Dragon Age’s Cole: Human or Spirit?

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This post will probably reveal a lot about my notions of morality and making decisions for other people, through the lens of a choice given to players in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

I’ve already brought up my love of the characters in this game, my opinions on other aspects of the game, and the absolutely amazing concluding DLC. Now I’d like to address one specific decision that the player influences a character towards, through the course of the game. Continue reading “Dragon Age’s Cole: Human or Spirit?”

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Traditional Fantasy Tropes I Can’t Stand, and What They Mean for The Shannara Chronicles TV Series

So first off, I love fantasy. And yet, upon hearing that, most people assume I’m a fan of the huge, big-name fantasies. The traditional stuff, the things that follow the common, most recognizable tropes. But that isn’t true. I like the non-traditional stuff, the works that avoid those most recognizable tropes. In some cases, I actively dislike some of the common, recurring themes in fantasy. That isn’t to say that these things are inherently bad in and of themselves–obviously they work for a lot of people–but they don’t work for me. Continue reading “Traditional Fantasy Tropes I Can’t Stand, and What They Mean for The Shannara Chronicles TV Series”

Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Trespasser DLC Fantastically Concludes the Inquisition’s Story

Borrowed from gamingtrend.com

Genre: Fantasy RPG

Synopsis: 2 years after the Inquisition won it’s great battle and saved the world, said world is causing its purpose into question. Now amidst the rise of a new threat to the world, the direction the Inquisition will take in the future must be decided. Meanwhile, the Inquisitor revisits old friends and learns about this new coming threat. Continue reading “Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Trespasser DLC Fantastically Concludes the Inquisition’s Story”

Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Descent DLC is pretty but nothing special

Borrowed from ignimgs.com

Genre: Fantasy RPG

Synopsis: The Inquisition is called down into the Deep Roads to help the dwarves of Orzammar secure their lyrium mines. Something deep in the stone is causing destructive earthquakes, something long forgotten, and it will take someone of the Inquisitor’s caliber to reach it… Continue reading “Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Descent DLC is pretty but nothing special”