Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker

#1 Edited by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker is an animated film following the Seeker Cassandra as she thwarts a plot aimed to destroy the Chantry of Andraste. I watched the film and I thought it was terrible. It was predictable, the voice-acting was bad, and the fight scenes are pathetic. I don't hate EA, but all of this seemed like a ploy to get money out of Dragon Age fans. Don't buy the DVD or Blu Ray; you'll just end up disappointed. The cel-shaded animation is that great either.

Cassandra, a seeker--who just so happens to be from a clan of powerful dragon hunters-- hates Mages with a passion. She's hot-headed, shows no mercy, and likes to wear skirts when she fights. Her mentor, Byron, is the typical mentor that you've seen in many anime shows. He gives her the old, "I can't teach you anymore" drivel you hear all the time. Oh, did I mention that she hates Mages? Funimation and EA think that you're stupid, so they make sure that Cassandra reminds you that she hates those damn Mages. And what's a generic story without a love interest? Cassandra meets a man who was a friend of Byron's... and he just so happens to be a Mage! Wowwy zowwy, what crazy antics will come out of this reluctant alliance?

"I hate mages... even the good ones! Blahhhh!"

Now teamed up with a Mage (I can't remember his name, but it doesn't matter), Cassandra sets out to uncover the conspiracy and save the day. Of course, it's not as simple as it sounds. Especially when she has a cult of Blood Mages and an army of Seekers chasing after her.

This film has no redeeming qualities. Don't watch it.

Oh, and here's the shitty trailer.

#2 Edited by aquamarin (555 posts) -

I like dumb stuff like this, so I was intrigued by the shitty sounding plot, but you said the animation isn't much either, soooo...yeah I still wanna find out more, something wrong with me.

#3 Posted by Demoskinos (15172 posts) -

Yeah, I really don't like the animation style. I liked some of the Dragon Age comics but yeah I'll pass on this unless it becomes really cheap on amazon.

#4 Posted by N7 (3677 posts) -

Cult classic in the making. This will put Evil Dead to shame.
 
I do really love the predictability though. It's easy story-telling and it's quick to get out. Perfect for prEdictAbility.

#5 Posted by Solh0und (1854 posts) -

Better or worst than Tekken: Blood Vengeance?

#6 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

@Solh0und said:

Better or worst than Tekken: Blood Vengeance?

Worse.

#7 Edited by Viking_Funeral (1912 posts) -

So pretty much what everyone expected? Good to know.

#8 Posted by NegativeCero (3039 posts) -

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have ever heard of this if you hadn't wrote this, but okay, thanks. Now I know not to look for it.

#9 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -

What a waste of time and money.  We want games not bad cartoons.

#10 Posted by spiceninja (3070 posts) -

Gross.

#11 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

@Solh0und said:

Better or worst than Tekken: Blood Vengeance?

Worse.

Blood Vengeance at least knows that it's corny and it has no qualms with being completely ridiculous.

#12 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@BraveToaster said:

@Solh0und said:

Better or worst than Tekken: Blood Vengeance?

Worse.

Blood Vengeance at least knows that it's corny and it has no qualms with being completely ridiculous.

And not to mention that Blood Vengeance's fight scenes were bearable.

#13 Posted by Encephalon (1335 posts) -

Hoo boy. This is like polymorphic content all over again.

#14 Posted by believer258 (12209 posts) -

Wasn't this the anime they were making from Dragon Age? I remember that being announced on the Escapist and the guys there were pissed.

#15 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

@believer258: Yeah, that's the one.

#16 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

@Hailinel said:

@BraveToaster said:

@Solh0und said:

Better or worst than Tekken: Blood Vengeance?

Worse.

Blood Vengeance at least knows that it's corny and it has no qualms with being completely ridiculous.

And not to mention that Blood Vengeance's fight scenes were bearable.

The quality of Dawn of the Seeker doesn't really surprise me, given that this seems to have been born out of the same mentality that drove EA to finance animated features based on Dead Space and Dante's Inferno (blech).

#17 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@BraveToaster said:

@Hailinel said:

@BraveToaster said:

@Solh0und said:

Better or worst than Tekken: Blood Vengeance?

Worse.

Blood Vengeance at least knows that it's corny and it has no qualms with being completely ridiculous.

And not to mention that Blood Vengeance's fight scenes were bearable.

The quality of Dawn of the Seeker doesn't really surprise me, given that this seems to have been born out of the same mentality that drove EA to finance animated features based on Dead Space and Dante's Inferno (blech).

I forgot all about those. It's sad that universes teeming with potential end up with works like these.

#18 Edited by ArbitraryWater (12130 posts) -

So, I have to ask. Has there ever been any sort of cross promotion of this sort that has ever been more than kinda ok? Apparently the first few Mass Effect novels were alright or whatever, but considering the amount of dumb comic, anime, and book type things that have been made solely for the purpose of increasing awareness about another product, it seems like they must work, to some extent.

#19 Edited by Encephalon (1335 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater: Square's Compilation of FFVII was, depending on who you ask. Personally, I disliked every part of it that I exposed myself to, which was most of it, but there's no doubt in my mind that every part of the Compilation made mad skrilla. Polymorphic content!

Oh wait, the Compilation wasn't meant to be cross-promotional. It was a multimedia cash-in made years after the fact, so maybe it doesn't apply.

#20 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater: I guess they do work, since companies continue to make them. There have got to be better ways to raise product awareness, though.

#21 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@Encephalon said:

@ArbitraryWater: Square's Compilation of FFVII was, depending on who you ask. Personally, I disliked every part of it that I exposed myself to, which was most of it, but there's no doubt in my mind that every part of the Compilation made mad skrilla. Polymorphic content!

Oh wait, the Compilation wasn't meant to be cross-promotional. It was a multimedia cash-in made years after the fact, so maybe it doesn't apply.

I enjoyed Dirge of Cerberus and Crisis Core. Advent Children was kind of a mess with crazy fight scenes, but Advent Children Complete actually did a lot to improve the narrative. I was actually pretty curious about Before Crisis, but of course that was never released here.

@BraveToaster said:

@ArbitraryWater: I guess they do work, since companies continue to make them. There have got to be better ways to raise product awareness, though.

They sell, but the real question is, are any of these obvious tie-in/cash-in movies/comics/etc. actually worth the money and of a quality that exceeds "Meh, it was okay"?

#22 Posted by Seedofpower (3949 posts) -

Holy shit, I didn't even know this thing existed. I enjoyed the first Dragon age because it reminded me of Baldur's Gate. I didn't find the story all that interesting and the gameplay departure for Dragon Age 2 gave me no reason to buy it.

I wonder if or when Dragon Age 3 comes out that any one will still care for the franchises. By the sounds of the quality for this movie, EA sure as hell doesn't.

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