I was going to play all the way through Dragon Age: Origins and then Awakening with my dwarf warrior as I had never played one before.
Then I thought, nah what the hell. I haven’t played this for ages and I wanna skip straight to Dragon Age 2 dammit. So I did.
I’ve now completed Dragon Age II for the second time and the whole ‘playing a bitch’ element was a lot more fun then being the nice guy. Although disappointingly, the ending was not as radically different as I would have liked, although there were certainly changes.
What I wanted to do with these play-throughs is show the complex spider-like way the plotlines can change with each and every choice. Unfortunately the game doesn’t play out that way, there are main events that are carved in stone, it’s just how you get to them or the smaller events, that change.
***As before, this has loads of spoilers, so don’t read if you don’t want to know ‘em.***
My second play through of Dragon Age II? Well, It’s certainly different than the first. The first time you play through things can be missed and I think sometimes you can be more carried away by the story than knowingly involved in its conclusion. On subsequent plays you are able to start tweaking the events (knowing the outcomes) to tailor to your plan.
After playing to approximately half way through the 2nd chapter my earlier choices are starting to show their effects. Although of course there are far more to come. Consider this more of a prelude to Part 2 that will include all of the conclusions and results of my changes. I figured the post would be absolutely massive, if I left it all to the end.
***There are quite obviously a great many spoilers in these posts so if you want to experience everything yourself without any outside influence, please stop reading (I know I’m certainly avoiding all walkthroughs as there’s so much I want to find out for myself). This is also not the complete story of Dragon Age II, it is a walkthrough of the significant choices I have made and how my companions and their backstorys have evolved.***
Dragon Age II has been out for a few days now, and I have successfully managed to lose nearly all of my weekend diving into Biowares epic sequel. I have previously played and completed the demo (several times, in fact) and reviewed it here so I’m not going to go over already-covered ground. This review covers everything that I couldn’t experience in the demo.