Dragon Age 2 was given faster-paced combat because of how slow DAO combat could be. Which of course backfired on them, as everyone bitched about the faster-paced combat, despite everyone bitching about the slow combat in DAO.
Dragon Age isn't, and has never been turn-based strategy. It's closer to MMORPG gameplay, like World of Warcraft and such. It's slower-paced in Origins, faster-paced in DA2. I'd suggest looking up gameplay videos.
So, I had a brainfart with Dragon Age Origin's gameplay. The last time I checked it looked like it had turn based strategy. Which is why I never played it. But now looking at PS3 gameplay, it looks more action oriented, kinda slowed down hack n slash. Is the gameplay the same between all platforms?
I'm curious because I'm getting interests in Inquisitor.