I restarted. Decided I wanted to be an Argonian. Hadn't played one yet in all my Elder Scrolls games. In Morrowind I was a Dunmer and Khajiit. In Oblivion I played an Orc, Bosmer and Imperial. Anyway, I'm liking the Argonian. It's sorta neat that he's the dragonborn and he's essentially a humanoid dragon. I named him Drake too.
I've noticed some Dragon Age riffing and at least one possible homage in the game. Anyone else?
A couple things:
The Dragon designs are similar. Same two horn crest on the head etc.
Some of the the Thalmor grunts look very similar to DA2 Darkspawn.
In Whiterun there is a mage/priest named Andurs.
Afterthought: If you play with subtitles on for everything then you'll notice that the Dragons talk to you. I could hear this voice in my initial play, but wasn't sure it was the dragons. So I put the subtitles on and replayed the open and yep... it's the dragons and yep, they are talking to you. Alduin, the main dragon and the one in the beginning, is out right hunting you in particular. If you hang around in the open enough (being careful not to die) Alduin says a bunch of things. All in the Nord or dragon-tongue language, but some of it is able to be understood. Alduin talks a lot about Sovngarde and sending you to it. LOL
Edited by The Human Torch, 18 November 2011 - 10:42 AM.