Dragon Age II Import Save Will Let You "See The World"
Some people like continuity. They want to be able to experience what they had before in a new setting.
Therefore, BioWare will give you such an option - minus the transporting over of the main character - in Dragon Age II. Many RPG fans have asked if we'd be able to import an older save file from Dragon Age: Origins into the upcoming sequel (as they could do in Mass Effect 2), and the studio has responded in the positive...sort of. Bear in mind that this time around, whoever was your Warden in Origins has been replaced by Hawke in DAII, and you obviously can't make Hawke disappear. However, in speaking to NowGamer, BioWare lead designer Mike Laidlaw tells us we can still "import the world."
"We look at it as importing the world really. I’ve always seen Dragon Age as a franchise as about more than any one character. It’s about entire an entire span of history and the whole world that’s affected by what happens. So that was our approach and I think the importing stays true to that in the sense that the decisions your Warden made and the person they were all affects Dragon Age II. You know, who’s in charge of Ferelden, what happened with the Dwarves, who’s running Orzammar? All of these things are reflected and accounted for in Dragon Age II."
That's sorta cool. Some of the more hardcore RPG fans have complained about Hawke, in that it's a solidified main character, meaning players won't be able to create their own from scratch. But you can still turn Hawke into one of three different classes (Warrior, Rogue, or Mage), which Laidlaw calls the "holy triumvirate of fantasy role-playing." That not enough for you?
10/6/2010 10:47:58 AM Ben Dutka