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Quick Look: Dragon Age: Origins (360)

Vinny and Dave examine the differences between the PC and console versions.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Oct. 22 2009

Cast: Dave, Vinny

Posted by: Drew

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Dragon Age: Origins

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Edited By Erik

Hell yeah! Dave quick look?

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Two Quick Looks of the same game on different platforms?
 
Gotta love it!

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pc version cuz its a classic rpg, theyr meant 2 be played on pcs

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Edited By gosukiller

Truly this is the age of Quick Looks

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Edited By NoXious

Woah! Nice coverage of Dragon Age if I say so myself - both PC and Xbox which'll give players a good insight into which one they should purchase.

I'm only going to say that this makes me crave for the PC version even more :p 

ps. Dave rocks - even without the beard [ :( ] !

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Edited By Saieno

Awesome! Nice change!

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Edited By Noodles

Awesome, but I doubt that this will be any good when compared to the PC version.

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Edited By porridgelad

Thanks for doing a PC and Console quicklook very nice to  see both so i can make an insightful purchase on release  

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I forgot this was comming to the 360 too. Cool! It's peaked my interest a bit.

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Edited By the8bitNacho

Vinny ran circles around his enemies too much here.  It was kinda irritating.

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Edited By FireBurger

It looks like you could hit Y to "assign" the attack instead of hitting A, maybe?
 
Unless that's what you were already doing.

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Edited By cronox2

The ODST ads are dead! Yaaay. Not saying the guys don't deserve money but theres only so many times you can watch the same 17 second ad.

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Edited By the8bitNacho

I'll probably grab this on the 360.  Oh, the pitfalls of owning a Mac.

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Edited By mehteh

Nice quick look. I cant help but laugh at console control schemes for PC games

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Edited By sammpoo

This quick look quickly cuts off for me after around 6 minutes =(

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Edited By KingOfIceland

Looks quite good, I'll definetly get the 360 version then.

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Edited By Crono

piqued my interest in the console version... also, naked dwarf cut scenes should be an industry standard

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@Kombat said:
"Vinny ran circles around his enemies too much here.  It was kinda irritating. "

Is it irritating because it makes you dizzy or is it irritating because he doesn't play the way you want him to play?
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WHOA!!!!!!!!

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Do we have a new endurance run on our hands?

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I lol'd at the dwarf diaper in engine cutscene

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Edited By harrisonave

Oh perfect! I just asked about the 360 version of this, and here we are! 

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Good to see the differences between the console and PC version.

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@gosukiller said:
" Truly this is the age of Quick Looks "
Truly
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lol nioce

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cheers

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Edited By BoFooQ

i have no real choice since my computer would never handle this game, but this put me alitlle more at ease with preordering Ps3.  still got high hopes and seems like hours of gameplay hopefully. 
 
to BG, how much time have you spent playing DO A?  is the game truely around 80hrs?
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Now I'm hyped.

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Edited By ProjektGill

Not the type of RPG for me. I don't know why people always talk about these ODST ads. Maybe it's because I'm in Canada or I'm using Chrome but I've only ever seen the ad once and I'm a fairly regular user of Giant Bomb.

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totally getting this for the PC. Way more control. Hopefully Actiblizz isn't making any RPG's anytime soon for the PC. They may want to water down the PC version as much as the console version if they do.

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@ProjektGill said:
" Not the type of RPG for me. I don't know why people always talk about these ODST ads. Maybe it's because I'm in Canada or I'm using Chrome but I've only ever seen the ad once and I'm a fairly regular user of Giant Bomb. "
I see them on just about every video I load. As much as I appreciate the site and don't really mind ads.. it's time for a new one at the very least.
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Please do more console / PC comparisons.  I'm constantly conflicted on which to get.  I usually want to support the PC, but sometimes the PC version is just plain busted or lacking and I don't want to support that.

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@Noodles said:
" Awesome, but I doubt that this will be any good compared to the PC version. "
It wont be any good? You know that makes you sound like a PC duche. I'm sure the console versions will be really good and controlle pretty well. But yeah the PC version will be better since it is a PC game and you get better/faster controlls, better textures and such since its not just made for 4yr old tech. But saying that they won't be any good compared to the PC version is just duchy.
 
I'm going to get the 360 version most likely, even if its not the best since I have my PC connected to my TV and its not super confortable leaning over my coffee table. And since its an RPG its not hectic like and RTS where you have to be quick whit your commands(something thats impossible on consols) and you can just lean back and enjoy the story.
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@bofooq said:
" i have no real choice since my computer would never handle this game, but this put me alitlle more at ease with preordering Ps3.  still got high hopes and seems like hours of gameplay hopefully.  to BG, how much time have you spent playing DO A?  is the game truely around 80hrs? "
I don't think this game is on the PS3....
 
But what should put you at ease is Demon's Souls, Uncharted 2, Ratchet and Clank (3 great exclusives in one month).
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@ProjektGill said:
"Not the type of RPG for me. I don't know why people always talk about these ODST ads. Maybe it's because I'm in Canada or I'm using Chrome but I've only ever seen the ad once and I'm a fairly regular user of Giant Bomb. "

I'm not one to complain about the ads (since they're just short enough to not be a major pain for me), but I personally get them what feels like 19 out of 20 times I watch a video on GB (and I watch every quick look, video review, mailbag video, random video, etc.).  Would be really nice if they occurred even just a little less frequently.
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Great Quick Look! I'll get it for the 360 I think.

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Edited By Driadon

There are programmable behaviors for AI, Bioware has said so. Keep looking, I'm sure it's there.

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Was great to see the game on the console. Still gonna get it for PC though.

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PC or 360 this game looks awesome, but maybe a little too much content with all of the other awsomeness comming out at the same time. I want to get this game but dont know if I'll have time to play it lol. 
 
Also does anyone know how hardware demanding the PC version of this game is gonna be? I have a brand new laptop with a pretty good graphics card but I dont want to get the PC version and then have it run like shit.
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i was really interested in the character creation but you guys have skipped that for both versions.

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Woooo Dwarves 
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Vinny, continuing the proud tradition of letting the player character die while the support dudes ride into the rescue. Heh heh heh.

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@stinky: if you want to have an early look at the character creation, the character creator is available for free download on steam.
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Looks awesome! 

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Vinny is the Bravest Little Toaster.

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Edited By CletusTheFoetus

Nice Quick Look , though I'm now in two minds about which version I should get. I wonder if its worth running it on bootcamp or just live without the if statements and get the 360 version.
 
anyway, thanks!

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@Meatsim said:
" Good to see the differences between the console and PC version. "
indeed! great QL!
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From the Dragon Age forums about Dave and Vinny not finding the way to access tactics for your party:
 

Quote: Posted 10/22/09 16:58 (GMT) by Mike Laidlaw

Quote: Posted 10/22/09 16:50 (GMT) by BeanEater

Quote:"Err... they say in the Quick Look that the 360 version doesn't have the tactics system/window? Is that really true...?"

Yeah I heard that too. I was looking forward to that feature, kind of blows if you ask me. I wont buy a new computer for 1 feature

Mmm, good catch. Allow me to sound off!

In short: Tactics is absolutely there, they just didn't find it.

We're letting them know where it is now. You just press "Y" on the character screen, and it has the same level of control as the PC version.
It looks like the only gameplay difference between console and PC is the ability to zoom.
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Edited By viklanderviking

I currently have the 360 version pre-ordered and was worried that it wouldnt....well, I was worried the console versions were going to suck, and this quick look threw my worries out the window. CANT WAIT TO PLAY THIS GAME!

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The graphics of the level look pretty terrible.
 
I mean, I remember going into dungeon caverns in Oblivion and being pretty impressed. The caverns here just seem really bad by comparison.