Dragon Age 2 is one of gaming’s best explorations of family life

Be warned: this piece contains spoilers for Dragon Age 2.

As someone with South Asian heritage, I’m typical in that family is an essential part of my life story. I grew up amidst cousins and aunts, weddings and birthdays, weekly visits to my uncle and great uncles after school, and weekend drives with my grandmother as I sat in the back of my father’s car, clinging to a book.

It’s made me think. So many role-playing games I have encountered focus on gathering friends and romantic interests around the protagonist, but how much focus do they give to your character’s family members? There are lots of games about found families, but could I think of one that was about siblings and parents and grandparents?

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