The second one has fully voiced dialogue, Chris. Whether that will necessitate a shorter game has yet to be seen, but I kind of grew attached to the imaginary voice I concocted up for my Cousland rogue. I've finished all the campaign missions and sidequests, but I've been holding off on finishing it while I played through the campaign DLC - Return to Ostagar was pretty neat with Alastair and Wynne in the party, and apparently is also pretty cool with the "Secret Companion," though I didn't choose to... Enlist his aid.
The wife's playing through it now as a Dalish rogue. She went with the default character name of Leyna, but I insist that her real name is SneakBlayde. So much more epic to think of someone screaming that among their last words. "Damn you, SneakBlaaaaaaaaaaayde! *gurgle gurgle*"
Incidentally, ya'll should probably watch this review of DA:O. Seriously.
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