Dragon Age Awakenings Launch
So I ended up stopping off at my local Best Buy today to pick up DA:A as there wasnâ€™t a real reason to pre-order or anything like that.Â Iâ€™ve got about 5 hours or so in on my archer rogue and my dual-wielding warrior combined so I thought Iâ€™d give a few thoughts.
First off, if you havenâ€™t read up on it the folks over at GreyWardens.com have a great page dedicated to all things Awakening.Â Iâ€™m going to try very hard to avoid any spoilers, so here are my initial thoughts.
The carry over from DA:O was pretty smooth although I had my Warrior come over with no weapons :(Â I realized that all DLC wasnâ€™t going to transfer but I thought at least the meteorite sword wasnâ€™t DLC but oh well, I can already tell weâ€™re going to get much better stuff soon enough so Iâ€m not terribly worried.Â There is a thread on the forums about a way to â€œfixâ€ this which does appear to work, but Iâ€™m not claiming it is the correct way to do it.Â If youâ€™re interested hereâ€™s the link. However, I am a little concerned that it appears the Wardenâ€™s Keep Blood skills donâ€™t seem to be working quite right but maybe Iâ€™m just not paying enough attention.
I’m enjoying the story so far as you pretty much jump right into things with a couple of subtle hints about what has transpired in DA:O but nothing terribly game changing.Â It does move pretty quick, but I think Iâ€™d rather have that then a slow start, but thatâ€™s just me.Â And for those of you who complained that your decisions didnâ€™t matter in DA:O, already Iâ€™ve seen quite a few that could have totally changed the course of my adventures and some are pretty tough calls!Â Iâ€™m real curious to see how this builds and where the story goes as so far Iâ€™m much more hooked then I was at this point within DA:0.
And lastly, Iâ€™ll comment on the new skills and such â€“ many of them sound VERY cool, canâ€™t wait to check them out as I level up.Â As for the new Specializations many are obtainable right off the bat either as drops or vendor purchased so thatâ€™s not a huge deal.Â And probably my favorite item is the re-spec scroll that is at one of the local vendors
More later – assuming I can pry myself away, but I will admit most of my upcoming news will be more DA focused and less LOTROâ€¦