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Dragon Age: Origins Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Tech2 has posted a new review of Dragon Age: Orgins. Bioware's latest fantasy role playing epic challenges players to take on the role of a Grey Warden and defend the land of Fereldin from the monstrous Darkspawn. Tech2 gave the game a score of 4.5 out of 5.

From the review:

To start off, I've never been as big a fan of party-based RPGs as that of its hack-n-slash sibling. However, Dragon Age's incredibly intuitive and customizable party system has me smitten! The ability to pause and queue up commands ( la Fallout Tactics) really helps you alter the pace to your convenience. This fact is bolstered by its additive spell system, where you can use your spells/abilities in combination with others for some devastating results. For instance, my party's mage has a cone of cold spell, that freezes enemies in front of her. My warrior has a critical strike ability, that if used in conjunction with cone of cold, is capable of shattering a frozen enemy in one swift blow, regardless of how much health they have! Alternately, you can use your rogue's "grease trap" with a mage's fire spell to set your enemies aflame!

The way the abilities of all the classes come together, is only enhanced by the game's incredible 'Tactics system' that lets you program the way each character works in the simplest of ways. For instance, you can set your warrior to use his "critical strike" ability on any enemy that's under the status effect "frozen" to shatter them into oblivion. If you wish, you can even program your healer to heal all party members when they fall below a certain amount of health, or you can program your mage to cast a hex on the target of your main damage dealing party member! All this can be done with just a few clicks using a high intuitive Tactics menu, that pretty much lets you program your characters such that eventually you'll be able to kick back and relax, while
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Tech2: Dragon Age Origins Review
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