Dragon Age Origins: Awakening
It's just as good as I remember
I played it on the Xbox 360, and I don't know why people are giving it bad reviews honestly. I'd not say it's the greatest expansion ever, but it's worth it to get it. If you would rather just have the game and all the expansions, get the Ultimate Edition instead, it's even more worth it!
I loved this add on. It really was great and continued the great Dragon Age story. Dragon Age 2 makes more sense now since some of the characters are from Awakening. Get the add on. I definitely was not disappointed and I don't see why everyone else didn't like it? There isn't lag, no glitching from what I see and a great story continuation and more great gameplay. Great DA addition
Two words: Rip off.
I bought Awakening on the day of release and I was truly disappointed, and I would never recommend buying this to anyone. It's a complete waste, the story only lasts like 3 hours and you're done, and it's pretty dumb atop that. My suggestion? Stick to the original game.
i first had my dotes but it is the ultimnte chose game it is very good i eccmond for 13 and up.
Poor poor poor game.
Very very boring. The story was terrible, combat was terrible, and all around just very poor. The customization was slack, the voice acting was horrid, and the visuals was just blah. Don't get this game. You'd be better off playing the recommended games under this post.
I love Origins which I am playing through with my fifth character! I was very excited to get the expansion pack to continue the storylines of my old characters, but I was disappointed with the new game after about 15 minutes of play. It lacks everything I love about the first game. There is very little interaction between the characters- you can't even start a conversation unless it is needed for the game. It is also too short and many of the missions wouldn't work for me. I am assuming that I missed a character that was supposed to join my party (elf?) because I had gifts that didn't seem right for the other paty members. However, a main mission wasn't working properly, and I was forced to skip it. (I ran across a lot of glitches.) The changes with the weapons and armor were not impressive. There was very limited exploration, and the character was directed to complete the missions in order. You didn't have much freedom to stop or start which ever missions you felt like doing. I beat it very quickly with one character, and I don't think I'm going to play it again. I hope the next one is more like Origins; otherwise, I am not going to buy it!
So if you loved Dragon Age: Origins and just wished to continue the story of your favorite character, like me, undoubtedly you were excited about this expansion. Well please allow me to crush your hopes and dreams. lol I seriously think they threw this thing together in maybe 2 weeks. The quality is putrid. Graphics fuzz up constantly. My character's arms, literally, got stuck sticking out straight haha PERMENENTLY. The sound is the worst part of the whole game. It goes in and out every 5 mins or so. Lag happened in Origins, but Awakening makes Origins look flawless in that category. Sure you get lots of new abilities and spells, but since the they didn't change the interface, which was designed only to suit a handful of talents, you can still reasonably only use a certain amount (without triggering and pausing the fight every 2 secs, which is a bad combination with the lag). If your character is a mage then that won't bother you too much, but if you're a rogue or a warrior it's going to be really annoying. In all seriousness, they really didn't bother to make this expansion any good. So don't bother buying it. Just wait for the REAL new Dragon Age coming out next year. I'd rather have a good quality 5hr expansion than a 100 hour poor quality one like this one. And its only 13 hours long, tops.
I think they cheaped out.
Let me start by saying that it is a must buy for anyone who's played DA:O, but it was honestly kind of disappointing. Glitches were left and right, tons of lag, and I seriously think that like the creators of the story just died because the ending felt like I was just left hanging. Perhaps it was done on purpose for DA2 but wow. Length wasn't very good at all, finished within the first day of purchase. The new characters were very very fun and I really liked the way you encountered them. The whole can't interact with your companions thing though kinda made me feel like they just didn't want to put the time into it so they just left it out because the really should have, i think that was unfair. Graphics are still good, I don't know why people have complained about the graphics, I mean sure it's not final fantasy graphics good, but I think they sacrificed some of the real enhanced graphics because it's a really detailed game and has multiple ways of taking on certain situations and it's just more in depth. Difficulty was beyond easy, didn't even have a single character fall the entire time I played it, but it made it more fun cause I felt unstoppable. Sound was good except for the areas that had zero battle sound which i think are two places within the game. Story was very good until the end, felt like they rushed it. In the end it's a must buy for DA fans but it's very short, and lacks towards the end.
The storyline of this game was interesting to me,but it was way too short. It took me only 8 or 9 hours to beat this game. I wasted **$ dollars on it. The map for the game was also way too small with only about 5 or 6 different places to travel. The other parts to this game were fun, but it needed to be way longer than this. Hopefully when EA and Bioware make another one it will be long and more place to travel. I would not really recommend this to anyone. This was a rip off to me. Also i don't know if this has happened to anyone else playing this game, but while playing on my PlayStation 3 i noticed that sometimes when a character was talking to you, you couldn't hear anything they were telling you. Once i again i would not recommend this game because for how short it is it should only be about **$. Once again if they make another dao i hope they fix all of these problems
Awakening still needed some time to fully wake up.
I'm a great fan of anything Bioware and Dragon Age Awakening struck me as a bit odd in places but it was nonetheless a fun game especially if you're a fan of Dragon Age Origins and you'd like to see the next step in the story line. There were some interesting choices throughout the storyline that I think greatly benefited the game but I wanted to see a bit more concerning choices that were made in Origins being carried over. Besides that if you enjoyed the combat and the mechanics from Origins that you'll be glad to know there are virtually no changes save the new spells and abilities with the specializations. The new characters each bring something new to the table but I have to say I wish more of the original party made a return. (No disrespect to Oghren.) To me I think it boils down to the fact that this could have been either a bit longer story wise or they could have just held back and diverted the energy to Dragon Age II. If you're looking to continue your character in the DA universe than this is a game for you but you couldn't hurt yourself waiting for a price drop or finding it preowned. Otherwise I suggest hunkering down and waiting for the sequel.