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Dragon Age Origins Thread

Discussion in 'Games' started by EastCoasthandle, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. EastCoasthandle

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    I can't be the only one who wants a change in pace from the FPS genre this time around and Dragon Age Origins maybe a hit IMO. Dragon Age Origins is created by BioWare's Edmonton studio which will be released on November 3, 2009 for the PC and consoles. This is a single player, computer role playing game (CRPG) that appears to work best with a game pad (not sure yet). If you pre-order now you are suppose to get some sort of bonus at participating outlets.

    Dragon Age Origins is said to be be a spiritual successor to the Baldur's Gate series. So that should give some of you an idea of what this game is all about. This game will allow you to effect the outcome of the game based on the choices you make throughout it. You will be able to issue order to other NPC either in real time or by pausing the game. The game will allow you a rear person's view or an overhead view of the environment. This game will have 3 upgradeable classes to choose from: the rogue, the warrior, and the mage. The specialized classes are Berserker and Templar for the warrior, and Shapeshifter for the mage. The six character backgrounds are Human Noble, Human/Elf Mage, Dalish Elf, City Elf, Dwarf Commoner, and Dwarf Noble.

    The plot of the game is vague but the gist of it is dark heroic fantasy storyline. Depending on who you character is you will start off in one of six Origin stories as a starting point. This game is said to not use Securom protection but instead some sort of disc checking system.

    As for downloadable content this game is said to come with The Stone Prisoner and Warden’s Keep. However, you may want to keep an eye out for the moddable content. There maybe a large modding community once this game is released.

    Below is a preview of in game play:
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    I'm getting this game.
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    I pre-ordered the CE on the 18th.
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    I'm getting it as well. I have fate in BioWare!
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    Odd that more are not interested in this game. It doesn't look/play bad at all to me.
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    Ill be getting it. I am thinking about pre-ordering but still waiting to see more footage. I played it for about 10 minutes a gencon indy. It was pretty sweet, however the version i had didnt have the "pause" mode and the ability to switch between your party members.
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    The only thing I find strange is that the graphics are pretty bland. I mean Biowares last SP RPG Mass Effect is just about 2 years old and has what looks to be far better graphics than this game. Otherwise it does look good.
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    really? I dont think so. When i played the game i thought they were pretty good. It was a beta version and the game had no dips in framerate or anything like that. The 360 version did however.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I think it looks good, even if it feels it's targeted at 15 year old boys. Sex and violence = mature, right?
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    Pre-ordered. I want something to keep me busy till starcraft 2, this and torchlight will do
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    all that oblivion feel and bioware developed it so it cant be that bad
    if the graphics are better than mass effect thats decent
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    It reminds me of WOW and i hate WOW.

    I may get it tho.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Awww, you could turn off a pornstar with that talk. :(
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    Have you played Mass Effect, you can literally see the texture on your characters skin, this maybe looks as good as Oblivion from what I have seen. Maybe it will look better to me when I can actually play it?

    How is that targeted at 15 year old boys? Almost any game for PC has violence in it, and sex is a part of everyday life, now if you start giggling like a giddy schoolgirl when you see it, that might say your not a mature person.

    If there was no WoW there would be no FPS Doug, then who would you have as your avatar? Boom Headshot? :nutkick:

    It's not even an MMO, if you mean its a fantasy game, thats really stretching for it, you must hate Oblivion and Diablo then also?
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    I don't know, I just get a slight The Witcher-feel when I see the trailers. It's darkness, it's evil, it's blood and gore and you're part of an elite group protecting the lands from an overwhelming evil force and I'm just sick of it and oh there's boobies. I actually think the game will be pretty good, but I still think all those things are for 15 year old boys. I want a game about philosphy combined with monster spanking that makes you wonder what life's all about and how everything reacts to everything and your attitudes towards it.
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    :laugh: FPS Doug isn't much of a wow player, more COD4 and CSS.

    I am just not a big fan of the whole leveling up and having to walk through the entire world to do/find crap. I might pick it up just for the hell of it, but its definitely not one of my most anticipated games.
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    1Kurgan1 says thanks.
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    Right, but he's not a main character on the show, I seriously cant stand watching that show, just way too over the top. Either way, without WoW it wouldn't have been made and he wouldn't be in existence.

    If you dont like leveling you won't like RPG's, thats what they are all about, you are FPS Doug :p Stick to those, heck even those have levels now.
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    Yea not to mention this is more like a strategy rpg than a realtime rpg.
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    How so? I was trying to find out exactly how it played, I have watched the trailers, but not much else.
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    Like you have full control over your entire party. So that you use strategy in a sense when pausing the game to determine each of your characters moves. They will do their own moves but it gives you greater control over what each of your party characters do. Just like a strategy game.
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    That's been the case since ... forever. Baldurs Gate and Kotor was like that too.

    If you watch the gameplay it shows that they do things on their own though.
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    He is my new god

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