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IMG Reviews Dragon Age: Origins
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Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Dragon Age: Origins. 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.

Here's an excerpt from the review:

Graphics in Dragon Age are remarkable. The cut scenes are the best, but even when your party is running along the countryside the imagery is really good. Granted it is all animation quality, but it is well done and quite pleasing to the eye. If you are into blood and gore, there is a “persistant gore” setting button to click on. After battles, your party member’s armor will be splattered with various signs of battle. I give a top rating to the graphics of this game. Consequently, I expect that a rather more powerful graphics card is necessary to enjoy all aspects of the visuals.

Audio is also very well done. There are a plethora of ambient sounds while you play, the pops and clicks of a camp fire, the chirps and squeaks of night critters, the growls and shouts of angry warriors, the clinking of steel armor, and many more sounds. I mentioned the abundance of video cut scenes in this game. During these sequences characters from the story speak with each other and scenes of battles take place, all complete with the sounds one would expect from a good fantasy movie. Cut scenes which include choices by your avatar are a bit different. While the game character talks, the questions or replies you choose are text on the screen. Your character doesn’t speak them. This makes sense, since you already read the choice, it would seem like a waste of time to have the avatar speak the selection as well. Another nice touch is the interaction between characters in your party as you travel. You often find them chit chatting of this or that or trying to annoy one another, making them seem even more realistic.
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Dragon Age: Origins Review
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