Dragon Age Ramblings

Today was one of those horrible days where I barely got anything done, real life kicked me around and so for most of the evening I decided to just do absolutely nothing and sat down with some great story telling from Dragon Age, and a little Torchlight – that’s right, I didn’t even play an MMO (brr, feel that? Hell just froze over). I am absolutely LOVING Dragon Age – which is a giant surprise to me, because while I do like RPGs I’ve never really been a HUGE fan. I’ve never played another Bioware game before, and discovering how much of a fan I am now is a lot of fun for me. I’ve heard a few people complain about the graphics, but the stories are SO interesting and so involved that I can easily look past the flaws in graphics and lose myself in the story line.

The one issue I have is when I play in 3rd person (scrolled in) I wish the camera followed my character instead of me having to right click to rotate it. I’m getting used to exploring in the furthest view, and then scrolling inwards for combat or if a specific item requires me to, or simply to look around a little at the scenery. It’s just something I’m personally not used to, nothing game breaking.

I won’t give any spoilers, but I wish I had started playing this at the beginning of NaNoWriMo – the story I am currently writing would have probably been a LOT different then. It’s so easy to get involved with your character based on the decisions and actions you make throughout the game, and I’m just having a lot of fun with it. For those who use the Bioware social network you can find me on there as Stargrace and add me to your friends lists. I’m currently playing a Dalish elf, rogue, and I’m looking forward to hearing what everyone else is playing!

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.

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9 Comments

  1. I’m not seeing the Vanguard resemblance in the character models. Though I guess when I played Vanguard I was only really looking at the furry characters.

    I like that I can see characters on the Bioware website, but I’m totally not impressed with the auto-blogging. I mean, I’m playing that character, and I still have trouble following the story through the blog posts.

  2. Lucanknight

    Is there a free demo out there some place so we can try the game before I buy

  3. I love your current NaNoWriMo writings, keep them that way!

  4. stargrace

    True, except I *hate* gaming with a mouse, I rarely use mine ever. I’m a keyboard gal all the way.

  5. Josh

    Just a reminder – you can run around holding both mouse buttons to alleviate your camera problems. It works basically the same as in The Witcher if I remember correctly.

  6. I started a Human Noble Warrior with the intention of him being a dual-wielder (think LOTRO Champion) but I may start over as a Rogue w/Dual Wield. I made some bad choices in spending points (took Stealing thinking it’d let me pick locks, but it didn’t, and took Herbalism but I don’t really need it yet) and I dunno, a high-dex archer/dual wielder seems more ‘natural’ somehow.

    Plus I missed the bit where the Tab key highlights stuff you can interact with and so I’m kinda curious about what I strolled past.

  7. Lucanknight

    Thankyou

  8. stargrace

    Specifically the character models. The backgrounds are beautiful and the dungeons etc. But the character models are horrible. They remind me of Vanguard. The game itself is amazing, and I’m enjoying it a great deal.

  9. Lucanknight

    I would like to hear more about dragon age.. I went to there website and looked over the info there, and thinking i may pick this game up.. you said that the (flaws in graphics ) what did you mean by this …. Thankyou

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