Revisiting Dragon Age

When Dragon Age: Origins was first released, I picked it up for my xBox 360. I played through each of the origin stories, and played through the entire game as a human noble warrior and tried my best to be the good guy and help everyone. The game was enjoyable & interesting, even if the load screens seemed to take forever.

I then went back in to play it again, this time as a human mage who was a jerk. It certainly wasn’t as easy, and I didn’t get far. Mostly, I didn’t get far, because I got bored with the same dialogues & scenarios that I’d recently played. So I put it down.

Recently, a friend of mine lent me his PS3 version of the game, and I thought I’d revisit it. I’ve created an elven mage character and I’m once again trying to be the nice buy, but I’m also trying to do a better job befriending my team mates than I did on my first go around. I still find myself a little bored with the conversations, and have skipped through a lot of them, and I still find the load screens to be long (but now I keep knitting handy so I can do a few stitches while waiting), but it turns out that there are a few things I’d either forgotten about or missed since my first go at the game. The PS3 version seems to be very buggy compared to the xbox one. Lots of weird camera things where characters don’t show up or have glitches, and lots of times where I wind up waiting for the game to notice that I’ve completed a scenario so taht I can move on, where I wind up having the initiating conversation over again – to much frustration. At this point, I’m not sure if I’ll continue playing. Perhaps it’s time to go back and finish Read Dead Redemption or Arkane Asylum instead.