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Vault Dweller reviews Dragon Age

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Vault Dweller reviews Dragon Age

Review - posted by DarkUnderlord on Sat 23 January 2010, 06:39:40

Tags: BioWare; Dragon Age: Origins

Vualt Dweller, that esteemed wannabe RPG developer, has put his thoughts down about BioWare's latest offering: Dragon Age.
The combat system is real-time with pause. It works well because the character system is solid and provides a lot of options. It has the potential to be one of the best RT systems, but the insane amount of combat filler ruins the combat and replayability. The non-filler fights are interesting and challenging, forcing you to understand the options and try different tactics. The combat filler, which sadly represents at least 80% of the combat encounters, isn't as exciting and can only be described as an exercise in tedium and patience.
Role-playing (i.e. the ability to make decisions that affect both the player and the world around him) is the strongest and most enjoyable aspect of the game. Dragon Age does a better job of providing these options than any previous Bioware game, in fact any RPG since Arcanum, and rarely misses a chance to present you with an interesting choice to consider. Bold claims need proof, so let's take a moment to analyze these elements in a specific example: the Redcliffe-Urn questline.

Read the rest to see if VD can back up that claim.

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