GDN: "Let's get to the point. The priority of Dragon Age isn't game mechanics, but a really solid narrative with an in-depth setting. If you eat that sort of thing for breakfast, then you'll love Dragon Age. If not, then you may want to think twice before jumping in. This isn't a constant heart-pounding thrill ride. In fact, combat at the very start is all around boring. It all builds into something intended for players that prefer an intellectual manner of play over twitch games."