You're absolutely right, but no one is willing to read and think for themselves. The stupidity of some of the comments is baffling. The press release DOES say you'll have to "fight like a Spartan." It ALSO says you'll have to "think like a GENERAL".
How does "thinking like a general" sound any less complicated and casual to any of you? Ugh!
Hawke is not related to Morrigan. To you, and to anyone interested, I will post several announcements by BioWare employees on the forums:
"Chris Priestly wrote... The player character is a human (either male or female) with the last name of Hawke. Dragon Age 2 is the story of Hawke. From the Dragon Age 2 press release:
Dragon Age 2 thrusts players into the role of Hawke, a penniless refugee who rises to power to become the single most important character in the world of Dragon Age. Known to be a survivor of the Blight and the Champion of Kirkwall, the legend around Hawke's rise to power is shrouded in myth and rumor. Featuring an all-new story spanning 10 years, players will help tell that tale by making tough moral choices, gathering the deadliest of allies, amassing fame and fortune, and sealing their place in history. The way you play will write the story of how the world is changed forever."
"Victor Wachter wrote... Morrigan is not his mother and Hawke is not the god child in DA2."
@RobbieMac: Well, in the first game (and presumably the second) they were an inept womanizer mage and a drunkard knight. The biggest professional of the three was the thief. So I guess that made them unlikely heroes.