I just finished Dragon Age: Origins, and I am floored by its greatness. *NO SPOILERS*

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  1. Bona Fide

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    I have to say I was 100% wrong about this game.

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    The first few hours were fairly slow so I thought Bioware had really come up short. There was fairly little character development or immersion, and a lot of plot stuff seemed really contrived. Oh, and Bioware decided on a whim to take traditional RPG canon and flip it upside-down. Was not fun playing an elf only to find out they were all slaves and outcasts. I made it about 13hrs with my elf rogue character before giving up.

    Fast-forward to a week ago, and I decided to give it another shot. I mean, surely the studio that put out Baldur's Gate II and Neverwinter Nights couldn't lay this big an egg. Went with human fighter this time for simplicity.

    Again, first part was slow, just as before. But then once things got moving, they really got moving. The finale was nothing short of epic, and the final battle sequence was so satisfying.

    I love that Bioware [ironically, based on my initial opinions] really developed the character interactions and immersions, to the point that any major action you perform has consequences in the long run. The same applies to your companions, your conversations with whom will have lasting effects. It all comes together in the last part of the game, and Bioware ties everything off beautifully.

    At first I was disappoint, but now I realize just how fantastic this game truly is. It is a worthy spiritual successor to BG2 and NWN for sure, another great Bioware RPG.

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    Cliffs - Unbelievably outstanding game. Well-worth the $50. You may need to muscle through the first part, but it's definitely worth it.
     
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    Just finished as a "good guy", and I already want to start as a "bad guy". :noes:
     
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    And the new expansion is coming out in March. Yay more money to spend.
     
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    Just finished it tonight too bro :bowdown:. Morrigan is a serious cunt tho, real talk.
     
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    :werd: to both of these
     
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    morrigan saved my life though, real talk
     
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    nice review

    i may grab it on steam because of it :o
     
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    AtheistUnicycle hey baby let me heuristically estimate your pussy

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    beat it in 1 week, 50 hours

    fuck my life :o
     
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    Matren Well, my name is Jim, but most people call me... J

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    I absolutely could not get into this game like I could Mass Effect. The game would have been a shitload better if it were just turn based. I have no idea how the game can be played on a console due to the lack of a keyboard.
     
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    no game would be more worth the money. it was my first WRPG and i was skeptical but when i finished it, i was floored. i proceeded to marathon KOTOR and Mass Effect :o

    but DAO definitely takes the cake

    Personal opinion but mage > rogue > war in ALL rpgs, particularly this. War is too boring. just buff buff attack. but once you have a mage or a rogue with archery, it's fun and opens up the door for more tactical gaming. i like mage because they blow shit up nice
     
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    playing it for the first time now, still near the beginning, just helped defend some town and now i gotta go speak to the arl
     
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    Is it as good or bad at Mass Effect? I tried that game out after all the accolades and just couldn't get into it. Same with Fallout 3.

    I guess I'm just not an RPG person.
     
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    seriously, i can't imagine console gamers liking the game AT ALL.
     
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    WPRG?
     
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    Mass Effect is pretty shitty for the first couple hours because you're stuck running around the Citadel. Afterwards the game is pretty epic. I think DAO is a shitload better because the world is so much bigger, there's more strategy involved, and the game lasts around 80 hours compared to 25 hours for ME (all sidequests included)
     
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    oops wrpg
     
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    oh fuck, I spelled it wrong

    WRPG?
     
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    oh okay :mamoru:

    western RPG (opposed to Japanese RPG)
     
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    what do you think are the best skills and talents?

    i maxed out combat tactics early on, working on poison making but idk if i want this. I should have taken a coercion because i think i'm missing out on persuading people, like that damn boy in the closet, he would not give me the key and i missed out on a great weapon :mad:
     
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    i could never get into KOTOR because i wasnt a fan of controlling multiple characters

    someone shed some light on how to appreciate it
     
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    lol i wouldn't even touch combat tactics, since i'm just spamming pause the entire time anyway. i'd rather be in complete control during the battles. i didn't really touch poison or trap making, none of it seemed worth the bother. herbalism is cool though. don't worry about gear because just about all the best gear comes just by playing the game anyway
     
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    KOTOR was really hard to play because it was like a really dumbed down version of DAO. basically just spamming flurry and heal. but the correct way to play is to constantly pause and issue commands. most of the time if you let your characters do the fighting while you sit back, you get slaughtered. but if you micro-manage, you'll be shocked at how much you slaughter the mobs
     
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    I played Oblivion way too much,now I can't get into fallout 3
     
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    I just finished the game myself. It is indeed awesome. :bigthumb:
     
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