Say what you will about Dragon Age II (here, we'll help: “dumbed-down,” “consolized,” and “ignorant argument against homosexuality” are the popular ones), but you might want to think twice before booting BioWare out of your life forever. After all, whether you liked Dragon Age II or not, the RPG powerhouse is still quite thankful that you bought it. So thankful, in fact, that its passing out free copies of its space opera opus Mass Effect 2 – no strings attached.
“Thanks to gamers like you, Dragon Age II is off to a great start – breaking the 1 million mark in less than two weeks and faster than Dragon Age: Origins,” BioWare wrote. “We appreciate your support. As a special thank you for helping with the game's early success, BioWare would like to present you with a download code for 2010's Game of the Year, Mass Effect 2 on PC. As always, we sincerely appreciate your support and passion as we remain focused on delivering quality interactive experiences now and in the future.”
To grab your copy, just click here and follow the instructions. Simple and straightforward as, er, all of Dragon Age II. (Sorry, BioWare. We had to.) Better still, a few DLC packs are coming along for the ride, although they're more seasoning and less meat. More specifically, you'll receive Zaeed - The Price of Revenge, Cerberus Weapon and Armor, Normandy Crash Site, Cerberus Arc Projector, and Firewalker Pack. So nothing too amazing, but given the price, can you really complain?
So yes, if Dragon Age II's any indication, BioWare's not perfect. But – in the grand scheme of things – it's pretty darn close.