Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening – The PtC Review
Yes yes, its a little late. But none the less here is our review of Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening.
Quickly how the Dragon Age tables have turned. When last we saw our Gray Warden they were either dead after killing the Archdemon, married with a errant step child, or single with a baby momma wandering somewhere in the forest. Parenting aside Dragon Age: Origins was a fantastic RPG. The sequel was something that Polish the Console was anxiously awaiting. It does however leave a few questions to be answered:
Why is my imported Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening Character Naked?
When I first laid eyes on my Warden I felt as though I was seeing a friend I haven’t seen in a while. Then I noticed he wasn’t wearing anything. Basically just what happens when I see a friend I haven’t seen in a while. Why was my Gray Warden running around in his underwear? Did he lose his laundromat ticket? Is the armor chafing? Has life with an Orlesian Bard (Leliana) left him wanting a life free of the encumberments of pants?
The answer to all of these is no. BioWare just did not allow for the import of any DLC armor or weapons. While this didn’t deter me in the least it was certainly comical. How am I supposed to take The Withered seriously when Oghren is mocking him and I’m naked?
However this may be the first time my Warden openly showed off the taint to everyone. Yeah, cheap joke, I know.
Can you save Mhairi?
No. Just like you couldn’t save Daveth…and Jory was a whiny bitch so who cares about him. But no, Mhairi’s death is to signify that the Joining is in fact dangerous and potentially fatal to the wrong person. The Gray Wardens Joining is kinda like dodge-ball; you gotta have gumption to make it through to being a Gray Warden. You can’t just want it, you gotta be good enough.
Where is Sandal?
Seriously…I loved that little guy. Where is he BioWare? He killed an army of Darkspawn by himself so please bring him back.
Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening: The Good
This video game is fun. The story is well thought out, the characters are rich, the setting is fantastic, and the gameplay is spot on where it was the last go round. On top of that you can further expand on your character making the bad assness even more full of bad…and with the naked start its also full of ass. WOO!!
The new darkspawn and eight boobed Brood Mother have me anxiously awaiting to find out what their plot is, where they came form, what they want, who they are, and where they get their snappy wardrobe.
I am absolutely hooked.
By the way: Oghren’s lines still have me wetting myself with laughter.
Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening: The Bad
It certainly seems to hiccup a lot. You can tell when you’re in a big battle because everything slows down. It only froze once on me though (way to beat Heavy Rain). Starting naked wasn’t terrible, it just ruined the congruity of everything.
Even though tenting would seem totally out of place in setting of Dragon Age it would still be fun.
Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening: The Score:
4 / 5
Its an expansion. It’s not going to be groundbreaking, overly inventive, or totally new. However do you think they could have fixed the naked start problem? That just seems like a HUGE oversight.