Originally Posted by DoctorNarrative
Yeah, Awakening did not sell well on consoles from what I understand. That probably solidified the new direction in DA2.
Which would have been fine with me honestly if they had just been given the time to actually make the game. I like the new art style, I like the faster combat which is still tactical as hell on hard mode. What I don't like is seeing 8 or so locations the entire game and having every sidequest feel rushed.