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Dragon Age: Origins

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

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  Why is everyone so amazed by this RUBBISH?!

| | See all HartlandGames's reviews (38)

Am I reading the reviews to the right game here? Epic? Amazing? LOL! The graphics are something from PS1, the gameplay is horrible as you only whack A to attack then sometimes Y or X for a different kind of kick or slash, you havn't got a clue where your going and the amount of cut-scenes made me want to kill myself. It's like 20% gameplay and 80% cut scenes. Achievements are horrible and I have played over 130 games on Xbox, I can easily say this is in the BOTTOM 5 of the WHOLE list. Should be 0/5 stars.

  Awesome

| | See all flyboi92's reviews (22)

By far my favourite RPG game on the 360, maybe even my favourite game on the console. I enjoy role-playing games anyway, but I always find that ones were you can make decisions that affect the rest of the game and/or your partys behaviour towards you are always a lot more special.

For an rpg game its fairly easy to pick up, and really hard to put down! The cutscenes are awesome and in some of them you really feel for the characters and become involved with them. The music is great and the real-time fighting strategy system works a treat on the console. The game is so engrossing that although I never really replay any rpg games after completing them once through, I have come back to this game again and again.

Its successor dragon age 2 is nowhere near as fantastic as the first game, and at the price it is on here now its an absolute bargain that will give you 50 if not 100 plus hours of fun

  Stunning !!!

| | See all crazyhornet's reviews (8)

I don't play this type of game or I didn't until recently, I played this for a couple of hours then it suddenly clicked. I am twenty odd hours into it now and feel I have only scratched the surface. The story,characters,locations,graphics,sound it all just drag's you into it's universe and just doesn'tt let go. Simply stuinning !!

  Look beyond the rough edges and you'll be rewarded.

| | See all SimianWonder's reviews (15)

Released at the end of 2009, it's testament to how good Dragon Age: Origins (henceforth referred to as DA:O) really is that the sequel is so anticipated.

DA:O isn't a game that gives it's rewards freely though, and it's likely that most people's impressions will be less than positive. The graphics are competent at best, downright ugly at worst, and the combat is quite old fashioned, doing nothing to hide it's old-school RPG roots. Some parts of the main story missions are overlong as well, so suffice to say then, that it's a slow burner.

Once it gets it's hooks into you though, and it will, you'll lap up every minute. The graphics suddenly stop mattering and you can focus on Bioware's typically excellent characterisation and dialogue. The meat of the game is certainly sizable enough, perhaps forty to fifty hours on your first playthrough, with lots of optional distractions en route to the final showdown that could easily add twenty hours to that total. In true Bioware fashion, your decisions in game affect a great deal; how other people, even your own party memebers react to you, and the game has multiple outcomes dependant on decisions made at the endgame.

Of course, the 'Origins' of the title allows you to shape your character from one of six pre set origin stories, and the likelihood is you'll want to replay the game as another class, another race, another gender etc just to see how these choices pan out in the grand scheme of things.

No, it's not quite the showstopper Mass Effect 2 is. It lacks that games polish, and is carrying a touch more flab in some parts, but it's still a great game in it's own right, as evidenced by the level of anticipation for DA2 (of course, my copy of that is already on pre order!) and it's a cut above the vast majority of the industry's output for the past few years. It doesn't hook you like Mass Effect 2 does, but stick with it and the rewards are very nearly as sweet.

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  Excellent Game

| | See all NiceBoyAndy's reviews (8)

I got this game as soon as it was released and loved it. Sure its not quite as in depth as something like Never winter nights or Baldur's Gate. It's been made simpler, and in many ways that's a good thing as allot of the D&D type RPG's for the PC can be very daunting for new gamers i.e. character class creation, Feats, Spells, Skill's and so on. This has a great story with hours of game play, 10/10 from me. I can't wait for the next one in March 2011.

  Excellent Game

| | See all DJxAndyxB's reviews (8)

I got this game as soon as it was released and loved it. Sure its not quite as in depth as something like Never winter nights or Baldur's Gate. It's been made simpler, and in many ways that's a good thing as allot of the D&D type RPG's for the PC can be very daunting for new gamers i.e. character class creation, Feats, Spells, Skill's and so on. This has a great story with hours of game play, 10/10 from me. I can't wait for the next one in March 2011.

  Will you tame the Dragon???

| | See all philboy4's reviews (152)

What a game, i love RPG's Oblivion, Fable etc. But this game is awesome with the added value of the story and action, but what takes this is the depth of the game and the stunning graphics. It is a must have and i cant wait for the second installment that is out next year. Bring it one .........!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  A must!!

| | See all DavidWaters's reviews (7)

I love RPG's and this one is outstanding, I had to buy all the extra content for it!!! Initially (first hour) I found this a hard one to get into, due to the differnt style of control and combat to most RPG's. However, once I was used to it, I couldnt wait to play it everyday, spent around 45 hours doing it + extra quests and im just about to start the exspansion pack. If you love things like Fallout 3, this is a must!

  A must!!

| | See all MrLiability84's reviews (7)

I love RPG's and this one is outstanding, I had to buy all the extra content for it!!! Initially (first hour) I found this a hard one to get into, due to the differnt style of control and combat to most RPG's. However, once I was used to it, I couldnt wait to play it everyday, spent around 45 hours doing it + extra quests and im just about to start the exspansion pack. If you love things like Fallout 3, this is a must!