Evolution or devolution? We examine the RPG genre's move away from its roots, and its cross pollination with other genres.
Playing Dragon Age II for the first time was an eye-opening experience. I'm a big proponent of not spoiling anything to do with the games that I'm excited about – I couldn't, for instance, tell you a single thing about Portal 2 leading up to its release last month. The less I know about a game before I play it, the better the surprise when I finally get my greasy mitts on it for the first time. It's therefore easy to understand the shock I experienced the first time I placed Dragon Age II into my Xbox 360.