Spoilers for Dragon Age Origins and The Lord of the Rings (honestly if you haven't seen the movies, I don't know where you were, but C'MON!)
Before I start, I must say I love RPG, Dungeons and Dragons, the previous Bioware titles (mostly Mass Effect) and that it's in no way pure hate delivered in a blog form... but the truth must be said. I must also say I played the 360 version which could to a more harsh «review».
When I say seperated at birth, I mean Dragon Age was born at the same time as The Lord of The Rings, but was cast away because his older brother was soooo much better.
So this is a short compilation of why I get frustrated playing Dragon Age, one of the most uninspired game I've played in ages for many reasons... the first one, is that the boring story borrows far too much from one of the biggest franchises, The Lord of the Rings... Bioware if you really wish to get inspired, go see in a story we haven't heard of in one of the most popular movies of the decade.
Poisoned King... (LOOK RIGHT!!! ... forget about Wormtongue...)
Illigitimate Mad King...
Illigitimate, Mad and Drunk King...
Cast away son of now dead king, seeking everything but to become king himself but eventually does (if you prep him to do so...)...
Cast away son of now dead king, seeking everything but to become king himself but eventually does...
Ahhh almost forgot they are both warriors who fight with swords and a shield!
Orcs and Darkspawns aside from their name don't differ too much.
Sauron and the Archdeamon hide in fire-y
places and speak in a very low tone voice.
The similarity is too strong to be ignored and made me wish I just had listened to the 3 movies at one (very long version) instead of buying this game.
If some people actually like this post... I'll keep on my ongoing review of Dragon Age... SO much things to say... read