Excerpt: Don't get me wrong — I'm not saying the Darkspawn aren't a threat because they are (just saunter unprepared into an ambush of high-ranking ones for all the proof you need of that), but at least you know what you're getting with them — brutal, unreasoning aggression. That's a lot easier to deal with than the webs of half-truths and lies spun by the average member of Ferelden nobility.
Excerpt: Â Share After almost a year of RPG gaming and various DLC packs, BioWare has given fans the final chapter in the Dragon Age: Origins story. Witch Hunt picks up the tale of Morrigan as the main character pursues her across Ferelden.
Excerpt: Whether it’s science fiction or fantasy, Bioware have a tremendous skill of crafting memorable and rich universes and allows you, through your choices, to have an effect on them, be it a profound one or not. Dragon Age: Origins is a fresh new world for Bioware, but is also, in more ways than one, a return to the developers Baldurs Gate and Dungeon and Dragons roots.
Dragon Age: Origins - Return to Ostagar Review - PC - Review
14 April 2010
Excerpt: What we see in this DLC content is no real strong story elements; instead players should be on the lookout for loot. And why not; this DLC has some of the strongest loot in the game. But is this DLC worth your purchase and time? Set before the final battle, players run across a message in a forest after being attacked by Dark Spawn. After defeating them creature, it tells you why it’s out wandering the forest -- thus, the story begins.
Conclusion: Dragon Age has received a lot of plaudits since coming out, and deservedly so. The characters and setting may start off seeming a little familiar, but they are developed throughout so that they move far beyond archetypes by the time the denouement hits, and you can find yourself forming a genuine emotional attachment. The depth and challenge offered by the game itself is impressive, while the set pieces are cinematic and memorable.
Excerpt: New games are expensive. While you can buy a new DVD (or blu-ray) for about a tenner, a new game however will usually set you back about forty quid, not cheap. Then again, how do we measure worth? Some games are drastically short, then there’s Dragon Age, a behemoth from the masters of RPGs at Bioware. It clocks in at fifty hours gameplay time on the first play through alone, and if you like this style of game your going to have more than one go at it.
Excerpt: What could be better than a real-life Jurassic park? How about one where, instead of placidly viewing the prehistoric beasts with Dicky Attenborough, you go around killing all of the dinosaurs in a Jeep? Velociraptor Safari gives you a Jeep, a retractable medieval flail, and an open island and tells you to go nuts. The aim of the game, if there is one to be discerned amid all the wanton destruction, is to rack up as many points as possible in five minutes.
Excerpt: If you're the kind of gamer who frantically pounds buttons to end cutscenes as quickly as possible, finds long conversations with computer-controlled characters boring, and pays as little attention as possible to the stories in games, then Dragon Age: Origins is not for you. Ferelden, the world that developer BioWare has crafted for this RPG is epic in scope.
Summary: Overall, Dragon Age is a great game for action RPG fans. The luster and shine from previous BioWare games can easily be seen. There’s a lot here to explore and find, and a lot of variety when it comes to playing. Definitely worth a purchase to play.