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In addition to my regular chores/errands today, I managed to finish Magnacarta 2. Strass was way too easy, I thought. I had more trouble with Claire. I usually do have trouble with girls with guns. Legretta was the one I had the most trouble with in Abyss, too, until I realized you pretty much had to surround her and wail on her so she couldn't attack. Duh.

I'm upset at my lack of achievements. I didn't get 100% quest completion. I know I missed the one in Oldfox Canyon, where you're supposed to find the three documents. I only found two, and I missed my chance to get the last one. I'm pretty sure I did all the other quests, though. And the only weapon I mastered was Zephie's rod. Dirty! I never even used any of Crocell's knuckle techniques. Again, dirty. I was perfectly happy with his fireball. Um, dirty?

I tend to get comfortable playing the same party most of the time, too, and so usually went with Juto/Zephie/Crocell. I mean, a fighter, a healer, and a wizard will pretty much do you well. I'd switch out Crocell for Celestine or Rue depending on the elements available, but I rarely played Argo. I found him too awkward and lumbering.

Surprisingly, Celestine grew on me. Her voice was hella annoying, but you'd really, really have to suck to even come close to the annoying that was Sarah from SO4, who still gets my vote for most useless playable character ever.

So I've started a new character in Dragon Age now, and am in Ostagar after the human noble origin story. I've got a female warrior this time, and one who's very gung-ho about the whole thing (despite, you know, her family tragedy, but which origin story isn't tragic, right?). And dammit, she's going to get her some Alistair.

I've played two other games since I finished this one, so I'm having to get used to the menu system again. Yeah, I kept hitting the wrong button trying to access my inventory, but I'm remembering now.

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished
Current Music: I know what boys like--the waitresses

4 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
umilingual From: umilingual Date: January 27th, 2010 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I just recently started Dragon Age, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. Got a human rogue right now, and though I think elves have useless bonuses for anything but mages, I'm going to make an elf at some point just because I want to see the city elf origin story. But my next "for real" character is absolutely going to be a dwarf warrior. I normally prefer playing the tank, but I wanted to give the rogue class a spin, and I'm enjoying it so far.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: January 27th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
My first character was a male Dalish elf rogue, which I really liked because I generally prefer playing archers, and being able to disarm traps/pick locks is a huge help. My warrior girl has already been got by traps like three times.

And it was about an hour into playing my elf that I realized he looked exactly like Anderson Cooper. That has nothing to do with anything except that it was hilarious.

It's a really great game, both in terms of play and story/characters. The dialogue is fantastic at times--a lot of sardonic humor.
umilingual From: umilingual Date: January 27th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
The lockpicking thing has been a huge help already. I like Leliana and all, but is it sad that I kinda like my dog better? So far I'm really liking the dual weapons and the dirty fighting too. This is new for me, as I'm usually an out and out warrior, preferring to bash my way through things with very large weapons (I prefer battle axes or mauls, usually). But I am enjoying the finesse of the rogue this time around.

Hehe. Anderson Cooper always reminds me of that eagle from the Muppets.

I think one of my favorite parts is the random banter between the other characters, especially Alistair and Morrigan. Those two are hilarious.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: January 27th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, Leliana's okay but clingy, although I never really used my dog much once I had enough people. Poor doggie.

Morrigan is such a bitch (but in an entertaining way) I can never decide whether I like her or not. But Alistair is dreeeeamy. That's why I was kinda sad my first character was a dude and I was determined to play again as a girl.
4 pathetic excuses or justify your existence