Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dragon Age 2: Review

I completed Dragon Age 2 about a week ago and I have my verdict. Dragon Age 2 is a good game but is different. Dragon Age suffers a common problem within Video games and Music, it isnt as good as the original, Sequels will always be compared to the original as they should be but with Bioware this gets a little trickier. Dragon Age: Origins was such a good game that any sequel was going to suffer. It had dam near perfect characters and storylines.
Dragon Age 2 isnt quite as good.. It coulnt never be but it is still a really good game. Its an amazing game living in the shadow of its bigger brother.

The Pros

- More interactive gameplay without removing the strategy elements
- Interesting Characters (especially Varric and Fenris (Who has an amazing voice actor))
- Beautiful locations
- Dog is now summonable creature (So actually useful)
- Amazing ending (I was up till 4am on a college night just to finish it)
- Elves have been improved, they feel like a different race now

The Cons

- Story takes a while to get interesting
- Locations are limited and repeated
- Only one city
- Only one high dragon (Seriously guys, its called dragon age...)
- Serious lack of allister (Only a cameo)

The Random (as well as vague tips)

- Every companion who is romancable is bi-sexual
- You have the option of genociding an entire society
- All magic users are ass holes (Did Ned Flanders write the story?)
- The Qunari are not as fun as Sten makes them seem
- Never trust women (Barney Stinson may also have been involved in the writing process)
- You can no longer control companions armor so Dragon Armor is pointless for Mages and Rogues (Sell it)
- Hawke is a bit off a cock (new voice actor badly needed)

Is it worth buying?
Yes, especially if you love action and RPG
It is a very good game just not as good
Go into that game knowing its not Origins and you'll love it
Dragon Age 3 will hopefully be a lot better =D

I played this on the Xbox 360

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dragon Age 2 First Thoughts

So Dragon Age 2 was released yesterday in Ireland and well
Its pretty dam good
The fighting is fun, the characters are daycent and the story is, so far at least, pretty good
Things that could be better?
Why cant i customise the armor of my supporting characters?
It isnt as RPGish as the previous game
More mass effecty... If i wanted Mass Effect, ill Play Mass Effect

Still, a very good game! Very enjoyable and my nit picking is just that... Nit picking, this is a very fun game

Thursday, March 3, 2011


So like many a nerd, I play minecraft!

So i thought I'd give you a little tour

This is my castle, featuring Blacksmith and lava tower.

My bedroom within my Castle

The Aqueduct that connects my castle to my first mine, this was originally going to be a canal but i didn't make it big enough to fit a boat on, that's a lesson kids, PLAN AHEAD

The Forest Village and part of my railway 

My rail way in all its glory
The Village of Burningwood, a town in the making
When its finished ill give you a tour
Built so far, Temple of Notch and the Bank!