Editor’s Notes: 5 Things That Make Dragon Age: Inquisition Infuriating

 

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Writer’s note:
Firstly, yes, I have an editor.

Secondly, they are a huge Dragon Age fan. When I submitted this blog post to them originally I received back two versions; one with actual edits, and one with an amazing side column of just the most wonderful vitriol that was just too good to not share. Normally, I do receive some commentary that is usually hilarious and leads to rewrites, but in this case they were so passionate about the subject, it required its own file separately. Enjoy.

About a week ago, I had to call it quits playing Dragon Age: Inquisition. I went into it with a ton of excited anticipation, and even found myself loving the game for the first ten or so hours I spent with it.

Editor’s note: My first ten hours consisted of jumping and getting lost in the fucking Hinterlands before I figured out the combat controls.

The exploration of beautiful and varied environments, the entertaining banter of my party members, and that signature Dragon Age ass kicking combat system that I so enjoyed.

Editor’s note: Except for jumping when you meant to attack for like the first hour you play it, because who the fuck decided to change the controls around? Fuck jumping, I wanna kill stuff!

Then some dickhead showed up on a dragon, killed all my bros, blew up my new home, and humiliated me, The Herald of Andraste, in front of my friends and potential lovers! I was a sad, disheartened, and broken man, and all I got out of that epic and heart breaking moment was a cringe worthy song and an impossibly hard to navigate fort.

Editor’s note: I have no probs with the fort. You’re just shitty with directions in real life and virtually.

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5 Things That Make Dragon Age: Inquisition Infuriating

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About a week ago, I had to call it quits playing Dragon Age: Inquisition. I went into it with a ton of excited anticipation, and even found myself loving the game for the first ten or so hours I spent with it. The exploration of beautiful and varied environments, the entertaining banter of my party members, and that signature Dragon Age ass kicking combat system that I so enjoyed. Then some dickhead showed up on a dragon, killed all my bros, blew up my new home, and humiliated me, The Herald of Andraste, in front of my friends and potential lovers! I was a sad, disheartened, and broken man, and all I got out of that epic and heart breaking moment was a cringe worthy song and an impossibly hard to navigate fort.  Continue reading “5 Things That Make Dragon Age: Inquisition Infuriating”

Ryan’s Game of the Year 2014

goty2015The year 2014 has come to a close and it’s time to reflect on some of things that were most important to us. For me, that reflection is video games. I played a lot of games this year, as I do every year, but actually had even more time to finish a lot of the games I played.

I rather liked the format I chose last year, but think I’ll make it a little shorter this time. I played a lot of what I would suppose are the contenders for game of the year with a few notable exceptions because they’re from series’ that I have either never liked, or grown tired of, such as Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed. Continue reading “Ryan’s Game of the Year 2014”

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review (PS4)

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Wolfenstein: The New Order is a wonderful treat of a game that tells a surprisingly compelling story with excellent character development, wrapped up in an over the top shooter that’s both fun and sometimes brutally challenging. It gives us all the fun features we’ve been missing in games since N64, like dual wielding assault rifles and ridiculous boss battles, while delivering everything we expect out of a AAA title today, such as fantastic visuals, a grade A sound track, and a great tale.

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Destiny Alpha Impressions (PS4)

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I’m going to be perfectly honest; I’m not big on MMORPGs. And the idea of merging an FPS and an MMO didn’t appeal to me very much, so my initial interest in Destiny was admittedly very low. But when my alpha code for PS4 showed up in my inbox, I was intrigued enough to give this preview a chance, and I think I’ve been swayed after going into this knowing very little and having no expectations. Continue reading “Destiny Alpha Impressions (PS4)”

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes Review (PS4)

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If Metal Gear Solid 5 is a sign of things to come, then things look promising. And I guess Snake will keep us waiting a little longer for a full adventure. Continue reading “Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes Review (PS4)”

Titanfall Beta Impressions

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This is probably the first time I’ve been glad I participated in a beta. My experience is usually just an awful impression of a product that’s not even close to being ready and often kills my excitement for it. I’m happy to report that this was not the case, and oh boy, what a treat this was. I’m actually looking forward to Titanfall now as this beta has actually put many of my fears to rest. Continue reading “Titanfall Beta Impressions”

Ryan’s Game of the Year 2013

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I think for the first time in my life I’ve finally been able to not only afford but actually have time to play newer games. While I’m still spending some time catching up on a back log of PS3 games, I think I’ve seen and played enough of 2013’s big entries to make a decision. Continue reading “Ryan’s Game of the Year 2013”

Medal of Honor: Warfighter: PS3 Review

Talk about a let down. I was really stoked for this game. Entirely based on actual events, built on Frostbite 2.0, a compelling story that showed the hardships that soldier endure in their personal lives as a result of war, multiplayer where you represent your country with very different classes and hundreds of unlockables. A game full of potential, launching early enough to hopefully beat Black Ops 2 to the punch and maybe for once create some actual competition for the long running franchise. What could possibly go wrong? Continue reading “Medal of Honor: Warfighter: PS3 Review”