After my last review, I should probably do a review of Dragon Age: Inquisition based on the game itself. Last time I was mostly ranting about Dragon Age Keep…
Having gotten past that, I’m enjoying the game far more. I’ve only really hit on one moment where my past games have even mattered – which is both good and bad. I can leave that alone for now.
So I have created two characters, so I’ll tell you some of my experiences of creating both a melee and a ranged character. I’ll also look at the party and classes, the things to do, and close out with some technical considerations. I’m only a handful of hours into the game, so if you’re looking for a fuller review of the game, I liked this one from IGN. They do a good job talking about the game without spoilers. I doubt I have many spoilers either, I’m too early on!
Posted in Video Games
Tagged Consoles, Dragon Age, Dragon Age II, Dragon Age Inquisition, Dragon Age Keep, Dragon Age: Origins, Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, PC, Review, The Breach
Hi all! (Will get to Dragon Age in just a couple paragraphs…) Good to be back from vacation. We had a fun time, but it was a long time and it’s good to be home. We tried to keep up on comments over time, so hopefully we didn’t miss any – let me know in the comments below if you’re looking to hear from us about something!
Also a thank you to our guest posts last week – two from Comparative Geeks guest-bloggers AC Powers, about ethics in medicine research, and about gaming immersion. Then a guest post from a new guest here, Hannah Givens from the excellent blog Things Matter. She wrote about Ms. Marvel, which I read the first volume of while traveling – great stuff, and great post!
The thing I was most excited about with coming home was Dragon Age: Inquisition. We had preordered it, it arrived, and was waiting for us. Lo! Game was there. I was hoping for my Sunday to be pop, bam, let’s do some playing! I didn’t care if it was Holly or me playing, just to see this game we have been waiting for since the moment we first finished Dragon Age 2. But… there’s not a save game import as anticipated by me in previous posts. So we were stuck going to the Dragon Age Keep online to get our world set up like we wanted it! So let me regale you with our stories of distress, and talk through what I like about it.
Posted in Rant, Video Games
Tagged BioWare, Champion of Kirkwall, Dragon Age, Dragon Age II, Dragon Age Inquisition, Dragon Age Keep, Dragon Age: Origins, Import, The Warden, Varric Tethras
With a brand new year of things coming up, we’re showcasing a few of the things we’re excited for. Here are some of the things I’m excited for; you’ll get Holly’s list in a few days.
You’ll probably recognize some of the things I’m excited for based on my other posts, so I’ll try to mix things up a bit as well. I’m also realizing a lot of it is movies, because they do the best job of advance notice and choosing a release date. On the other hand, a lot of the video games on the horizon are vague promises of a game, and a statement of which console they would be on – no release date.
But hey, movies have trailers, so I’ll include these, too! Join me in my excitement for the things coming up this coming year!
Posted in Comics, Comparative Opinions, Gaming, Lists, Movies, Music, Trailer Watch, Video Games
Tagged After the Disco, Avengers, Avengers: Infinity, Broken Bells, Bryan Singer, Christopher Nolan, Consoles, Days of Future Past, Dragon Age, Dragon Age III, Dragon Age Inquisition, Dragon Age Keep, East of West, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy XIII-3, God is Dead, How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Interstellar, Jonathan Hickman, Lightning Returns, Marvel, Marvel Infinity, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, New Avengers, The Lego Movie, The Manhattan Projects
I read a review the other day that got me thinking about what my next console is going to be. I discussed how one of my fundamental questions for a new console is around Dragon Age Inquisition, and how it isn’t going to allow for me to necessarily bring my save game world forward in the form of an import.
I’ve also talked about the fundamental question, do I buy a PC just to game with? Holly and I talk about how we have an Apple ecology in our home, and our main Microsoft product is our X-Box 360. A good one to have, to be sure, and with enough content for the moment to carry us out at least another year – and add to that the games we’re waiting to buy when the price drops, and a few remaining releases for the system like Lego Marvel Super Heroes and Lightning Returns, and what do we need a new console for anytime soon? Or the games we could play instead on a PC?
While I had heard about the existence of the Steam Console elsewhere, it was this article on Gamemoir that really got me thinking: http://gamemoir.com/2013/10/08/can-valves-steam-machine-rock-the-console-market/ Maybe this is more than just an interesting new device from Valve. Maybe this is my next console. Continue reading
Posted in Gaming, Nostalgia, Tech, Video Games
Tagged Apple, Consoles, Dragon Age, Dragon Age II, Dragon Age Inquisition, Dragon Age Keep, Dragon Age: Origins, Gamemoir, MMO, PC, RPG, Steam, Torchlight 2, Valve, X-Box, X-Box One