Blog 407: DA:O:A: Expansion Pack

I thought that, with the advent of downloadable content packs, true expansion packs were dead in the ground. Then people like Fallout 3 and Borderlands started releasing DLCs on CD. Then Dragon Age: Origins released an actual expansion pack.

Dragon Age: Origins: Awakening continues the story (and suffers title-stack almost as bad as Star Wars: Dark Forces III: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast… There’s actually some abiguity on the box; could it be Dragon Age: Awakening: Origins? Dragon Age: (Origins) Awakening?) of the main game, while doing the usual add-loads-of-new-spells-and-items-to-justify-my-existence thang. There are some new characters, too.

I’ve heard conflicting reviews about this expansion pack, hence my holding off for so long. But it seems to be sitting at £12.99 for the duration, so I bit the bullet and picked it up. So I don’t have to buy a compilation in ten years.

Spoilers for Dragon Age: Origins itself inevitably ensue, as well as minor ones for the expansion.

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Blog 376: Retrospective

So, 2009 is at an end. It seems strange to think about, but actually my entire life has happened in the past decade. Yeah, I lived for eleven and a half years before the dawn of the new millenium, but I didn’t know anything about anything back then. I just… Existed. When I talk about things occurring “before living memory”, I mean things that happened back then, things that are so very dimly remembered as to be mere ghosts of memories.

I suspect, actually, that most of you will be in a similar position; it’s unlikely that I’ve retained any oldsters from, say, the A-ha forums.

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