It’s starting to look like Dragon Age: Origins was something of a swan song. The last hurrah from a publisher whose bread and butter was the in-depth computer RPG. That is hyperbole…at least to a certain extent. Recent announcements from Bioware as to the changes in Dragon Age II, namely that you are playing a specific character, a stark departure from the “old school” vibe that Dragon Age: Origins embraced. This isn’t anything new on Bioware’s part, it is afterall what Mass Effect does, but the change does strip the series of Baldur’s Gate successor mantle that rested so aptly on Dragon Age’s shoulders.