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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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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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”

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”

On Stranger Tides; stranger because it doesn’t suck

I don’t really do movie reviews that much anymore, but I felt this was worth a quickie.

When I originally heard that they would be making another Pirates of the Caribbean, I wanted to kill myself. But then Johnny Depp admitted that the second and third PotC movies were overly convoluted, confusing and straight out stupid, then assured me that the new one was back to the fun loving enjoyment of the original movie. So I went to see it Saturday.

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