Dragon Age: Origins

    Game » consists of 20 releases. Released Nov 03, 2009

    Dragon Age: Origins is an epic fantasy role-playing game featuring a rich story, personality-driven characters, and tactical, bloody combat. It is considered a spiritual successor to the Baldur's Gate series.

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    Dragon Age Origins Warden's Keep Review: A short mission pack

    Wardens Keep is a short dlc add on for Dragon Age Origins. A merchant named Levi Dryden shows up in your camp before you buy the pack; accept his invitation to adventure, and you'll be taken straight to the marketplace to buy it for 560 microsoft points. So begins a short dungeon romp with a twist. Its a neat package but there is very little content in this dlc, especially considering its the same price as a dvd rental. The premise of the dlc is that you are going to an abandoned grey warden fortress on behalf of the merchant to find out about his ancestor who died in the fortress and was its last commander.

     Its a pretty location, and the armour you get is a good reward
     Its a pretty location, and the armour you get is a good reward

    The entire pack is set in the titular keep, which is physically smaller than Redcliffe castle. The location is a decent one and there are plenty of enemies to fight. The location, though small, is as handsome and atmospheric as any in the game. The loot is good, and you get the ability to use the place for storage of excess items upon completion of the pack, but thats it. It took me less than 40 minutes to complete wardens keep on my first play of it.

    Wardens Keep contains a few fun parts and gives you a storage area for your items, but in terms of meaningful content is provides nothing to the Dragon Age Origins experience. For 560 points there are much better dlc's available online to buy. Wardens Keep is not bad, its just far too short to justify a purchase.

    New enemies are a good thing 
    New enemies are a good thing 

    • The keep has an interesting history
    • The dlc adds to the lore of the Dragon Age world
    • No darkspawn to fight is good
    • The armour you get for this dlc is good
    • There is a branching decision to be made in this dlc

    • The way the dlc is put into the game is not endearing 
    • Its too damn short to justify its price

    • His great granny is looking decent for her age


    Other reviews for Warden's Keep (Xbox 360)

      Worth the price on utility alone 0

      The Warden's Keep DLC add-on for Dragon Age is an easy buy if you plan to put a large amount of time into the game. At 560 microsoft bucks, you get about an hour long adventure, several extremely useful pieces of loot, and afterwards access to a vendor, blacksmith and most importantly an item storage chest. I would have paid double for this infinite capacity chest all by itself, as it became invaluable for storing rare and powerful equipment I could not yet use, or wanted to preserve for whateve...

      2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

      Warden's Keep is way too short to recommend 0

         Warden's Keep is a minor piece of downloadable content that adds about half an hour to 45 minutes of extra gameplay. The introduction to this small slice of Dragon Age pie is rather clever, though also a bit dirty on Bioware's part. A man by the name of Levi Dryden will show up in your camp before you've downloaded the DLC, and offer you a look at his wares, alongside a tale of a fortress that once belonged to the Grey Wardens and may hold treasure and a way to clear his smeared fami...

      0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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