Eurogamer sports the first details on Dragon Age: Origins' first retail expansion, entitled The Awakening and set to ship 19th March 2010 for PC.
Nice. Been waiting for an expansion with some meat to it. If its 15 hours then that's not bad but would have preferred about 25-30 if they really plan to charge $40 for it.
Awesome, I can't wait. Hopefully it will shed some light on continuing saga. Going to save the green backs for all of the PC games coming out.
yeaah finally ! The bitsized quest like the warden's quest arent really up my taste and needs
Hope this turns out to be true. It'd be good to get a nice lengthy expansion instead of buying a bunch of short DLCs all the time.
I wouldn't exactly call a 15-hour game "lengthy" for an RPG whose main game takes more than 70-hours, even for an expansion pack which would probably cost $25 or more. If I'm gonna pay anything more than $20, I'd prefer it if it's at least somewhere between 25-35 hours worth of playtime.
I can sit here and complain that expansions aren't as lengthy as expansions for games of yore, but I'd rather just settle for the median "better than DLC". DLC took me like an hour or two each to beat in DA:O. So 15 is a godsend if not ideal.
We need more expansions like this and that GTA stuff, less of the usual DLC rubbish. Horse Armor, no thanks
cant wait for this.
I am not gonna go through another 70+ hours of gameplay just to have them all mean nothing at the end and...SPOILER ALERT... Watch another crappy slide show with bullet points.
The ending(s) of Dragon Age Origins are pretty definitive. I can't see tacking another 5-15 hours on.
I tried Dragon Age: Origins, but the voice acting and gameplay mechanics just felt, for lack of a less ironic word, aged. Now, I love Bioware. That's the thing. What am I missing here, guys? I WANT to love this game...but I can't. What's wrong?
Now, I can't agree with you on the voice acting but the gameplay mechanics I totally agree. I was able to get 'past' that if that's what you want to call it because I got interested in the characters and the story.
I agree with you on this game. I bought it and wanted to like it. Played it for a while and just cant seem to enjoy it. I might be missing something as well but until I find it I can't.
I didn't like the combat at all. I'll buy the game again when it drops in price to give it another chance, but right now there's a lot of other games to spend my time on. The story is awesome and the voice acting is, imo, great. Just the combat that I didn't really get.
If you guys aren't already playing it on PC, DO IT. I played the PS3 version and absolutely hated the combat, then tried out the PC version since its on sale on steam, absolutely loved it!
Combat is just strange on consoles. Strange to me at least. I've played many a pause n play isometric RPG on PC so DA:O comes off very well on that platform. On consoles they aspired to create an "action-game" feel, which I think is kinda nuts cos the game *needs* some strategy. I'm pretty sure if you don't mess with your gambits/scripts, you're going to be frustrated with Alistair constantly dying for example. I don't think anyone even has a "heal yourself" script active by default.
How far did you guys get before you gave up on it? It doesn't really take off until you get to the over world map and start forming your party. Before that it is kind of dry. And for those that played it on a console it is very different on the pc. I paused it all the time to issue commands and aim my spells. The AI just does a horrible job.
I think DLCs should come within weeks of launch of game, otherwise the game would have been collecting dust for a long time before we relunctantly pick it up again. I was so into the game back then, but I've moved onto other games once I've finished DA. While it was a great game, I just don't feel like making the effort to go back again as I'm already into other games. Hope ME2 has a slew of DLCs within weeks of release, just like the quick sucessions of Fallout 3 DLCs to keep momentum.
This game is reciving a lot of love ! So many DLCs and now this expansion( a huge DLC) coming in march ! I red in many places that the RPG FFXIII is just average so I guess instead to buy this game I will support Bioware's DAO.
I have been waiting for the return of retail expansion packs instead of DLC for a long time, but this just seemslike they're milking it. Why have DLC at all if they want to make expansion packs, they should have had several quest lines on the expansion disk, instead of one long slog through 1 giant quest. Same goes for blizzard, they use the excuse of 'too much content for one game' and they will release starcraft 2 as 3 games, and they say they won't change the mechanics of the multiplayer over the course of the 3 games, but i'm sure they will, i'm sure some units may even be removed or added by the 3rd game, making the first 2 games obsolete or outdated for those that don't want all 3. The ending of dragom age was pretty weak, and screamed that they were setting it up for milking, there are open ended games, and there are games with no real endings at all ( dragon age ), it just sucks
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