Has March already came and gone? I guess I lost track of time when I thought it would be a bright idea to play two RPGs at once and those two RPGs happen to be made from the same developer. I'm pretty sure Bioware can name a yacht after me with how much content I purchase from them each year. Can't say I've ever really been disappointed by them though.
Dragon Age 2 was released at the beginning of the month and was met with mixed reviews because Bioware changed the way the game was played from the more traditional RPG way. Dragon Age: Origins kept to that route allowing players a more pause and play, methodical way of playing while Dragon Age 2 went for the more action oriented combat. This turned a lot of players off because there was a hefty fan base that came to love the combat in Origins but for me personally I liked the change. I should say I do enjoy the traditional RPG way of playing that I get from games like Neverwinter Nights 2 but how it was changed in Dragon Age 2 I believe was for the best. Besidescomparatively speaking on Origins and 2 I've put in a lot of hours into the game and I still don't think I'm near the end but I'm sure that's because I'm a side quest whore, must...do...everything...The companions in this sequel are much more interesting and sometimes I find it hard to choose who I want in my party just going off on how cool someone is. One thing that can be tiring is that for quests you end up going back and forth to places you've already been multiple times, it fits the story of you trying to make a name for yourself in Kirkwall but it can still feel repetitive.
If you've been following with my previous monthly updates you'll know that I lost my Mass Effect save files a couple months back and after finally completing Mass Effect 1 I was able to move on from that and on to Mass Effect 2. Mass Effect 2 is one of my all time favorite games and I had no problem replaying it again to get my save back and ready for Mass Effect 3 later this year. If you still haven't played these games yet I strongly suggest it.
Aside from those two games the Nintendo 3DS also came out and I've been playing that quite a bit with Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars. I know much of April will be filled with much more 3DS especially when there are more titles released for it like Ocarina of Time or Mario Kart. For now though I'm sucked into the realm of Bioware RPGs and I'm also thinking of getting intoThe Witcherone of these days. Why must it be the RPGs that pull me in to suck my life away?