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First Impressions of my favourite games

I found game reviews too! Very interesting reading these, especially since I’ve played through the sequels.


Dragon Age:

If you haven’t worked out by now that I’m a fiend for an RPG then you’re brain dead with a talent of punching in this web address. I tried Oblivion to no avail (why make the whole world open from the start! I need to be guided through, I need directions!) so cue the biggest RPG release of the year – Dragon Age. I love that you can choose your race/class . I opted for a Dalish Elf warrior and I’m already regretting it. Tanks in this game are in no way superior. Go the mage, I say! In fact, I’ll probably make another character very soon – and make her a mage. It won’t be tedious for me to start again either, since each different race has a very unique start (think WOW). The graphics are a little Oblivion-esque, was hoping it would favour the Fable II graphics a little more. Still! The excitement is there. When you battle. If you battle. There are soooo many effing cut scenes in this game, that I was very excited to find the skip scene button (x). So I now have no idea what the hell I’m doing, replying to, or what is being said, but at least I get to kill things quicker!

Assassins Creed:

I was definitely slow off the mark with this game. I’d heard the title come up in a few forums and convos, but never looked into it. Shame on me. It’s a sensational game! I have completely fallen in love with it, and struggle to get off once I get started. Everything about this game is breath taking. The graphics especially. They have been so meticulous with every detail, from backgrounds, to buildings, to non-descript people, to shadows. I didn’t really understand what was going on at first, but as soon as it shaped together I was addicted. I love the way it is so easy to scale buildings, the fluid motion of every movement from horse riding to jumping from rooftops. And the fact that I can silently kill guards with throwing knives and a concealed blade. This, scarily, makes me shudder in delight. Assassins Creed 2 comes out in days. I will lose a lot of sleep over this, in anticipation until I own it, and then not stopping until I’ve finished it.


So this is what the next few weeks of my life with be dedicated to. Would love to hear your thoughts!

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One response

  1. Dragon Age! <3 I love that game, would have to be my absolute favourite! I am not so great with being a mage, I'm a hack and slash type of gal', so I usually opt for an elf warrior :D Looks like I will have to get onto Assassin's Creed, after being told by numerous people and sources that is is amazing, there is no way I can't NOT get it now :)

    July 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm

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