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#1 Edited by golguin (3874 posts) -

Never really followed anything about the game or its sequels, but I did play through the Mass Effect series and really enjoyed that.

What should I do?

EDIT: The price isn't really the issue. Is this worth my time? I downloaded Fable 3 for free and I only got 6 hours into it before deciding it was pretty terrible.

#2 Posted by RVonE (4623 posts) -

Yes. Now.

#3 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Wait, is it only Origins and not the expansion stuff?
Well I guess 5 bucks is alright still.

#4 Posted by golguin (3874 posts) -

Wait, is it only Origins and not the expansion stuff?

Well I guess 5 bucks is alright still.

I have no idea. I just saw the super sale thing and knew they made Mass Effect.

#5 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@golguin said:

@zeforgotten said:

Wait, is it only Origins and not the expansion stuff?

Well I guess 5 bucks is alright still.

I have no idea. I just saw the super sale thing and knew they made Mass Effect.

Me, 5 bucks is still alright for the game. Even if you end up not liking it it's really only 5 bucks.
Or that might just be my way of thinking since I did enjoy the game.

#6 Posted by golguin (3874 posts) -

@golguin said:

@zeforgotten said:

Wait, is it only Origins and not the expansion stuff?

Well I guess 5 bucks is alright still.

I have no idea. I just saw the super sale thing and knew they made Mass Effect.

Me, 5 bucks is still alright for the game. Even if you end up not liking it it's really only 5 bucks.

Or that might just be my way of thinking since I did enjoy the game.

Is it basically fantasy Mass Effect? I think I remember seeing a Quick Look of it a long time ago. Can you screw an elf looking chick that's basically Tali from ME?

#7 Posted by The_Patriarch (277 posts) -

Wait for the Steam sale and get it for PC instead, if you've ever liked games like Baldurs Gate. The console version is alright, but unless you dislike BG, Icewind Dale and so forth, the PC version is preferable.

#8 Edited by golguin (3874 posts) -

Wait for the Steam sale and get it for PC instead, if you've ever liked games like Baldurs Gate. The console version is alright, but unless you dislike BG, Icewind Dale and so forth, the PC version is preferable.

I don't have a PC for playing games so I guess it's the 360 version for me.

#9 Posted by Claude (16255 posts) -

I bought and thoroughly enjoyed Origins. I didn't partake in any DLC, so there's that. There was this one dude in my camp with a quest marker above his head and all he wanted to do was sell me a quest. Fuck that dude...in my game...that I bought. Other than that, the strategic nature of the combat was a lot of fun and the characters were pretty well fleshed out. It's also worth starting a new game, at least the beginning, to see all the origin stories for the different character classes.

#10 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@golguin said:

@zeforgotten said:

@golguin said:

@zeforgotten said:

Wait, is it only Origins and not the expansion stuff?

Well I guess 5 bucks is alright still.

I have no idea. I just saw the super sale thing and knew they made Mass Effect.

Me, 5 bucks is still alright for the game. Even if you end up not liking it it's really only 5 bucks.

Or that might just be my way of thinking since I did enjoy the game.

Is it basically fantasy Mass Effect? I think I remember seeing a Quick Look of it a long time ago. Can you screw an elf looking chick that's basically Tali from ME?

I think Mass Effect is basically Dragon Age: Space Quest. .. Or .. Spacedragon Age..
And I'm not sure you get to bonk the Tali Elf in DA: O since she's just a temp character.
DAII on the other hand.

#11 Posted by RVonE (4623 posts) -

@golguin said:

@zeforgotten said:

@golguin said:

@zeforgotten said:

Wait, is it only Origins and not the expansion stuff?

Well I guess 5 bucks is alright still.

I have no idea. I just saw the super sale thing and knew they made Mass Effect.

Me, 5 bucks is still alright for the game. Even if you end up not liking it it's really only 5 bucks.

Or that might just be my way of thinking since I did enjoy the game.

Is it basically fantasy Mass Effect? I think I remember seeing a Quick Look of it a long time ago. Can you screw an elf looking chick that's basically Tali from ME?

I wouldn't call it fantasy Mass Effect. The gameplay is different from that. You can screw an elf looking dude.

#12 Edited by JouselDelka (967 posts) -

@golguin said:

@zeforgotten said:

@golguin said:

@zeforgotten said:

Wait, is it only Origins and not the expansion stuff?

Well I guess 5 bucks is alright still.

I have no idea. I just saw the super sale thing and knew they made Mass Effect.

Me, 5 bucks is still alright for the game. Even if you end up not liking it it's really only 5 bucks.

Or that might just be my way of thinking since I did enjoy the game.

Is it basically fantasy Mass Effect? I think I remember seeing a Quick Look of it a long time ago. Can you screw an elf looking chick that's basically Tali from ME?

Yes. Buy it!

#13 Posted by golguin (3874 posts) -

Unless I'm missing something am I unable to buy this with Microsoft Points?

#14 Edited by Hector (3359 posts) -

@golguin said:

Unless I'm missing something am I unable to buy this with Microsoft Points?

When you're on purchase screen on the bottom there's on option to buy with microsoft points.

#15 Edited by RedCream (704 posts) -

It's a steal at 5 bucks though I can't speak for the console version.

#16 Posted by golguin (3874 posts) -

@hector said:

@golguin said:

Unless I'm missing something am I unable to buy this with Microsoft Points?

When you're on purchase screen on the bottom there's on option to buy with microsoft points.

Ah, it's at the very bottom as a button prompt. I completely missed it. Downloading now.

#17 Edited by EXTomar (4670 posts) -

Although I think DAO is a stellar game, I always answer questions like this with "Do you have the time to play it now?" Buying games cheap is a boon but buying a game cheap and never playing is not that much better than buying a game expensive and never playing it.

#18 Posted by Otleaz (45 posts) -

$5 is still too much. Wait until you can get it for free, though I still wouldn't suggest playing it.

#19 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

The combat is not like Mass Effect - its a true RPG.

#20 Posted by JasonR86 (9657 posts) -

@golguin:

If you like RPGs and Bioware then it is worth your time.

#21 Posted by cloudnineboya (797 posts) -

yes your missing out on a good game

#22 Posted by dionysis (51 posts) -

DA: Origins was really good. I got side tracked by work about halfway through so I haven't finished it, but it's high on my list for games to get back to before the end of the year because it was so good.

#23 Edited by crcruz3 (255 posts) -

It's a great game and it's a long game too. $5? Go for it, man!

#24 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7077 posts) -

It's one of the best games of the generation so it's a steal at $5.

#25 Edited by MarkWahlberg (4600 posts) -

@golguin said:

Is it basically fantasy Mass Effect? I think I remember seeing a Quick Look of it a long time ago. Can you screw an elf looking chick that's basically Tali from ME?

Yes and no. It's fantasy Mass Effect in that there's a giant evil horde descending upon the land and you - only you! - must convince everyone it's for realzies and unite the various peoples of the world to defeat it.

It's also totally different than Mass Effect because the party interactions are way deeper, the world is more fully realized (the backstory alone puts mass effect to shame), the combat is more intricate and challenging, etc etc. Also it has it's own mod tools so you can change what literally anyone in the game looks like. Which is fucking awesome.

So yeah, go buy it.

EDIT: Protip: Don't play as elf or human, because their origins are fucking boring. Go mage or dwarf. Shit gets bananas with the dwarves.

#26 Posted by Milkman (16647 posts) -

What kind of fucking question is this?

#27 Posted by VoshiNova (1677 posts) -

@rvone said:

Yes. Now.

@redcream said:

It's a steal at 5 bucks.

@crcruz3 said:

It's a great game and it's a long game too. $5? Go for it, man!

It's one of the best games of the generation so it's a steal at $5.

#28 Edited by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

In all honesty, I've owned both versions (PC and console, particularly 360). Since the game was meant to be a Baldur's Gate-esque ARPG (party tactics and whatnot), it feels right on the PC. Moreover, the PC version allows you to play the entire game from an overhead isometric view if you'd like...and if you'd rather play from a third-person view, you could do that as well. The console version only allows you to have a third-person view.

There's also the fact that Edge of Reality handled the port for Dragon Age Origins on console, and it leaves a LOT to be desired. The graphics are muddy as hell, there are plenty of bugs that STILL haven't been fixed (REDCLIFFE BUG, I'M LOOKING AT YOU, YOU GAME-RUINING SON OF A BITCH!), and the load times on large save files...while never getting as bad as New Vegas...can definitely be a bummer.

Even at $5, I don't think I can honestly recommend Dragon Age Origins on console. I had it for three days, had the Redcliffe bug happen, then got a refund at Game Crazy for it...and instead picked up Darksiders...which was a much better purchase decision.

#29 Posted by Chop (1996 posts) -

@golguin said:

Is it basically fantasy Mass Effect? I think I remember seeing a Quick Look of it a long time ago. Can you screw an elf looking chick that's basically Tali from ME?

Yes and no. It's fantasy Mass Effect in that there's a giant evil horde descending upon the land and you - only you! - must convince everyone it's for realzies and unite the various peoples of the world to defeat it.

It's also totally different than Mass Effect because the party interactions are way deeper, the world is more fully realized (the backstory alone puts mass effect to shame), the combat is more intricate and challenging, etc etc. Also it has it's own mod tools so you can change what literally anyone in the game looks like. Which is fucking awesome.

So yeah, go buy it.

EDIT: Protip: Don't play as elf or human, because their origins are fucking boring. Go mage or dwarf. Shit gets bananas with the dwarves.

You're crazy! Female city elf is the second best origin after the noble dwarf.

#30 Posted by GreggD (4487 posts) -

@otleaz said:

$5 is still too much. Wait until you can get it for free, though I still wouldn't suggest playing it.

Wut.

#31 Posted by StarvingGamer (8138 posts) -

@golguin said:

Is it basically fantasy Mass Effect? I think I remember seeing a Quick Look of it a long time ago. Can you screw an elf looking chick that's basically Tali from ME?

Not really. DA:O is fantasy... fantasy? It's just a fantasy tactical WRPG. DA2, on the other hand, is pretty much fantasy Mass Effect.

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#32 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

Dragon Age : Origins is pretty damn amazing, its a 60-80 hour RPG with great characters and writing, awesome combat, its just an excellent game. Getting it for 5 bucks is a steal. Go get it.

#33 Posted by Max_Cherry (1133 posts) -

Yes.

#34 Posted by TobbRobb (4596 posts) -

DA:O is one of the best Bioware games, in my very humble opinion. And $5 is a steal, so go for it!

#35 Edited by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

Origins is fucking fantastic. Awakening was pretty good too. However Dragon Age 2 not so much. For 5 bucks jump on it.

#36 Posted by peritus (993 posts) -

@golguin said:

Never really followed anything about the game or its sequels, but I did play through the Mass Effect series and really enjoyed that.

What should I do?

EDIT: The price isn't really the issue. Is this worth my time? I downloaded Fable 3 for free and I only got 6 hours into it before deciding it was pretty terrible.

Are we talking console or pc version? Either is worth the 5 buck but the PC version plays way better. The game is pretty great, you should definitly play it !

#37 Posted by D_Bones (365 posts) -

ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY (says the guy with a Dragon Age DP)

#38 Posted by endaround (2142 posts) -

For $5 it a great deal even on the 360. Keep in mind the mc isn't voiced.

#39 Edited by theveej (825 posts) -

if you can play it on the PC

#40 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3228 posts) -

let us know what you think of the game OP, been thinking of going back to it recently

#41 Edited by golguin (3874 posts) -

let us know what you think of the game OP, been thinking of going back to it recently

I haven't started it yet, but now I'm wondering if I need a guide to play the game. Is there stuff that can be missed. Can party members leave if you do something bad?

#42 Edited by Jay_Ray (1078 posts) -

@golguin: Yes party members can leave or even missed. However the game is not about good or bad (there is not a moral scale) but rather just making the best choice in a bunch of shitty situations which some party members will agree with and some won't. Hell they may attack you if you choose an option they do not like.

Edit: I should also say don't use a guide to help you make choices. There is rarely a correct answer. And there are story related moments that will cause you to choose between members so don't worry about "losing" them.

#43 Posted by FLStyle (4660 posts) -

Yes! Go for it!

#44 Posted by Hailinel (24392 posts) -

Aside from one section of the game, The Fade, Dragon Age: Origins is a fun RPG and absolutely worth playing.

But seriously, I'd recommend just skipping Dragon Age II. That game is terrible from top to bottom, from its terrible dungeon design and enemy wave spawning to the dialog wheel and quest design. There is nothing about that game that I found enjoyable enough to be worth sticking around for the entirety of an experience that is miserable.

#45 Posted by hidys (1029 posts) -

Do it.

#46 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

@hailinel said:

Aside from one section of the game, The Fade, Dragon Age: Origins is a fun RPG and absolutely worth playing.

I totally forgot about that part; it was definitely a little annoying but I still feel like everything else about the game makes up for it plus some! Thankfully that part isn't even too long.

I would give DA:O my strongest recommendation! It is definitely high up there on my personal list of all-time favorite RPGs and I think the $5 is an awesome deal for it.

#47 Edited by endoworks (284 posts) -

DOA is a great game, i highly recommend it if you have the time.

#48 Posted by altngr (49 posts) -

PC is definitely the place to get this game.

That said, I paid full price for it on 360 back when it first came out and thought it was well worth it.

#49 Posted by golguin (3874 posts) -

I started a test character since it seems that gender, race, and living situation affects the start of the story and I went with a female elf from the city (rogue class because I don't want to cast magic myself, but I did play an Adept in ME because the combat was more active).

I played her as a tough chick and she killed all the human rapey dudes. I really liked it. I always end up going with female character in these kinds of games because if I can't make the dude to look exactly like me then I don't want to play as a guy. Mass Effect and The Witcher have set male characters with a voice so it isn't an issue there, but if I'm going to look at a character from the back for 100 hours it's better if its a chick.



#50 Edited by gogosox82 (424 posts) -

@golguin said:

Never really followed anything about the game or its sequels, but I did play through the Mass Effect series and really enjoyed that.

What should I do?

EDIT: The price isn't really the issue. Is this worth my time? I downloaded Fable 3 for free and I only got 6 hours into it before deciding it was pretty terrible.

Is this for pc or console and does it include the dlc or no? Either way, I'd say its worth it because its a great game. Hopefully this includes the dlc because the expansion is really good. Only issue I have with this game is the dude in your camp that sells you dlc if you don't have it (Seriously, fuck that guy and fuck EA/Bioware for putting that in the game like that. Totally immersion breaking). But yeah, you should definitely play especially if you liked Mass Effect b/c DA is better (well at least DA: O was better than any of the mass effect games).