posted by 49yroldgamer (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Apr 16, 2014
Member since Sep 2012
first off not sure if i reviewed this before but i gave it a 5 because i liked veric it is NOTHING like the first origins which is better, did not like the fact u could not switch out armor between characters like u could in the first one. the graphics were not as good there were a few bugs but i own dragon age 2 on the ps3 but all the elves look like clones as does the dwarves. the accents of the elves is repulsive because it sounds like its a cross between british and scottish voices. the dalish r nothing like in origins and u cannot choose who u r except a human but at least u get 2 play a mage warrior or rogue the spells r different and i noticed when u chose the spirit spells u cant use other spells when those r active origins is better the people r more realistic and show more compassion i played it on the easy level and even then i nearly got my butt handed to me potions can only b drank one at a time but in origins u can drink one after another cant wait for the third dragonage to c if bioware listened 2 their fans
posted by Angel4711 (SAINT PETERSBURG, FL) Apr 12, 2014
Member since Dec 2009
I think I've played this game about 20 times, easily. Only the Dragon Age games and Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning have this sort of staying power for me. Every time I play, I can decide to be a rogue, mage or fighter, so the game changes.
The relationships that you can build with your followers makes my female heart so very happy! I just wish we'd at least get to see the male characters shirtless, if not in their underwear, like the female characters. Sometimes, I romance Fenris, sometimes Anders and sometimes Isabella. You can romance Merrill, too, but that's not nearly as fun.
posted by msdawg81 (Olive Branch, MS) Jan 26, 2014
Member since Dec 2007
This is a mediocre franchise, and it should not be mentioned in the same breath of other AAA RPGs. Dragon Age is much closer in quality to Gothic and Two Worlds than it is Skyrim.
Now, to show that I'm not just here to bash it, I will give credit where credit is due. Dragon Age weaves an excellent story throughout the game, and it gives you a lot of significant choices in terms of what type of personality you'd like to portray. Your decisions have a big impact on the tale, so you have to give some thought to how you answer each question or respond to each comment.
Now for the less appealing parts of the game... First and foremost, whereas other RPGs seem to be getting bigger and bigger every year, Dragon Age keeps you on a very restrictive path throughout the entire game. You cannot stray from a path because you'll run into invisible walls every time, and even worse, the same maps are used over and over and over again for the various quests. At times, I felt like I had warped back to 2004 while I was playing this.
In terms of weapons and abilities, DA gives a valiant effort, but you don't really get a feeling that much has changed even when you get your hands on a supposedly much more powerful weapon. They all feel the same, and there's very little that you can do to make them unique. Unfortunately, abilities are the same. There's just not much that distinguishes one offensive ability from another one, and that's really disappointing for a game like this.
Last, I can't close without mentioning the absurdly difficult final battle. I won't spoil anything here, but I'll just say that the last battle is about 25x more difficult than anything you've faced up to that point, and your only chance to stock up on potions/grenades is a small shop that offers a very limited supply right before the fight. It was maddening and ridiculous.
If you're a big RPG fan like I am, this is a decent game to play, but let's please stop acting like it's a AAA. It's