@Hailinel: and you know how hard coding in all of those origin stories in origins was? I'd rather them do one race if it makes the game better. Not that I'm saying DA2 was better, mind you, but it's definitely a large money/time sink that doesn't REALLY add a whole lot to the game besides flavor. As far as the phrases go, well, most of them hawke said basically what I wanted and I didn't seem like some creeper who never spoke outside of battle. Leliana even mentioned this to me in origins. I mean they can't really put the whole phrase in there because it might be two - three lines long. That's why it's only the gist of it. Is it perfect? no. Would I go back to the DA:O style? I dunno. They both have their advantages/disadvantages
I mean just because they released one game doesn't mean they should keep all or even most of it for the sequel. Do you want to go back to first person persona dungeons? DA2 was worse but you haven't even played it so how the hell do you know? I got it for 10 dollars and I got a mediocre game that was at least interesting to play through.