Use compatibilty assistant on Win 7/64 if it fails to install
RobertJ50 "robjb", Amazon
18 May 2012
Summary: I originally couldn't install the game at all, it fails with no error message and there are hundreds of posts about this problem online, and also many complaints here. Most problems are with Win 7/64. The MS site lists this game as incompatible with Win 7/64. The ES website is NOT helpful at all. After wasting hours myself, I was really bummed, so I gave up and went to Best Buy to buy the PS3 version. (Sorry Amazon, sometimes talking to a real live Geek is very helpful.
Summary: Unlike a lot of games that pad their "game play hours" with tons of open world riding around aimlessly trying to find a bread crumb to lead you to a quest this game is story driven, and there are great interactions to be had within and without your group. Love it. The DLC was terrible in my opinion, but hey.... this is about this particular game and it was amazing and well worth it. Great graphics, great story, decent game play mechanics.
Summary: Good games! However... Note - This review will apply to just a few gamers. I feel you need to know ahead of time anyway. If you are unlucky enough that your gaming computer is offline (not connected to the internet), you won't be able to play any of the DLC content. The reason is that we have two computers at home. One is connected to the internet, and the other one is downstairs and not connected to the internet.
Summary: This is a review I wrote for the PS3 version. Game play should be reasonably the same. Dragon Age is probably the best RPG made for a console system. I may be a bit spoiled since most of my RPG time has been on the PC spending hours playing games such as Diablo/D1/LOD and similar, but I have not seen one decent Role Playing Game for the console - until Dragon Age.
Summary: As a former D+D player, I hadn't found any RPG's that I have really enjoyed so far. This game gets pretty close. The story so far has been good, you don't really feel like your grinding for items....well not too much. There are many little side quests and the main story is interesting. The main thing I don't like so far are all of the cut scenes, it seems like you spend most of the game watching them.
THE RETURN TO THE AGE OF THE CLASSICS IS NOW COMPLETE!
30 October 2010
Summary: In the past I have chastised EA a number of times for its release of cookie-cutter games, crippled with atrocious DRM schemes. So, in all fairness, I now have to say this: DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS IS A GAMER's DREAM! It is an excellent game collection which (unfortunately...) does not come free of DRM madness. The original game and its expansion have only a simple disk-check; however, for some unfathomable reason, the DLCs/Packs in this edition have to be..
Summary: Your boots trudge on the sodden ground as you march towards the centuries old Vigil's Keep in the distance. It's walls have repelled forces throughout the centuries. Suddenly you hear screams blown on the wind from the Keep. You and your retinue break into a run, drawing steel and readying bows. The mud surrounding the keep takes on a reddish hue as you approach the outside of the keep. A guard runs out to meet you with a horde of darkspawn in close pursuit.