Cool. I didn’t love Dragon Age, but I had a good time playing through it.
Let’s go through their notes on their webpage:
Experience the epic sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year from the critically acclaimed makers of Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2.
Bah, that doesn’t tell us anything at all.
You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.
Hmmm. I got fooled into thinking this paragraph was different at first. But really, aren’t all fantasy stories in RPGs this story? I suppose in some of the origin stories in Dragon Age, you didn’t escape the destruction of your home, so this is different.
* Embark upon an all-new adventure that takes place across an entire decade and shapes itself around every decision you make.
Ooooh! Takes place across an entire decade? A bit of Fable mixed in? I like the sound of that.
* Determine your rise to power from a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land.
Meh. Same as ever. But it’s a good formula.
* Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior.
Fight like a Spartan? Some kind of God of War type combat system for the moment-to-moment combat perhaps? That’d be kind of neat. Of course the “think like a general” part implies you can still give orders, so maybe not. Also it sounds like they’re keeping the mage/rogue/warrior trio and not adding anything new.
* Go deeper into the world of Dragon Age with an entirely new cinematic experience that grabs hold of you from the beginning and never lets go.
* Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style.
Admittedly, the two concept art images up on the site do make the game look very different from DA: Origins. I thought the original was pretty ugly, so I’m liking this bullet point.