Dragon Age Origins: PC Version Review

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95

Value - 100 / 100

The value score is the easiest portion of this review: regardless of platform the content of Dragon Age is deep and lasting. With two DLC add-ons available the day the game ships even the speediest of players will have plenty to keep them busy, and the downloadable toolkit allows creative gamers a means to pump out additional content for themselves and their friends.  The only downside to the game is lack of a multi-player facet, but with such a compelling single-player story to tell you will hardly miss it. 

Lasting Appeal - 100 / 100

The replayability factor of Dragon Age is very high. The game offers three starting points, each with their own vantage point of the world, and populated with unique people to meet during your travels. Now add in the different classes to each starting area and you have that up to nine perspectives to play from , making this a game that will almost compel you to play it again. Not to mention, the nice thing about all role playing games is the ability to choose how to play your character, and Dragon Age is no different; sinner or saint, the choice is yours and will definitely affect the results.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Lush, living world that begs to be explored.
  • Tons of quests, both plot driven and optional, to keep you as busy as you want to be.
  • Deep characters that you will quickly become attached to.
  • Excellent immersion factor.
  • Tactics system allows complete control over party members

 Cons:

  • No multiplayer game
  • Constant game saving and slow voice acting can lessen immersion factor.
  • Tactics system has learning curve and can sometimes not function correctly.

Conclusion

BioWare has delivered the goods once again--a top notch role playing game that is both challenging and compelling. No matter what your level of RPG prowess you’ll find the perfect amount of gaming here, whether you prefer a cut to the chase hack and slash or a slow journey from one end of the world to the other; it’s all available. One of the finest examples of the genre to come out in the last ten years, Dragon Age Origins is an instant classic that should be in every gamer’s library.

Overall 95/100 - Outstanding

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