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.
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.
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: After playing through your specific characters Origin tale, you're drafted into the Grey Wardens and inevitably left holding the bomb; its up to you to stop The Blight, a horrific horde of monsters bent on not only killing every living thing in Ferelden, but possibly eating them too. Grab your wizard hat, your kris and your claymore, its time for some Dragon Age.
Excerpt: Summary [9.5 out of 10] Heading back to their roots, BioWare delivers a deep action RPG in the rich tradition of Baldur’s Gate II and Neverwinter Nights . This sprawling fantasy epic offers up a role-playing cornucopia of options and interactions that will keep you coming back again and again. With a robust character creator and several unique origins and character combinations, the options are staggering and the role-playing will keep you coming back for more.
Conclusion: is a quality adventure that�s worth checking out. The story and scope of the game are epic, the rich customization is appreciated, and the gameplay is a mix of familiar and new. There are a couple hiccups here and there such as the camera and wheel menu, but these are mere minor annoyances and hardly diminish the overall quality.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Latest Screens Dragon Age: Origins – Screenshots, ‘Leliana’ Trailer Dragon Age: Origins could not have been released at a better time. With Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 to be released “when ready” (that’s Blizzard spiel for we’ll take as much time as we like. We know you’ll buy the game anyway.), we’re left hankering for a good RPG game.
Summary: Grab your sword and staff, cause it's time to kill some dragons!
Pros: Detailed, exciting storyline; Rich world filled with lore; Stellar voice acting and witty dialog; Fascinating characters; Visceral combat with enough spells to set your pants on fire; Hours of additional quests.
Cons: Some minor glitches on console versions; Dated graphics and bland palette.