Dragon Age Origins
28 hours...thats how long i spent on one character. I regret nothing! This game is amazing. Its huge, Engaging, tense, and even a little harsh at times. This games story is the best ive seen ever I went into a gamestop and bought this for $5 on a whim and I wish i had done it earlier! The companions in this game are almost all likeable and there is no clear cut good or evil. And this game has a good sense of humor. one of the best...No the best games i have ever played and i personally cant wait for Inquisition! If you love Bioware, Fantasy, or just games in general PICK THIS UP!
I'm just getting back into the gaming world after an 10-year hiatus. I grew up in a big gamer family and I always loved RPGs and was in love with the MMO's Everquest and DAOC in my teenage years.
Anyways, I asked for game recommendations for my sister (a continuous gamer and a big rpg fan) for my new XBox 360. I actually prefer PC games, but I sit at a computer all day for work so consoles are a nice change. One of her recommendations was Dragon Age. Once I saw Origins had such great reviews that's the one I went for.
I love custom-building characters, and there are many satisfying options. Choosing specializations and skills and allocating points are also fun for me. Not to mention all the armor, weapons, questing, and loot, and wanting to find the best armor and weapons in the game for my character.
It wasn't a game that I just jumped on and figured it out right away. My first character was a test run, and I learned a lot and decided to re-build. As an RGP there is a lot of story, and it is interesting. You can make choices with your characters personality. Some of your group members get along and others don't, and you get to listen to banter every now and then which is a nice touch.
The fighting took me a bit to figure out. I wasn't sure if I liked it in the very beginning, but once I got the hang of it's amazing. I can micro-manage my group members, or I can set up their tactics to fight how I want. I can also switch through and control any of my group members if I need to, I'm not "stuck" with only my PC. The tactics have plenty of options and situations to make your group members effective without micromanaging too. You also have to chose your group members and how to best make them work together. Fights are really fun and engaging for me.
The only thing is the graphics seem a little basic, I'm still new but I'm pretty sure there are many games out there that have out-of-this-world graphics. It's good enough, and I would sacrific graphics for fun and effective gameplay. Which is what this is.
All-in-all, I feel like I made the best choice to get back into gaming again, especially RPG. I cannot wait to make new characters and test builds and group combinations. It's kept my busy for many many hours so far and I'm not done.
The LotR game that isn't LotR
This game is one of the best strategy rpgs i have ever played, it reins up there with Skyrim. I wouldn't play this game if i was an action junky so if you like alot of action then be wary because this game has alot of dialog and its combat is most strategy. Even though this is true i wouldn't count it out it is a good game with an amazing story line and alot of difficult choices.
OMG!!! Why did I buy this?
This game is so bad, bad doesn't even begin to describe it. This game doesn't even let you attack on your own. Just hit the A button and the character wanders off in some random direction to attack on their own. Then to beat all, the person doesn't even talk. Don't buy this unless you don't value your action games.
Simply Amazing, like a book you can't put down.
I bought this game used for like $6 and as with all used games, it's hit or miss on how good they are. This was the best $6 I ever spent, and I can't wait to see what I will find with Dragon Age 2 . It literally feels like a book, or even a movie playing out before you. The level of immersion you feel with your character is like nothing I have ever experienced in my many years of gaming, and the NPC character development, and back story has depth, and realism that fits with the overall story line. Simply Fantastic, from beginning to end. I HIGHLY recommend this title to anyone into RPGs. Stop reading his review and go get it already!!
nice job bioware
i absolutely love this game it is one of the the best action rpg's I have played. At the beginning you choose one of six origin stories a human noble, dalish elf, city elf, elf mage,dwarf noble and dwarf commoner. depending on which you choose it affects how charcters react to you. It has a strong story where there is a blight spreading and you become a grey warden and try to stop the blignt and kill the archdemon. the combat and controls are great however sometimes the power wheel is a little unresponive. the graphics are a little dated but you will forget about that once you play the game. the voice acting is all very well done which is a good thing because alot of the game is dialog one thing that i dont like is your character has no spoken dialog. the characters that you meet throughout your journey are all well written. the replayability to this game is unbelievable there are so many things that you can do so many different ways that will affect how the story unfolds, and there are six origin stories. trust me when I say this is a great game and you do not want to pass it up.
This game is just plain amazing , get it if your into rpgs , the second one sucked tho , the replayablitily of this game is out of this world , beat it atleast 12 times and had fun each time , and the dlc are fun also
Ignore the CoD fanboys, this is a GREAT GAME!
The people who rate this game badly don't understand the real appeal of this game. They don't care about the story, or the character development. All they really care about is the combat. THIS IS AN RPG. And it is very much one of the greatest RPGs ever created.
Don't Read The Bad Reviews!
Ok, I picked this up about a month ago and already have over 50 hours in this game. I don't understand how any of these other reviewers can not like this game. IT IS PHENOMENAL! Awesome soundtrack, fun combat, cool bosses, and an AWESOME story. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone into the RPG genre. Yes the graphics aren't the greatest but the game is about 3 years old. I would recommend the PC version over the 360 version because of better graphics and more camera positions. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT IS A MUST HAVE
This Game is Awsome! Don't belive the bad reviews.
This game, Dragon Age Origins, is awsome. Some people have been saying that it isn't great, but I say their just master gamers looking for the most intence game and being picky about everything. When it goes to a cut scene you acctually choose what to do, it dosen't make you do something. If you die, you can choose to quit or move to the last save. The storyline is ineresting and the graphics are really good, accept for the mouth movement. You can make your character's face and hair and wether it's boy or girl. You choose you class and pearson type (Human, Elf, Dwarf) as well. There are manny other things I can say about this game, but I will just say that this is an awsome game. And if you don't belive me, try it yourself. And if you like this game, look at my recomendations.