Dragon Age Origins: Awakening
Impressive to Say the Least.
This is a very great expansion. Notice how I said expansion. The gameplay is just as fun if not funner than the original Dragon Age: Origins. There are plenty of new weapons and armour that make you want to go on a little dungeon delving. The storyline was short but very thorough with many revelations on the Darkspawn and Amaranthine in general. The thing that does make me somewhat sad is that the characters didn't seem to have as much charm and funny moments as in Origins(except Oghren who was even goofier than before). You do start at a high level which takes out many hours of training but many characters have their own powerful items to be gained without it. The overall game took me around 7 hours to complete with very little side quests. The side quests add a lot more game time and facts about Thedas. All in all it is a good expansion with a litlle bit bigger price than I expected.
Better Than I Expected
I enjoyed this expansion about as much as I enjoyed DA:O. Again, you become completely immersed with the story and characters which is such a treat. Sometimes, though, you forget you are playing an expansion since the game play is longer than a typical expansion pack. There was only a couple of MINOR things that I found disappointing, but it didn't ruin my fun of game play. There seemed to be a lot of bugs (glitches, not darkspawn) with the graphics, especially towards the end. And it was REALLY easy. I liked how challenging DA:O was, and I didn't feel as challenged during fights or quests here. I recommend playing this game on a level harder than you're accustomed to. All in all, I was very happy with the game. I loved the new characters that the game offered and there are many quests that take the adventurer through Vigil's Keep and Amaranthine. I completed the game in about 10 1/2 hours, which is excellent for an expansion pack. I highly recommend those that have played DA:O to play Awakening, and get lost in the land of Fereldon again!
Awesome but really short
I found this game really fun and since i played the main game i decided to give the expansion a run. It is pretty fun with all the new characters. The new weapons are cool and strong sometimes and the new skills are awesome. The only problem I had with this was that it is very short i got this expansion the day it came out and even though it says it has around 15 hours of game play if you run through it and only do the main quests it takes only 8 hours give or take. You do get to see a few of your teammates depending on your choices in the original but there is no love plots in this one sadly..... Other than it being somewhat short I loved this expansion it is a definite buy if u played the first one and you learn some stuff about the last blight. But anyways in my books it was a good game; so if u played the original you should get it.
Excellent and Worthwhile Game!
I am more than excited for Dragon Age: Origins Expansion to be released. Dragon Age: Origins was a perfect example of what a RPG should be! This is much more than a hack n’ slash button mashing game, it takes tactics and knowledge of your team vs. the many enemies you face. Yes for those who are blind enough to state that there were only three classes to choose from at first that it can be a little depressing... but you do not see the bigger picture, from the classes given you choose what road your character follows. Weather it is a Rouge who is focused as an Assassin over being a Bard or a Mage who fights better than a warrior because he is an Arcane Warrior. Those examples alone make this a very enjoyable game with many different alleys to go down for side quests and hours upon hours of great game play! Dragon Age having an expansion is just a sweet sweet cherry on the top of this diabolically delicious cake of an RPG.
This game is one of the best RPGs that I have ever played. Instead of telling you what is great (b/c I think that the game only has 1 flaw...) I'll tell you what I don't like: In the age of open world and sandbox games, Dragon Age is a step behind. The areas that you do go to are massive an complex, but I found myself missing the open world-ness of games like Oblivion and Red Dead Redemption. In the same vein, the levels are quite linear and give you mostly 1 path to follow to reach your objective. Other than this, I give the game a 10- it is quite simply one of the most fun and most engrossing RPG/adventure game that I have ever played!
Thank the Maker (Bioware)
The original game itself was awsome, though the way it ended with you being stuck in the Throne room and unable to do anything after that sucked horrible, everything about the game and dialoge made me think i would get the chance to go finish some side quests, and get a weapon i wanted. but nope i'm stuck in one room and if i leave, it tells what happens after that, and then the credits. i'm glad i can continue with my character, and hopfully they let me transfer my armor, and weapons. i spend alot of time getting one of the two swords i wanted (as i said i didn't get a chance to get the other sword i wanted, i'm a duelsword person). Though all in all i would give this game an 8/10 IF i happen to be wrong and there is a way to continue in the original game, feel free to tell me, i want to get the StarFang sword, before i continue in this expansion (starting over is a last resort move).
DRAGON AGE ROCKS
This is a great game, I think Electronic Art out did it self. The graphics are great and the story line is awesome. And it is great you can replay as another Character so move over Enki squaresoft you have some competition. I think it is great that they are making a expansion pak for this game I never heard of that before with video games PC games yes but not video games.
More Grey Warden bang for your buck
Game glitches aside,this was the best expansion pack I ever invested in. Bringing your Warden saved from origins.You wont be disappointed! (I put my shield away and it vanished-then reappeared backwards, then I walked around vigils keep like C-3PO) I fixed that by disarming,then rearming my character.Its a great 11 hour add on to the origins story.
When dragon age first came out i was ecstatic to play it. It takes quite a while to beat it completely, and it has a very high replay value. The spells and talents were pretty well thought out, and the combat was amazing. If you want to run around with out worrying about dying easy and normal are for you. If you want challenging gameplay, and want to try out strategies hard and nightmare accommodate you. Now with the release of the expansion it will add more hours of fun to an already amazing game. They are giving you the ability to respec your talents, and stats. This is going to be the best expansion ever
Must say DAO was a great game. The fact that you were able to create your own individual character was great. But for me there were way to many glitches and little bugs. For me i had to play through the game 3 times before i finally got the game right. The first time in the Broken Circle after i killed the main boss it glitched on me and wouldnt let me pick either parties. So i was stuck in the mainstory line and couldnt progress. And also the other romance miniquests were very annoying for me. Every game i could get Morrigan no problem. But when it came to Liliana and Zevran they were 100% but i couldnt move on. I am hoping, but not expecting this add on to be much better. The time between DOA and Awakening is just too short of a time for there to be minimul bugs and glitches. I am expecting there to be more options for character selection and i am very looking foreward to that. For tomorow I will probably be the first at gamestop getting my copy of this game. Bioware has made very good games the last few years. Must give them credit for that. Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 were very fun and personal games. DaO was just something to hold me off.