Dragon Age 2 returns players to the world of Thedas to play Hawke, known as the "Champion of Kirkwall." The story spans a decade, with gameplay taking place during the most pivotal moments of Hawke's rise to power. Players will decide what kind of champion Hawke is as they play through his or her story, which is told as a "framed narrative" in which the dwarf Verric is telling Hawke's story to a curious Inquisitor.
Dragon Age 2 features a new conversation system, changes to the three character classes, and an improved, more reactive combat system. The graphical style of the game has changed from Origins as well, with a focus on developing a more unique style. Players will be able to import saves from Dragon Age: Origins, and the decisions made in that game will have an impact on Hawke's story. Check out the full preview here!
Deus Ex: Human Revolution takes players to a near-future Earth, where biomechanical augmentations are changing the course of humanity. Adam Jensen, the main character, is a security specialist for a biotech company who becomes embroiled in a struggle to control the new technology, and thus the future of the human race. Techno-utopians promise a bright future based on the use of augmentations, while opposing groups worry that augmentations are creating a new underclass of people who cannot afford to be augmented.
Human Revolution allows players to solve missions using combat, stealth, hacking, and social skills. There will be many different ways to traverse the levels, based on the player's skill preferences. Jensen's skills can be customized through augmentations, and he can also modify his weapons in order to create a powerful and versatile arsenal. When focusing on stealth, Jensen will be able to perform either lethal or non-lethal takedowns when surprising an enemy, and social problems will be solved via "social boss fights," in which Jensen must choose the correct dialogue options to get what he wants from other people.