"If Dragon Age: Origins had any single, overriding problem, it was that it lacked an identity of its own. Cast as an homage to old-school PC RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age mostly lived in their shadow, and it certainly didn't help that Mass Effect 2 followed just a few months later.
"So for the sequel, BioWare has set to forge an experience that will make Dragon Age memorable in its own right. Old-school RPG fans don't need to worry though; introduction of the Shepard-like protagonist Hawke aside, BioWare isn't turning it into a third-person action game. Creating a distinct identity for the franchise doesn't mean creating Dragon Effect II."
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