GeekendHey there, Geekenders! This week, everyone’s playing Dragon Age or Smash Bros. in some form or another, but that’s not all.

Check out all our thoughts below and let us know what’s gotten you excited this week in the worlds of anime, gaming, and manga down in the comments.

Candy Lebby – Staff Writer

This week, I didn’t get too much gaming in as I’ve been working quite a lot. However, I do work in a gaming store, so I’m surrounded by gamers and all the awesome new releases most of the time! Yesterday, Dragon Age Inquisition was released and it’s been added to my ‘must buy’ gaming list. Apart from that, I’m waiting on Pokemon ORAS, which all Americans have luckily already got their hands on. I’ve read some pretty bad reviews of the game, which is disappointing but I’ll be the judge of the game when I purchase next week. I also did a little bit of writing for the game Proles I’m working on,  writing up some of the aspects of the moon prison in the Sea of Tranquility where the game is based, and I’m hoping to start scripting some narratives and characters very soon.

Jimmy Stephenson – Associate Editor

Just to get it out of the way: yes, Smash (the console version) is finally here. Yes, it’s glorious. However, I’m sure that you’ll be hearing more from me about that game later (Spoiler Alert: you will). However, I actually did find time for other games this week, and I even shared it with the Internet. I spent a few hours streaming Rollers of the Realm on Twitch. This new game from Atlus is one of the most bizarre combinations I’ve ever seen. From the story tropes and leveling system, Rollers would seem to be a fairly typical medieval fantasy RPG. In this case, though, all of the characters just happen to represented by and controlled with pinball mechanics. I’ll make a full review about it soon, but if that description peaked your interest, you should check it out.

Nicolas Fontes – Staff Writer

Ebony and I went cosplay hunting at today’s Comic Con~ It was amazing and my first convention ever!!! Amazing cosplayers, Draco Malfoy as a guest, along with a lot of other big shots like Edward Elric’s VA~ Truly mindblowing! And we ended the night with SAO 2, Brawl and Mario Party 2!

Michael Riel – Staff Writer

It’s finally here, Dragon Age Inquisition. So far it’s pretty good. It is the sequel that Dragon Age Origins deserved. Besides a couple glitches and the slightly dumbed-down graphic for my PS3 version, it’s fun. I started out as an Elf Archer, but am kind of regretting it since the elves look a little too skinny in certain outfits. There is a lot to explore. One thing that was cool but tedious was before you play the game, it is recommended that you go to the Dragon Keep website which allows you to upload your characters from previous games and edit the story your way, allowing you to create the exact Dragon Age universe you want to play in. There are a lot of options, but when you are finished you get to hear the whole story retold by none other than Varric. Romances are a little more difficult to pull off as there is no set approval or disapproval gauge like in the other games. Many decisions will affect many of your companions, whether or not they are in your immediate party. I still can’t decide if I want to fully romance Cassandra, Josephine or Vivienne. Before I drag on too much, it is a good game. But you can look forward to that in my review here in the next coming weeks.

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