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Dragon Age: Origins (Classics)

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1.29% of people buy Dragon Age: Origins (Classics) and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West ~ Xbox 360.

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"Worthy of it's accolades."
5 stars"

Dragon Age Origins is an absolute visceral masterpiece.

The visuals are amazing. The environments and characters look great. The combat is customisable to your style and brutal, while still involving a tactical mind for attacking opponents.

I gave Daniel positive feedback because I share his enthusiasm for how amazing this game is but I disagree with comparing it to games like Fable and Oblivion. It is more story-driven and emotionally engaging than Oblivion and choices in this game are more diverse than Fable. In short, it makes the other two games pale in comparison to the sheer genius that Bioware has created.

The violence in this game is brutal. You feel like an absolute bad@$$. For instance, like a killing blow on an Ogre. Your character could leap in slow motion at it's chest with a greatsword or other weapon, drop it to the ground, pulls the blade out sideways while the blood splatters upwards in slow motion.

Oh yeah, this one isn't for the kiddies. Even within the story-line, there are hard and difficult choices to make in regards to death, loss, rape, murder and so forth. It will engage you and draw you in.

I was a bit skeptical of playing this on console, but after playing I can understand why it is so worthy of it's accolades.

Buy it now.

12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
"Just buy it already."
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This really is a very good game. It's not perfect, no. But it's about as perfect as you're going to get in this day and age. Normally I'm wary of games where every review proclaims it as “The Best Game EVER!” But in this case the accolades are mostly well deserved.

A big part of the game is role playing your character, talking with NPCs and particularly your party members. Each is a fleshed out and interesting person in their own right, and you can spend a lot of time talking with them and forming quite strong bonds with them. It's like NWN 2 in that respect. You can even romance a couple of them. The dialog is professionally writen and professionally acted and this greatly adds to the game's quality.

I've read reviews that say the graphics are passable but average, but I really liked the graphics and the look of the game. I particularly liked the architecture and the stone work (yes, the stone work). I loved the grand castle halls and ancient ruins with huge vaulted ceilings, where dust motes play in the light beams that stream through the windows. The only things I didn't like about the graphics were the female bodies (the arms looked too thin and spindly), and the fact that you can't turn the rings at the characters feet off. It's debatable whether you need these rings or not, or whether you need all of them all the time, but I for one would have appreciated an option to disable some or all of them.

It's a little bit too focused on combat and dungeon crawling. And many of the quests are things you would sort of do anyway as you made your way through the game. But I like that fact that quests take you back and forth between different areas.

The loot is balanced very well in DA. I don't like games where every chest or box you open contains a high end weapon or piece of armour and you have thousands of gold pieces or credits by the time you're level ten. Loot in DA is quite sparse and it's not easy to make money. You can afford to buy a few big purchases but you have to be careful because you're never going to be rich. This is great.

The rate at wich you level is very well balanced. In most RPGs I find I level much too quickly, and sometimes it's a case of “Ho hum, more skill points that I don't really need.” But in this game the skills and talents make a big difference to many aspects of the game. And it takes quite a long time to level up so you're constantly looking forward to it. This is a feeling I though died long ago with games like Fallout 2 and Gothic 2 and I can't tell you how pleased I am to experience it again.

I was a bit hesitent to buy the game because I couldn't see how the 360 controller could handle such a complex game. But it handles it pretty well I must say. There's a fair bit of flipping back and forth through screens to find the one you want but it's easy and quick to learn. There are a few drawbacks to the 360 version, mainly you can't zoom the camera in and out, which I didn't mind, and there is no Go To command. The combat is very challenging and in may areas if you rush in you'll find yourself overwhelmed. What would really help if you find you've bitten off more than you can chew is to be able to order your party to disengage and fall into formation with you. Then you could fall back to a more suitable position. But there is no such command. There is simply hold your position, or rush in and attack. And that's all.

The combat is very challenging, and I found it a bit too hard here and there on Normal, but fortunately you can change the combat difficulty at any time.

I got a good ninety hours of play time with this game, which is great. It's one of those games that you could just keep playing and playing and not want to ever stop. I didn't want it to stop, and will certainly give it at least one more go through so it definitely has value for money. What's more it runs sweet on the 360.

Basically if you're tempted to buy this game I can't think of a reason why you shouldn't.

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
"Worth evey dollar"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This game is great, with a dark sense of humor. The replay value is great I finished one game and started another straight away with a different class of character.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Off the chain"
5 stars"

This game is totally off the chain. I mean the game can have so many different outcomes that change depending on how you decide to play it. If you liked games like Oblivion and Fable 2 then this is the game for you.

3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
"AMAZING GAME"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This is possibly one of the best games I've played. The Game play is amazing, the story line is amazing and the character depth is amazing. I would recommend this to any fans of RPG style games. Only bad thing is the price of the DLC :/ I just want to play MOREEEE

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"A f$&kin good game"
5 stars"

I found that dragon age was a good game with mastered graffics and great gameplay. It had an extreamly good storyline with just as good side quest. I found the only let down to the game was the ending, with the lack of DLC meaning an abropt ending with nothing to do, exept starting again. I am looking foward to the secend and the release of the ultimete edition. I highly recomend it to anyone who is considering to buy this game.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Description

As the spiritual successor to BioWares Baldurs Gate, one of the most successful role-playing games in the industry, Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWares return to its roots, delivering a fusion of the best elements of existing fantasy works with stunning visuals, emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors. The spirit of classic RPGs comes of age, as Dragon Age: Origins features a dark and mature story and gameplay.

Features:
  • A Stunning World to Explore: BioWare’s deepest universe to date with over 80 hours of gameplay and more than double the size and scope of Mass Effect
    • Travel throughout dozens of environments and fully immerse yourself in a shattered world that is on the brink of utter annihilation
    • An epic story that is completely shaped and reactive to your play style
  • Complex Moral Choices: There are no easy choices
    • Tailor your Dragon Age: Origins experience from the very beginning by choose from six different Origin Stories
    • Decide how to handle complex issues like murder, genocide, betrayal, and the possession/sacrificing of children without the security of a good/bad slider to tell you what to do
  • Full Character Customization: Sculpt your hero in your own image or fantasy
    • Elaborate character creator allows you to create your own hero unique from anyone else
    • Shape your character’s personality and morality based on the choices you make throughout the game
  • Engage in Bone-Crushing, Visceral Combat: Battle against massive and terrifying creatures
    • Unleash legendary powers and choose from over 100 different magical spells and skills
    • Experience the adrenaline rush of brutal combat, beheading your foes or casting spells that make enemies explode from within

 

Release date Australia
November 6th, 2009
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Box Dimensions (mm)
138x190x15
UPC
5030930078034
All-time sales rank
Top 2000
Product ID
3099258

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