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.