Dragon Age Keep is out, wanna have a Dragon Age General to talk about it or the game it is creating a story choice file for? Anyone have any strong feelings about it? I'm undecided if I'm actually gonna get Inquisition but this thing still seems pretty interesting.
I'm kind of lost on the DA2 section choices though, never played it since it was awful. Surely some of the rest of you must be in the same situation when it comes to that.
>>191583 Hope none of the returning characters for this one end up as awful as Anders/Vengeance then, or Isabela, or Merrill. On a side note its kind of surprising how many party members you can set to having died when setting things up, wonder if that will have any real effect on the last game.
>>191597 Anders and Fenris aren't really bland, they have alot of the wrong sort of character writing. >>191595 if anything discounting that games ugly models the two are pretty heavy fangirl bait with all their nonsense, being poorly written doesn't hamper it.
>>191624 I'll stand by what I said. Even with slick flowing hair and vine tats, his design is pretty bluuuuh. Certainly not as much as the typical male human companion of the Bioware variety, but still pretty bland.
>>191629 I liked Justice and Anders, in Awakening. Would have been cool if we could have found a way to have Justice striding about in his glowing knight form instead of wearing a rotting undead fleshsuit, or a corrupting suddenly-bisexual anarchist suit.
>>191660 Some male only, some female only, and some are instead restricted to females of certain races. http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Romance_%28Inquisition%29 They toned down on so people being conveniently compatible to the player's orientation this time around, which I like. Not everyone is always going to swing your way.
>>191704 You're right, I should give this game an amount of energy it doesn't deserve and provide justification as to just why it's a big steaming pile of donkey dildos.
Basically everything wrong with the game comes down to this: there's this one chick that is a part of the Inquisition that walks around with what is basically a clipboard and says things once in awhile that never amounts to much because nothing women say is important. So, the whole time this chick is present with this clipboard, there's a candle that's burning planted on top of the clipboard. I mean like, every time you see this fucking clipboard there's a candle burning on it for some reason. It's always there, even during the fucking day, when she's in sunlight. She just walks around with this thing everywhere. It's the dumbest fucking thing I have ever seen and completely ruins the game.
In fact, I'd say that even with the incredibly cliche story, the boring combat, the godawful "romance" that only results in cringing and laughter, the lore rape, the lovely texture pop ins, the frame rate dips that occur any time a cut-scene plays, the layer of grease that seems to cover almost everything if you're not playing at high settings, and the wonderful bugs and glitches, that if you just took out that goddamn candle the game would be perfectly fine.
I give this game a 10/10 everyone should go and ride the bull
>>191661 I'm really not feeling the romance options in this one, like I was thinking maybe Cassandra with my male Inquisitor but there's a sticking point. Until how recently was she romantically involved with that mage from the anime movie? Like I know she mentions he died at the gathering since he was a mage representative, but it just feels kind of weird stepping in after so recent and major an event if she was still together with him. Seems like going with no romance might be a better option DAO was so much simpler when it came to choosing your PC's romantic partner, still at least Cass is a more intriguing prospect than any of the DA2 choices were.
Only completed the dragon age a couple of times but have kept going going back to this in order to set up different variations for the various default player characters. Finding out about potential circumstances that I had no idea could exist including but not limited to exactly how many party members you can kill off or decide not to recruit over the course of a playthrough and still complete it.
Not sure if it will be feasible to use them all for the new game since it would be alot of playthroughs. Don't have any friends on Origin to share them with either.
>>191709 Should not be any shorter than the first game at the very least unless you were somehow trying to intentionally skip all the content and sidequests.
No doubt there's going to be expansions in the future too.
I really want to play Inquisition but I'm waiting for the "legendary" pack that will eventually come out after all the expansions have been released and so they've had a chance to patch most of the bugs... wonder how long it will be until then. S'also kind of annoying that there's no chance to buy this one on Steam since got no experience with Origin.
>Everything ever is sexist and racist and oh my god the fact that you even exist should be considered rape. I really wish I could just filter the Internet of 14 year olds.
And since they can't talk about the actual content of the game in their reviews; I will. I like the pseudo open world feel it's going for, but I don't really feel personally invested in any of it. It doesn't really pull me in at all. Also the game is pretty much one big old dating sim which is just fucking stupid.
>>191926 From what I observe, Morrowind has the most prevalent fanbase if for nothing else than its longevity. It's often sighted for its freedom in its mechanics, it's original setting, a quest system that requires the player to pay attention to their surroundings, and having an overall stronger story than the other 2 modern Elder Scrolls. The other two are fine games, but some might find Oblivion to be a little dull without the expansions, and Skyrim to be repetitive and overly simple.
If you can get pass the dice roll fight mechanics, somewhat stiff controls, and dated fidelity (they have mods for that anyway) I would personally recommend Morrowind above the others.