Seeing DAII on Steam’s top seller list in 2020 is pretty fuckin’ surreal for me, let me tell you. pic.twitter.com/l5hES4PTrF
— Mike Laidlaw (@Mike_Laidlaw) June 5, 2020
Dragon Age 2
Earlier this week, Dragon Age 2, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and many other EA games arrived on Steam. While Inquisition is known for its great commercial success, Dragon Age 2 didn't sell anywhere near as much, nor was it received as positively. But, as ex-Dragon Age series Creative Director Mike Laidlaw points out, it seems we're correcting that in 2020, aren't we?
- It's a good Dragon Age game!
- It's a good game, period!
- Think of a game made in the same incredibly tight schedule Dragon Age 2 was.
- Think about whether it's as good.
- Whether its characters are as rich and nuanced.
- And attractive.
- You can't, can you? Thought so.
- And for only $10...you love to see it.
- No, seriously, it's good. It's a story that touches on subjects like immigration, family, and the myth of political neutrality. It delves deeply into the mage and templar conflict, which is one of the driving forces of the Dragon Age universe as a whole. Its combat is much less slow than in Dragon Age: Origins. It shows its characters don't revolve around you like a typical protagonist-centered story in some clever ways. Sarcastic Hawke is incredibly good. And so is Fenris. And Isabela. And your mabari.
- Yes, it reuses a lot of assets and the dungeons and environments all look the same. Some dialogue choices don't logically progress in the way they should. Zevran and Alistair aren't cute in this game. And what about it?
- Nothing else. It's getting what it deserves.