Rated 10 out of 10 by ArtDirector *** RANDOM PURCHASE ***
I was looking for a new game after beating Dead Space 2; I never thought much about Dragon Age but since Dragon Age 2 came out I figured I would give Origins a try. To my surprise, this is the best RPG game on the PS3 console to date. Two hours into the game I went back to Gamestop to purchase Dragon Age 2; lining up my ducks. Everything about this game is good! More importantly, the game play mechanic and storyline itself was like playing FF7 all over again - drawing the player into the character unlike most games. It's not turn based, more action RPG with all the elements of strategically building your character. I'm very glad they did voice overs with interactive NPCs in the game - the voice overs are great! The only draw back is the ability to redistribute points - perhaps they should have charged in game gold at a mage quarter or something. Other than that - this game is ridiculously good. There are many routes to act on, many different character builds, several different character starting points, and it all ties in perfectly together as one harmonious game. It is perfect for mature players.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SonoDaten PERFECTION IN A PLASTIC BOX
I can honestly say that this game is singled-handedly the greatest RPG I've ever played. First of all, it includes the incredible Origins game, which has one of the most amazing storylines I've ever had the honor of playing. Then, you have Awakening and EVERY DLC for Origins included on the disc. Now, anyone with basic arithmetic skills should be able to tell you it's a good deal, but it isn't. This is an INCREDIBLE deal. You get the intuitive command combat system, the beautiful graphics, wonderful storyline, the hilarious and realistic personalities of the characters, and all the twists and turns that leave you wanting more; and then you get it with all the extra content included. Seriously, if you ever find one of these on the shelves or have the means of purchasing it online, I would seriously recommend you do so.
Rated 10 out of 10 by GpB217 Don't Doubt - Just Buy
When this game was first released & reviewed, it didn't catch my interest at all. I even went over to a friends house & played it for roughly 2 - 3 hours & didn't like it. Months & mouths passed & I was busy doing other things. DA2 came out & I didn't care. Didn't seem that interesting. Something kept me from getting into a series that now seems like it was meant for me & I don't know why. Any who, I recently have just been playing online & I was craving some offline so I finally decided to give it a shot. The Ultimate Edition was an amazing deal after all. I have almost 50 hours on it now lol. It's battle system is way better than I'd thought it'd be. It's pretty in depth & strategic. For those who are just interested in story - which was wrote by Chuck Norris & Bruce Lee themselves I might add - there's a casual difficulty setting. This game gets a lot of praise - don't get me wrong - but quite frankly I can't believe how underhyped it is! I don't care what kind of games you're into & what your biases are, when it is all said & done DA:O is your new favorite game - if not then one of. I sure rank it among my top favorites ever. Don't doubt is the key! Just buy & see for yourself! You wont regret it!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Gant one of the best games ever
I already owne DA origins, have gotten a few DLCs, and have recently pre-orderd DA 2. this is such a good offer i cant refuse it. DA is a great game for hardcore or casual gammers it is a short game but can be played in many differet ways. it is not possible to get all of the possible story in one play through. there are a lot of things you can do in this game and if you do most of them the game can take much longer The first time i played I blew strait through the game in about 10 hours. but on my second time i am doing as many things as i can possibly do in one play through and it has taken several weeks and i am just over half way through it would probably take at least 6 play throughs to do every thing and the game is engoyable to play multipule times
Rated 10 out of 10 by Freakolishious Blew my mind!
Originally rented it, thinking it'd be really boring -- couldn't be any more wrong! Immediately when I started, you could choose your class, gender, even your looks <== AMAZING! I was so captivated by the intricately detailed story (and graphics). Never played a game like it before, it was that good. Had some con's like combat where all you had to do was select the enemy you wanted to kill and you couldn't really do anything much more besides watch. But what it lacked in some areas were completely pushed aside by how amazing everything else was. Somehow you can really get close to the characters in the game, like they're your bff in real life or something.
Just go buy it already!
Rated 10 out of 10 by PeakMoonLight The Era' of Dragon Age has begun!
The complete copy of Dragon Age was a BRILLIANT IDEA! Just the fact that a one play-through going Origins and Awakening combine for at least 50 hrs if you do every single thing in both of them. I bought Origins the first day it came out on the Xbox 360 and bought all the dlc and expansion for it, and it was simply amazing. So when I saw it at Target brand new for $30 for PS3 I had to pick it up. An instant classic for all RPG gamers, and new-comers to the RPG gaming society. I also bought Dragon Age 2 for the Xbox 360 at Gamestop at it's midnight launch, it's hard to put the controller down, it's that good.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Kraden Friggin Awesome
I was one of many to purchase this game when it 1st came out. purchased the many add-on content and was still done with the game with in 40hrs. Which isnt bad except there was nothing more to do after the fact, i mean the enemies wouldnt respawn after leaving the area like every other game does. Then i got the expantion and was done with that in one sitting very dissappointing if you ask me. But the Graphics are way above average, along with the sound, and game play was spot on. Over all i give this a 9 out of 10. I hope you all enjoyed this game both new and old players... Play on :)
Rated 10 out of 10 Haven't been hooked like this since Fable 2!
I can downright say I never played a more fun game than this one. I just can't get over it, I try a whole bunch of different games and I can't help but wish they played more like this game, when I had it for my Xbox I am pretty sure I got the achievement for experiencing all possible outcomes of this game (which is crazy!) if you've played this then you know what I mean. And even after that achievement I still wasn't nearly tired with the game! 11 out of 10 for Dragon Age Origins! I hope they make the 3rd one a lot more like this one, the second was just so disappointing to me.
Rated 2 out of 10 by Dang90 Boring and poorly made.
If this game was seven years old it would have been sub par then. The graphics were terrible for a game in this day and age of games. The sound was bad, I do some game audio work and randomization and amount of sounds used were surprisingly limited and overly repetitive, the localization was good but that was about it. I personally don't like games that are skill/ turned based, so this aspect of the game was the absolute finisher for the game for me. In my opinion this is one of the worst games out at the moment.
Rated 1 out of 10 by champ074 PS1 Graphics.... Terrible.
I heard all the great reviews about this game so I went and picked it up. I played it literally for 5 minutes before I put the controller down. I took it back and got another game, (DarkSiders, which is a great game). If you're used to Skyrim, or some of the other "newer" type of game's, then this game will disapoint you in a big way. The graphic's are PS1 caliber , the gameplay is slow and boring. Sure it's an old game but there's other good older game's out there. This game is Terrible!!