So really this is mostly tumblr's fault for being so addicting, but I started play DA2 and I wanted to ramble about it a bit, since I know some people on my f-list are playing and yay for sharing thoughts. I'm hitting the end of act one now, so spoilers up to then.
First things first, combat is damn fun. I'm playing a two handed warrior which is way, way more fun than it was in the first game, and especially useful with the AOE and knockback abilities. Also being a warrior I have my sister around, AND SHE. IS. AWESOME. Like, we are the ultimate duo right now although I do know ~things~ about her future but w/e w/e, this Hawke sister team is beautiful and I'm enjoying it. Bethany is like the only person my Hawke likes. I'm pretty much out to be rivals with everyone I possibly can. Seriously. FUCK THIS FRIENDSHIP CRAP, MY TEAMMATES ARE MORONS.
Fenris: ALL MAGES ARE BAD FOREVER
Anders: MAGE MAGE TEMPLAR TEMPLAR HAVE I MENTIONED OPPRESSION YET BAWWWW
Merill: Flemeth. I mean seriously, that is all.
I don't have Isabela or Aveline in my party much, but I was doing a quest and Isabela practically fled when I reached the Qunari camp.
Really suspicious behavior and a missing relic. Yes, I'm positive this is going to end well. /sarcasm
That's not to say I don't like them, they're all pretty cool in their own right but I actually do like the fact that I'm no longer forced to kiss ass to be chill with someone. Fenris is surprisingly cool with me so far despite being 70% rivalry. Merill is actually the closest thing I have to Friendship aside from Bethany, but depending on the way it goes later, that might not last.
One thing about act one? These fucking sidequests seem neverending. O lawd, it's irritating, when I finally got enough to go to the Deep Roads it was like LOL STILL PREPARING, HAVE MOAR QUESTS. I'm hoping the main storyline starts to pick up soon.
However can I just say -- the voice system is so cool. My friend and I were both playing; hers a sarcastic mage and mine a bitchy warrior, and it's neat to hear the different inflections in the voice and what Hawke chooses to say at certain times. My Hawke had an epic win with Isabela
Isa: Want to buy me a drink?
Hawke: Buy your own drink.