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. Even in the core game, there are offers made to players (from within the game) to buy new downloaded content.
Excerpt: By now, fans of BioWare’s output will know what to expect: a big world-saving plot, deep and colourful characterisations, perfidious political schemes, menu-driven combat and even some slightly awkward sex scenes. For all its parts, Dragon Age: Origins is very much a product of BioWare’s previous output, featuring the same aspects which have typified their games over the past fifteen years.
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 . I have played Origins and I can happily report that it is everything gamers have been hoping it would be... or at least, it is for the most part.
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. But time has passed and the small DLC unleashed online has been done to death. Now we have a full expansion pack, Dragon Age Origins: Awakening.
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 conversations with the characters from the world.
Excerpt: Dragon Age: Origins has seen quite a bit of DLC since its release, most of it of the less-than-substantive variety. Not so with Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening. Itï¿½s more useful to think of it as an RPG expansion in the classic sense: full of additions both subtle and bold, and big enough for players to sink their teeth into.
Excerpt: Let me tell you right now: Justice is "that one BioWare NPC" in Dragon Age: Origins -- Awakening . You know who I mean; how in every BioWare game one of your party members utterly breaks out to become a bizarre and awesome character. For the Baldur's Gate franchise, it was Minsc, the insane ranger. For Knights of the Old Republic , it was the sociopathic assassin droid HK-47.
Pros: you like badass characters, exploring different regions and solving puzzles.
Cons: you dislike Dungeons and Dragons, caste systems and magic.