This is going to be addressed directly to Bhagpuss, but really I think it covers quite a large group of players, so please chime in.
@Bhagpuss: I saw on Tobold’s blog you said you played Dragon Age for 14 hours straight (sick bastard), and previously you stated here you were worried about DA being too linear and that you like to follow your own path rather than being lead down it. You comment often, so I think I have a decent understanding of how you play MMOs, but how does your aversion for linear gameplay fit with DA? Do you find it linear and just don’t mind because the game is great, or are you able to play it in a way that you don’t feel it’s too linear, and can still play it ‘your way’? And if so, how exactly are you playing it?
Just trying to understand my fellow gamer, because to me DA is about as linear as it gets without a loading screen informing me I’ve beaten level 2 and now it’s time for level 3 like old school console games did back in the day. I’ve written why I enjoy that method of delivery in a single player game, but I’m wondering how players similar to Bhagpuss in style are viewing it.