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.
Review: Dragon Age Origins- Leliana’s Song (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
22 July 2010
Conclusion: When all is said and done, Leliana’s Song is an admirable addition to the Dragon Age: Origins storyline, but with only three hours of content there really is nothing here to write home about. Fans of the game that are looking to gain some back-story on one of the game’s main characters should definitely check it out as it offers insight to some of the dialogue and story segments mentioned during Origins.
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.
Conclusion: With six different branching stories to begin your epic quest with, Dragon Age: Origins replay value is through the roof. Couple that with the ability to decide your fight and the route you take throughout the game, Dragon Age: Origins is one of the most in-depth titles of this generation. With solid visuals and fantastic audio work, it makes you wonder what can Bioware possibly do to top this epic title.
Conclusion: Concept: Make some concessions to bring BioWare’s newest RPG to a wider audience
Graphics: Most of the textures and facial models are sub-standard. This is the company that brought us Mass Effect?
Sound: The voice acting rates above average, and the score sets the appropriate mood
Playability: The controls sacrifice strategy to preserve an action-oriented feel to combat, which works if you aren’t controlling a mage
Entertainment: A must-play if you’ve enjoyed any of...
Excerpt: DRAGON AGE. AGE OF DRAGONS. ELVES WHO PRANCE ABOUT IN FORESTS. DWARVES WHAT LIVE UNDERGROUND AND DO MINING AND STUFF. AN UNQUESTIONABLY EVIL RACE OF MONSTERS THAT ARE TRYING TO WIPE OUT ALL FORMS OF LIFE, AND IT’S DOWN TO ONE PERSON TO SAVE THE WORLD. AND THAT PERSON IS YOU. Yeah, alright. At first glance, the kindest thing you can say about Dragon Age is that… um, I guess there are no giant rats, as far as I can remember.