This year has been a stellar year for Netflix as far as animation is concerned, and more if we talk about video game adaptations. We already have a few for all tastes, from the histrionic ‘The Cuphead series!‘until the heartbreaking’Cyberpunk: Edgerunners‘, and there are still more coming our way in the future.
But if what we like is fantasy, just at the point to close the year has arrived ‘Dragon Age: Absolution’a six-episode series that brings to life the video game saga of bioware.
Welcome to Thedas…
The story starts with Miriama mercenary elf who is hired by some agents of the Inquisition to steal a powerful artifact from the palace of the most powerful man in Tevinter. Miriam will not only have to make sure that her comrades succeed in the heist, but she will also have to face her traumatic past.
If you have liked other fantasy adventures like ‘The Legend of Vox Machina‘, ‘Dragon Age: Absolution’ has a very similar tone, with a disparate and anything but refined group of mercenaries who throw themselves into a job that is too big for them.
Let’s not expect this original ‘Dragon Age’ adventure to shake up the entire gaming universe either. Is a simple and correct story, with slightly archetypal characters but hey, you like them and they work perfectly with each other. And the notice also goes, if it seems free to you that there is openly LGTBI+ characters In fantasy stories, maybe ‘Dragon Age’ is not directly your franchise and the animated series also makes it very clear.
Now, while other series based on videogames such as ‘League of Legends: Arcane‘ either ‘Tekken: Bloodline‘ they introduce you to their worlds and lore in a natural and organic way… ‘Dragon Age: Absolution’ doesn’t bother too much on this front.
…But you will need a travel guide
For game fans and those who know the world of Thedas, the series is a delight full of references and wraps us perfectly in all its aesthetics and that fits easily into the game canons. But he doesn’t stop to explain what Tevinter is, who the Inquisition is, or why blood magic is a forbidden practice. It just drops names and events at you and you have to accept them as they come.
So for those who come from scratch, maybe ‘Dragon Age: Absolution’ isn’t exactly an accessible series to start the Bioware franchise.
And yet, it has a cast of charismatic characters who work well within their roles, and a story that starts with a good hook to keep you hooked. Red Dog Culture House has behaved remarkably well with animation, with a style halfway between anime and cartoonvery similar to the one that was used at the time for ‘The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmare’ and that doesn’t even match ‘Dragon Age’.
For game fans, it’s Nice to see the world of ‘Dragon Age’ finally jump out of video games with a good adaptation that allows us to explore other stories beyond the main plot. Unfortunately, the first six episodes of ‘Dragon Age: Absolution’ taste little and it doesn’t give time for its extensive cast to show off at all.
In addition, it is necessary to warn that they leave us with a tremendous cliffhanger and an unexpected surprise respect to the games… So now what we have to do is wait eagerly for it to arrive to netflix the next part of the series.
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It lasts 3 hours and you have it on Netflix: a vibrant animated series full of magic and action that wonderfully adapts the universe of ‘Dragon Age’
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