The next installment of BioWare’s epic fantasy RPG will be out in just one week. After the Dragon Age 2 demo went live last week, fans are already alternately welcoming and decrying BioWare’s moves to make this property more like its Sci Fi cousin Mass Effect.

After we saw the first impressions from Game Informer and preliminary reviews from GamesCom last year, I put together a list of five unique features of Dragon Age: Origins that I hoped would not get trampled in that process. We’ve only seen the demo so far, but we can already answer most of those questions.

So how does Dragon Age 2 fare compared to its Origins? Read on!

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