Finally Beat Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Storyline

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My greatest accomplishment so far in 2015 is finishing a game. I’m not talking about 100-percenting-it, but completing the main storyline and receiving the outcome of my hard work. Last night I went to the war room and embarked on the final assault against Corypheus and his mighty dragon. While the fighting in DA:I can get repetitive and boring quickly, I was still antsy about my ability to compete the fight. What I was pleasantly surprised with is that after each major round, as you’re chasing your enemy around the ruins, you encounter refills for your stash of healing potions. So between each fight, I was able to fully heal all my party, refill my potions and continue on. By the time Corypheus finally fell, I had one healing potion left, and I was so happy.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is one of those games where I invested a lot of time. A LOT. Upon defeating the main villain, I had a total of 80 hours in gameplay. That was mainly with side quests, mind you, but still, 80 hours of a single game save. And I’m still not done! There’s plenty more to do in the world of Thedas, plenty more side quests and minor rifts to close after saving the world. And so I venture forth and add to my already large chunk of time invested in this amazingly beautiful game. Who knows, I may even start a second character and up the difficulty. It was just entertaining enough that I wouldn’t be against the idea!

Thank you Bioware and EA for the fantastic, epic adventure you let me be a part of. Now if you’ll excuse me, I still have some exploring to do.

I’m Back

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Broken fingers be darned! I’m back in action, until something else happens, anyways. My orthopedist took an X-ray on my second visit and said everything is cool and healing nicely. I admit, I have reservations about that diagnosis since I was looking right at the X-ray and could still see the jagged break on either side of the top and bottom of the bone in question. 

But who am I to question!?  He told me to give it 4 more weeks, exercise the joints individually and only come back if I still felt there was an issue. (Shrug) I guess. 

Other than that it’s been a crappy February with pretty much everything that could go wrong actually going wrong.  So I am really looking forward to a better March. Meanwhile, I have a few topics I’ll be posting about next week to get back on track. I’ll see you then. 

I’m Finally a Fantasy Writer!! (sort of)

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Actually not really. Not truly. Not yet.

One of the reasons I love to blog so much is that it helps me practice my writing, in short feverish bursts. And along with the fact that I’ve been slowly testing the field by reviewing and rating other literary works, I have a far better grasp on what I wish to write. It’s always been a dream of mine to have my own little fantasy world I could fall into, one I could shape for better or worse.

And now that’s finally coming to fruition. Last month I started another blog, Tales from Atelinor, to showcase my writing – writing that specifically takes place in my fantasy world. I’ve actually been forming the world in my head for several years now, and although the main tale I wish to tell in novel form isn’t ready to be shared, I would like…

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Happy One-Year Anniversary to Geekritique!

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Happy Anniversary, Geekritique. Keep up the awesome work.

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I want to thank all of my followers, commenters, and likers here on WordPress for being with me over the course of the year, helping me adapt, shape, and grow Geekritique into the blog it is today. A year ago, on February 12, 2014, I posted my first entry, a review of the short Marvel One Shot: All Hail the King. A year later, and my favorite posts are still my reviews.

Of course, the way I review things has changed somewhat. I began with a ten-point rating system. But that became a tad limited for me, so I chose to change that on May 13th. Since then it’s been a hundred-point rating system, in a sense making it a percentile appreciation scale.

My top posts, for better or worse, are mostly not reviews, but here they are:1. The Top 20 Most Anticipated Anime of Summer 2014

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