Two days ago a release of new DLC for Dragon Age 2 took place. Of course I couldn't resist myself (or maybe because lack of work to do) and I bought it, recorded it and reviewed my encounter with new "child" from Bioware. How was it? And why BioWare screwed us again? Keep on reading.
Release itself wasn't very pleasant for me, but maybe it's because I'm very impatient and have too much of free time. Anyways, game should show up on 11th of October, and I expected it will show up at 0:01AM so I can waste more time on playing it, but I could buy it at like 5PM GMT +1. But I should turn a blind eye on it, because we all know how is it with game releases. So, straight to the point. I paid 800BW (bioware points) for it and I counted for as epic as first DLC - Legacy. But I get something different than I expected. To anticipate rumours - it wasn't so bad.
It took me like 2,5h to finish whole DLC if I skip the part when I wondered what character should I play and moments where I died like an idiot. And after that time I was more than dissapointed, but after few hours true emotions showed up and I thought - maybe it's because I wanted to record footage so fast and get over it. DLC sends us to some god forgotten hole, to do god know why for people god know who the hell are from. I will try to avoid spoilers so I have to end telling storyline at this point, but it's pretty much all, no big surprises. So is it more like Legacy or more like Dragon Age 2 itself. Well it's not that hard to guess that it's more like basic game. I felt like I'm doing some meaningless side-quest, which doesn't tell any epic story or involve us into some intrigue - well from my point of view ofcourse.
I should turn blind eye on it, because Bioware for a while now can't make any long-epic-storyline, so why I should be surprised they haven't failed in it again.Not everything in that DLC is bad, there are few (where I mean very few) things that are neat. For example Tallis which was played by Felicia Day - known more by WoW nolifes - is a very interesting character, but sometimes her mimics look like she have some serious-bowel issues. However Bioware still know how to juggle with characters they've already made, so we can meet few NPC which players from Dragon Age Origins should remember. For me, it's an advantage.
After a while I come to conclusion, that maybe I expect too much from DLC. It's not expansion, but one new mission to kill some time (and money in wallet) which shouldn't take more like 3h to finish. Anyways story showed in Mark of The Assassin doesn't impress and don't show anything cool. We go for hunting and play Sam Fisher for a short time. In my opinion Bioware wasted big potential, for example I can mention "Exciled Prince" which costs like 560BW and show us some neat story - and it's not even proper DLC. For me it's 5/10. It's not bad, but it's not good also. If it would costed less, maybe final experience wasn't so bad, but for now I can tell you this - it's boring as hell, but it shows some new environment.