Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition
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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.
A great deal
I had originally owned both DA and Awakenings but traded them in, but this is too good a deal to pass up. Over 100 dollars worth of content in a single package. Definitely worth the 60 dollar price. If your a fan and dont own any of the DLC or Awakenings or have never played DA this is definitely the time to try it out. Excellent deal.
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.
Worth The $
I bought the original dragon age and awakening but none of the other add ons but with this price i will actually be saving a ton of money getting this definetely worth your money.
Easily one of the top ten RPG's of all time
From the first time I saw a commercial on T.V. for this game, I was hooked. It didn't take me long once it came out to make my way down to my local Gamestop and pick up a shiny new copy. I summarily spent as much time as possible over the next few months trying to explore and experience as much of this rich and well thought out game as I could...then the Downloadable Content reared its ugly head.
It was right there, staring me in the eye every time I booted the game up, daring me to download it and play even more of what was rapidly becoming one of my favorite console games of all time. Once I got the DLC on my system, it didn't take me long to master all of it due to the fact that I could import the character I beat the game with to most of the new content.
I think I have rambled on enough for now though, on to the review:
GAMEPLAY: I give the gameplay a 10 due to the fact that while it is a new UI to get used to with new controls versus what you may be used to on other RPGs, it is fairly simple and easy to learn. Also the combat flows nicely with no lagging whatsoever.
SOUND: From the music to the combat sounds to the wonderful party banter between Morrigan and Alistair, the sound is definitely a 10 for me.
GRAPHICS: At the time of its release, DA:O in my opinion was and still is one of the best RPGs out there, graphically. Bioware really nailed the dragon perfectly.
LASTING APPEAL: Due to the fact that at this current point in time I have easily logged over 120 hours into this game, I am going to give the game a 10 in this category as well.
Great ACTION RPG
First off why do people buy a game that clearly if they did any investigating they'd know they wouldn't like the game, and then come in here and rate the game bad?? Seriously it's not the games fault you don't know what you're buying. This is one of the best ACTION RPG's you can buy, period. If you haven't played it now is the perfect time !! Just don't think becasue this game is great that Dragon Age 2 is.... I'll leave that review for another day.
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!
I completely agree, I will definately be buying this one. Im glad I waited long enough and didnt buy any of the DLC. Truthfully i would probably still buy this. Must have for people who havent played or bought yet
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 :)
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