Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn is my favorite role-playing game of all-time. I said the same thing on IGN's top 25 modern PC games list and will probably continue to say it as nostalgia gradually warps my memory. Since Dragon Age: Origins was purportedly a spiritual successor, I was thrilled. I couldn't wait to play, and play I did when it was finally released in 2009. Though it didn't turn me into the hopeless, bleary-eyed obsessive I became after Baldur's Gate II launched, it still played all the right notes, even if some of the complexity had been stripped out after the Dungeons & Dragons days.
On PC, Dragon Age: Origins was unflinchingly difficult even at the standard setting, which made intelligent party tactics and frequent use of t…Read more >