Dragon Age: Origins is a single-player role-playing video game developed by BioWare's Edmonton studio and published by Electronic Arts. It is the first game in the Dragon Age franchise. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 3, 2009, and for Mac OS X on December 21, 2009. Read more
|Destroy the Darkspawn|
Iv started playing DAO this year and the graphics are really good!!! Well i guess it depends on your video card. If you're a fan of the baldurs gate installments you will definitely like this game! Here are some of the screenshots from the story line!
During the gameplay you gain allies to help you accomplish your task to defeat the darkspawn. These allies are not permanent since they can leave anytime depending on your approval rate. Approval rate is affected by your decisions and choices during dialogues, quest, and conversations. The higher the approval rate the more likely the ally will stay and the lower the rating the more likely they will leave the party, sometimes triggering one on one battles.
Higher approval rates gives bonus to skills and possible romance. (Oh yes there is romance! - nice)
Darkspawns, these are the creatures you are trying to obliterate, from humans, elfs, dwarves, mages, undeads, demons, beasts and dragons. Yes there are dragons (why call the game dragon age if it has no dragons, hehe).
BTW I am using a Rogue elf.
|I wish i was as bad ass looking as you!|
|Demon of desire - zoom function does not work. ^_^|
|Stop throwing acorns at me|
|We cant fight like this, your'e naked|
Character development is very diverse, from weapons to equipments and job specializations. Yes characters can take specialization. Mage can be healers, shape shifters, blood mages. There are assassins, bards, warriors and a lot more. Job specialization depends on your base job. For example warriors cant take mage class specializations. Specializations gives you unique skills so one must be careful in choosing specializations
Specializations can be bought from merchants and some are unlocked from your party members and quest. Some class like the Reaver and Blood Mage (one of the strongest class) can only be unlocked during quest conversations. You may piss off some party members in the process though. I turned my rogue into a duelist (two handed weapon master) and a ranger (beast summoner) giving it a melee and ranged combat expertise.
I will be adding some of my progress and awesome screenshots on my next post. I am currently near the end of the game though.
Thanks for viewing. Try the game it's awesome! ^_^