Originally Posted by MC Kage
I really love KOTOR and this deal only lasts for a lil' while longer but I'm on the fence about it. One because its Origin (I thought I wouldn't mind even if it was for BF3 but Origin is truly horrible), and I have no idea what the game is about.
Dragon Age: Origins is an epic dark medieval-fantasy story about a bunch of combatants from different regions and race join together to stop an emerging evil Darkspawn monsters that are trying to destroy the world. If you ever loved Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 on the PC, you really do owe it to yourself to play this.
You control a party (usually of 4) and make decisions that'll decide the fate of towns, peoples, lands, and your fellow companions. It's the best strategic-style RPG's around in recent memory. There are so very few of these type of RPG's around anymore...
Took me around 105 hours to finish DAO; another 30 hours for Awakening expansion; and I really ain't touched the DLC though.
Dragon Age 2 is the sequel, but it's nowhere as great as say the original DA: Origins. DA2 (base game) is NOWHERE as strategic as DAO, since the extra overhead tactical camera got removed. Also, the combat is faster and more action-orientated, as well. This story takes place in ONE city for most of the game, not an ENTIRE continent. A lot of recycled environments & rushed side-quests also make the game nowhere as great as the original game. Though the story is often nowhere as epic in scale as the original. The story is much more personal here AND there are some great characters in this game (Merrill and Varric come to my mind here). This took me over 40 hours, if I recall...
For $10, getting both DA:O Ultimate Edition and DA2 is a STEAL, as far as I'm concerned...