Rated 10 out of 10 by LadyBeta 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!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Lathric 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Sparo Shadows 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).
Rated 10 out of 10 by Lord of the Gamers 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.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Loss1171995 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 great...but annoyingq
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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Rasputin ready for more
First off, let me say that I love bioware, and i thank them for making games that officially rock my socks. Adding new spells and abilites is what im waiting most for. Ive got a mage and a rogue completed and just started my dwarf warrior. I wait to see how theyll improve upon the mage, who is my favorite character. And the fact that you can start with a new orlesian grey warden makes me pretty ecstatic too because its another story to learn. One thing i hope they expand upon ALOT is the equipment selection. I know they wont approach Borderlands or WoW in the amount of stuff you can get, but every person is going to usually find themselves using the same equipment near the end of the game. And that saddens me. I hope they can expand upon it. Otherwise, I'll only enjoy this expansion a whole lot.
Rated 0 out of 10 by jimbo!! loved it but here are some things i didnt excatly love
honestly i liked this game alot even though im not a very big fan of bioware i say good job but could be alot better than what it is. also customization wasnt that great, ive done almost every side quest and i have done just about every quest atleast enough to still be able to roam around and try to stumble upon more things in the game and only have around 50 hours of game time i have 1 full play through and on my 2nd. the fact that there were only 3 classes of what to be i did not like at all and backgrounds for mages could have been more than 1 atleast i feel and could probably have a few more backgrounds all together but altogether i am honestly looking foward to the Awakening expansion pack i feel it will improve the game much much more from what i have read granted not as much as it could be but i havent played the expansion yet. but still alot could be added to the armor and weapons they werent the greatest and def. hope they are MUCH!! more improved in the expansion. and another thing is the combat system should have been better than just pressing the A button it got boring fighting, also the specialization classes could def. be improved it was a lil ridicoulous considering the fact that a few of them sucked srry to say it but its true
Rated 0 out of 10 by svtcobra03 I'll PASS!!
I won't be purchasing this game as I was very dissapointed with the first game! The graphics were not anything special; the customizing of your character was very limited and only three classes to choose from was not very good. The combat system was very bad, not real time combat like adverstized; just press a button and you attack, not a good comba systemt, the story line was not original (Mass Effect set in the dark ages). The game length was not as long as advertized either; I did every side quest you could do and it was not any where close to the 100 hours of game play like what was reported to be able to do. I don't know if I will purchase another game made by Bioware ever again, I will have to wait to see how Mass Effect 2 is to decide.
Rated 0 out of 10 by HippiexChild Not bad. Not that great.
Well, before I post my statement, I'm a gamer critic. So forgive me if I don't say this was the best game in the world. I was sort of impressed with fact that you could start off as different races and classes and have your own story mode to play through. But sadly after your story mode, everything is pretty much the same. They might say different stuff here and there, but nothing special. You can tell its programmed while talking to the characters sometimes. I've played through and beat the game twice. The ending wasn't worth the wait. Just a few dialogues and that was it. It could have much improvement. Although I didn't really have much trouble with glitches, I'm pretty sure there are some out there. After hours and hours of playing, Wouldn't everyone like to watch a 10 minute ending? It reminds me of the Final Fantasy 7 ending. Thats how it should be. And there should be a different ending for each individual character. It was basically a mock up from Fallout 3. Bioware using almost the same exact engine to make the game work. To me, Fallout 3 changed gaming in general. I'm not too sure about Awakening.. For the simple fact that it wasn't in production long before they will release it. So I expect to see many glitches and many patches in the weeks to come. I give dragon age an 8 out of 10.