Confession: I really love the Qunari…I know that most people don’t but I think that their culture and way of doing things is quite interesting; you are given a place and are free to choose - pertaining to your role - what you do. It must be comforting to have a ‘place’ and be so sure of what you are and your role in a civilization. That’s why Sten is my be-all end-all favourite character and I always pick the peaceful route with the Arishok…even though the damn hornhead never listens!
Confession: I love how pretty much everything looks in all of the DA games, but whenever I see the children, all I see are the kids from The Sims 2. It feels like EA just re-used the body-frame and many of the hairstyles too.
Confession: On my first playthrough in DA:O, I made my F!Warden a real hardass who didn’t allow herself to be afraid of anything. The staggering pressure of leading Ferelden in hopeless, and likely futile, battle against the Blight really hardened her. But when she came face to face with the Broodmother in the Deep Roads, she was very shaken. Just knowing that she had even the smallest chance of becoming something that monstrous petrified her. And ever since she’s hesitated to enter the Deep Roads.
CONFESSION: Whether I played a Surana or an Amell they always send Jowan back to the Circle. It just always seemed that Jowan only used them and his esteem was so low…he secretly resented them. And during DA2 when Tobias said in the Birthright quest “Rule is not served by caging the best of us” I realized I did the right thing. It made me see that while reform is severely needed, the circles are needed.
CONFESSION: I love playing bioware games again after time has passed, because my mind always change its opinion about character and events. The first time I played DA II, I didn’t give Merril the carving knife because I was convinced she was over her head and I thought I was doing the best for her. Now, 2 years later, I gave it to her, because I realized Hawke has no place doing “what’s best for her”. It’s her life, let her choose how to live it. I believe the change in thought was due to personal events.