Welp, here I am… no longer in the warm embrace of my mac, I have returned to the gritty world of the PC. Returned to the back alleys controlled by Microsoft and all of his cruel minions… but wait! What’s that I see?! Ahh yes.. my old friend, the ability to play games!! Since I returned to PC I have played a ton of them… almost so many that I would consider reviewing them if I really thought anyone cared about what I had to say <grin>. I played Dragon Age from beginning to end and back again. I was using a borrowed copy and after playing several hours decided that I wanted this game… it had proven its ability to entertain me and I wished for the people that made this to have my money. I also wanted access to the expansion and down-loadable content! I’d like to think that if something tickles my fancy long enough that I’ll pay for it and I usually do. I guess my biggest issue with games these days is that if you buy them immediately (be it online or at the store) you don’t get the ability to return them if they’re absolute dog shit. Many of these games don’t have demos (they’ve gone the way of the dinosaur) and once you’ve opened the pretty plastic wrap or clicked that download window, then you’re stuck with a 50-60 dollar purchase that will never be played. Maybe ebay will help you get some of that money back, but if it’s that bad, you’ll be lucky to get a 1/4 of what you paid for it. It’s a broke system in my mind and quite honestly I think if there were demos to be had that allowed you to play the full game for a certain time period, then it would prompt you to activate it by purchasing a CD key, then it might help. This would also cut costs so you don’t have to fork out 60 bucks for a game. Which I don’t mind telling you is pretty difficult to do in this economy. In case you guys haven’t noticed.. entertainment spending is down because most people are just trying to keep a roof over their heads.
Anyways.. My point is.. Dragon Age rocks and at 37 dollars from Amazon for everything including the expansion and all DLC, it’s well worth it.