I never actually finished playing Dragon Age Origins, mostly because the copy I had belonged to the guy I was dating and we split up before I finished it. I did pick up a copy of da2 on sale and started playing that— and also learned how to use the dev console and cheat codes, which I ABSOLUTELY regret because it made everything too easy. It stopped being fun, so I stopped playing right at the beginning of the 3rd act.
But all this foofarah over Dragon Age Inquisition reminded me how much I liked this game back when, so I started a proper play through. Playing da:o first, then going to import that result into da2 and play that one, in preparation for importing that one into Inquisition.
I think I mentioned before that I picked the dwarf noble backstory? I can’t recommend it enough, it is sooooo much more fun and interesting than human noble or mage, or city elf. (I haven’t done dalish elf or common dwarf, so I can’t speak on that part)
So far I’ve picked up all my companions, including Shale (who is the queen of my heart omg). This is the first play-through where I’ve gotten far enough to get Zevran, and I have to say I did not expect to like him as much as I do. I hadn’t decided who to romance, but I think I pick him. Partially because the thought of a redhead dwarf and a blond elf shacking up amuses me greatly.
As of last night I’ve cured the werewolves and chosen the elves for my army. Currently trying to save the mages in the circle tower.
ETA: I don’t have Oghren yet! Gotta do Orzammer next~