So, I didn’t like Mass Effect or Dragon Age: Origins. However one of my fellow OTGers recently recommended playing through Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic as a way to make the wait for Star Wars: The Old Republic go by faster. As it happens I had KOTOR sitting on my Steam account from one of the many bundle sales I purchased in the past ~2 years. I figured, what the heck, might as well go through it again. I finished it once on my original XBox and my last attempt at a play through on the 360 ended within a few hours.
Know what? I’m having fun. Just got to the point where I rescued Bastila. Much farther than I did on the 360. I’m remembering why I really liked Bioware.
So here’s the plan. Finish up KOTOR. Then purchase the PC version of Mass Effect. I originally wanted it on the 360 because my previous two Bioware games, KOTOR and Jade Empire, were on the XBox. But as anyone who has played Mass Effect knows it isn’t like KOTOR or Jade Empire. It’s more like a third-person shooter. Those I play exclusively on the PC. Maybe that will hold the key to getting into that series. If so, there’s another couple dozen of hours of distraction to tide me over until TOR is released.
Dragon Age… We’ll see. I heard the PC version is better than the console version. But I think the problems I had with that game transcend system.