Whilst we might not have been over the moon with joy at Dragon Age II, we're not churlish enough to think that there aren't some people out there eager to continue Hawke's adventuring with some tasty DLC. To those people we say 'Huzzah' and 'Congratulations!', for they have infinitely more patience and a greater capacity for overlooking faults than we do. Oh, and we have three newly released screenshots for you.Check them out after the jump...
We're not the biggest fans of Dragon Age 2 here at Dealspwn. While we absolutely adored the original, its sequel seemed intent on ruining that which we loved so dearly. Bioware know this, and have promised big things for future Dragon Age content. Well, it just so happens that they have announced the first round of Dragon Age 2 DLC, with Mark of the Assassin tasking Hawke and his new companion, the elf Tallis - voiced by Felicia Day - with retrieving an ancient relic from an Orlesian baron's fortified estate. Promising new items, weapons and monsters to do battle with, Mark of the Assassin also represents a return to the stealth gaming largely ignored in Dragon Age 2.Hit the jump for the trailer
Bioware is facing its toughest challenge yet; convincing fans that Dragon Age 2 was just a bump in the road towards further RPG glory. Long considered one of the finest proponents of the Western role-playing model, their acquisition by EA prompted many fears the quality of their output would decline, and Dragon Age 2's mixed reception did nothing to quell such concerns. In a chat with OXM today, Bioware explained their vision for Dragon Age 3, and how they'd like to strike a "nice balance" between Origins and its much-maligned sequel.Click here for more
We were a little miffed with Dragon Age 2, Bioware's first sort of bad game. 'Bad' isn't quite the right word, but its a close approximation to how we felt stumbling through the disappointing story and into identical cave after identical room. Whereas the first game felt like a labor of love Bioware finally relinquished their grip on, Dragon Age 2 reeked of a rushed, business-minded venture, no doubt influenced by Bioware's new owners, EA. However, according to the developers themselves, they weren't quite prepared for the negative reception.Click here for more