What Are You Playing This Weekend?: When deciding for your character, do you follow your heart or game the system?

Welcome to our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans, nagging questions, and whatever else we feel like talking about. No matter what the topic, we invite everyone in the comments to tell us: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

This weekend, I’ll be stewing in Dragon Age: Inquisition, my first foray into BioWare’s sword-and-sorcery fantasy world. With a little help from our beloved commenters, I’ve now come to better understand what in Maker’s name is actually going on in this game, and I’ve pushed through its initial impenetrability and settled into an enjoyable role-playing groove. Between playing Dragon Age and writing about Mass Effect this week, though, I’ve noticed some interesting differences in how I approached these two similar titles.

In Mass Effect, dialogue choices are split up into Paragon, Renegade, and neutral options, and the game tracks and scores you …

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