November 16, 2009 1 Comment
I have been nervously awaiting Dragon Age: Origins, I’ve been following all related news and so on for months, so when the release date finally drew near I was super excited. The game launched on the 9th of November here, a monday, so I ended up taking 2 days leave just so me and the game could spend some quality time together. Now before I continue, I do need to state for the record I am a huge Baldur’s Gate / Original Fallout fan, those two series are my top two games of all times, basically that means that any future RPG will be compared to those games, and boy do they set the bar high!
We got the game a few days after the rest of the world so I read through several reviews, most of them giving the game great scores! (“Yay!” I thought, but then remembered that fallout 3 also got great scores and the moment died) Then I read the bit-tech.net review (I honestly value those guys opinions – they are definitely one of the better review sites on the net – well their hardware reviews need work) and in that review they said the game was good but nothing new or special, that it brought nothing to the table and yeh… I was honestly a little ticked off by that since in the last 5 years there have been a lot of games that tried doing the same old stuff and failed miserably, the witcher & mass effect are the only RPGs in the last 5 years that I felt did things right, I dont mind if its the same concepts and stuff, just do it right! I’m so tired of devs being forced to bring new elements to the table and in many cases have those exact elements sink the game.
So how did I find the game?! well I technically finished it twice in the space of 5 days. I really didn’t get much sleep, I think I sunk around 50+ hours into it, and how do i feel about it? Well, I love it!! This game is exactly what I expected and much much more! It is everything baldur’s gate 2 was and more. (Yes,unfortunately the world is smaller, but its understandable since created 3D environments is a lot harder than drawing a few sprites).
I’m not going to go into too much detail regarding the game since there are a million detailed reviews out there to read, simple this will be a brief overview of what I loved/disliked about the game. Read more of this post