This is a special episode where we review not a fantasy movie, but a fantasy game. Dragon Age: Origins is a 2009 western role playing game from Bioware for the PC, Xbox 360, and ps3. In this game you choose one of six different origins, choose between three classes, pick your gender, and create the look of your character. The storyline isn’t anything too unusual. You’re a special warrior that is called upon to save the land from darkness, but the game really shines in the writing. The world is detailed and well realized. Characters feel like real people. Your choices mold how the story progresses and ends so you feel emersed in this world like few others.
We were intending to have this game only cover Dragon Age: Origins, but Dragon Age 2 (the sequel) had recently came out and bits of it kept slipping into the podcast. We were both only in Act I of Dragon Age 2 when we recorded this so there aren’t any Dragon Age: 2 storyline spoilers. However, we do speak at length about the game mechanics and how they compare to the previous game. We also talk at length on video game rpgs in general.
And we complain. A lot.
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