1) I struggled to form any attachment to DA2. It took me forever to create a Hawke I liked, and I'm still not very attached. Which is funny considering how limited Hawke is, you'd think it'd be easy to come up with a personality.
2) Jumping off what I said above, the DA2 companions are my least favorite. I find all of them save Varric different levels of annoying, and it seemed like they only went to Hawke when they wanted something... which I understand is an issue in DA2's writing and less of characterization. Still, I felt like they weren't very supportive of Hawke. Creating a party is a game of 'who is going to hate me the least today' lol.
3) I really tried to like the Solas. I tried to do his romance. I still do not understand why so many people like him. But hey, I tried and that's all I can do!
4) Liane Merciel needs to return to write more DA books.
That's a confession right there, since I never gave it a proper try until now...but it's really good
especially the part at the Urn of Sacred Ashes...bloody Guardian tugged at my heartstrings like crazy
Also I made mine drink the concoction at Soldier's Peak...mostly because I haven't done that in years, and because I figured she's the type to drink weird stuff
Always something to be killed, and I’m the one to do it – Hero of Ferelden ‘Hawke this, Hawke that,’ Why does everything fall to me? - Champion of Kirkwall Our concern must be the order and safety of this world, not the next. - The Inquisitor
People are messy, but they're trying, and I'm going to make sure they get that chance - Commander Shepard