Earlier I finally got Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition for PC which i´ve been looking for since I got my new rig, and I played about an hour or so. I already finished the game (and the expansion) on the 360, but it already feels like such a different game from the get go that im really excited (that and the fact that i fucking love the game, even the gimped console one.)
But here lies the problem, i honestly find it hard to want to play anything but a mage in this game, which I already did on the 360 (which then carried over to Awakening), and even tho I wanted a change, just the first hour or so I played with a warrior I already miss having a mage.
First of all, as far as i can remember, as far as i can remember, you dont get a healing mage until quite a few hours into the game (and even then, doesnt Wynne fuck off until later in the game?). When i played my mage on the 360, coincidence or not i was a healer, so this didnt affect me, but i remember friends of mine bitching how hard it was without a healer.
Second, and probably the most important , the Dragon Age characters for me are a complete case of love them or dont give a fuck about them. I only really want to use Morrigan, Alistair and Shale, as i LOVE those characters and their banter and whatnot (and gameplay), and dont particulary care for all the others. I have no interest on using a rogue, so leilani and zev are out (and i dont like them as characters either), Sven is a bore, Oghram is kinda cool and i ended up using him a lot in Awakening, and Wynne is another bore, but if i don´t play a mage, im going to HAVE to use her eventually i guess, which then makes me have to drop one of the other 3.
Third, im playing a warrior to change it up, but I want to play as dual weilding, which already feels like a bad idea, but i really dig those finishing mvoes warriors do (the one thing i missed having when playing a mage).
So, what to do? Bite the bullet, just make a mage and play it like i did on the 360, or stick it out with my warrior and change up the party a bit. If its the second, I would love for you warriors (and rogues I guess) out there to tell me a few things.
1 - How hard is the game with no healer in the first few hours?
2 - Is DW warrior viable at all? it sure looks cool... :/ Also, if I do stay DW, i should stack Dex instead of Str correct? (there goes the Blood Armor)
3 - Can Shale tank? If i have to drop Shale or Alistair ill drop the pretty boy, use my warrior and morrigan for dps, and wynne as a healer eventually.
4 - Can you spec morrigan as a healer? I know you could respec your main character but can you respec the rest of the party members? (i guess on PC there would be mods even if you couldnt). But then will she even have the specilizations?
That´s about it, quite torn on what to do since im still early on and its quite easy to just restart as a MAge for now, or try to have a different experience than my first playthrough (while still using the same charactgers...i know, i know...). Hopefully those questions will help my decision, cheers peeps.