beccatoria: (commander space jesus)
HELLO PEOPLE!

Okay firstly, I am really sorry I fell off the face of the internet a bit (well except twitter: timesuck of timesucks). There were a couple of reasons, some realworldy, some Dragon Age Inquisition-related, but I'm back now. I've also been trying to pare down this review post for like...a week and I've finally just given up.

So this is ridiculously long and serves as much as an archive of my feelings for the future as something I expect anyone to actually read all of, but I have tried to segment it in ways that are sensible and I encourage people to skip to the bits that interest them rather than trying to read this...novel. On Christmas Eve. ;)

Anyway: The Main Event.

How I Feel About The Setting In General. )

Technical Gameplay Stuff. )

Faux-Open World Exploration: The Best-Worst Thing? )

The Story! The Actual Plot of the Game! )

Cassandra: my darling. )

Solas, Sera and (Not Really Welsh) Elves. )

Vivienne, the Mage-Templar Conflict and Inquisition's Villain Problem. )

The Qun, The Bull and Krem. )

At which point, I have thought all the thoughts and said all the things. Though if anyone has any other things they would like to talk with me about, I would definitely be up for discussion in comments even if it has nothing to do with anything I wrote above.

BOOYAH.
beccatoria: (nihilus vs atris)
I wish I had insightful things to say because I feel there are insightful things to say, but mostly I'm left going Hmmm.

Wherein I waffle, talk about good stuff, crap stuff and hilarious glitches. )

...yay?
beccatoria: (commander shepard: intergalactic space j)
So I started playing it. I heard it wasn't as good as the first one. I think I'm about half way through? I'm enjoying it so far. I really like having a voiced character and I'm not against the decision to characterise Hawke as confident and sarcastic in quite a strong way, I think there's still enough leeway to create your own person there. Gameplay-wise, I usually...sort of don't care, blowing stuff up with magic is fun but not really what I get the most enjoyment out of, but even I am kinda hacked off with the endless recycled maps.

Characters: I don't want to sleep with them! )

Opinions on the story and gameplay SO FAR! )

In other worse, will I ME3 my reaction to the ending again. ;)

OH, ALSO, I CANNOT STAND THE QUN. Argh, they are frustrating and stupid. I really wanted to like that DLC featuring Felicia Day but in the end I was just extremely frustrated that after spending a whole five minutes in the real world deliberating on whether or not to help her, and ultimately deciding that morally, I couldn't do it if she wouldn't tell me what was going on, I got railroaded into helping her anyway and there was no option to go, "Wait, you have a list of spies for the people sat in the middle of my city, threatening to start a war of conversion that would seek to turn my sister into a physically and mentally mutilated slave? Yeah, NO GIVE ME THAT, we are not going to have some witty reparte before parting well-wishes, lady!" But...bah, whatever, I need to put them on the list of things I shouldn't rant about in public, right under Batman.

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