Posts Tagged ‘dragon age: awakening’

Eurogamer: Dragon Age Awakening Review

By John Walker on March 16th, 2010.

Never poke an angry Dalish Elf.

Dragon Age: Awakening is out today in the US, and Friday in the UK, because the European internet is three days slower or something (PLEASE STOP DOING THIS). And it’s fantastically good. To find out more you can use either or both eyes to read my review of the 25 hour expansion over on Eurogamer. You may be assured it contains passages that look like this:

Let’s remove any confusion from the start. Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening is not another piece of crappy DLC following the dismal inclusions we’ve seen since the BioWare RPG’s release last November. This expansion is 25 hours of full-scale new content, essentially an entire new game, that picks up the story however you may have left it. It has a new setting, a (mostly) new crew of companions, new abilities, skills, spells and talents, and most importantly, a re-imagined approach that’s appropriate to a shorter format while still achieving the necessary sense of scale.

Then carry on here.

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Awakening Wakes Tomorrow (US), TrailerFest

By John Walker on March 15th, 2010.

One at a time, please.

It’s been a while since we took a look at the videos for Dragon Age: Awakening, and all of a sudden it comes out tomorrow. Tomorrow already! In the US. Sorry about the confusion. Friday in the UK. (Secretly I’ve finished it, but I can’t tell you that, nor anything else. So shhhhhh.) So after we met Anders, Velanna, and some creatures that certainly weren’t their children, it’s time to meet a lot more of the gang.

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The Trees Come Alive: DAO Awakening

By John Walker on February 12th, 2010.

STOP WATERMARKING YOUR SCREENSHOTS YOU *LUNATICS*

Here’s a few recent Dragon Age: Origins: Awakening: The Subtitlier trailers to introduce new ingredients for the upcoming expansion. First up is Anders, Pyramid star and husband of Starbu… oh no wait. Anders the apostate mage, who can join your crew, with quite a few nice lines in his video. Then there’s Velanna, who apparently makes the trees come alive. Which is cool. It’s not explicitly stated that she’s a potential party member, but I’m guessing that’s the case. And finally there’s the Children, which is a strange word since giving it capital C suddenly makes it seem creepy and threatening.

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Good Morning: DA:O Awakening Trailer

By John Walker on January 6th, 2010.

HELLO!

I’ve banged on quite enough about Dragon Age’s first expansion, Awakening, due this March, so I’ll not witter on more here. Just to say there’s a trailer for the new content below, explaining the outline of the plot, and not featuring any silly rawk music. Post-game spoilers below, naturally.

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Dragon Age: Awakening Confirmed, Priced

By John Walker on January 5th, 2010.

Clearly not from the new content.

Before I begin, other news: Return To Ostagar, today’s DLC release, has been delayed. No word when it will appear. Sadpanda.

Onward. After yesterday’s scurrilous rumours of a potential Dragon Age expansion called The Awakening this March, the truth has come out. There’s a Dragon Age expansion due this March, but it’s called Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening. There’s no “The”. Take that, Eurogamer.cz, with your so-called “news”. It’s set after the events of the main game, with you playing a Grey Warden Commander aiming to rebuild the Warden’s ranks. One thing. It’s going to cost $40.

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