Hai guys I has heard of this new game Dragon Age: Origins it looks dopeness.
When that trailer was released upon the internet in the dark days of May 2009 the reaction from hardcore RPG fans hoping for the next Baldur’s Gate was a kind of bewildered butt hurt. Blood, violence, sex? Who cares about those things? We want an isometric camera and elaborate spreadsheet like dialogue trees. The phrase de jour was “dumming down” and there was mention of the dreaded “consoletards”. The Marilyn Manson song blaring over the top just added insult to injury.
The game is out now and it does (on the PC at least) feature an isometric camera and elaborate spreadsheet like dialogue trees. It is the spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate but it’s Baldur’s Gate by way of World of Warcraft and Gears of War. By which I mean it’s picked up some of the combat dynamics of WoW and Gears of War’s po faced self seriousness.
But it is a good game and over the next few entries I’m going to examine it in pain staking detail because I have a blog and that’s how I roll.
Do we get it? NO!
Do we want it? YEAH!
This is the new shit
Stand up and admit it
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