Just finished my second play through and having "Awakenings" ready to go right behind "Origins" is definitely the way to go although I was really disappointed that the Arl is so close to the Warden Keep and the trunk full of armor and weapons doesn't carry over. Worse than that, the armor I wore in the 2nd play-through didn't carry over so I spawned in "naked". Would have been nice to have a wind down period to straighten out gear and clean out the camp before beginning the next installment. I know this is old news to some of you but I'd like to see other campaigns that center around each of the main characters from Origins. (Take a ship from the harbor with the Qunari, follow Lelianna on her quest, hang out with Shale, and absolutely have a chance to follow Morgianna and find out how the child evolves.)
LpBronco, the same thing happened to me when I spawned. I lost my Warden Commander's armour in the transition... it was quite annoying. But, other than that, I quite liked Awakening.
I hope EA doesn't mess up Dragon Age 2. I've been looking forward to this game for a long, long, long time and I know many others have too. So far I have seen no mention of Morrigan. Also, this new character we play doesn't seem to be influenced all that much by what we did in Dragon Age: Origins - which is also a shame since I, alongside many others, tried to perfect some characters for when Dragon Age 2 came out.
Let's just sit, wait and hope.
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