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DA2 whiting up? 
9th-Feb-2011 11:32 am
DA2 Hawke

I'm avoiding as much as possible about DA2, as I prefer going into games knowing as little as possible.  I like to be surprised, but I am still mega curious.  So when someone mentioned something about more characters announced, I finally peeked at the DA2 official site this morning (not too many spoilers on there compared to forums etc.)

And I noticed something about Isabela...  Now, it's not like I particularly like or dislike this character as I don't know her well (she had - what?  four lines in the last game?), but one thing I did like about her in DA2 was that she had a lovely Rivaini skin tone - like DA:O's handsomest (imo) man, Duncan.

It's not often you see non-white people in games anyway, (I'm excluding badass huge black soldier trope from that, hopefully you understand why) never mind D&D type RPGs, so it was good to see her.

Anyway - one thing I noticed on the official site's page for Isabela was a desktop picture of her.  Except - there's something wrong with it,,,

Screenie                                                              Desktop pic

I try not to be too grumpy about this sort of thing, I really do, as I know it's the chip on my shoulder... but seriously - what the fuck Bioware, what the fuckity fuck? 
9th-Feb-2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
I should have credited you - your post about the Anders/Justice insanity made me go look at the site.

I'd sack their marketing department. I hated their DA:O and ME2 marketing campaigns and they don't seem to have improved since then.
9th-Feb-2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Not at all. I was just ranting as I'd been spoiled by one of the DA:O clubs on devArt because they don't know how to put the word 'Spoilers' in brackets (or as the club admin said - they didn't think it was a spoiler - you're giving away an entire co-habiting two characters, I hate to imagine her idea of a spoiler) in a title. Then finding out what I'd been spoiled with made me nerd-rage. Justice/Nate would've made much more sense to me.

I'm with you on the replacement of their entire marketing department. We might even see some female character representation then too, beyond 'look at this hot chick you can totally do in this game'. Like Female Shepard or Hawke. I live in hope.
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