After the buzz generated by confirmation of Dragon Age 2, doubt has crept into the minds of enthusiasts. BioWare’s official press release for the game says “Dragon Age 2 thrusts players into the role of Hawke, a penniless refugee who rises to power to become the single most important character in the world of Dragon Age. Known to be a survivor of the Blight and the Champion of Kirkwall, the legend around Hawke’s rise to power is shrouded in myth and rumor. Featuring an all-new story spanning 10 years, players will help tell that tale by making tough moral choices, gathering the deadliest of allies, amassing fame and fortune, and sealing their place in history. The way you play will write the story of how the world is changed forever.” Gone is the ability to play as one of four races, in Dragon Age 2 you’re a human called Hawke. Speaking on behalf of BioWare, Chris Priestly clarified on their forums that players can choose to be male or female drawing parallels with the Mass Effect franchise and its Commander Shepard. Because of this, some fans seem less than happy about the direction of Dragon Age 2 with the fear of BioWare creating a game more akin to Mass Effect than Origins. How does this effect your opinion if at all? Being a bigger fan of the sci-fi RPG makes the news less offensive to me but I know quite a few others that would disagree.