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Are side quests getting out of hand? Dragon Age, I’m looking at you!

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy side quests and they go a long way in adding to the overall experience of the game itself. However Dragon Age Inquisition got me thinking about them since they are unavoidable in that game. So let’s start off by talking about my experience so far.

I am three missions away from completing the main story and, as far as I’m concerned, the game. I’m the type that once I complete the main quest line in a game and the credits role I’m done. If I wanted to complete certain quests I would have. Dragon Age is no different in that respect. However it forces you to complete side quests to earn “Power Points” to use as currency to “buy” the main quests. I saved up a lot of points and marathoned through some main quests and got wrapped up in the new plot line and could not wait to see what was next! Except I needed to grind out 50 more power points to get the next missions.

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Dragon Age Inquisition – First Day Impressions

It’s finally here! I purposely avoided any reviews, previews and screenshots of the game. I was very excited for it to come out and with high profile games I prefer to avoid any “contact” with it until I pop it into my console so I can experience it all at once. I don’t know why I do that, but I do.

It’s been a while since I played a Dragon Age game. In fact I didn’t play Origins until Dragon Age 2 came out. So, hearing good things, I bought Origins, Awakening and “2” all at the same time and binge gamed my way through them. It was a good time and I got fully immersed in the world. That was, however, long enough ago that I’ve forgotten most of it so Inquisition really is a new experience for me. Though, some of what they reference from the previous games seems…familiar at least.

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