Dragon Age 2 had its flaws, but i was able to overlook them as they were mostly cosmetic. Here, in Mark of the Assassin, a great deal of these issues, such as variety in environments, have been attended to. Felica Day is surprisingly competent in her role as Tallis. The new environments are much more varied and colourful. Combat is as fun as ever and Tallis is granted her own special abilities that fit in with the style of her character traits. For 800 points i feel i have spent my money wisely and i think this DLC is proof that designers, when they communicate with their audience as Bioware have, are capable of crafting an experience that allows them to maintain a creative flair as well as cater to the wishes of the public. This DLC is fun, has interesting characters and presents a story that helps expand the Dragon Age universe and its people. A solid 7. The only thing that holds this back from being an 8, for me, is that the stealth section here seems experimental and isn't quite as engaging as it could have been. Still, it doesn't drag on and it is not particularly difficult.
I don't understand the fascination with Felicia Day. She was fun in Dr. Horrible and The Guild, but why should that be a selling point? Why should adding a character voiced by her draw me back into DA2? Let me add, a temporary character only available in this adventure. Plus, it's yet another adventure that lack depth with a focal character that the typical mark mouthed rogue. The robbery concept was intriguing, but the entire stealth mechanic was boring. As was the resolution. At least it's not a repetition of dungeon or a cobbled together story from semi-related events. It's not bad... it's just not very good.
If you're looking for more of what Dragon Age II had to offer, or you just like Felicia Day, Mark of the Assassin is a pretty decent buy. It'll only last you about three hours, but compared to the average movie ticket, it's not an awful deal. I can't recommend it without reservation, but at the very least, I can assure you I had a better time than I did in Legacy.
While getting to play with Felicia Day is fantastic this DLC is overpriced for what you get. One long drawn out mission and you don't even get to keep the Tallis character like you did with Sebastian. Too self-contained for my liking. The only redeaming quality for me is the chance to get more experience in the first act of the game before the Deep Roads. Other than that I'm actually annoyed I bought the darned thing. Too expensive!
Found this DLC to be mildly engaging. Introduced new areas and new creatures, colors and scenery were vibrant and banter was humorous. Plot was pretty weak and Tallis was a bit annoying. Stealth section was a little to long and awkward at times. Some of the optional puzzles were more tedious than challenging. Tallis VA's delivery of lines seemed flat at times. I could have skipped this one.
I really enjoyed Dragon Age 2, and also the Legacy DLC. Mark of the Assassin however, isn't as good as Legacy. Its good points are- new creatures, an interesting stealth section and some great new dialogue, particularly with Merril, it actually made me laugh. However, I was amazed how short it was, I did it in 2 hours. I expected much more for 800 ms points.
Nooo! You'll never take me alive, DragonAge! Wasn't the first one enough? Wasn't bringing all this chaos onto this world a bad thing? Did we really deserve it? Can this gory madness stop? Are you understanding anything I am saying?