The world of Dragon Age Origins is a very large and misterious one... for at least two throughs. The game is great to charactor development inviornments and story but it misses alot of the playing feel after a couple go throughs fo one the story seemed to... short for my taste to a BioWare game honestly it seems like thers only a day or so of game play when the developers said there would be at least 80 hours of MAIN gameplay. This was not the case. Also at its disadvantage with a lousy review was the online multiplayer thy said there would be. Honestly the tought of playing 80 or so hours with up to three freinds sounds like a bomb idea. Having a tank that can obsorb hit after hit after hit while having a mage call all of his area spells and an archer calling in wolfs to help out while a rouge stands by ready to attack from behind gets me interested. I was kinda disapointed when i got the game first went through nothing but story and only got about 20 hours of gameplay with out online. Next time you say something like that BioWare make sure it is true you disepointed your fans. All in all its still a great game if theres a sequal to this one make sure its longer with ONLINE co-op.
The game is very good. If you have played games such as starwars kotor and jade empire then this game is for you. the battle system is not as interactive as it should be but it still does not drive away from the quality of the game itself.. the story lines are pretty solid..the detail is very good you can see where it lacks but if you can look past it then it should not bother you.. i will give the game a 9/10 ive not yet completed it but i do very much enjoy playing it. if you never played games simmilar to kotor or mass effect then you may not like this.. but its really worth a try.
First of i d like to say Bioware you did it once again. You bypassed the expectations i set for you. Now on to the review.
Story - This game has one of the greatest RPG storys i have ever seen. It is expansive and you choices do matter. I myself had one party member try to kill me and another leave my party. Most games give a short main story but this one took me a good 30 hours for the main story and another 15 for extra. And didn't even do it all. 10/10 for this great story involving action, drama, suspense, humor, and romance.
Combat - The combat system in Dragon Age was great but a little difficult to master. I had party members being stupid but yet they still saved my butt dozens of time. That fact that you can injure your own party with spells makes you use tactics. At the same time it make some battles nearly impossible on harder difficulty's. But all in all the combat gets 9/10 for the shear difficulty.
Loot - This actually sucked sorry to say. Boss's sometimes gave you loot that a minor enemy would give you. That's about it it gets a 7/10 because it didn't give LOTS of loot.
Characters - Every party member in this game a had a great back story conflicting personality's and some pretty funny habits. You cant customize your own character much but the armor and weapons add a nice touch. The characters in this game are even better the Mass Effect so they get a 10/10.
This game was my favorite RPG since Mass Effect and Elder Scrolls, and is one of the few RPG'S worth buying. So try it out you wont be disappointed.