Excerpt: The Dragon Age series is known for a lot of things: amazing character depth, a complex back story, seemingly endless questing, great graphics, voice acting, and for most people - fun. But it's also known for something else: DLC.
Excerpt: Last month I reviewed the Golems of Amgarrek DLC , the month before that I reviewed the Leliana’s Song DLC , and the month before that I reviewed the Darkspawn Chronicles DLC with each one representing very different types of gaming experiences within the context of the Dragon Age universe: one was...
Pros: Decent high-level combat; Varied enemies; Solid story; Decent new characters; Get to use my Warden again
Cons: Doesn’t really resolve anything; Not enough variety of environments; Most of the game is repeated areas from before; Morrigan’s reappearance is unsatisfying; Not enough difference between playing my old Warden and a new character; Combat is too easy
Excerpt: Last month I reviewed the Leliana’s Song DLC and the month before that I reviewed the Darkspawn Chronicles DLC , with each one representing very different types of gaming experiences within the context of the Dragon Age universe: one was combat driven and narrow, and the other was a character study...
Pros: Top notch high-level combat; Solid story; Decent characters; Get to use my Warden again
Cons: 45 minutes? Really?; Not enough variety of enemies; Half the length is from battling the same rooms in two different ‘phases'; Never really cared that I was playing my old imported Warden … nor about any other character!; Did I mention it was only 45 minutes?
Excerpt: Ah, Dragon Age: Origins , the latest-and-greatest, highly anticipated role playing game from Bioware, is on the shelf, available for twitchy-fingered gamers in-the-know and looking for a medieval adventure with the grand scale of Bioware's Mass Effect .
Excerpt: Dragon Age Origins is a display of Bioware's prowess that started in another age. Multiple endings, a myriad of beginnings, countless ways to play a single class, and much more did not provide players by playing through numerous times. It demanded that you play the game in other ways.
Conclusion: Dragon Age: Origins is a well-crafted role-playing game for the consoles. The storyline is among the best for this generation making Dragon Age: Origins a must-have RPG. Once gamers meet Shale, the “Stone Prisoner” from the downloadable content, they’ll soon realize how addicting it can be to hold...
Excerpt: The other night I was watching VH1’s ‘100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80’s’, and was thinking about Bioware and the whole ’spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate 2? thing surrounding Dragon Age: Origins.
Pros: + Beautiful graphics + Tons of quests + Great combat and tactics systems + Choices and consequences + Great character development system + Epic story
Cons: – Gift system can be an exploit – Intrusive DLC