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Tried playing this game, but after about 30 minutes of playing was enough for me. I used to play world of warcraft and seems like this game borrowed heavily from a lot of the game layout. For instance I chose a dwarf warrior and the main town you were in looked pretty much like Ironforge off of WOW, Controls seemed awkward, never really told me how to fight just draw swords etc. Wasn't for me.
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I'm totally obsessed with this game! This is my first RPG, and now I think that I can't go back to anything else! The writers for this game are absolutely amazing and went well above my expectations. I have now bought this game, all of the add-ons, Dragon Age II, and the prequel books because the storyline drew me into its world. In the past, I always just played and enjoyed the type of games where you just run around and hack-n-slash enemies mindlessly, and the story goes goes in one direction. You won't get that with this game. Your story can branch out in numerous ways based on your choices. You can talk to your companions and enemies and have a variety of comments that can drastically alter your storyline. I also liked how you can build friendships and relationships with your party members. I've really grown to love these pretend people. I suggest that you have multiple saves because you might regret some actions/choices that you made along the way.
Since this isn't the type of game where you have to memorize long button combinations to perform attacks, with this game, you have to stop and think about not only your tactics, weapons, armor, etc, but you have to organize for your party members as well. Being my first RPG, that was new and, at first, challenging to me. But now, I love it!
I really enjoyed being able to customize my game character. With DAO, you can choose your gender, race, background, and specialization. Again, I was used to playing a male character in other types of games (I'm a female). You can also customize your appearance, which I thought was totally fun! I took over thirty minutes just trying to figure out how I wanted my appearance to be.
I finished the game with 80+ hours on it, and I know I skipped one or two of the side quests. I don't think it altered my story too much because my story ended very well! I made sure that. So, you'll definitely get lots of game play with this. Enjoy!
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
Dragon Age: Origins. A solid game. Everything but the graphics we're up to par, and even then they didn't ruin the game. In fact, nothing ruins the game IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN RPG.
"The combat system sucks!!1!" Yes, the combat system is not hack and slash. It requires....gee, I don't know, SKILL. You have to micro manage your party, not just hit attack over and over to win. People also complain that mages get over targeted. I guess they expect the computer to ignore the dudes shotting fireballs for massive damage and hack their way through your line of warriors.
"This game is too hard!!1!" First off, children, you can change the difficulty at any time. So (another toughy), what do you if you get stuck? Go and cry about it on gamefly? No, lower the difficulty. Or, even better, try making a better character?
"Too many cut scenes!!!1!" This an R.P.G. Its not Halo or CoD. If you didn't want a good story, go play Boarderlands.
"Too many quests in different menus!!1!" So what if they didn't spoon read you the key to every quest and told you exactly where to go? Poor kids, they had to read the game....
Too small inventory!!1!" First, you can upgrade it. Second, I'm sorry your guy can't carry 100+ suits of platemail everywhere.
I think that is most of the complaints. It comes down to this. If you like RPGs, get this game. Buy it. I would say 150+ hours of play for a few playthroughs. There are lots of different ways to play, so you shouldn't really get bored. Even the main quest isn't too linier. Just a great game.
If you don't want to think/read. And just want an easy game. Don't get it.