Offense is the Best Defense!

March 28, 2011 at 08:20 PM - Dragon Age

Re-doing my rogue's playthrough. Switching Aveline for Varric and letting Fenris be the tank for the group because *cough*Vanguard*cough* 2H warriors are OP.

Also, I managed to get the Unstoppable achievement for Act I.

...Am I playing on Hard?

*checks difficulty*

Oh, I am. : /

Will probably play as a mage next run. Maybe.

First DA2 Playthrough Done!

March 17, 2011 at 08:28 PM - Dragon Age

Main party was, of course, DW Rogue!Hawke, Aveline, Fenris, and Anders. Having 3 melee on Hard sucked at times (Damn those mages! Run away, Dispel's on cooldown~!), but overall the combat was pretty fun. Fenris ended up being a better off-tank than Hawke, so I'ma probably switch Duelist for Shadow.

I didn't abuse cross-class combos as much as I should...

Also, 2H warriors are OP.

( Annnd, outcomes! (Spoilers, obviously.) )

Is It Tuesday Yet...?

March 6, 2011 at 09:23 PM - Dragon Age, Games

Mana Khemia: Done.

I did everyone's last character quest, but decided to get Roxis' ending. (Ugh, he's such a jerk. XD) I can finally look through their TV Tropes page, yay~

DA:O - Awakening: Done.

I had a hard time getting Oghren's approval up, but thankfully he lived through the epilogue, heh. Final party consisted of my Assassin/Duelist, Justice, Anders, and Nathaniel.

I have a few other games in my backlog, but I really wanted to get these two out of the way. All of my gaming time starting on the 8th will be spent on DA2, haha.

. . .

Hmmm, let's see how my first run will be like...

Difficulty: Hard. Will probably replay on Nightmare once I get used to the new combat system for teh lulz.

Hawke: I like the looks of the default FemHawke, so I'll probably stick with it. She'll be a DW Rogue (Duelist/Assassin) and have a humorous/mostly good personality.

Main Party: Aveline (tank), Fenris (KALI-MA DPS), and most likely Anders. Hawke can probably off-tank with Duelist skills and Aveline's friendship talent... Meh, we'll see.

*eagerly waits for DA2*

Some Thoughts About DA2 Demo

February 23, 2011 at 08:47 PM - Dragon Age

The combat is certainly more fluid and fast-paced. Totally sticking with rogue for my first playthrough.


I actually liked the dialogue wheel, as well as the icons that told you how Hawke will speak. (I also liked how the right-center choice was usually something sarcastic, rather than ME's "I should go." But that's probably a Shepard thing. XD)

Overall, I'm really looking foward to DA2. (...I should probably finish Awakening first. >_o)


November 20, 2009 at 04:45 PM - Dragon Age

Sandal, you're surrounded by darkspawn corpses! What happened here?


Snrrk! *cough* Um, yeah. Ok.

Finished Dragon Age! Had a main party consisting of me (DPS/CC Spirit Healer, haha), Alistair, Wynne, and my faithful dog, Dioji. Lemme tell ya, having 2 Revivals for the last boss fight really came in handy. XD

Gonna try rogue for my next playthrough. Maybe Assassin/Duelist.

. . .

Huh. You know, I don't think I've ever done a second playthrough right after finishing a game before. (Err, another exception would be Persona 4.) I usually look through a guide, see if I missed some side quests, wait a few months/years, then nostalgia gets the better of me and then I play again.

It's probably because of all the dialogue in the game. There's a bridge in Redcliff (the one near the smithy) that'll always trigger a party dialogue. 8D

Also, damn you, David Gaider, for making Alistair so frickin' adorable. DX

Here We Go Again!

November 3, 2009 at 10:45 PM - Dragon Age

Dragon Age: Origins was released today. And we just got the last copy from our local GameStop; the others are on reserve.

I swear, we're cursed (blessed...?).

(Also, I would like to apologize for the lack of online activity as of late. Hopefully I'll come up with something amusing to blog about. :P)