Well WTF BioWare? Listen, I totally share Kat’s sentiment towards you guys, but I also share the sentiment that I love perving out. on Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening’s website they have a rather handy FAQ:
1.7 – If I had a romance in Origins, does it carry over into Awakening?
Romances do not carry forward in Awakening, because you are away from your previous life fighting a new threat.
Now this is to be expected unless you wind up marrying and taking over the crown in the end. For male protagonists you’re primary romantic interest (Morrigan) is off with your child in the woods and there is no guarantee that Leliana will be with you at the moment. Even if she is there is go guarantee your love interest will fit in, have the right skills, or be needed in the new campaign. But then I read further:
1.8 – Who can I romance in Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening?
There are no romances options available in Awakening. The story is focused more on the mission at hand and the new threat to Ferelden.
Come on now. You mean to tell me my character isn’t going to go looking for strange when off in a new land? You apparently don’t know my character very well. Let me clue you in. She’s an angry bitter whore of a city elf who does what she wants. Sure the primary male main character I have is a fine upstanding fella, but the girl? She’s gonna find a way to tent. Mark my words.
What the FAQ does say that really makes me excited is that:
1.9 – Which Dragon Age: Origins NPC will be returning?
Besides Oghren who plays a large role in Awakening, there are cameos and returning characters…
For me, Oghren was phenomenal comedic fodder. We had some wonderful analogies and misunderstood references. I laughed for hours when I heard Ohgren use the term “Pike Twirler”. I actually looked at my fiance and asked if she wanted to “grease up the ol’ bronto”. She said no. I think it worried her a little.
(thanks to reddit for catching the above typo. you’re always there for me.)
When asked her opinion Kat (who may be BioWare’s biggest fan…she may even be stalking them) responded with:
Learning the fact that you can’t romance in DA:O-A…almost makes me feel like…eff that. Totally takes the wind out of the sails.
While we are still going to purchase and play the crap out of it because…well…that’s what we do, we will still feel like something is missing. Like the game is slightly incomplete. While it’s entirely possible that we wont even notice the lack of tenting I am still going to miss it.
To check out the FAQ you can find it on the Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening website.