Dragon Age: Origins Awakening
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This is an expansion pack for the original Dragon Age: Origins game. You must own the original game to be able to play
"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 the Best RPG of 2009, Dragon Age: Origins, comes the first official expansion pack.
For centuries, the Grey Wardens-the ancient order of guardians, sworn to unite and defend the lands-have been battling the darkspawn forces. Legend spoke that slaying the Archdemon would have put an end to the darkspawn threat for centuries to come, but somehow they remain.
You are the Grey Warden Commander and have been entrusted with the duty of rebuilding the order of Grey Wardens and uncovering the secrets of the darkspawn and how they managed to remain.
How you choose to rebuild your order, how you resolve the conflict with "The Architect", and how you determine the fate of the darkspawn will be but some of the many complex choices that await and shape your journey as you venture to the new land of Amaranthine.
More linear means more focusedandymanmessiah | Oct. 30, 2013 | See all andymanmessiah's reviews »
A great, although slightly buggy expansion to Dragon Age: Origins and IMO a lot better than the base game due to a more focused experience. Game mechanics remain the same although with some minor changes (additions, mostly) here and there. The core of Awakening is the story and the interaction with your party members and other NPCs.
Dragon Age: Awakening - reviewNeapolis47 | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all Neapolis47's reviews »
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening is the first great expansion of Fantasy Bioware's masterpiece that has been highly successful. The story continues from where we left and our task will be even to fight the darkspawn driven by new and dangerous enemies. Play as the Commander of the Grey Wardens, the hero who defeated the Archdemon and one of our tasks will also be to manage the Fortress, to restore it to its former glory and to recruit new Guardians to fight the Scourge. We can choose whether to create a new character, or import it from Dragon Age Origins with all the skills and equipment already conquered. In Dragon Age: Awakening will meet new characters as well as familiar faces already met in Origins. Regarding the new entry, will be the player to decide whether to use them as allies or whether to choose for them a different fate. As in Dragon Age Origins are present hilarious dialogues between the characters, and missions, many already with regard to the main plot, are enriched with countless quests that may also relate to the members of our party.Dragon Age Awakening is a must-have title for those who loved Origins, as it implements and deepens even further the plot and provides an opportunity to find several valuable items and complete other missions, thus giving the player a chance to take advantage of at least 10-15 hours of play more.
The main game should be like this!Finka_Karfein | June 10, 2012 | See all Finka_Karfein's reviews »
After Dragon Age: Origins I played this one because I did not want to lose money. I was so mistaken. Awakening crushes Origins without any problems! Graphics and music are pretty much the same but in my opinion more brave in darkspawn design. And the plot? Finally it is like it should be from the beginning. There is mystery, you cannot know from the start how the game will end. The moral dilemmas are tough. It took me in some cases several minutes to make a decision! And the characters and relations between them are even better! Plot twists, mystery, intelligent darkspawn... Now this is dark fantasy! Origins is not a good game but worth playing thanks to Awakening. Get them both now if you still hesitate.
Great game, not bad DLC.Gh0st233 | June 8, 2012 | See all Gh0st233's reviews »
Dragon Age: Origins in itself is a great game, in every way. The DLC is not bad, but it's not that great either.
What I love about the DLC is that you can import your character, as the game takes place after completing the main storyline. Otherwise, you can create a new character, however, you will be level 20 or so at the start of the DLC, which is a BIT of a downer, but it's most likely for balancing purpouses.
The gameplay and graphics are the same. The innovations are, other than the obvious story, some new weapons, new armor, new companions and an extra 15 or so hours in the game.
The story takes you to the city of Amaranthine. Just before you arrive, things get out of control, and only you can make it right.
I'd recommend getting the DLC if you've enjoyed Dragon Age: Origins, or if you still haven't got the game, the ultimate edition, which has all the DLC packs, and the expansion.