Dragon Age Origins: I think I’m missing … a lot
I was all set to do a post bragging about getting Shale, a golem companion. I did a quick Google to double-check and make sure his name was Shale and found a list of companions you get in the game. Holy bat cow there’s a LOT! Some appear to be campaign (DLC?) specific but one, the secret companion, made me wonder if I’m playing the same game. I only skimmed, briefly, the text on the page for this companion as I don’t want a lot of spoilers but I’m so confused I’m tempted to go back and read it in full. I learned the companion I dislike the most, Leliana, has her own DLC. I found that to be very … odd. Am I supposed to like her? The secret companion, however, is completely blowing my mind.
Okay. I just went back and read the whole page. I think I get it now but if I take him as a party member (companion) I’ll lose my most favorite companion and I can’t have that. If I understood it correctly.
Which, at this point, is questionable. I’m so confused! Sometimes your choices in game change what happens next, a most awesome thing to have to grapple with! But, I kind of wish there was a guide that could point me in general directions to read as I play. When I was in the Brecilian Forest, for instance, I’m pretty sure I made the wrong choices and that led to me killing the crazy old hobo mage. There was dialogue that suggested my killing the mage meant something couldn’t happen (forget how it was worded). It felt like the quest I still have that needs to be turned in to someone in a city that isn’t accessible anymore (Lothering) … like, I screwed up and now have to miss this or that. I do love that moral choices matter as it makes the game more fun but have to admit, sometimes I might want to smack someone.
If things go right I’ll have most of the day to play. Maybe I should give Leliana a chance …. maybe. I’m loving my Me-Alistair-Wynne-Morrigan party and don’t really want to change it.