Dragon Age: Absolution is now streaming on Netflix. Review by Alyssa Mora.
Complex characters and compelling story beats make Dragon Age: Absolution a memorable installment in the fantasy franchise, but the series’ bite-size length and deep entrenchment in game lore often get in its own way. However, as a whole it’s still a wildly good time that fans of the games are definitely sure to enjoy. Fight scenes are expertly choreographed and the ensemble shines.
My mother I ever knew was the woman who Owned me And no one ever say never say People Like Us have you heard the one word Cunari an elf a dwarf and three humans Walk into a bar well if by walk you mean Break into and by bar you mean Impenetrable Fortress containing an Ancient magical artifact that's the Setup for Dragon Age Absolution Netflix's animated take on bioware's Fantasy video game series it may be a Little too entrenched in game lore for Newcomers to the franchise but there's Still plenty to enjoy in this six Episode series [Music] Foreign Is led by a stellar Ensemble with Kimberly Brooks Phil Lamar Ashley Birch Keston John sumali Montano and Matthew Mercer voicing the merry band of Adventurers that we follow Josh Keaton Provides the voice of tevinter Magister Rezarin performing with an optimism that Brilliantly morphs as he stumbles Further into Obsession the cast is Excellent injecting these characters With levity and life fight scenes are Fluid and dynamic throughout expertly Choreographed to Showcase vastly Different styles yet at a certain point Most the series becomes an extended Fight scene of sorts there's little room
To breathe along with the characters as They navigate their mission we're Essentially fast forwarded through their Arc from near strangers to Loyal Comrades this is likely owed to the Short run time and to be fair character Relationships are compelling despite the Obstacle it only speaks to the strength Of the writing that we're left wanting To see so much more Elven mercenary Miriam in particular is a fascinating Protagonist both incisive and ruthless As she faces down her enemies however Her strength lies in a vulnerability Beautifully wrought within Brooks's Performance in a lot of ways this series Is is about return about revisiting the Site of your trauma and deciding how or Why or whether or not to Rise Above It Brooks balances Miriam's pain rage and Regret wonderfully as the backbone of The series Miriam and her allies feel so Wonderfully studied their conflicts both Internal and interpersonal weave Seamlessly into established Dragon Age History in a way that captures the sheer Breath of the world these characters Inhabit there is however an unfortunate Side effect while Absolution does its Best to ease in unfamiliar audiences Approaching the story without knowledge Of the franchise lower has potential to Lessen the impact of certain twists Other recent animated adaptations
Notably Arcane and the legend of ox Machina are more successful in this Aspect there's just so little time in Absolution though the series makes Admirable use of every second of it it Often feels as though a glossary might Come in handy if this is your first Dragon Age 4A those who already are Dragon Age fans though are certainly in For a treat with Absolution revisiting The world of thedas and seeing the Magical Powerhouse nation of tevinter Animated for the first time there are Exciting callbacks to the games brief Cameos from beloved characters and a Thrilling twist with high stakes Implications for future franchise Installments it feels like dropping in To visit an old friend even if most of These characters aren't entirely new Complex characters and compelling story Beats make Dragon Age Absolution a Memorable installment in the fantasy Franchise but the show's bite-sized Length and deep entrenchment in game Lore often get in its own way however as A whole it's still a wildly good time That fans of the games in particular are Sure to enjoy for another video game Adaptation check out what we thought of Cyberpunk edge Runners and for Everything else stick with IGN I'd like to offer you a job three Experienced Fighters two majors and
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