Yesterday Dragon Age: Origins was released and since I had it pre-loaded from Steam, I was ready to play when it unlocked.Â Â Well I say ready to play , but what I really mean is I was ready to go OCD on acquiring my pre-order / collectors edition DLC.
I was working when it unlocked so I could not simply start playing , that would have to wait until later in the evening, but I could make sure I had all my DLC installed.Â Something I expected to take a minimal amount of work, was surprisingly confusing and broken.Â I finally gave up and when the work day was over I simply started the game with no dlc installed.
In total I have played for about 2 hours, and it has been a great experience thus far.Â Each of the character backgrounds gets their own start of the game, and I have now played the Human Noble and the Elven Mage storys up to a point where the story lines look to converge.Â Â The human noble was a much stronger experience than the mage one was to me, even though I really like the lore behind DA’s magic system.Â Â I won’t give anything away, but the Human noble storyline clicked with me, and actually envoke a bit of emotion from me.Â Sure its a bit cliched but it was presented well, and they gave me a Dog!
Tonight I hope to give the myself some extended time in the game, though I will most likely not press forward much.Â Instead I will probably play through more of the background stories.Â I suspect I am going to be playing this game for a long time.
Oh, and this morning when I got up and launched the game I found all my DLC was being downloaded. It appears that whatever was broken was finally fixed.