Rated 4 out of 10 by DyreLogan High expectations... shattered.
I had such high hopes for this game. What with the high user ratings and other high ratings and scores and awards this game has received. However, this game will probably go back the next day as it is absolutely terrible. the graphics are PS One at best! But, I have to remember that Bioware put this game out, and they have not been known for their great animation or graphics, just storylines. Really people? You all really think this game deserves a 10? I just don't see it at all. The voice acting is terrible. Even the dialogue when you do something and your character says a one word response, it sounds so wooden and stiff and terrible that I want to turn off the sound while playing this game. I cannot believe this is playable on the PS3. I had to recheck the box to make 100% sure this game didn't say PS One on the cover. The graphics are horrible! I've played better looking PS One games! Again, calm down... Bioware. Remember, Bioware. Oh well. At least I won't have to preorder Dragon Age II now.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Arthusbuttkick A perfect mix of combat, strategy,and role playing
10 out of 10
Time Spent:40 to 100 Hours
The Bottom Line:"Amazing"
This game is one of my favorite RPGs so far. There are so many paths, role playing options, and endings to it you'll never be able to do everything, unless you have no life like me. :P One of the best dark fantasy games out there. It can be difficult to master the combat, but once you have the fights get VERY epic.
One of the interesting things of dark fantasy they added in Dragon age is the fact that Elvs are no longer immortal and are shorter that average. As for role playing the text options are by far the best. For one you get so many, and they say exactly what you pick instead of something like what you pick as in Mass Effect.
The look of the game is just as good. I also like how your party members will start talking wile you are traveling through a dungeon or a city. Often resulting in an argument based on choices you've made. I recommend buying this game and that it is much better that the second dragon age.
Rated 10 out of 10 by BlueMaus Just.... perfect
Oh my god. This game is amazing. I got it barely 3 days ago, and have not been able to put it down. I felt like I had to write a review, this game is so amazing. Firstly, the gameplay is amazing. Besides the battle system, which is crazy and hectic with huge groups and still manages to work, dialogue in this game is similar to Fallout (you choose what to do with the different dialogue options, and it will affect you later, so choose wisely). Graphics are breathtaking, I have not experienced any texture difficulty and the entire environment is enormous and yet very detailed. Sound is probably the best in any game I've ever played, they have so many characters with all different voice actors that really make this game seem realistic. As for lasting appeal, there is so much to do in the Ultimate Edition it will probably take you (or at least me)months to finish. This game is for casual and hardcore gamers. Depending on the difficulty, the game will be either easy or very, very hard. Overall, this game is great for anyone who loves fantasy games or RPGs. Don't miss this one, especially at this price.
Rated 9 out of 10 by OpTmLightning Well Executed Game
This game is a very good game, with only a few problems. The story allows you to start from different perspectives of the world during the same time period to start you off. These are called Origin stories. You can be a Dwarven noble, or slum. A Human Noble or mage. A City Elf, Elven Mage, or a Dalish Elf. There are three classes, Warrior, Rouge, or Mage. As well as three races, Dwarfs, Elves, or Humans. The game can be really easy, or almost impossible, depending on how you choose to play and the difficulty you put the game on. There are a variety of things you can do, but combat is mandatory. There are hundreds of quests to do, people to trick or barter with, devious ways to kill creatures, and a world to explore. The story is excellent and well executed. There are only a few problems with the game. Number one, your character doesn't speak in cut scenes, but your character does during the gameplay. Seems slightly lazy to me. And another problem is with the graphics, the graphics aren't the best, and some of the time do not render correctly and glitch. But if you can get over these problems, the game is superior to many other RPG's similar to it.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Nidav3 Worth the money.
Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition is worth every single cent that is spent on purchasing it. It comes in 2 discs the 1st disc contains the great game that is Dragon Age Origins and the 2nd disc has all of it's DLC which includes the expansions Awakening increases the level cap and happens after Origins. The Darkspawn Chronicles lets you play as a Hurlock Vanguard taking down Denerim. Leliana's Song lets you play as Leliana before she becomes religious while she was a thief who gets betrayed by her friend. The Golems of Amgarrak is filed with puzzles and a challenging boss. Witch Hunt let's you track down Morrigan after Origins. It's also filled with all the DLC areas for Origins so when you beat the game you could visit them. Basically this game gives you a lot for $30 so if your into RPGs this is for you.
Rated 10 out of 10 by thatprowrestlingguy Holy RPG's batman, this game is amazing
I can only describe this game in one word, perfection. From the opening sequence, i was speechless and totally captivated by the sheer awsomeness of this game. This is the only game i have ever giving a perfect 10, hopefully dragon age 2 won't disappoint. I was very sceptical when i first picked this game up, before i bought this i picked agame called Fallen angel: sacred 2, i got into a conversation with the clerk at my local gamestop and told me that dragon age is bioware's clone of this game, and let me tell you sacred 2 is garbage compared to this, not that sacred 2 was THAT bad, but it played like diablo. The graphics are not the same, it's like compareing a paint-by-numbers (sacred2) to leonardo DaVinci's mona lisa (dragon Age). But i was very pleasantly surprised.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Ogredad1971 REALLY TRULY AWESOME Game
When I first played it I was HOOKED. My brother and his wife bought it along with a bunch of other games, which they were playing some of those first. So, I picked it up & I was amazed at how AWESOME it is, I recommended that they play it ASAP & she did & she was hooked then he played when he finished whatever game he was playing & he was into it as well. 3 people HOOKED on 1 AWESOME game.
Rated 7 out of 10 by JBob33 Graphics Let Down, Length Saves
I can't believe so many people highly regard this game and series. There is a lot to like here so let me start with the pros: The length of time the game will take to complete and max out skills is a big plus. Dont expect to play this one in a day or two. The variety in which you can enhance your party and skills is wideranging and immersive. This is were things end. The cons: The graphics are a nightmare. I think I have played some regular XBox games that have much better graphics than this one. The faces and terrain are god awful. Environment features pop like crazy. The gameplay is lacking. Its a very simple all you do it hit A and the computer does the rest. 9 DLC's are nice but it makes you wonder why wasnt that much info wasnt put in the game originally.
Rated 9 out of 10 by xmengamer82 An epic rpg at an epic price.
i still can't believe that a year after i paid 60 bucks for this epic game they lowered the tag to under 20 bucks!!
this game is EPIC, the quests, the companions and all the dlc content on two discs! wow like i said with fallout 3 if your going to buy a game just spend the extra and get the game of the year edition you always get all the content and for a lot less than if you bought it separately on the XBL marketplace.
i loved this whole game period, the dlc was just like extra mashed potatoes with gravy on it the dlc story's were all great i spent like 3 days playing each almost not wanting the story to end.
buy this great game (i should say games since you get dragon age origins and dragon age awakenings along with like 5 dlc story's)
Rated 10 out of 10 by BarbieJ One of the GREATEST games i've played!
I must have played this game over a dozen times, with making new characters choosing new or the same classes, i bought ALL the DLC for this game and it was well worth it!
The second one is no wheres near as good as this one, but if you want to follow the story line all the way through you will want to play the second game. i'm currently waiting on number 3 to come out
Nothing more that i can say about except if you're a big RPG fan, get this game (it's worth every penny), you wont regret it