Hmmm, I dunno, I kinda get a similar ominous feeling from what I hear of Dragon Age 2, while I agree that most people seem to be enjoying it but in a different way, a large majority of the reccomendations I get are heavily modified right off

“How’s Dragon Age 2?” “Well, it’s much less hard/likebaulder’sgate2/complete feeling/epic … but fun… I’d say give it a try.”

Comparatively I remember the same people saying about Dragon Age 1 “MY GOD IT’S FULL OF STARS, THEY SHOULD HAVE SENT A POET O_O” or people talking in reverent tones of how amazing the writing was or how fully realized the characters are. People still do watercooler talk about what their origin was and how fascinating it was to hear the story from a different perspective and what changed in and around their playthrough from that.

On the other hand I can’t seem to find anyone that can tell me exactly what carries over from a save file or whether it matters, many can’t actually say what the game is about 12-15 hours in, one guy in my A++ cert class said “Yeah they don’t really tell you what’s happening until the very very very end” in reference to who exactly he was fighting. More and more bits of the game seem to be held hostage in other places, facebook and preorder codes and whatnot, makes me wonder what sort of “witch hunt” dlc is already planned or possibly completed and waiting for an ebb in sales to make an appearance.

I’m not willing to throw DA2 under a bus for these things, hell I liked Bioshock 2 well enough and that got more derision from the onlines… I just figure @redswirl might be fairly sensable in his caution especially when working on a limited budget in a time where tons of great stuff has been released year round.