Dragon Age: Origins - Standard Edition
- 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.
- Platform: Windows Vista / XP
- ESRB Rating: Mature
- Media: DVD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
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Platform for Display: PC | Edition: Standard
Amazon.ca Product Description
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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Top Customer Reviews
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!Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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..Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Disappointed. No feeling of discovery or play. Uninteresting character development and plot. "Adventures" felt like running around doing chores. Read morePublished 3 months ago by tigerTree3
I want a north america dvd/cd.
NOT a british
It doesn't work in North America
Very captivating story, level of difficulty was easy enough to grasp. Side quests were enjoyable. All in all, it's a great game and one that I will gladly play over and over.Published on Oct. 29 2013 by Venuspopcorn
Loved the game found that it was better than Dragon Age 2, lots of side quest and a bit harder to play than DA2 and yes it does work on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit contrary to what... Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2013 by M Trudeau
Magnifique, plein de versatilité. Les possibilités sont variées, Scénario bien ficelé. Read morePublished on April 14 2011 by danielle008
Great game ever!
My gamer husband LOVE IT.
And the delivery was super fast!!
I'm one happy customer.
If you like fantasy RPG's, this is a game for you. The gameplay is as good as Oblivion, better than Morrowind, and as good as any D&D ever. Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2010 by Brian Ashe
This game is addictive. The story is tremendous, rich. The story is pretty much linear, so you don't loose time investigating everywhere for nothing, but not too much so you feel... Read morePublished on May 7 2010 by Stephane Laforte