Dragon Age: Origins-Awakening is an expansion. A huge expansion, but still an expansion. And as such, it far exceeds all the benchmarks set by expansions to other titles. Priced at 60 percent the cost of a normal game, it's still a bargain and offers many hours of thrills and adventure. You'll get attached to your companions (though not physically) just like you did in Origins, you'll find yourself occasionally spluttering at the NPC conversations around you, you'll get caught up in the story as it unfolds, and you'll keep coming back for more with multiple characters to see how the different subplots affect the outcome. Say good-bye to your friends and family, and you might want to see how many sick days you have left.