Thedas, the mythical world of Dragon Age II, totters on the brink of chaos. Its major religion, Chantry, is imploding, leaving many scared and directionless. Dark tensions grip Thedas’s capital, Kirkwall – forces which you, as Kirkwall’s hero in waiting, find yourself pitted against.
Role-playing fantasy games on PlayStation 3 don’t come much more challenging than this. Out go the standard genre conventions, such as endlessly searching for an overarching evil presence, and instead political intrigue and brutal physical confrontation form the backdrop to a decade of upheaval.
Legendary exploits are revealed by your old companion, Varric, in flashback form as he regales a seeker of the Chantry faith. That you become the fabled “Champion of Kirkwall” is known from the beginning of the tale, and it’s only as Varric’s breathless recollections tumble out that you understand your full role in the destiny of the city.
Will you be remembered as a saviour or a tyrant? In Dragon Age II, your actions are your lasting legacy. Make your choices now, on PlayStation 3.