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Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

The Origin of The Age of Dragons.

Posted by Mechwing

o man, this came up late lol

Posted by CashBailey

This truly is... the Age of Video Reviews.

Posted by poser

YES!

Posted by TheHBK

OH WOW, super surprised to see this up already.  Usually the video review is late to the party.  NICE!

Edited by JoelTGM

dude WHAT
Great review Dave.  I really want this game now.  I will buy it much much later though, maybe in 2010... don't have the money.

Posted by Blair

Great video review, Dave.

Posted by sam33r

Thanks for the review, Dave, I gotta pick this one up

Posted by Cook66

Nice review! I can't wait to play the game.

Edited by Ramyun

OMG ITS DAVE!!!! Great first video review!

Posted by rargy

Nice job Dave.  Guess i'm playing on easy.

Posted by Kiro

Damn, I can't wait to play this

Posted by Addfwyn

I'm interested, but I've never really played a WRPG before (unless FO3 counts?), so don't know what to think.
 
For me the appeal of RPGs has always been the story and the character development.  Obviously an open-ended game like this can't have the character development that a JRPG has, but I've heard promising things about the main storyline in this.
 
Probably will give it a try with the favourable review.   I was initially turned off by the more open-ended main character and the lackluster graphics (It helps with the immersion, and is often a sign of how much effort went into a game).  However, this review made me think it may be worth a try as a forray into the WRPG genre.  Maybe it'll sway me, who knows.

Posted by Xeiphyer

Looks really awesome! Also great review snide!

Posted by JP_Russell

Wow, Dave, you're every bit as good a video reviewer as Jeff and the rest.  Very nicely done.

Posted by Morden2261

Two more days until this comes out in Europe... damnit!

Posted by Druminator

Looks better than I expected.

Posted by SatelliteOfLove
@Addfwyn said:

" I'm interested, but I've never really played a WRPG before (unless FO3 counts?), so don't know what to think.  For me the appeal of RPGs has always been the story and the character development.  Obviously an open-ended game like this can't have the character development that a JRPG has, but I've heard promising things about the main storyline in this.  Probably will give it a try with the favourable review.   I was initially turned off by the more open-ended main character and the lackluster graphics (It helps with the immersion, and is often a sign of how much effort went into a game).  However, this review made me think it may be worth a try as a forray into the WRPG genre.  Maybe it'll sway me, who knows. "

 
Bioware has been known for great stories and characters (OOOOH the characters. Minsc is, to customize it to your avatar, P4 sized).  "Go for the eyes Boo, GO FOR THE EYES!! RrraaaAAGHGHH!!!"
Edited by JakJ

The more I see and hear from Dave the more I love him. Is he considered part of the gang yet? How long before we start saying "Jeff, Ryan, Vinny, Brad, and Dave?"

Posted by simian

So weird to see Dave on a video review... Not unpleasant mind you just weird.

Posted by risseless

Nice job, Dave. Thanks for the great review. This is definitely on my list.

Posted by pgiii

This video review could only be better if it had MORE Dave.

Posted by Undeadpool

I'm not sure I've seen Dave do a video review. Huh, I'm really happy to see this game rocks considering I pre-bought it on Steam.

Posted by dagas

I don't have a choice between the PC and 360 versions =/ My Radeon 4870 broke so now I'm using a 4350 which can barely play 4 years old games like HL2. I bet it just takes some time to get used to the radial menu on the 360 anyway. I don't think I'll be using more than a handful of spells most of the time anyway and you can pause to choose something else if necessary.

Posted by Gregomasta

Dude...dude.......DUDE.........YES!

Posted by name_generated

Fuuuuuck, no mustache?   :(

Posted by myslead

holy shit
50 hours on the first run through?
bioware were not kidding with their 100 hours.

Posted by whizzedoutwoz

Great review, always great to hear someone put 50 hours or so in this game before passing judgment, thankyou.

Posted by CharleyTony

Wow Dave really packs a lot of information in there... 
 
Great Review
Posted by strangeling
Posted by TheTemplar

Great review Dave!

Posted by Tanuki

Yes!  Dave needs to do more reviews!  I was a little worried that maybe this game wasn't going to be the spiritual successor I was hoping it would be.  But 5 stars from Dave must mean it truly is!  I'll be picking this up for sure.  Also, you did an awesome video review Dave!

Posted by MrGetBonus

Sweet, a Dave review. Only 10 hours till it comes out on steam!

Posted by troy333

 Thanks for the great written and video review Dave. I'm getting this game today. Can't wait!

Posted by selbie

Good review Dave. This will probably fall into my "buy soon" category.

Posted by kerikxi

Not bad Dave. Not as much info on the console specific differences as I'd like, but you probably put most of your time in the PC version, and I doubt any other GB staffers are going to crack open this monster with the intent to review.

Posted by coaxmetal
@JakJ: when he becomes a bombcast regular. Which would be awesome.
Edited by Gunharp

Yeah Dave!  Like others have said, excellent review (including the written one).  
 
But no LAN support? No multiplayer? Fucking Bioware --stomping on us PC gamers like Blizzard, Epic, or Inifnity Ward!  Ok no... seriously;
 
I can't wait for the game to unlock on steam today, and to take a look at the toolset later down the road. Knowing what members of the Bioware Community was able accomplish with the Neverwinter Nights toolsets, really makes me wonder what kind of epics could be crafted, and you know what? After making my way through the Neverwinter nights series and add-ons these past years. I am very happy to see Dragon Age.

Posted by Duckbutter

wait they're lettin Dave do reviews now? since when is the help qualified to review a game? pffffffft. its obvious somebody wrote the review for him and did the video review audio too. Dave was just lip-syncing. 
 
they keep saying Dragon Age is so dark and mature and realistic but it's hard to believe the darkness and maturity when all the characters look like Disney cartoons. i may be spoiled by the realistic-lookin Demon's Souls which takes place in the same time period or Mass Effect which is from the same developer, but still. everybody looks goofy in Dragon Age which totally takes away from the awesomeness and maturity.

Posted by ThePhenomenal1

holy shit... dave has given one of the most well spoken reviews i've ever seen here on giant bomb. this man needs to review more games.

Posted by Asurastrike
@Duckbutter said:
" wait they're lettin Dave do reviews now? since when is the help qualified to review a game? pffffffft. its obvious somebody wrote the review for him and did the video review audio too. Dave was just lip-syncing.   they keep saying Dragon Age is so dark and mature and realistic but it's hard to believe the darkness and maturity when all the characters look like Disney cartoons. i may be spoiled by the realistic-lookin Demon's Souls which takes place in the same time period or Mass Effect which is from the same developer, but still. everybody looks goofy in Dragon Age which totally takes away from the awesomeness and maturity. "
"The help"? Dick.
Edited by diondublin1986

Wonderfull review, I think its the best Giantbomb has done. Will get the game.

Posted by Winternet

Nice Mr. Snider. Your review skills are getting better and better. Keep up with the great work.

Posted by MeatXbeatsXman

Wait, was that Robert Webb at the end? I though I heard his voice a few times, but I didn't think they'd actually base a character design on him. Very awesome!

Posted by Dandy

dave cleans up nice

Posted by MachoFantastico

Dave is the perfect person to review this game, he can appreciate it's concept as an old school fan.  
 
Great review aswell, very detailed and well thought out. By the way was that the voice of Harry Flynn at 1:53 

Posted by Dustpan

Terrific review. I'm surprised this video review is up so early O_O

Posted by Crocio

Wha... What happened to the facial hair?...

Posted by Binman88

Very well presented review Dave, this game is awesome.

Posted by Soap

Nice work Dave, really well written.