I think everyone has the FFXIII complex with DA 2, it's not as good as DA O. But it's not a bad game. I like them both. The characters and the story. The Level design was sloppy for 2 though
DA2 wasn't terrible. I only said it was not very good. The plot was a mess, imo, and they totally ruined Anders. It was just a series of bad ideas tacked onto the fact that the levels and gameplay were rushed and they weren't even attempting to live up to the original. I still enjoyed the game, but I loved DA:O so damn much, it was painful to see how far short it fell.
Also, I loved FFXIII. I even platinum'd it. I can actually deal with a series taking a step backwards. :P