As it stands, I’m ten hours in, and the Hinterlands still has a LOT left to be explored. I did finally go to Val Royeaux, however, it was a lot shorter of segment than I thought it would be.
The world is gigantic. Super gigantic. Completionist gamers, beware–the sheer number of quests you can get will make your eyes bleed if you try to do them all.
I do have a lot of the companions now. I made it a point to specifically seek them out.
Companion weigh in:
Solas- Kind of weird and meditative. Thinks the Spirits are his besties.
Vivienne- I don’t trust her for shit. She’s from Orlais and seems very manipulative.
Sera- Oh my god, I love this chick. If this was set in modern day, she’d totally be a chav. Her rambling is hilarious.
Blackwall- He looks like the poor man’s Duncan. I mean literally, Duncan had his lil earrings and was well groomed, whereas this guy looks like he emerged from a cabin in the woods.
Varric- Still amazing. Varric is so easygoing and loveable and that attitude carries straight over from DA2.
Iron Bull- Not like any qunari I’ve ever met. He jokes—JOKES!! I thought that wasn’t allowed in super serious qunari land.
Cassandra- I liked her immediately. She’s a hardass like Aveline, but without the guilt trips that Aveline would level on you in DA2.
Now, back to playing.