Why Dragon’s Age 2 is great, and you are probably wrong about it

A few weeks ago I took my final steps from the soaring stone city of Kirkwall. From the towering heights of the Gallows and Chantry, adorned with giant bronze figures and fluttering banners, to the dingiest depths and recesses of Darktown, where the thieves and cut-throats hid amidst the filth and refuse.
I’d spent a long time there; either 60 hours, or 6 years, depending how you looked at it. In that time it had become my home, a noose around my neck, a place of bitter sadness and even a few scant moments of jolly fun.

In short, I had completed the much maligned game that is Dragon Age 2. An experience that I enjoyed far more than I did the first game, and one that it seems the average Joe & Jane gamers disliked intently. On that account, I’d like to redress the balance a little by putting forth a few thoughts on why Dragon Age 2 is well worth your time, and in fact might actually be the best game idea that Bioware have ever conceived.
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The Three Assassins – Part 1: Altaïr

The first in my Triptych of Assassin’s Creed character briefs for SquareGo.

A shortened game history of our man with a wrist-dagger, Altaïr.

First I’m gonna stab yer mate, then I’m gonna stab yer other mate… and then I’m gonna stab YOU

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