Monday Moaning: Dragon Age what?
I hadn’t planned on another of these “Monday Moaning” posts for a couple of weeks at least but after reading a post this weekend by Pete over at Dragonchasers I felt I had to put this one up. Pete was talking about the upcoming game, Dragon Age: Inquisition and how so many are eagerly looking forward to playing it. Count me as one of those chomping at the bit for it! That’s been a recent happening, me taking an interest in the game, having happened after I started playing Dragon Age: Origins. I’m hooked completely, so invested in the story, and I want to finish Origins before Inquisition comes out.
Anyway, as I read his post he talked about the time investment Dragon Age games take. It’s a LOT! I’m binging on the game, only playing it rather than playing several games (different games on different nights) because I don’t want to play anything else right now. There’s too much to see, hear, experience! I get what he’s saying, however, about games such as the Dragon Age ones taking up so much of your time when so many of us have a huge stack of games we haven’t even touched yet. Sometimes my stack feels daunting it’s so big! When he mentioned that (he thinks) Dragon Age: Origins takes around 60 hours to complete and then putting in the time for Dragon Age: 2, well, that’s a lot of time!
I stopped reading for a bit because I saw a flag waving off in the distance. I didn’t quite know what the flag said but, after some thought, I hit Google to make sure I was right and that Dragon Age: 2 was actually Dragon Age: Awakenings. It’s so not. I don’t know why I’ve been thinking all this time that Awakenings was the second (base) Dragon Age game but I have. Awakenings is just an expansion for Origins! That means I don’t have the game between Origins and Inquisition.
People, I love this game so much I simply can’t stand for that!!
So I went to Steam to see how much Dragon Age: 2 cost. (——-> Moaning incoming) You can’t buy Dragon Age: 2 on Steam because EA violated a terms of service agreement that states DLC for a base game must be purchasable via Steam if the base game is purchasable on Steam (according to what I read on the Steam forums). I read that Steam pulled the game after EA decided to put the DLC elsewhere, not on Steam. Here comes more “Moaning” on this fine Monday morning.
I. CAN’T. FIND. WHERE. YOU. CAN. BUY. THE. DARN DLC! (for Dragon Age: 2)
What’s more, I didn’t really want the game on Origin. I’d much rather have it in my Steam library. That means I don’t have any of Dragon Age: 2 which also means I am sad. Since I want to play them in order I won’t be getting Inquisition when it comes out. I think I’m almost done with the main story for Origins as I have all four of my treaties handed out and the representatives for each race is in my camp. I’m just running around doing little side quests until I decide to turn in to the Arl at Redcliffe. Suppose I can take my time now.