Dragon Age:Origins is making me crazy

Posted by Nictel (2412 posts) -

So with the Ultimate Edition coming out and Dragon Age 2 in pre-order. I decided that it was a good time to prepare for the arrival of DA2 by playing through Dragon Age with the savegame I wanted. I have played through the game once with a male human noble but I wasn't really happy with all of my choices. 
 
So I started playing, due to time constraints I was only able to finish Leliana's Song and Darkspawn Chronicles before DA2 hit my doormat. crap. 
So that is now staring at me. I want to play it really, but I do want to have my savegame imported. So not in another 100 hours of game time/. Worse as I started my journey as a female human noble this time, I noticed all the other options. Part of me craves for an evil blood magic infused world domination together with Morrigan. So I also started an evil path with a male elven mage.  
 
But then I realised that I hadn't done any dwarven stories or the elven forest start. Looking at the possible endings on wikia. I probably need to play this game another 3 times to truly experience it all! For a total of 5 games with about 100 hours per adventure. Luckily I don't need to do that today. 
 
My plan is to finish the "good" line and go on to DA2 with that save. Finish that than go back to DA:O to finish the evil line and go in to DA2 with that. Finally somewhere I need to do those other origin stories and maybe a bit of the game as well. Of course there will be DLC and a DA3 which means I'll be repeating this entire ordeal in about 2 years from now...
 
Luckily Mass Effect 3 isn't out yet. Since I need to do Mass Effect 2 with all the DLC as well. Just waiting for that announcement of the ultimate edition of that. Which will surely come. 
 
Bioware knows how to keep me occupied.  
 
P.S. You might want to ask; "But what about those games you bought during the Steam Sale?" Yeah. I still need to finish those too. Oh and the God of War trilogy and Demon Souls and Fable3 and, and and and... Can we not have any new games for about a year or so? Oh and in that year it only rains and there is no work to be done.

#1 Posted by Nictel (2412 posts) -

So with the Ultimate Edition coming out and Dragon Age 2 in pre-order. I decided that it was a good time to prepare for the arrival of DA2 by playing through Dragon Age with the savegame I wanted. I have played through the game once with a male human noble but I wasn't really happy with all of my choices. 
 
So I started playing, due to time constraints I was only able to finish Leliana's Song and Darkspawn Chronicles before DA2 hit my doormat. crap. 
So that is now staring at me. I want to play it really, but I do want to have my savegame imported. So not in another 100 hours of game time/. Worse as I started my journey as a female human noble this time, I noticed all the other options. Part of me craves for an evil blood magic infused world domination together with Morrigan. So I also started an evil path with a male elven mage.  
 
But then I realised that I hadn't done any dwarven stories or the elven forest start. Looking at the possible endings on wikia. I probably need to play this game another 3 times to truly experience it all! For a total of 5 games with about 100 hours per adventure. Luckily I don't need to do that today. 
 
My plan is to finish the "good" line and go on to DA2 with that save. Finish that than go back to DA:O to finish the evil line and go in to DA2 with that. Finally somewhere I need to do those other origin stories and maybe a bit of the game as well. Of course there will be DLC and a DA3 which means I'll be repeating this entire ordeal in about 2 years from now...
 
Luckily Mass Effect 3 isn't out yet. Since I need to do Mass Effect 2 with all the DLC as well. Just waiting for that announcement of the ultimate edition of that. Which will surely come. 
 
Bioware knows how to keep me occupied.  
 
P.S. You might want to ask; "But what about those games you bought during the Steam Sale?" Yeah. I still need to finish those too. Oh and the God of War trilogy and Demon Souls and Fable3 and, and and and... Can we not have any new games for about a year or so? Oh and in that year it only rains and there is no work to be done.

#2 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11741 posts) -

Yep. Save importing is a bastard, isn't it? But really, I imported my save file from Dragon Age and other than a few sparse references and cameos there wasn't much difference. It's not even Mass Effect 2, where they practically call back to every single time Shepard scratched his nose in the first game without much actual gameplay benefit. I think you're alright if you only play it once or twice more to get your "ideal" save file. I mean, Youtube does exist for all your "So that's what the other ending is!" needs.

#3 Posted by endaround (2145 posts) -

Well if you are playing on the PC there are some really great mods , notably Quests and Legends, to extend the playing time even further!

#4 Posted by StarvingGamer (8245 posts) -

There's a pretty cool save game generator for the pc that will make you an unplayable but importable save for DA2. It takes about 2 minutes to go through all the checkboxes and craft the Origins story that you want. I can't link it from my iPad but the DL is at social.bioware.com/project/4242 if you want to check it out.

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