The Keep Opens it’s Doors

The news that there would be no direct save import between the games, but the World State for DAI could be set in the Dragon Age Keep, encouraged a few new DAO and DA2 playthroughs to get some perspective on ‘What If’ stories I hadn’t yet tried. I also started a notebook capturing information on my…

Old Friends

The main thing I remember about the review that led me to purchase DAO was the mention of the companions who would join your party and how fun the party banter was. It does feel very different from the majority of SP games where you wander the world alone, or at best with a largely…

Canon Run

Since the thing I love so much about Dragon Age is the opportunity to create multiple unique stories out of one broad storyline, it may seem odd that I have what I refer to as a perfect ‘canon’ run. Essentially I have a story for both Elissa Cousland: and Aimée Hawke: from which, in my…

Play Like a Girl

I’ve mentioned previously that I didn’t really play RPGs before Dragon Age entered my life. A lot of female gamers cite the fact that you can choose to play as a female character as one of the attractions of the games (and BioWare games in general) but I didn’t realise how big a deal this…

The Race Question

It honestly didn’t occur to me to play as anything other than human the first time I fired up DAO. I’d like to think this is because I opted for familiarity when playing an unfamiliar genre of game, and not because I’m a fantasy race racist. In due course I played all the origin stories…

Classy Lady

My first Warden was almost the default – a human warrior, but a girl. That may go some way to explaining why my first playthrough went so badly: warrior does NOT play to my strengths; I really don’t like to be the centre of attention. Luckily I’m a completionist so I tried all of the…