Reviews for Dragon Age: Origins


Best RPG.

kauppinensb | June 4, 2015 | See all kauppinensb's reviews »

This is the best roleplaying game in my gaming history. Dragon Age 2 is good but this original is much better. This is rpg like old-school baldurs gates. This game gives you brutal experience with much challenge. I wouldn't allow my child to play this. This game is for adults. Youngsters (who usually play COD) couldn't hardly survive with first hours of gameplay because hardiness and challenge. I played this game also with hardest difficulty. Game is not impossible. It only requires much skill and patience. Game have decent visuals and good feeling with mouse and keyboard. I shouldn't play this with consoles. Story is good and player have possibilities to made changes and decisions. There is also lots of discussion and random encounters. You command your party with micro-managering or direct command. I spent much time to made commands to my comrades. When fight starts, correctly done micro-managering allows your party work together even without your lead. Spectacular and creative game. And again. This is best rpg experience in my gaming history. I play much pc games;)


An actual RPG

Obsessor | May 27, 2015 | See all Obsessor's reviews »

Unlike those "lite" RPG you meet nowdays. Dragon Age: Origins offers complete RPG experience. Story, character development, and itemization are deep. That's what RPG fan needs. Game also looks great, voice acting is superb, and music accompanying your adventure perfect. I remember beginning new game few times, just to experience all possible BEGINNINGS. Depending on race, birth and class you have an unique prologue to the story, and what's more, during your adventures you'll have some special encounters with "friends of old," depending on how and where you begun your journey.


Not Skyrim, even if it looks like it

PlayTyrant | May 8, 2015 | See all PlayTyrant's reviews »

A lot of people ask me: Dragon Age or Skyrim? Which one is best? That question can't be answered, as it depends on each one's tastes. DA Origins is more complex in terms of leveling, skills, etc., but it's not as 'interactive' in combat as Skyrim (you press attack on an enemy and it just keep slashing until it's done). I mean, it's not in real time. Actually, you can freeze the fight and go from character to character creating an strategy to engage the enemy. At first it can be very boring, but give it some time and it will keep you hooked for hours!


A must play in everyones book

Danielpf1 | Nov. 1, 2014 | See all Danielpf1's reviews »

This game is everything you expect from bioware and more, it offers solid game mechanics, interesting main character/origin story, amazing universe/companions/story telling and as you would expect numerous choices without a clear difference between the right and wrong desicion. Mechanically it is everything you expect from a RPG. Full character customization, your standard classes, (warrior, rogue and mage), three different races with at least 2 different backgrounds each. The game contains a lot of loot, strong enemies and has a good varity in what it throws at you. The story has some plot twist and allows you to determine if the plot twist actually occurs etc. TL:DR If you are interest in an amazing story and solid gameplay and have 5 bucks to spend, then this is a must have


It's not Baldur's Gate, but...

Gosen | June 20, 2014 | See all Gosen's reviews »

It must be said at the very beginning - it's not Baldur's Gate. Not in terms of plot, characters, difficulty or atmosphere. Yet it's very good, because it has concept of BG made in such way to please current generation of gamers without doing harm to older generation. It's well balanced game which in everything seems solid, but I couldn't get myself into main story, it was too cliche. Anyway game itself is something definitely unique, rare gem in nowadays rpgs, not perfect, yet resemble in many ways classic rpg from Baldur's era, but customization of main character is nothing complex in terms of class like in good old days.


One of the best recent RPGs

darkyhbk | June 19, 2014 | See all darkyhbk's reviews »

Dragon Age Origins is a fine example of a polished, lengthy and solid RPG game, combining the old school approach to making these games with a modern array of ideas, resulting in an absolute masterpiece. Most similar in gameplay to Neverwinter Nights, this game offers a huge quantity of quests in various locations, involving memorable characters and containing numerous twists and turns in the clever plot. The semi turn-based combat makes use of a large quantity of skills, and allows you to pause at any time in order to use certain skills or give instructions to your party members. If you manage to build a balanced party and make use of the right powers, you will not have many problems along the game's progression. The graphics are really good and you will encounter a number of really artistically designed locations, The blood effect may be a little exaggerated, but adds to the overall drama. The music is superb, while the voice acting is also top notch. You should definitely give this wonderful game a shot. It is no doubt one of the most refined and complete RPG experiences released since the golden '90s and early 2000s.


RPG that will be remembered

drakso | May 15, 2014 | See all drakso's reviews »

The Dragon Age serial always had that different twist on modern RPGs. The world is well thought and made but the main focus is on the people and characters them selves, the different paths you can take and the huge number of possibilities. The play style resembles dungeong siege 2 as in: you click and the character go and you press numbers for spells or attacks. You can set it so you can play with arrows but trust me, that is not how you wanna play Dragon Age 2. The voice acting and music are also very good. There are some witty and funny moments trough out the game as well. The game is worth playing just for the story alone. Play it.