TGR Preview: Dragon Age: Origins

TGR - "Origins is an upcoming RPG currently in development that is projected for release in 2009. It's been in production since around early 2004 -- BioWare wants to make sure it's the absolute best it can be before releasing it to hungry gamers. Unlike the sci-fi world of Mass Effect or the Star Wars universe, it seeks to provide an adventure in "dark heroic fantasy," incorporating a different background and story for each of its different classes of characters. What does that mean? You won't find any Elves, Dwarves, or any other of those mythical creatures. What you will find in their place are races that are quite similar, but not exactly the same. They may share the same characteristics but as a whole, retain the dark fantasy theme. It's familiar. Changes have been made, but not enough for followers of BioWare's previous works (or fantasy lovers) to feel alienated. Shaping up to be the spiritual successor to hits such as Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age: Origins will take familiar races, magic spells, and environments and put a new twist on them."

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