Dragon Age is weird for me. I more or less have to play a warrior. In Origins, I always go with a tank. In DA2, I always use two-handers. Well, not that I need a tank in DA2. I've got my warrior, Merrill, Anders and Varric. My warrior tanks just fine. On Hard!
In Origins, though, I had to lower the difficulty. In Lothering! I kept getting swamped by bandits. It's back to Hard now, but ... damn, that game is ... considerably more difficult than DA2.
Now I'm playing Syndicate while waiting for Dead Space to download. Syndicate ... You could have been so good, but instead you're more like Duke Nukem Forever's slightly better looking older brother. The setting is excellent. The story is decent ( which means it's one of the best in the genre ). The gameplay, though, is .. sad.
Syndicate just got ... worse. I just hit a boss that's ... three guys at once. You're normally just up against one boss, and they're hard enough, what with how fragile you are. It's not enough that it's three guys, though - what, you thought this would be easy? No, no. One of them is covering the entire battlefield with a minigun, so you absolutely have to stay in cover. Easy, right? Yeah, except he hacks the servers you use for cover which causes them to drop, meaning you have to keep them up. Easy enough. Well, except the other two guys are on your ass, too. And they're protected by armor that needs to be hacked for you to even be able to hurt them. But that's doable. Yeah. Now, if I could only figure out how to actually kill them. You see, when you kill them ... they come back to life.
Edit 2: Syndicate ... not the worst ending ever ( or, you know, of the last week ), but ... it's close. Oh, boy, it's close. I wonder what goes through the heads of the developers when they insert total clichés. Like scenes where you're getting beaten up by a boss you've already thoroughly defeated. You know, making you feel less powerful than you actually are. Or scenes where you're crawling through a hallway, lights flashing and all. Metal Gear Solid 4 is the only game I know of to actually pull that off, and even there it wasn't a very good scene.
Ugh. I just ... I wish these people would learn to make good stories, learn how to make players feel without forcing them.
Edit 3: Hmm. I think this may have been why my brother said not to get Dead Space.
It, uh, doesn't work.
Edit 4: ( This is getting absurd. ) Irony of ironies! I couldn't adjust settings in Dead Space without the screen going black. Mouse controls were messed up - I was seeing the windows cursor and the in-game cursor, and it was causing all kinds of confusion and problems. The solution? I disabled Origin in-game ( which I don't need anyway ). ... Disabling Origin fixed a problem with a game I bought through Origin. EA ... Stop. Sincerely, the world.