IDW's first issue of Dragon Age didn't exactly replicate the storytelling success of the game, but it wasn't a total disaster either. One of its chief problems was an overly speedy pace that failed to properly establish character relationships. But with the focus of the series shifting nearly two decades into the future and onto the daughter of Sadatt and Veness, that poor pacing becomes at least somewhat justified. The pacing is far better in this issue, with a tale that flows more naturally and features a more likable bunch of characters. On the down side, Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston eventually overload the script with two significant conflicts where either one alone would have sufficed. Hopefully those two divergent plot threads will eventually merge organically. Another drawback is Mark Robinson's art, which, while not terrible, is far too stylized and exaggerated to match the visuals of the game or the tone of the story. But while still rough around the edges, Dragon Age i Read Full Review
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