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Dragon Age: Origins - Standard Edition

Platform : Windows Vista, Windows XP
Rated: Mature

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  • Scalable combat options that let you decide the level of control you have over your party, including NPCs. Issue orders, set your own tactical AI, or take control of any party member to lead the charge.
  • 6 possible playable preludes known as 'Origin Stories' which along with your play, define how your hero character will see the world, how it sees you and sets the tone for the entire story.
  • Travel across the vast and varied lands of Ferelden; from the conspiratorial halls of the last great dwarven city, Orzammar, to the untamed snarls of the Korcari Wilds.
  • Dragon Age: Origins will give you deep character customization options including: class, race, appearance, abilities, and equipment.
  • At the heart of the storm sweeping across Ferelden. Decide the fate of nations, people and, ultimately, yourself. Just remember: for every choice, there is a consequence.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / XP
  • ESRB Rating: Mature Mature
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

Platform for Display: PC | Edition: Standard
  • ASIN: B001IK1BWC
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm ; 204 g
  • Release Date: Nov. 3 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,252 in Computer and Video Games (See Top 100 in Computer and Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Platform for Display: PC | Edition: Standard

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From BioWare, the makers of Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Baldur's Gate comes Dragon Age: Origins. An epic tale of violence, lust, and betrayal, Dragon Age: Origins is a single player role-playing game (RPG) set in a fantasy game environment, and featuring three playable character classes, accessible in the form of three races. In addition, the game features extreme character customization, a new game engine, party-based gameplay utilizing non-player characters and a built-in personal history system for each hero character rooted in a variety of possible origin stories.

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From BioWare, the makers of Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Baldur's Gate comes Dragon Age: Origins. An epic tale of violence, lust, and betrayal, Dragon Age: Origins is a single player role-playing game (RPG) set in a fantasy game environment, and featuring three playable character classes, accessible in the form of three races. In addition, the game features extreme character customization, a new game engine, party-based gameplay utilizing non-player characters and a built-in personal history system for each hero character rooted in a variety of possible origin stories.

'Dragon Age: Origins' game logo
Six possible hero Origin stories available in 'Dragon Age: Origins'
6 possible hero Origin Stories.
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Three character classes and three races available in 'Dragon Age: Origins'
3 classes and 3 races to play as.
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Gritty, brutal action in 'Dragon Age: Origins'
Gritty, brutal action.
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Frightening enemies and bosses in 'Dragon Age: Origins'
Frightening enemies and bosses.
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Party-based combat in 'Dragon Age: Origins'
Party-based combat using NPCs.
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Dwarf city in 'Dragon Age: Origins'
Stunning 3D environments.
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Story
In Dragon Age: Origins the survival of humanity rests in the hands of those chosen by fate. You are a Grey Warden, one of the last of an ancient order of guardians who have defended the lands on the continent of Thedas throughout the centuries. Betrayed by a trusted general in a critical battle, you must hunt down the traitor and bring him to justice. As you fight your way towards the final confrontation with an evil nemesis, you will face monstrous foes and engage in epic quests to unite the disparate peoples of a world at war. A romance with a seductive shapeshifter may hold the key to victory, or she may be a dangerous diversion from the heart of your mission. To be a leader, you must make ruthless decisions and be willing to sacrifice your friends and loved ones for the greater good.

Gameplay
Dragon Age: Origins is a 3D oriented RPG based in a dark, heroic, fantasy realm where moral choices have a lasting impression on the people you meet, the members of your own party and the world around you. The inclusion of subtitle "Origins" in the game's title refers to the six unique origin stories available to new heroes as a new game begins. Each of these has an impact on the player's motivations and his or her experience, and renders a unique prelude, path, and possible ending(s) to the game. There are many different endings to the game based on the origin story of the character and the choices you make as you play through the game. The game features three character classes--warrior, mage, and rogue--and three races of being--Human, Elf or Dwarf--that can assume these classes. Although most game elements, such as weapons, magic, etc., are available to any character, each class and race has different strengths, abilities and affinities which lend themselves to better utilizing different elements.

Dragon Age: Origins is a single player game based on party-based gameplay and combat where the player can join, control and quest with up to three non-player characters (NPCs). Players can also quest alone if they so choose, but with the chance of survival are slim. Convincing NPCs to join you, and treating them well may be necessary depending on the varying sentiments between the player and the NPC, or between the NPC's in the party based on the chosen history written into the origin story accepted at the beginning of the game. This uncertainty allows for a variety of possible dynamics within the party ranging from open hostility, all the way to romance. The game progresses in real-time via a pause-and-play tactical combat system that allows the player to check inventory levels, equip a character, etc. in a slight vacuum. Additional features found in the game include: a combination of a standard loot system and a currency system based on gold silver and copper; advanced character customization functionality; the use of poison, traps and herbalism; dual-wielding skills; and "spell combos," which allow players to chain together different spells to create a unique effects.

Key Game Features

  • BioWare’s deepest universe to date with over 80 hours of gameplay and more than double the size and scope of Mass Effect.
    • Travel throughout dozens of environments and fully immerse yourself in a shattered world that is on the brink of utter annihilation.
    • An epic story that is completely shaped and reactive to your play style.
  • Complex moral dilemmas offering no easy choices.
    • Tailor your Dragon Age: Origins experience from the very beginning by choose from six different origin stories.
    • Decide how to handle complex issues like murder, genocide, betrayal, and the possession/sacrificing of children without the security of a good/bad slider to tell you what to do.
  • Full character customization allowing the player to sculpt a hero in your own image or fantasy.
    • Elaborate character creator allows you to create your own hero unique from anyone else.
    • Shape your character’s personality and morality based on the choices you make throughout the game.
  • Engage in bone-crushing, visceral combat engaging in battle against massive and terrifying creatures.
    • Unleash legendary powers and choose from over 100 different magical spells and skills.
    • Experience the adrenaline rush of brutal combat, beheading your foes or casting spells that make enemies explode from within.

System Requirements:

Minimum Recommended
OS: Windows XP with SP3 / Vista with SP1
CPU: XP: Intel Core 2(or equivalent) running at 1.4Ghz or greater AMD X2(or equivalent) running at 1.8Ghz or greater / Vista: Intel Core 2 (or equivalent) running at 1.6Ghz or greater Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz Processor or equivalent
RAM: XP: 1GB or more / 1.5GB or more 2 GB (XP) / 4 GB (Vista)
HDD: 20GB
Video: XP: ATI Radeon X850 128MB or greater, NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT 128MB or greater / Vista: ATI Radeon X1550 256MB or greater, NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB or greater ATI 3850 512 MB or greater, NVIDIA 8800GTS 512 MB or greater, AMD Phenom II X3 Triple-Core 2.8 GHz or greater
Other: DVD-ROM drive for physical disc play; Mouse/keyboard/gamepad for gameplay

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By NeuroSplicer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Nov. 4 2009
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard
First things first: in the past I have chastised EA a number of times for its release of cookie-cutter games, crippled with atrocious DRM schemes. So, in all fairness, I now have to say this: DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS IS A GAMER's DREAM! It is an excellent game - and it comes FREE of any DRM madness. So, thank you EA for listening to your customers (let's only hope this new trend holds...).

This is one of those games that are easy to control, a joy to roam through and fun to play at no end.
I am a huge cRPG fan and cannot remember such a great companion/squad cRPG ever since the Baldur's Gate Saga. And to tell you the truth, this is the game I was dreaming of being able to play one day while playing BG (yeah, by now we all know that NEVERWINTER NIGHTS never delivered).

There are about a dozen gender/race/class/background choices and a great many combinations in forming your party. The armor and the weapons are exceptionally made and everything shows on your characters. And the graphics are truly beautiful! You have to see the rendering of flames to believe them.
Nevertheless, what really stands out is the gameplay. Every battle is a puzzle to be solved, pausing ever so often to reallocate enemies to the best suited party members (a feature I loved in BG!). Of course one can always turn off the autopause feature and let the AI take over the rest of your party and turn the game into an hack&slash action RPG (not exactly my cup of tea but, hey, it's still nice to know it's there).

Finally, this is a game made just like the classics in many ways, including duration. I am now playing the game for over 20 hours and I feel that I barely scraped the surface!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Morgana on Dec 3 2009
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard
This game is incredible. The graphics are great and the story is very interesting especially since it change depending on the background of the character you choose. You can be a team of up to 4 characters and you control 1 of them at a time but you have the option of pausing the game during a battle so you can decide what each character should do: heal, attack, cast spells etc or let them fight on their own by selecting tactics for them. Once you start playing you never want to stop!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Neither on Dec 6 2009
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard
Here is, finally almost after a decade of waiting, the spiritual successor to cRPG classics like Baldur's Gates, Torment and the likes. Hugely detailed and handcrafted living world, emotionally engaging characters, coupled with a gloriously tactical combat system. All wrapped up in one of the best written and expansive narrative in gaming that oozes old school every time it unapologetically throws Thedas rich history at you.
Sounds too good to be true? I thought so, that's why it took me almost a month since release to get this, after finally succumbing to the overwhelmingly positive word of mouth coming from the niche gaming circles. Better late than never.

This review doesn't discuss any negative aspects of the game, I didn't encounter any that mattered enough to stay in memory, having spend over 60 hours already and itching away to find the time to replay it. There are unique starting areas and many dialog choices throughout the game that deserve a revisit to see how the other outcomes shape the story.
You will also have to read the others reviews for details, no point beating a dead horse. Normally I don't write positive reviews because by that time there are multitude of already existing ones that cover it, but this isn't just a great game, more a long forgotten sub-genre risen from the ashes, in a spectacular fashion. This is what I thought of back in 2000 I would be playing in the near future when I was chasing after Irenicus. I just never expected it to take so long to actually come out, and gave up all hope.
Some people might not be happy about day one DLC, but that's because they assume it would have been included right into the game for free otherwise, instead of simply being cut during development due to lack of funds. Who knows. Who cares.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sarahsparrow on May 9 2010
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Best RPG I've played in years! Love, love, love the characters and the world they've created. I got so badly addicted that I forgot to eat one day while I was playing and had no idea until it started getting dark outside. That's unusual for me! Lots of options so if you're not a hard core gamer and are more story driven (like me) you can dial back the difficulty and just enjoy the show. This RPG is a close second with The Longest Journey in my game rating scale and I've been recommending it to everyone. PLAY IT.
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I have played most RPG stuff from Bioware so I thought I knew what to expect...

Little did I know they would give me so much story!?! Almost too much story!

I mean I sometimes sit there digesting cut scene after cut scene "almost" wanting to click through so I can get to some actual "fighting" because it it "almost" too much...

Notice I said "almost"...

Thankfully the scenes are well rendered, well written and well acted... This makes me sit through them and though sometimes almost too long I ache to go and smash some "Darkspawn"!

I played through every opening story for each race and class. I enjoyed them all. They eventually end up in the same place. I doubt I will go back and play different characters in this game but after playing all 6 opening stories and continuing on with my elf rogue I am well over 40 hours of playtime with maybe 3/4 of the story done...

Some of the negatives are moving the characters by clicking the mouse sucks! Especially if your destination isn't in a straight line with no objects blocking your path. Graphically the game is OK, it's not cutting edge but it is good! Lots of items and information to add to your journal can be both bad and good (I know they have a plot line area for items that you need but i am a pack rat and want to keep it all)

Too much stuff to read in the journals, many times I gloss over it... DLC or downloadable content is too expensive in my opinion... You pay 50 dollars for a game with hours of content and then they want you to pay 5 to 7 dollars for maybe an hours worth of game!?! Not me..
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