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Dragon Age impressions so far

For the non spoily bits...

First off, I'm getting an AD&D second edition vibe for some reason, not sure what it is.

Second, I'd hate to be a guy in this society:

Man: *Is standing shaving at mirror in the morning*
Razor: *teeny nick*
Man: *Is suddenly covered in fountain of blood, obscuring the mirror and drenching half his clothing, making his face a mask of death*

Third... man, everyone DOES love the mages. desdenova commented on it as well, but I'd noticed it before that. Out of like about seven or eight people on my friends list playing the game, I think I saw a warrior and a rogue, the rest mages. (Including my own. No, you don't need to ask the race.)

Fourth: You know, the combat wouldn't be NEARLY as difficult if there was a "stop being a fucking idiot" AI option. Or more to the point, a "refrain from gleefully running off into the thick of ten million foes well away from your damn healer" tactic. Even a "get your NPC asses back here" quick button would be nice. (After the fact, I suspect you could possibly press both shoulder buttons to select the whole party and move them away from the fight, but not sure. Haven't tried it.)

Was going to post spoily bits under a cut, but since I don't want people not playing (or not as far in) to dread clicking on the comments, I'll post them separately. So don't spoil in these comments please. ;)

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khaman
Nov. 4th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
Husband's running a human warrior. I'm just starting off an elf mage, because I'm suddenly torn with a desire to go evil and kick ass. A: for the Elves and B: because even though I kind of understand the templar mentality and the reason the Fade is bad, I kind of want them to suck it.
dilickjm
Nov. 4th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Here's why mages rock at level 1, a short list:

HEAL SPELL.

Seriously, #2 on that list is so far below that one, it's a microscopic dot in the distance.
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stormfeather
Nov. 4th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Hrm, I know I put some of the party members at least on "cautious" but can't remember if it was before or after all those problems. I think it may have helped some, but not hugely.
silmaril
Nov. 4th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
Your fourth comment makes me very gleefully await the Zero Punctutation review.

Sounds fun...
stormfeather
Nov. 4th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
oooo yes, I'd love to see him review this!

Preferably after I finish it so I don't get spoiled, of course. ^^;;
dakhran
Nov. 5th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Man, I'd forgotten all about the Zero Punctuation reviews...need to make with the bookmarky.

I may have to spend some birthday moneys to pick this game up in a week or two. I've already spent what's left of my gaming budget for the month, between D&D, Pathfinder, and a little game of pure crack called Torchlight...
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