Dragon Age: Origins – Preview

By Victor ‘rOgue’ Vieira

A coming title developed by BioWare’s Edmonton studio, published by EA. Even though the title is ‘origins’, this is said to be the spiritual successor to other BioWare titles – the Baldurs Gate series

It is an epic fantasy rpg where you can choose the moral good or bad path which will determine how the game will play out for you. Boasting ‘sex and violence’ and a dark fantasy world, this seems to have the potential to submerge you in the game’s world.

It utilizes a new game engine named Eclipse. It has been confirmed that a toolset for creation of fan-made content will be included, though it is a single-player only game. BioWare co-CEO Ray Muzyk says it is not based on Dungeons and Dragons

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The designers are incorporating ‘origin’ stories for each race and some classes in the game, hence the title. So a Dwarf  noble could begin the game, part of the royal family in one of the Dwarven cities, and a Dwarf commoner could begin on the streets of the city.Then the Origin stories determine the history of the player’s character prior to the main storyline, forming an introduction to the game world and also allowing for hours of game-play. Some characters will pop in and out of the story, playing small to big roles and could assist you as you journey through the game.

So to sum up – a dark fantasy rpg from developers with a good track record.

Fans of the genre should look out for it. We can expect it in the third quarter and it will be available on pc, Playstation 3 and XBOX 360.

http://dragonage.bioware.com/

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