The Second First Time

Unlike DAO, which I bought a good 6 months after its release, I was eagerly anticipating Dragon Age 2. I spent a lot of time on the BioWare forums in the run-up to the releaseĀ and went into itĀ almost completely spoiled. That said the game still threw up plenty of surprises – for one thing I…

The First Time Was Terrible

I wasn’t an RPG gamer. I started out, aged 11, with a Gameboy (Tetris and Super Mario), and moved onto sims and strategy games. I heard good things about Dragon Age: Origins though, so I gave it a whirl. My first warden was Elissa Cousland. I gave her olive skin and bright red hair, and…

All About Context

In 2010 I celebrated the first pay cheque of a new job by purchasing a game called Dragon Age: Origins. Luckily I bought it on the Saturday morning of a Bank Holiday weekend, as I went on to play it obsessively for 3 straight days. In 2011 Dragon Age 2 was the reward for a…