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Dragon Age II: Mark Of The Assassin

Legacy was a great DLC which provided both character development for any scenario selected and was a far cry from previous Dragon Age DLCs which were downright disappointing.

Now they’ve announced Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assasin featuring Felicia Day.

So it’s not the made for the web tv show that Bioware announced earlier in the year which was supposed to come out during the summer but this is good as well.

From what we can deduce from the trailer, it looks like Hawke and a new character “Tallis” journey to Orlais to steal a jewel called “The Heart of the Many”.

The gameplay look like it’s a solo Hawke adventure which means no companions but that could change couldn’t it? The story seems like it would be best with Isabela in the mix since it involves sneaking around and stealing stuff. But that’s just me.

Good thing thing to know that we don’t have to wait that long for this DLC. The game will be available for download on the PC, PS3 and Xbox360 on October 11 for $10 or 800 Microsoft points.

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Dragon Age 2: Legacy DLC

Dragon Age II: Legacy Trailer (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Mac)

Downloadable content for Dragon Age isn’t exactly good. Dragon Age: Origins DLC’s were nothing more than keeping the fan base happy with buggy content that have no effect whatsoever with the game with the exception of “Golems of Armagarrak” and “Witch Hunt”. Compared with Mass Effect’s DLC, Dragon Age is a bit of a disappointment. But not for Legacy.

The main game is obviously rushed. The ten years that Hawke spends in Kirkwall can be finished in less than 40 hours including side quests. Though the graphics and the gameplay has improved as well as the streamlined inventory system, the locations and dungeons are endlessly recycled which makes for a pretty monotonous backdrop for a very personal story.

Bioware has listened to it’s fans and have given us Legacy.

The DLC can be finished in three hours and is accessible even after you’ve finished the main game. I’ve finished the DLC on the PS3 and it is stable. Apart from the warrior female Hawke animation gets a bit jittery, there was no such problem with the mage Hawke.

The entire environment is built from the ground up. No recycled dungeons here. New party dialogue has been voiced for the DLC. Try changing party members through multiple playthroughs to get all their reactions.

The game itself deals with Hawke’s father Malcom and the Grey Warden’s prison. Unlike other DLC’s that seem to just enter the dungeon and kill everything, this one actually fills in some details between the Hawke family. Let’s just say it’s best that your sibling better survive Act I of the main game and tag them along for this one.

The last boss was a bit challenging at first but once you get the strategy down, it’s pretty simple. Just keep running.

I’m pleased that this DLC turned out the way that it did. Much like how pleased I was with the “Lair of the Shadow Broker” in Mass Effect. If you’re a fan of Dragon Age and you’re still looking for more things to do, then get this DLC. You won’t be disappointed.

Dragon Age 2: Legacy is now available for the PC, Mac, Xbox360 and PS3.

Help Dragon Age II get to 1 Million

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Help the Dragon Age II Demo reach 1 Million downloads to unlock 2 in game items.

Lothering’s Lament – Gives XP boost when read.

The Far Cliffs of Kirkwall – Gives Money when read.

Hayder's RazorThat’s not all, completing the demo will also unlock an additional in-game item (Hayder’s Razor) once you load the full version of Dragon Age II.

The great thing about the demo that it’s available for all platforms, PC, PS3 and Xbox. 

Download the demo on February 22 at 12NN. Full game goes on sale March 8, 2011.

 

Have you pre-ordered yet?

YouTube – Dragon Age II Rise To Power .mov.

The follow up to one of the best RPGs of 2009 is drawing near. This latest video from Bioware gives us a glimpse of the gameplay and the characters that our “Hawke” will be going through.

It is known that the game will NOT follow the character you made in Dragon Age: Origins or in Awakenings. But instead put you in the shoes of a new character named Hawke (which could be male or female). Think of it as Commander Shepard of Mass Effect placed into the world of Thedas.

I’ll actually miss being called “Warden” by everyone in the game. Now they’ll just refer to me as Hawke or “The Champion”. That’s just weird for me at the moment. But look on the bright side, I’ll probably live longer than any Grey Warden and there will be more adventures with thus character than the Grey Wardens.

But I do wish Bioware fixes the bugs with the DLCs and expansions for Origins. Especially if they plan on using the choices you made in that game carry over to make the world that Hawke has to fight his way through.

Dragon Age II hits shelves on the busy day of March 3, 2011.

Beware of the Witch

BioWare | Dragon Age: Origins | Witch Hunt

UPDATE: It is the last DLC for Dragon Age: Origins. You will not get to bring along the rest of your party aside from the Dog. Yes!! I get to bring my Dog at last! Not to mention a new mage.

In what hints to be the last DLC for Dragon Age: Origins, it will attempt to tie up one loose end. Morrigan.

Yes the witch that may have broken your heart and just left without a trace will return. One year after your victory against the darkspawn word reaches you that Morrigan has returned to Ferelden. Or has she?

This has to be the DLC that everyone has been waiting for. This is making me chant “please don’t suck, please don’t suck”. Mainly because this DLC ties directly into Dragon Age and not just a chapter in Dragon Age. It ranks up there with the upcoming DLC for Mass Effect 2 “In the Lair of the Shadow Broker” which ties directly into the storyline of Mass Effect 2 which chronicles on how Cerberus was able to get Shepard’s body.

This is very different. This may even actually tie in events that will happen in Dragon 2! Could it happen? Of course it could!! This is a videogame!

Claudia Black (Farscape) reprises her role as Morrigan. Though it’s not clear of any of your original party will return. One new character will be a Dalish elf named Ariane.

The sad part about this particular DLC that it could be the last until Dragon Age 2 comes out in March. That’s a long time to wait for a game especially when they have been releasing DLCs quite frequent of late. But then it gives us more to look forward to.

“Witch Hunt” will cost $6.99 on PSN, 560 MS Points or 560 Bioware points and will be available on September 7.

Witch Hunt Trailer

Dragon Age: Origins Witch Hunt Debut Trailer

The final loose end in the Dragon Age: Origins storyline. Find out the fate of Morrigan next week. I may have to play this twice to see what changes if I agree to Morrigan’s offer or not. I just hope it doesn’t suck.

Beware of the Witch

BioWare | Dragon Age: Origins | Witch Hunt

In what hints to be the last DLC for Dragon Age: Origins, it will attempt to tie up one loose end. Morrigan.

Yes the witch that may have broken your heart and just left without a trace will return. One year after your victory against the darkspawn word reaches you that Morrigan has returned to Ferelden. Or has she?

This has to be the DLC that everyone has been waiting for. This is making me chant “please don’t suck, please don’t suck”. Mainly because this DLC ties directly into Dragon Age and not just a chapter in Dragon Age. It ranks up there with the upcoming DLC for Mass Effect 2 “In the Lair of the Shadow Broker” which ties directly into the storyline of Mass Effect 2 which chronicles on how Cerberus was able to get Shepard’s body.

This is very different. This may even actually tie in events that will happen in Dragon 2! Could it happen? Of course it could!! This is a videogame!

Claudia Black (Farscape) reprises her role as Morrigan. Though it’s not clear of any of your original party will return. One new character will be a Dalish elf named Ariane.

The sad part about this particular DLC that it could be the last until Dragon Age 2 comes out in March. That’s a long time to wait for a game especially when they have been releasing DLCs quite frequent of late. But then it gives us more to look forward to.

“Witch Hunt” will cost $6.99 on PSN, 560 MS Points or 560 Bioware points and will be available on September 7.