyone who played it when it first came out.
Bastion is excellent. I got it for like $5.50 as part of the last Humble Bundle. Worth the full 15.
Bastion was one of the best games I played last year. I liked it even more than big-name games like Skyrim. The story-telling is what keeps you playing. Great gameplay with a cool progression of rewards (new weapons, upgrades), a really nice and touching story even with a limited number of characters and the best soundtrack I've ever heard in a video game.
It's a must play.
EDIT: Also, Bastion is a game that just gets better in my mind as time goes on and I re-visit it. I honestly think it will end up being one of my favourite games of all-time.