There are actually some pretty damn great web series out there, particularly in the sci-fi/fantasy genres. The steampunkish Riese comes to mind, for starters. Kevin Tancharoen’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy had some great moments in it, even if it didn’t live up to the promise of the short film/promo that inspired it (it also led to Tancharoen New Line agreeing to let him direct a new full-length Mortal Kombat film).
Of course, the most well-known among the geeks is The Guild, starring the delightful Felicia Day, who has become something of a perky little champion for geeks worldwide. So it’s no surprise that the announcement that she’d created and would star in a web series based on the Dragon Age video games was met with some excitement. Hell, even Dustin was a little intrigued. A brief teaser was released back in February (conveniently around the time that Bioware’s Dragon Age II debuted), and now a full-blown trailer is out for Dragon Age: Redemption.
Take a gander:
Here’s the full synopsis, courtesy of Bioware:
In Dragon Age: Redemption, Day stars as Tallis, an Elven assassin hired by the Qunari to capture a rogue mage intent on wreaking havoc throughout the world. In her quest to find this dangerous mage, Tallis is joined by other companions who are not always aligned in their beliefs and goals, but who band together to defeat their foe, in an attempt to restore peace and balance to this dark fantasy universe.
I’m digging it. Obviously, the production values aren’t what you’d see in a major motion picture, but I’d still give it higher marks than your average SyFy movie. It’s got some fun-looking action, it doesn’t shy away from bloodshed, the creature design is pretty good, and, well, Felicia Day with elf ears. Really, that last part will be the big selling point, but folks who’ve played the Dragon Age RPG/action games should be pretty psyched for it. Personally, I lean more towards the Mass Effect end of things when it comes to Bioware’s RPGs, but Dragon Age: Origins was a damn good game.
Dragon Age: Redemption will be released via Machinima’s Youtube page on Tuesday, October 11th.
(source: Geeks Are Sexy)