Originally Posted by Myrthos
Unfortunately the two I talked to we're not that knowledgeable on the combat aspects, so I had to do with what they did know. From what I understand you can use the playing style of DA:O. So pause the game, give commands, unpause to see things happen in real time, pause the game, give commands, unpause, etc.
When not paused you can control your main character completely if you like and have it use the fast paced action combat style of DA2, but you don't have to.