Dude, I forgot how unbelievably good Dragon Age: Origins is...

Posted by Mooqi (217 posts) -

So after my frustration with Dragon Age II, I wanted to write a huge blog about it. I wanted to describe in detail what about the main story and the rather important side quests annoys me the most . But then I thought, that this would be a very negative blog with no additional value to the community. Fanboys would simply deny the facts (as they do up till now) and fellow skeptics would only read what they already knew anyways. 
 
Therefore I reinstalled my personal "RPG of the decade" and decided to play it for the fourth time. And... well... I made it to the character creation screen before I quit to write this blog entry, because...
 
...Dragon Age: Origins still blows my mind! The intro gave me the shivers and the atmosphere and "love" put into those small opening cinematics is amazing. I want to delve into that world again. I want to relive the story although I still exactly know what is going to happen and I cannot wait to go back to the one and only real combat system. 
 
Well, it is time to go back to the game, but I really wanted to let you guys know that Dragon Age: Origins is still out there. If you finished it at release, there have been quite a few DLCs and a big expansion pack you might have not played yet. So if a certain recently released sequel was breaking your balls, you know what you could do...

#1 Posted by Mooqi (217 posts) -

So after my frustration with Dragon Age II, I wanted to write a huge blog about it. I wanted to describe in detail what about the main story and the rather important side quests annoys me the most . But then I thought, that this would be a very negative blog with no additional value to the community. Fanboys would simply deny the facts (as they do up till now) and fellow skeptics would only read what they already knew anyways. 
 
Therefore I reinstalled my personal "RPG of the decade" and decided to play it for the fourth time. And... well... I made it to the character creation screen before I quit to write this blog entry, because...
 
...Dragon Age: Origins still blows my mind! The intro gave me the shivers and the atmosphere and "love" put into those small opening cinematics is amazing. I want to delve into that world again. I want to relive the story although I still exactly know what is going to happen and I cannot wait to go back to the one and only real combat system. 
 
Well, it is time to go back to the game, but I really wanted to let you guys know that Dragon Age: Origins is still out there. If you finished it at release, there have been quite a few DLCs and a big expansion pack you might have not played yet. So if a certain recently released sequel was breaking your balls, you know what you could do...

#2 Posted by Punk1984 (549 posts) -

I know what you mean. Since money is a little tight right now I bought "Awakening" instead of "DA2" when I reinstalled DA:O it just made me psyched to play it again. Remembering all the quests and characters, I think I am going to dive into it again once I'm done with Awakening. That is if I have time before Skyrim comes out.

#3 Posted by Yummylee (22114 posts) -

I still haven't completed the game as a skurvy, dwarven commoner yet, so I'll be giving it a new playthrough someday as well. Especially since trying to complete DA2 for a second time is becoming increasingly tiresome. =/

#4 Posted by project343 (2835 posts) -

Played through Origins twice, Awakening twice, and all the DLC twice. 
 
I like Dragon Age II better. :| 
 
Perhaps, for me: polish > nitty-gritty RPG bits.

#5 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I just deleted Dragon Age: Origins from my hard drive. One time through and I'm pretty much done. It wasn't all that. I haven't played DA2, so no comment.

#6 Posted by easthill (351 posts) -

Yeah, the deep roads and the fade are awesome.

#7 Posted by Vaile (355 posts) -

Yep, that's me. Beat DA2 and loaned it too a friend, now I'm doing an Arcane Warrior through the entire game + DLC and Awakening. 

#8 Edited by Claude (16254 posts) -
@easthill said:

" Yeah, the deep roads and the fade are awesome. "

I caught that. No way was I going to go through that shit again. Even with mods. Origins was such a chore to play.

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