Dragon Age: More Content


I love Dragon Age: Origins. As soon as I’m finished with Mass Effect 2 I’m diving back in to finish my second play through.

I am excited with all the new content released or announced for Dragon Age lately.

The Return to Ostagar DLC was released about a week ago. It came suddenly after some delays. I am trying my best to finish ME2 before running off to play this. Going back to look for King Cailan’s body can wait. I was a dick to him anyway. A full retail expansion pack titled “Awakening” will be released on March 16th. The darkspawn aren’t all dead after all. Some survived because they follow a leader other than the Archdemon. This new baddy is known as the Architect. That’s ok, I like killing darkspawn. There is a video to watch over here.

We know that a sequel is coming due to information about EA’s 2011 fiscal year. Also a Bioware person said that Dragon Age 2 will have improved graphics over the first game. Before March 2011 we should get our hands on it. I’ll bet EA will make an official announcement sometime soon.

Keep on gaming people!

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Rapid Fire: Dragon Age Expansion, Half Life 2, and Spider Man 4


Dragon Age: Origins will be getting an expansion in March. It pleases me to hear this even though I think it’s a little soon. I am on my second play through of the game and I don’t feel any where near being done with all the content available. This expansion is akin to offering me desert while I’m sleeping on the couch after eating 3 plates of turkey on thanksgiving. It looks good, and I will eat it, but I wouldn’t mind some time to digest.

I finished playing Half-Life 2: Episode 2 the other day. I’m slowly making progress on my pile of shame. The last level was brilliant. It was short and you didn’t expect it to end. I was ready to jump on that helicopter and do some butt-kicking.  The ending scene where Alyx’s dad dies is one of the most heart wrenching scenes in a game. It would make me cry if I wasn’t a callused jerk.

Spider man 4 got canned because Sam Raimi didn’t feel he could hit the dead line Sony Pictures wanted and still make a good movie. Sony wants to reboot the franchise in 2012 with a new set of actors.

Keep on gaming people!

I’m back!


Hey all! Just Letting you know things are about to get rolling again. I have gained a decent level of response and hits on the site and I learned a lot about doing this type of work.

Since my last update I have gamed avidly (of course). I finished Dragon Age, and I’ve played Braid, Dawn of Discovery, Risen, Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and various other titles. I bought a wii for my own Christmas gift and have played small doses of the new Super Mario Brothers.

I will leave you fine folks with a list about 2009 just because I’m different from everyone else.

The best things of 2009 we’re:

The series finale of Battlestar Galactica

Dragon Age: Origins

Watchmen

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Playing Half-Life 2 in one sitting

Playing Resident Evil 5 in one sitting

Reading the Vampire Lestat

The worst things in 2009 we’re:

Seeing the first 40 minutes of Interview With a Vampire

Assassin’s Creed 2 being delayed for PC

New Moon making too much money

Happy new year people!

Uncharted 2 on top and Crysis in my drive


537,000 copies sold. Nathan Drake can get that hot tub he’s been wanting. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was the top-selling console game for the month of october. It beat out Halo 3: ODST by quite a leap. Uncharted 2 is more than likely going to be one of the top 10 selling games for the holiday season.

The colon is getting overused for game titles by the way. Halo 3: blah blah, Uncharted 2: Stuff, Dragon Age: the first game, and Resident Evil: OMG Zombies! Someone needs to make a game with a semicolon in the title. That will sell better. Dante’s Inferno; I will play this game.

My gaming has been an erratic hodge podge lately. I picked up Crysis when it was on sale this weekend via Steam. So far so good. It does have very impressive visuals that make my machine whimper a little bit. The multi player is rather good actually. I’ve also been playing Dragon Age to the point of exhaustion, and dabbling in Overlord II.

My finger is bandaged so typing is a chore right now.

Anyway, keep gaming people!

 

Dragon Age > Modern Warfare 2


I didn’t think this would happen actually. I thought I was in a minority of gamers that would rather play an RPG then “the most anticipated game of the year”. Apparently PC gamers are all like me, which is a rather scary thought since world domination is on my list of life goals.

Dragon Age: Origins beat out Modern Warfare 2 in sales this week for the PC.  MW2 was of course the top-selling game for consoles, but DAO was number 2 for the 360, and it came in third on PS3. Now this means one of two things. Either all the bad changes to MW2 caused it to lose a significant amount of sales, or DAO is an awesome enough game to beat out MW2 no matter what. I think it’s a combination of the 2 myself.

Dragon age is truly a great game and it’s sales are showing it. I think it will take awhile for it to gain momentum and popularity since it’s new IP. I see this one staying strong with sales for bit.

Infinity Ward really frakked up this one for PC gamers. I’m actually surprised that it’s came in second and not worse. I’m sure they expected higher sales and are scratching their heads in bewilderment. Hopefully they might fix some of these issues to try and regain some lost sales. I’ll buy it if they make the multiplayer suited to the PC.

Keep on gaming people!

 

 

Dragon Age: It isn’t Mass Effect


Well it’s out. It’s here. People have been playing it. I’ve been playing it. I have been playing it a lot. Ok I’m addicted and It’s all i’m going to play until January.

All I’ve seen for this game is positive reviews. The worst review I’ve seen for the game was an 80, and it seemed to come from someone who didn’t really like roleplaying games. They were expecting game mechanics similar to Mass Effect.

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Dragon Age: Origins

Mass Effect isn’t a true, die-hard RPG. It is an action game with elements of a shooter and an RPG in it. Don’t take it the wrong way I love Mass Effect, it just wasn’t the 60 hour-long, incredibly detailed and customisable experience that I want from an RPG. Mass Effect was a “My first RPG’ experience. “Hey look! I can be either good or bad! Wow!” It took the core elements of an RPG and dressed it up like a shooter. Dragon Age is a different beast. It is an old school RPG to the core with modern sounds, voice, and graphics.

If you’re expecting a hack and slash, 20 hour-long, dragon killing party than this isn’t the game you want. If you want 100 hours of rewarding, strategy based combat and intense dialog than Dragon Age: Origins is the game you want.

Keep gaming people!

Dragon Age: Release is Near


Tonight is the last night the video game world will be without Dragon Age: Origins. Either this game will rattle the walls for RPG gamers, or it will go unnoticed and underappreciated. I hope that the game lives up to the hype and serves us all a plate of awesome.

Here’s what people are saying so far about the game:

PC Gamer UK = 94

This is the most enormously detailed game world I’ve experienced, its history stretching back thousands of years, its cultures vivid, beautiful and flawed, the battles enormous, the humour superb. Roleplaying games now have a great deal to live up to. [Dec 2009, p.74]

IGN UK = 9.2

Simply expect one of the best RPGs you have yet played.

Game Informer = 9/10

The number of titles that can foster this level of dedication and obsession are few, and Dragon Age: Origins is among the best of them.

Meristation = 9.5

Overall, it’s a really special RPG, which truly deserves to be called “epic”.

Keep on gaming people!