BioWare now offers the new Mark of the Assassin DLC for Dragon Age II, BioWare's RPG sequel. Word is: "In this gripping new story, Hawke is joined by a mysterious elf assassin, Tallis. Voiced by none other than actress Felicia Day, this new party member comes complete with her own unique combat style and intriguing back story. With Tallis at your side, you must Infiltrate an Orlesian estate outside Kirkwall and steal a precious relic. Along the way, you will uncover an array of impressive weapons and equipment, and confront fearsome and challenging new enemies on your journey to claim the Heart of the Many." They are also offering a social media contest in cooperation with the aforementioned Felicia Day, and also now offer Episode 1 of Dragon Age: Redemption - Tallis, kicking off the promised web-series based on the DLC and the game.
I will say Bioware kept to their word about Dragon Age Origins and made a great game in the vein of Baulder's Gate/Neverwinter Nights. But Dragon Age 2 is another beast, designed first and foremost for action and the consoles.
Honestly I was happy DA:O, and aspects of DA 2, but Dragon Age 2 should have been renamed Dragon Age: Kirkwall or Adventures of Hawk, or SOMETHING besides Dragon Age 2.
What I did like about Dragon Age 2? I like playing a character with a voice, like Hawk or Shepard, not some mute. I actually liked the combat over Origins, as other classes besides Mages could be useful. I enjoyed the companions and how far you could go with them. I really liked the update on the Qunari and wish they'd figure a way to update Origins. What did I hate? Endless waves of baddies popping out of the sky. 6 tilesets used OVER and OVER and OVER and OVER. Best part of any game is going to NEW places and seeing NEW things, not Room 6, configuration 22a.
That all being said, would I buy the next Dragon Age game? Probably, but I'll be waiting for alot of honest reviews before taking a look at it.
"According to humans, half an elf is but part of a whole being. Half a man is a cripple." Tanis