|"Hello, Mr. Templar. This thing? Oh, it's not a staff. |
Just a stick. My... backscratcher. Take care! Byeee!"
|Cullen's back! And cuter! But he still looks like|
he needs years of sleep after his DAO ordeals...
|Escaped slave Fenris is just one of the complex,|
fascinating companions who joins you in DA2.
Her journey as a character will ultimately span seven years (seven years!), and you'll share those years with a colorful cast of characters who are just as flawed, brave, brash and scared as Hawke is, from steadfast female warrior Aveline, to funny, companionable Varric. You'll also ally with passionate mage-rights apostate Anders, who returns from his hilarious turn in the Dragon Age: Origins DLC Awakening, and who's now hiding the fact that the spirit of Justice—previously a separate character in Awakening—has merged with him and is now actually sharing his body. You also meet the proud escaped Tevinter slave Fenris (an elf whose entire body was permanently etched with the magical element lyrium by his former master), stranded female rogue and pirate captain Isabela, and the gentle elf Merrill, who has been quietly banished from her Dalish clan because of her insistence upon pursuing her research into ancient elves and the centuries-old mirror that obsesses her.
|As played by Eve Myles, Merrill's voice is so adorable it's|
like listening to kittens, rainbows, and frolicking otters.
|Isabela's a tough talker, but her romance is |
surprisingly wistful, thoughtful and sweet.
But that—once again, just adds to the game's replay value. Your conversations and romances will proceed incredibly differently depending on whether you and your object are friends or rivals. "Rivalmances" in fact often yield secrets you won't get if you only pursue the safer, more traditional friendship routes in getting to know them.
Please do check out my next post for the conclusion of my thoughts on DA2. Thanks!