Dragon Age 2 & Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Bundle (NA)
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"It's the best RPG of the year -- and maybe the best of the HD era." - 1UP.com
"Dragon Age: Origins feels like a real throwback to the good old days of PC role-playing epics." - GiantBomb.com
From the Makers of Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Baldur’s Gate comes an epic tale of violence, lust, and betrayal.
The survival of humanity rests in the hands of those chosen by fate. You are a Grey Warden, one of the last of an ancient order of guardians who have defended the lands throughout the centuries. Betrayed by a trusted general in a critical battle, you must hunt down the traitor and bring him to justice.
As you fight your way towards the final confrontation with an evil nemesis, you will face monstrous foes and engage in epic quests to unite the disparate peoples of a world at war.
A romance with a seductive shapeshifter may hold the key to victory, or she may be a dangerous diversion from the heart of your mission. To be a leader, you must make ruthless decisions and be willing to sacrifice your friends and loved ones for the greater good of mankind.
A Stunning World to Explore: BioWare's deepest universe to date with over 80 hours of gameplay and four times the size and scope of Mass Effect.
Travel throughout dozens of environments and fully immerse yourself in a shattered world that is on the brink of utter annihilation An epic story that is completely shaped by and reactive to your play style Complex Moral Choices: There are no easy choices.
Tailor your Dragon Age: Origins experience from the very beginning. Choose from six different Origin Stories. Decide how to handle complex issues like murder, genocide, betrayal, and the fate of a possessed child whose life rests in your hands.
Full Character Customization: Sculpt your hero in your own image or fantasy.
Elaborate character creator with more than 40 features to modify allows you to create your own, unique hero unique from anyone else Shape your character’s personality and morality based on the choices you make throughout the game Engage in Bone-Crushingly, Visceral Combat: Battle against massive and terrifying creatures.
Unleash legendary powers chosen from over 100 different magical spells and skills Pull off devastating attacks and finish your opponents with rewarding deathblows Living game: Over 2 years of post launch content planed to enrich and expand your Dragon Age: Origins’ experience.
The main game experience is just the beginning! Seamlessly acquire new content to enrich your game or embark on bold new adventures.
More post launch content than all other BioWare titles combined!
"A visceral, well-written and worthy sequel to an excellent game, with huge potential to become a modern classic." - PCFormat
"a perfect example of how a great sequel should be put together." - GameFocus.ca
Experience the epic sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year from the critically acclaimed makers of Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.
- Embark upon an all-new adventure that takes place across an entire decade and shapes itself around every decision you make.
- Determine your rise to power from a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land.
- Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior.
- Go deeper into the world of Dragon Age with an entirely new cinematic experience that grabs hold of you from the beginning and never lets go.
- Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style.
Epic World & Fun Characterslairdjaren | July 2, 2014 | See all lairdjaren's reviews »
I thoroughly enjoyed the Dragon Age series and can't wait for the upcoming DA: Inquisition. But its appeal well depend on the kind of gaming experience you're looking for.
Dragon Age has a fun, rollicking world and fantasy-based mythos, and its AI companion characters are well-developed. Your dialogue choices and "their" perception of your actions is a central part of gameplay. However, while companion commentary will enhance the sense of choice, there isn't a lot of actual game changing choices, instead favoring a general narrative script.
Also, gameplay is tactical. Although you directly control character movement, when your character is firing a bow, you will not be aiming. Rather, you will be selecting a skill and the game resolves the mechanics. However, this can be especially fun when you chain several skills from various party members together.
The games also have a great modding community that have some improved textures and customizations.
Part 2 Was OKchataolauj | Jan. 22, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »
Part 2 was OK compared to Dragon Age Origins. I really don't think it's as bad as people makes it sound. I guess people don't really like it since BioWare is has a huge reputation for produce high quality games, and people's expectations were probably just let down after playing this one. I try not to have big expectations on most games that I purchase. For Dragon Age 2, don't buy it unless it's priced at $10 or lower because if you buy it at a high price, you'll definitely be disappointed.
Incredible AdventurePatofilio | Nov. 15, 2013 | See all Patofilio's reviews »
Spltting this review into two parts one for DA:O and the other for DA2.
Dragon Age Origins:
This game is amazing, a classic RPG developed by none other than Bioware.
Gameplay: DAO is an RPG that plays out almost in a tactical way, combat requires thought and planning, especially at higher difficulties, making it a challenging experience but with worthy rewards. Fans of Bioware can relate to other titles from the company such as Knight Of The Old Republic as the clear starting point for combat. Difficult to grasp but still fun, the game is action packed. Character customization is plentiful, letting you select even your race and your background, along with havering different beginning scenes and missions depending on who you choose to be. There's plenty of loot to find and dungeons to explore, enough to keep you hooked for several hours without even having to touch the main quest. Probably one of the best parts of the game are the companions, each one is different with several traits that depend on their personalities and backgrounds, but everyone is useful in its unique ways, making trying out the game with several combinations a fun challenge.
Story: The game really shines on this, from side quest to the main quest, every story in this world is entertaining. The characters are well written and you can develop bonds with each of them, further unlocking their potential and secrets. Learning about the whole lore of the world is also a very fun task, as it is clear that the writers went to great lengths to keep everything covered. From religious struggles, to corrupt politics, DAO has every kind of story you would imagine in a medieval world.
My only complaint would have to be in the dungeon design, with some dungeons even being exactly like the others.
But overall DAO is an amazing game, with an intriguing story and difficult but entertaining combat. A must for RPG fans.
DAO gets a 98/100.
Dragon Age 2:
The sequel is very similar to the original game, however there were a lot of several changes, whether they were for good or worse.
Gameplay: Combat is similar to the original, except this time it is less tactical oriented, slightly less difficult but you will still need to plan out your movements with care before charging into battle. The other aspects remain seemingly unchanged.
Story: It might not be as good as in the first one but that doesn't mean it's bad. DA2 focuses only on a singular predetermined story of man (or woman) seeking to protect his family from the Darkspawn as they take control of their world. There are less chances for communication but everything still plays in a similar way, the characters you meet are memorable and you have interesting companions, but don't expect anything as epic as in the first game.
The repetitive dungeons still apply to the sequel.
Overall the game is good, but not as good as the one that came before, in reality DA2 feels more like a spin off than a sequel, but its brutal combat and still rather engaging storyline makes it a must play for DAO fans.
Dragon Age 2 gets an 85/100
Outstanding 1st, still good sequelRedPhenx2000 | Nov. 6, 2013 | See all RedPhenx2000's reviews »
This review will cover both DA:O and DA2.
Dragon Age: Origins, is BioWare's best RPG in my opinion. Similar combat to Star Wars: KOTR. The story is also engaging, if a little cliche, involving evil coming and you, the hero having to stop it, as well as stop scheming 'allies'.
Where the game shines is the conversation system. An improvement of previous BW games, plus the friendship system determines which of your allies stay or go. Also, your choices actually have consequences since you sometimes have to choose between 1 or more allies getting their way or leaving, without being able to get them back later. The game has re-playability for the origin stories plus the fact you can choose different outcomes and get different allies on other play throughs.
DA2 is not as good of a Dragon Age game, in my opinion. Had it been released under another name, it would not get all of the hate it gets, but the fact is the lack of all of the same areas, no origin stories, and more arcade-like combat serve to highlight differences between it and the first one.
However, this pack is the best value since it's one of the few places you can get DA2 outside of EA's own store or on Origin.
BioWare does it againPistolPete7556 | Oct. 28, 2013 | See all PistolPete7556's reviews »
Prior to playing Dragon Age, I was never a fan of fantasy settings, but a well crafted story, deep characters, and a dark and gritty world drew me right in. Dragon Age Origins features something resembling turn based combat, a bit slower gameplay, and a silent protagonist. Dragon Age II adopts some things from BioWare's other masterpiece, Mass Effect, such as a voiced character and a dialogue wheel. Although I feel Origins is the stronger game, both are worth the time of any RPG fan.