Excerpt: By the time I finished Dragon Age: Origins , I'd saved a tower of mages; solved various disputes involving dwarves, elves and werewolves; wiped out the hordes of undead besieging a town and saved the world from the forces of evil. I also stole a bunch of stuff, used threats and coercion to get my way whenever possible and looked at murder as a great way to solve simple problems. I might be a hero, but that doesn't mean I have to be a nice guy, does it?
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.
Conclusion: Dragon Age locks off sections of the game to you and isn't truly as open a world as a game like Sacred 2. That said, the world of Sacred 2 always felt a little bit empty and lifeless. I don't get that sense in Dragon Age. Instead I feel like I'm playing a good game of D&D. Instead of looking across the room at an ugly dungeon master- I get to look at ugly graphics. I take that trade off.
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.
Summary: " Dragon Age: Origins " is a truly epic RPG. With a huge main quest, loads of interesting side missions, four endings and six distinct prologues to the game, to get 100% completion could take some 200 hours plus. Coupled with a beautifully realised game world and you have a serious contender for a game of the year here.
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.