Reviews for Dragon Age: Origins

85

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.

98

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.

90

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.