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Re: Dragon Age: Origins playthrough and commentary thread
« Reply #60 on: February 04, 2014, 02:21:44 pm »
Oh yeah, absolutely.  It's a little better with the actual characters you recruit, since it tends to reflect their personality more.  But given Jowan's personality is "whine" and Lily's is "dupe"...well, yeah.

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Re: Dragon Age: Origins playthrough and commentary thread
« Reply #61 on: February 04, 2014, 02:27:15 pm »
When they're repeated over and over again they get old, but it's made up for in other areas. Some of the best dialogue in the game randomly pops up between your party members while you're just walking around. There's something for every combination of characters, so unless you keep switching them around or play the game many times over, you won't actually see them all in game.

After my play through I definitely looked up some of those lines and laughed my ass off.
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Re: Dragon Age: Origins playthrough and commentary thread
« Reply #62 on: February 05, 2014, 11:19:42 am »
Troof.  Pretty much any situation involving Sten, Zevran, Shale or Oghren is guaranteed comedy gold.

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Re: Dragon Age: Origins playthrough and commentary thread
« Reply #63 on: February 05, 2014, 02:24:36 pm »
I loved that one of Sten's biggest loyalty boosts in the game came from recognizing when he made a joke.   :lulz:
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« Reply #64 on: February 05, 2014, 02:37:05 pm »
Sten's approval tree is really interesting.  While most of the others are pretty simple to figure out, his actually has something of a learning curve to it, and showing disapproval/calling him out can actually be the right move. It makes more sense once you understand Qunari culture, but it definitely puts him above, say, Alistair or Morrigan for complexity. It's a shame that two handed warriors are basically unnecessary, because otherwise he'd be my top choice for Permament Squad Member.

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Re: Dragon Age: Origins playthrough and commentary thread
« Reply #65 on: February 05, 2014, 04:58:57 pm »
Part 4 is up

http://youtu.be/l1P81TW07gc

Not much happening today, I'm afraid.  It's mostly lore, characters and an entirely unnecessary murder.

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Re: Dragon Age: Origins playthrough and commentary thread
« Reply #66 on: February 06, 2014, 10:05:44 am »
By the way, I have noticed the problem with the sound.  I'm trying to find the right level for it now...the problem is, combat puts the music level right up, but the game doesn't seem to have a "combat sound" music control, only an overall music control.

On the plus side, turning the music right down would prevent more copyright notices from Inon Zur (who composed the soundtrack to the game, but only licenced EA to use his work thus making it 3rd party property and not subject to fair use) because you wouldn't be able to hear it very well.

Also, part 5 should be up shortly.  Today there is a little more action, as we're off scouting in the Wilds.

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Re: Dragon Age: Origins playthrough and commentary thread
« Reply #68 on: February 06, 2014, 01:04:27 pm »
Awesome.  On it.

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Re: Dragon Age: Origins playthrough and commentary thread
« Reply #69 on: February 06, 2014, 06:01:00 pm »
That's what happens when I get a snow day out of work - 3 more parts come up. Thanks a lot, Obama  :argh!:

Kidding though, as I have been looking forward to them. Let the watching commence!

As for the whiners - I'm sure I mentioned it before, but that's one of the reasons I like the dog so much. Good fighter and doesn't whine ever. I did try to switch it up a bit in my last game by not using him ALL the time, though.

Feel like last time I played DA2, everyone was whining ALL THE TIME, except Varric. Perhaps I just need to put together a better group of non-whiners.
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Re: Dragon Age: Origins playthrough and commentary thread
« Reply #70 on: February 06, 2014, 06:08:03 pm »
DA2 certainly has a lot more whining, yeah.  A LOT more.  But to be fair, it is intended to be a tragedy, masquerading as a Hero's Journey.

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Re: Dragon Age: Origins playthrough and commentary thread
« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2014, 02:13:36 pm »
Got three more parts.  One is uploading today, not sure about the other two.  If I make good progress on my essay this weekend, I'll do some recording on Monday and throw the two remaining parts up on Tuesday.

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Re: Dragon Age: Origins playthrough and commentary thread
« Reply #72 on: February 07, 2014, 02:16:05 pm »
Question - how does youtube register the video as "watched" for you to get the credit?

I ask as I tend to have to watch these in chunks so if it's anytime you watch, it's all good. If the video needs to play in full (or finish) then not so much.
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« Reply #73 on: February 07, 2014, 02:17:50 pm »
I think so long as the advert plays, it's all good.  I believe.

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Re: Dragon Age: Origins playthrough and commentary thread
« Reply #74 on: February 07, 2014, 05:34:51 pm »
Part 6 is up http://youtu.be/HyRTbBvfif0

Lots of combat in this video, plus me getting lost in the Kocari Wilds while trying to follow the damn Chasind trail.