Last year for Extra Life, I posted a survey asking everyone what I should play for the 24-hour marathon as I had three or four games I wanted to play but wasn’t sure which I should give the priority. That’s not happening this year as my stack of shame has spiraled out of control, and I have a few games I absolutely must finish before November. That first one is Dragon Age: Origins, the game I was supposed to wrap up this summer.
I actually put down both Diablo 3 games and what I’m supposed to be reviewing in order to play some Dragon Age: Origins last night. I was expecting to need a lot of time to get reacquainted with the game’s mechanics, but everything just fell in place very very quickly. My last save was not in the middle of a quest, but before I started any quests in a new area, so I couldn’t have planned it any better if I tried. Within minutes, I wanted to smack myself for letting it go on so long before playing the game again. My last save was in 2011, which is far too long. I have no idea why I kept putting it off either. The game is that fantastic, and it still holds up just fine, even with all the greatness of the new generation of consoles.
A friend loaned me her copy of Far Cry 3, and my original plan was to bring that to Extra Life, but with Dragon Age: Inquisition on the cusp of release, I feel like I need to prioritize DAO and DA2 (I don’t care how bad everyone says DA2 is).
I will also bring my 3DS because Chris and I are getting Zelda tattoos together, and I’ll have to have something on hand while we’re driving to the shop, getting inked, and watching the other person getting inked. It’s going to be a fabulous, fabulous time. Question is, what shall I bring for my 3DS? Should I finish Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance or should I give Ocarina of Time 3D another chance? I’m already going to wear a Link hoodie while getting the tattoo, and I have the Zelda 3DSXL; I might as well go the distance into being that guy?
Perhaps, perhaps that is what I should make for an Extra Life poll…