Discussion in 'Games' started by DocRevan, Jul 13, 2008.
I miss turning into bears.
I miss bears.
Instead of a dog, we should get a bear companion. And we should be able to mount him and ride him into battle.
Better yet, Oghren's idea of a chariot pulled by mabari war hounds needs to become a reality.
Well, finally after 30 hours of gameplay spanning 3 months, my DA2 screenshot collection is complete. 740 screens in total, not a bad effort. I know I've been quite critical of the game, but once I got over my disappointment it's not actually that bad. I treated it more like ME2; a collection of smaller stories loosely tied together by a growing threat in the background. It's kinda like a collection of fantasy novels in a way. I still really enjoy the characters though, yes, even Fenris. Gotta love that voice actor. And this time I even managed to save Bethany and she came back as a Grey Warden to help me!
So here's my collection: http://www.flickr.com/photos/s_lockton/sets/72157626108207269/with/5847766725/
Dear god, it was terrible.
I just got Dragon Age Origins for cheap on Steam. It started off quite boring actually, but the story picked up after my character became a Grey Warden. Still playing on to see what's next.
Also, is it just me or do some of the Darkspawn look like Trandoshans from Star Wars?
Which origin did you start with? Some of them are really good, and overall I think they're my favourite aspect of the game.
I usually go with a Human Noble or Human Mage. What about you?
I started with a Human Noble/Warrior. The sword-wielding, Aragorn-type frontline guy seemed like the most appropriate default for a main character in a fantasy setting =P
I like playing through the City elf and Dwarven noble origins, but usually finish the game as a Dalish elf.
But I'm still hacking my way through my first PC playthrough. I started in September, so it's been pretty epic so far.
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Once I'm done with DA, I'll take her through Awakening and then I'll finally have a completed character save to import into DA:2.
You mean the Genlocks? They remind me of the little shotgun toting Trandos from Republic Commando.
As for Hurlocks, well, they're medieval Locusts from Gears of War.
Also: Dragon Age II: Legacy coming 26 July
Targeted by a vicious criminal cartel that are hunting "the blood of the Hawke," you must put an end to their relentless attacks. Leave Kirkwall, and journey to an ancient Grey Warden prison in order to find the source of the aggression and uncover the harsh truth about the Hawke lineage. Playable from any point in the DAII campaign, face all new darkspawn, forge a powerful new weapon and come face to face with an ancient horror.
Team Hawke is ready!
Knowing the writing for DA2, the "harsh truth" will be something lame mentioned briefly in a codex entry tucked away so well most players will overlook it completely. Or never bother to read it.
The thing I liked most was how Bioware talked about putting Strategy back into their combat so it isn't a total clusterkriff.
One of the biggest problems was the spawning waves that hit you from literally out of thin air. So what does Bioware do to put strategy back in? Make an enemy that clones itself so that it attacks in waves.
I missed the part where Genlocks were seven feet tall and looked like Lord of the Rings Trolls.
"They have a cave troll..."
Maybe everyone DAO were REALLY tall.
Or maybe Blight Darkspawn have to go on diets.
Maybe they have been doping their genlocks?
Tour d'Orlais, anyone?
So I just got to that Radcliffe village or whatever it was called in DA, and I accepted the guy's request to defend the village against the zombies. Sten was all, "there's no darkspawn here, why are we doing this?" and I responded with a persuade option, saying that we needed Arl Eamon's help. Then Morrigan was like, "helping villagers is so pointless!" and I was like "..."
I ended up gaining +2 approval with Sten and -5 with Morrigan. I swear, I'm bringing Leilana and my dog with me the next time I do these paragon quests -_-
Morrigan is stupid evil. Keep some generic gifts on hand to bribe her back into liking you.
I keep Morrigan out of my party for as much as I can early on, swapping her for Leliana as soon as I get her in Lothering and not using her in Redcliffe. But even if I do have her in my party all the time and she dissaproves of everything I do I still can always get her to 100% approval with gifts. I find it hard to make my party members not like me since I shower them with gifts every chance I get. I feel like a politician.
One does what they have to do, for the greater good.
THE GREATER GOOD...
Don't I know it. I feel the only way Bioware could be clearer on that point is if they made you make a little girl kill her pet bunny and then maker her eat it in order to avert a war.
I do find it funny that Bioware is honest about human nature. Your party members can hate everything you do and yet they'll still be 100% loyal to you because you give them shiny things.