I didn’t get a whole lot of time to check out the latest Dragon Age yesterday, most of my gaming time being taken up by character creation (of course), but I did play for an hour or so, and the first thing that stood out was “wow, this game is absolutely beautiful”, quickly followed by “wow, my character’s hair is horrible.” – in fact all the female hair choices were particularly horrible (in my opinion).

Pictured above – Blesse. She’s the dwarven archer I created. While I own and have played a few hours of both the previous Dragon Age games, I have not completed either of them. I was unsure of whether or not I wanted to complete them first before moving forward with this one, but in the end I decided I would be fine going on what I already knew. I don’t want to post any of the story or many screenshots because I know a lot of people dislike spoilers, but I will say that the first hour was pretty gripping. There’s a bit of lag when I take a screenshot so in half of them my dwarf looks like she’s got a mouthful of something unpleasant or her eyes are closed, but overall the story is captivating and that’s the more important part.

I picked up the game for PC since I wasn’t sure I wanted to play with a controller. These types of RPG games typically don’t appeal to me on console, I’d rather have mouse access to things like inventory and skills. I doubt I’ll get very far in multiplayer as that is something that has never really appealed to me, but it’s nice to know the option is there if I want it.

Did you pick up the game? What system did you get it for? What are you most looking forward to? Let me know in comments below! As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.