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While I am talking about video games, a few thoughts on Dragon Age: Origins, which I think we are probably a bit more than halfway through. (Yes, the first one. Spoilers for the second one are to be avoided, please. Many thanks.) I like the world, I like the characters, combat has a decent enough variety, and I like that there are many kinds of missions. I am totally smitten with Alistair. The last time I talked to him, he gave me the rose, and it was just such a cute and dorky attempt at courtship that I couldn't help but grin the whole time. I've been angling for this all along; the idea of a romance between the last of the Grey Wardens appeals to me a lot.
There are dangers here for a story junkie like me, playing a game that has such an apparently-flexible storyline. I want to choose every option in conversation, just to see how it changes things. And it goes without saying that I'm going to have to run through at least some of the other opening missions, although I hope I can restrain myself from having to replay the whole game every time. This is a long game -- we're 40-odd hours and maybe a little over halfway through? That's a lot of game to play through more than once.
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