I woke up thinking of asking you this question and it just hasn't left me alone, so: If Solas is slated to return for the next DA game, would you rather Weekes continue being responsible for writing his character or have someone else take up that responsibility?
Short answer: Nah he needs to finish what he started even though its gonna take some leaps and bounds of suspending belief to reconcile whats about to go down in DA4.
Long answer: I feel Weekes can’t do what needs to be done and make Solas an antagonist. Solas is an awkward, somewhat geeky guy with undeniably violent intentions and the power to back it up who needs to be defeated. He’s a villain. Thats it. I get Solas is really dense and has to be proven wrong 5x more than the average person – its my favorite aspect of him and #relatable – but hes still a villain. He’s not the unsung dark knight of this story; hes the monster.
I feel the reluctance to admit that – that Solas isnt the misunderstood sad soul with excusable but necessary methods his creator insists he is – has hurt his character substantially. Its like the worst parts of him are protected so Weekes can keep spinning him as an anti-hero. I felt my hands were tied and my dialogue was limited when it came to challenging or confronting Solas in any real capacity in hopes of my son growing and learning one (1) whole lesson. His evil is excused as sad but necessary. His arrogance is accepted as wisdom. We forgive his awful viewpoints because he’s out of touch and sad; and at least your Inquisitor is ‘one of the good ones’ in his eyes.
Its all terribly illusioned and irritating and maybe a change of hands is necessary.
Even longer critique beneath if ya want more.
At any rate yall will see me with my $60 on release day anyway cause Im a sucker for Thedas, my criminal children, and even Sebastian.