I know I’ve mentioned before how I’ve considered playing Dragon Age: Origins on the PC, and while I have enjoyed playing DAO on the Xbox, I’ve started to reconsider purchasing it for the PC. I realize this will be the third time I’ve bought the game. I realize that I would be starting completely over after I’ve already delved 20 hours into the Xbox version of the game.
However, I also know that if I play it on the PC, I’ll be able to full control my party like I need to. Sadly, I’ve had to turn down the difficulty to easy just to survive simple battles because I’m not able to efficiently send out orders to my party. It’s really sad when the guide says, “You should have no problems defeating them,” and I die several times in a row. I know what I need to tell my party to do. I just can’t do it quickly enough. They also have this nasty habit of getting distracted and doing other things. If I had the top-down view I know the PC-version affords, I’m sure I could manage my party’s tactics a lot better.
This is probably a case of “the grass is always greener,” although I keep getting told that the PC way is the way to go. Of course, these people are all PC-gamers and therefore, can’t be trusted. I may finish the game on the Xbox on the pathetic “Casual” setting and replay it on Steam. I can’t decide what is best, and my stomach turns at the thought of buying the game a third time. That’s future guide money!
So how many of you out there have played both? Which do you recommend? If you’ve played the console version all the way through, does it get easier to manage your party?