Hemingway: That's just Japan. I get sick of it too; it's just a cultural thing. In regards to DA two what I think they're doing is differentiating between the game for PC and the game for consoles. Instead of just dumbming down the difficulty factor and lowering the camera angle for the console version they're making it a little more immediate. Hawke will do a dash to a nearby target instead of just jogging in range and it's supposed to be more dynamic. Which having played DA for the console I can say I would like rather than just a hokey PC version adapted. If you want straight-up strategy go PC.
Dragon Age is on the PC too, you know!
I just don't understand why they'd change the game completely. By the sound of things so far, DA2 will be DA in name ( and setting ) only. I mean, obviously I don't know the details, but I have a feeling this will be to Dragon Age what those console action RPGs are to Baldur's Gate. What they describe on their website;
Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior.
Sounds a lot like a Fable-esque game.
Ughhh. I'll take my angry ranting elsewhere. I'll probably end up getting the game anyway, because I'm total slave for BioWare. ME2BESTGAMEEVER.
Edit: For the sake of clarity, Mass Effect with a Dragon Age setting won't necessarily be a bad thing. Except that literary hitman David Gaider is part of the process. I just hope that, with the promise of no ultimate evil and epic storyline, they won't make it awkward, contrived and boring.
Of course, could work both ways.