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Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition
One of my favorite Role Playing Game of all time!
The game is close to perfection. Great setting, outstanding lore and backstory, good and funny characters, awesome soundtrack and the list goes on...
I had already played this game back in 2009, at the game release and I dared to get the Platinum Trophy on the PlayStation 3... and got about 250 hours into that game there. Yes, that game is THAT GOOD! On the PS3 version, the combat was somewhat generic, especially with a melee character. Now on PC, the game handles way better, has improved visuals compared to the console version.PROS:
+Thrilling combat. (You can approach combat in any way you seek: Fast-paced, without pausing too much or going as tactically and strategically as possible... that latter option is mandatory for harder playthroughs though!).
+Interaction with the companions.
+Plenty of content (the vanilla game offers you many hours of playtime but with the Ultimate Edition, it adds a good 30 hours).
+HIGHLY replayable (with many different type of characters and races, you get to have ELEVEN different Origin story).
+Amazing soundtrack, voice acting.
+Decisions matters and carry over the next Dragon Age games. You can still go on Dragon Age Keep, a beta system that enables you to craft DA:O and DA2 storylines and import into Dragon Age: Inquisition.CONS:
-Dated visuals. At this game's release, the visuals were already average and now in 2014, it didn't aged well.
-A few minor glitches that either requires a quick-reload or game restart.
-Poor melee combat implementation.RECOMMENDATION:
After logging close to 300 hours of playtime (PS3 + PC), I can honestly say that I really loved this game. I rarely replay games but DA:O was a good exception. Not only I wanted to replay this fantastic game but I also wanted to craft my storyline and import it towards Dragon Age 2.
So, to put it bluntly... Love RPG? What are you waiting? GET IT if you still haven't played it yet! Lots of replay value and many secrets to be unearthed and also, different possible endings!DRAGON AGE ORIGINS RATING:
9.5 / 10
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT:A Tale of Orzammar:
Unvoiced storyline which serves as a prologue to the Dwarf Noble Origin. It was released as a bonus with the December 2009 edition of PC Gamer. It is a very short DLC (30-45 mins long) and doesn't add much and easily skippable.RATING: 6.5 / 10Awakening (Expansion):
Outstanding additionnal content. It either continues where the game ended with Origins and that you are still alive OR, it takes another Warden from the region of Orlais. New spells, skills, items, companions... You have a good 30 hours of content here on this very good expansion.RATING: 9.0 / 10Leliana's Song:
Prequel DLC about the origins of the Leliana companion character. It is a standalone adventure in which you play as Leliana during the mission. Adds about 2 hours of playtime.RATING: 7.5 / 10Return to Ostagar:
Short DLC that enables you to return at the starting point of DA:O. Also, if you had forgotten to recruit Dog, this DLC gives you a second chance to get it! You can also get great items and armour there! Highly recommended to play this DLC since you get to have good stuff soon in the game! This DLC adds about 1 to 2 hours of playtime.RATING: 8.0 / 10The Darkspawn Chronicles:
Short standalone "alternate history" scenario that you play as a Darkspawn and "what-if" your character has died in the Joining ceremony. Average-ish DLC but does give you some insight in the Darkspawn point of view. About 1 to 2 hours of playtime.RATING: 6.0 / 10The Golems of Amgarrak:
Special expedition to the Deep Roads as the Warden-Commander. This DLC requires your character to have Level 20 or start a new lvl 20 character. DLC adds about an hour or two of playtime.RATING: 7.0 / 10The Stone Prisonner:
Get to recruit Shale, the almighty Golem companion! Highly recommended DLC! This DLC is fairly long and adds about 3 hours of playtime.RATING: 8.5 / 10Warden's Keep:
This DLC grants players access to the fortress of Soldier's Peak. It also unlocks quests, new talents/spells and various items. Best pro of this DLC is the Party Storage Chest so you can store additional inventory. This DLC adds about 2 hours of gameplay.RATING: 7.0 / 10Witch Hunt:
Last DLC of DA:O. So what happened with Morrigan? You get an insight into what has transpired and maybe some closure between your warden and this Witch of the Wilds. This DLC adds about 1 to 3 hours of gameplay.RATING: 7.5 / 10
-------------------------------------------------------Detailed information about every DLC:http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Downloadable_content_(Origins