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Dragon Age: Origins (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 441 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and value for money are overall positive. The gameplay and graphics also get good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the multi player mode. There are some mixed comments about the single player gameplay and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Dragon Age: Origins (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

 

There are two big problems withDragon Age: Awakening: the difficulty and the price.

Of course, the point's the journey, really, and Awakening is another chunk of BioWare's story, characters, and above all else, dialogue. I paid $40 for it and don't feel terribly ripped off, but ideally, expansion packs should either cost less than...

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Dragon Age: Origins

 

My first 25 hours with Dragon Age: Origins were a miserable affair. What began as an interesting, if rather derivative, work of dark fantasy quickly turned into an uphill battle against horrid controls and seemingly insurmountable odds. It is thus a...

When I finally figured out the proper way to play DA, I found a deeply rewarding and fun experience. I can’t help but feel, however, that a more robust tutorial would have helped. Asking players to juggle multiple characters, skills, positions, enemy...

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Dragon Age: Origins Darkspawn Chronicles Q&A

 

BioWare fills us in on what it's like to play as the darkspawn in the latest Dragon Age DLC.

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Dragon Age: Origins -- Awakening

 

The Blight is over, the Archdemon fell, and the Darkspawn was defeated. Depending on how the first game ended, there were a number of different ways the above statement could have unfolded, but the outcome was inevitable.

The Blight is over, the Archdemon fell, and the Darkspawn was defeated. Depending on how the first game ended, there were a number of different ways the above statement could have unfolded, but the outcome was inevitable. So is the tale of Dragon Age:...

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Dragon Age: Origins -- Awakening R..

 

It's not as polished as Dragon Age, but any fan of the main game shouldn?t miss this worthy extension of the storyline.

A host of new characters, skills, and storylines that carries the world of Dragon Age forward in a meaningful way

Feels like it was rushed to market; frustrating bugs, plotlines that don?t feel fully developed; distinct lack of play-balancing that makes this a far easier game than Origins on the PC

It all makes for something of a schizophrenic experience that ultimately makes Awakening feel like it would have benefited greatly from an extra month or two of development time. For fans of Dragon Age it's still worth playing, but let's hope the next...

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Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

 

Dragon Age: Origins rightfully claimed two honors in our 2009 Game of the Year Awards. It was named the best game of 2009 by our readers and chosen as the best role-playing game of that same year. We saw Dragon Age: Origins as one of the most crucial...

The plot offers some interesting eye-openers and explanations giving you a chance to get deeper into the Dragon Age universe, a satisfying range of new skills, spells and items

Bugs that aren't too serious but should still be ironed out, characters not as compelling as in the first game, veteran gamers might feel inclined to move the difficulty up a notch or two, although the plot is generally good there are some moments that...

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Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Review for PC - GameSpot

 

This expansion pack isn't as extraordinary as the original Dragon Age, but it's still immensely entertaining.

A few weighty decisions have a real impact on your adventure ; Lots of great combat, with several challenging battles ; New talents, spells, skills, and specializations ; New explorable areas with improved atmosphere

Disappointing story disrespects certain elements of the original ; The new characters aren't very memorable

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Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (Xbox 360) Review

 

The archdemon is defeated, but the Hero of Ferelden still has work to do. Warning to the sensitive: contains minor spoilers.

Despite being labeled an “expansion,” Awakening can feel like a standalone title. The disc is needed to play (for console, at least), and while you may import a file from Origins, you can't travel between the new and base maps. Don't expect to find...

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Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

 

This expansion pack isn't as extraordinary as the original Dragon Age, but it's still immensely entertaining.

A few weighty decisions have a real impact on your adventure ; Lots of great combat, with several challenging battles ; New talents, spells, skills, and specializations ; New explorable areas with improved atmosphere

Disappointing story disrespects certain elements of the original ; The new characters aren't very memorable

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Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Review

 

The first retail expansion for Dragon Age: Origins is a pretty good, though glitchy, effort.