Summary: It's just boring. I really liked Dragon Age Origins, and I played through it three times, which for me is unheard of. But because I'm an extreme cheapskate, I wasn't going to pay full price for DLC, no way. As a matter of fact, I had never bought DLC prior to this unless it was part of a package deal and was practically free.
Summary: I just recently purchased Dragon age Origins and Its DLC content and also Dragon Age 2. I also purchased Awakening today March 5th. Down loaded it three times that went okay but install would only bring up the game main menu For Dragon Age Origins. I would like to know if it is different than The Ultimate edition or if it is suppose to be added as game content like Wardens Keep and the other DLC content.
Summary: Don't let the reviews below deter you, this is a great expansion that still retains the Dragon Age: Origins style before the designers of Dragon Age 2 came in and messed things up. People say it's only 8 to 10 hours, but it took me 25 hours to complete (although some time was wasted with the cumbersome rune crafting system). My only complaint is the aforementioned rune crafting system. Tedious at best.
Summary: The expansion has a few bugs, but the ones I can't tolerate (the Silverite Mine Glitch and the Blackblade armor set being incomplete) have fan-made fixes by now. (And this is why toolset compatibility is a good thing.) The story is about as well done as the original campaign's, and the choices allow you to play completely different characters from one game to the next as well as Origins did.
Summary: It isn't perfect -- no game is, but this was so much fun! I love it! After I completed it, I immediately started over, because I wanted to see what changed if I made a different race or made different choices. I'm almost finished with my third play through, and I still like it just as much. The story is exciting, the characters are engaging, the ability to create and personalize your own character is satisfying and helped make me feel more invested in the game.