January 2, 2010
I don't want to go into detail about everything right now, because it literally just happened. I literally just finished watching the credits. And now, I am feeling slightly emotional about it.
I easily sympathize with characters in stories, which is something that happens in great intensity with a well written story. Once the game was over, I realized I wasn't going to play Thia, my Grey Warden, anytime soon. And I almost got teary-eyed.
I invested so much time into creating a character that I loved playing, and that was the kind of character I wanted to play. Thia became friends with all the people she brought along the way, and she was hilarious. She was an awesome mage that kicked serious butt. And a lot of the choices I had to make in the game were seriously hard. I put in a lot emotionally, partly because I'm sensitive like that, but partly because the game encourages you too.
And now it's over, and the thing I looked forward to every night after work is gone for a short time. It's like saying goodbye to a friend you only see once a year or something like that. It's bittersweet.
I think I will do a more in-depth post later about my choices that is somewhat spoiler-rific, but for now I'm going to look back and enjoy what I just did... beat my first PC game on my new computer Adonis. Sweet.