Platform: 360 (PS3, PC)
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Review by: Dan Braun
“If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” seems to be the motto of Dragon Age: Origins Awakening, as the game features the same story-based role-playing, controls and combat as its predecessor. The only real changes come in the form of new equipment and skills, which are always welcome to such an expansive RPG world. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t offer enough new content to entice new gamers to the series, and fans of Dragon Age: Origins will find themselves simply wishing these additions were present when the original game shipped.
The new story focuses on the rebuilding of the Grey Wardens and their attempts to confront a new breed of blighted creatures. Players can either begin with an Orlesian Warden or load a character from Origins. There are some interesting plot devices that will keep players wanting more from this series, and there are several moments when seemingly innocuous choices lead to drastically different outcomes toward the end of the game. Because of this, the game is genuinely fun for players who follow the narrative. (more…)